Hofstra v. NYLS?

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Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby jfeld » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:37 pm

I got into both NYLS and Hofstra with scholarships. Just comparing NYLS with Hofstra, do u really think its a big difference for employment? (not considering bar passage rates, since NYLS obviously has a better passage rate...

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:39 pm

IBTbashing of OP/retake responses.

Hofstra

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby dpk711 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:40 pm

RETAKE

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:56 pm

Unless your scholly is a full ride please please please dont go to either of these schools. You will be unemployed, pretty much guaranteed.

Hofstra is the better school, but thats not a tribute to how good Hofstra is but more to how bad NYLS is.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby lawfreak » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:14 pm

That's a pretty dumb question to ask on this forum. I can already imagine the amount of "retake" responses you will get here. Unfortunately, there are many people here that would tell you "retake" for every law school aside from the top 10, which is ludicrous!
They're basically telling you don;t go to law school even though they themselves are in law school.

Anyway, it's pretty clear from the rankings that you would be much better off in Hofstra. NYLS is a 3rd tier ripoff law school, whereas at Hofstra you would have a decent chance at a good job. It's ranked 86, not that far from SJU at 72.
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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby jfeld » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:16 pm

thanks lawfreak! yeah im going to law school, people go to touro or cuny queens and find jobs! i don't need to be a millionaire, just want to be a lawyer! THANKS SO MUCH!

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:20 pm

jfeld wrote:thanks lawfreak! yeah im going to law school, people go to touro or cuny queens and find jobs! i don't need to be a millionaire, just want to be a lawyer! THANKS SO MUCH!


If the mods have any mercy, they will lock this before the onslaught.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby lawfreak » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:21 pm

jfeld wrote:thanks lawfreak! yeah im going to law school, people go to touro or cuny queens and find jobs! i don't need to be a millionaire, just want to be a lawyer! THANKS SO MUCH!


No problem. By the way, if you had to choose between NYLS and CUNY, I would definitely go with CUNY, which is way cheaper than NYLS, and is not that much different regarding job prospects.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:22 pm

What do people think about Hofstra on a full scholarship?

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby lawfreak » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:26 pm

YankeesFan wrote:What do people think about Hofstra on a full scholarship?


What do you have to lose if that's the case? I would think that it's definitely competative enough with other tier 2 schools, and like most of them, you would have to be near the top of your class anyway if you want biglaw. It would probably be easier to compete at Hofstra.

Of course, if you had a similar scholarship to a better school you should go with that school. I'm just saying that full ride at Hofstra ain't that bad like the people here will tell you.

Like that dude said earlier - I'm aniticipating the onslaught on this thread :twisted:

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby mpj_3050 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:29 pm

Wouldn't it be cheaper to live around Hofstra?

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby Bramwell » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:49 pm

jfeld wrote:I got into both NYLS and Hofstra with scholarships. Just comparing NYLS with Hofstra, do u really think its a big difference for employment? (not considering bar passage rates, since NYLS obviously has a better passage rate...

Take a look at the contingencies attached to either scholarship. Not sure which scholarship you were offered, but NYLS frequently has very rigid GPA/ top 15% ranking requirements. As I recall, Hofstra set their scholarships pretty leniently on the top 40%. Obviously you're going to give it your best wherever you go, but don't go into dreamland thinking its a given that you'll be top 15%. The debt will sting.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby slax » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:51 pm

lawfreak wrote:
YankeesFan wrote:What do people think about Hofstra on a full scholarship?


What do you have to lose if that's the case?


Three years of a salary and any investment earnings you'd make from that income? It's called opportunity cost. Look it up. This is why the usual credited response is that even with a full ride it is better not to go at all.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby MrAnon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:19 pm

You need to really examine other options outside law when these are your only law school options. Would you go to the worst cooking school if you wanted to be a chef? The worst business school if you wanted to be in business? The worst mechanic's school if you wanted to be a mechanic? These schools drastically narrow your options when you are done with them.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:25 pm

MrAnon wrote:You need to really examine other options outside law when these are your only law school options. Would you go to the worst cooking school if you wanted to be a chef? The worst business school if you wanted to be in business? The worst mechanic's school if you wanted to be a mechanic? These schools drastically narrow your options when you are done with them.



Not saying I totally disagree, but I wouldn't call Hofstra the worst law school. I mean, you've got Valpo, TJ and of course, Cooley. But I see your point.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:31 pm

When writing a list out of the worst T4s, I don't think Valpo makes it close to the top...

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby sabenser » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:33 pm

slax wrote:
lawfreak wrote:
YankeesFan wrote:What do people think about Hofstra on a full scholarship?


What do you have to lose if that's the case?


Three years of a salary and any investment earnings you'd make from that income? It's called opportunity cost. Look it up. This is why the usual credited response is that even with a full ride it is better not to go at all.


+1. Screw stretching and improving yourself through education. Money is the only thing worth living for.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby slax » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:54 pm

sabenser wrote:
slax wrote:
lawfreak wrote:
YankeesFan wrote:What do people think about Hofstra on a full scholarship?


What do you have to lose if that's the case?


Three years of a salary and any investment earnings you'd make from that income? It's called opportunity cost. Look it up. This is why the usual credited response is that even with a full ride it is better not to go at all.


+1. Screw stretching and improving yourself through education. Money is the only thing worth living for.

If by the only thing worth living for you mean necessary to begin saving now in order to have any chance at affording retirement, then I believe you have completely understood my post.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby sabenser » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:10 am

slax wrote:
sabenser wrote:
slax wrote:
lawfreak wrote:
What do you have to lose if that's the case?


Three years of a salary and any investment earnings you'd make from that income? It's called opportunity cost. Look it up. This is why the usual credited response is that even with a full ride it is better not to go at all.


+1. Screw stretching and improving yourself through education. Money is the only thing worth living for.

If by the only thing worth living for you mean necessary to begin saving now in order to have any chance at affording retirement, then I believe you have completely understood my post.


I understood your post. I just wanted to see you further demonstrate your ego. Thank you for your kind demonstration.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby sanjola » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:13 am

mpj_3050 wrote:Wouldn't it be cheaper to live around Hofstra?



Yes. I live near Hempstead and, although a majority of it is ghetto, the area around Hofstra isn't bad and the rent is nowhere near Manhattan. There are a lot of law firms in the surrounding towns too.

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Re: Hofstra v. NYLS?

Postby slax » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:24 am

sabenser wrote:
I understood your post. I just wanted to see you further demonstrate your ego. Thank you for your kind demonstration.


Sorry if your feeling got hurt, but money woes are reality.




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