Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

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Cardozo vs Brooklyn Vs Rutgers-Newark, all sticker?

Cardozo
35
31%
Brooklyn
15
13%
Rutgers-Newark
48
42%
Hofstra (20K)
15
13%
 
Total votes: 113

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Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby lawfreak » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:30 pm

Which would you recommend in terms of job prospects, especially in NYC and possibly for NJ? All are sticker aside from Hofstra just in case you didn't notice, so tuition is obviously a factor as well.

Oh, and if you're going to respond anything along the lines of "retake or "re-aplly" then please don't waste your time and mine.

Thank you

Edit: I also want to add that Hofstra would be 25k a year. (I don't know how to change it in the poll)
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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:34 pm

You won't like this at all, but the credited response is retake and reapply. All are terrible options at those prices. If you absolutely must chose from that list of schools, you go to the cheapest one. You aren't gonna see a meaningful enough boost in employment prospects to justify attending one at sticker vs. another with 20k.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Grizz » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:47 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:You won't like this at all, but the credited response is retake and reapply. All are terrible options at those prices. If you absolutely must chose from that list of schools, you go to the cheapest one. You aren't gonna see a meaningful enough boost in employment prospects to justify attending one at sticker vs. another with 20k.


This. Enjoy debt.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby lawfreak » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:49 pm

rad law wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:You won't like this at all, but the credited response is retake and reapply. All are terrible options at those prices. If you absolutely must chose from that list of schools, you go to the cheapest one. You aren't gonna see a meaningful enough boost in employment prospects to justify attending one at sticker vs. another with 20k.


This. Enjoy debt.


Apparently you didn't bother reading what I wrote in the beginning of the thread. Thanks for wasting everyones time!

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby imbored25 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:50 pm

Rutgers, it's got good prospects in Jersey, maybe top 5-10% can get you nyc.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:51 pm

This question is somewhat like choose your poison...but if I had to choose I'd go with Rutgers.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Justathought » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:You won't like this at all, but the credited response is retake and reapply. All are terrible options at those prices. If you absolutely must chose from that list of schools, you go to the cheapest one. You aren't gonna see a meaningful enough boost in employment prospects to justify attending one at sticker vs. another with 20k.


Well I'm likely going to Rutgers, so take this for what its worth, but I voted Rutgers and here's why:

1. You can live in NJ and get instate tuition from year 1. (it says 22k for instate residents on the website, not sure if that is up to date though)
2. Brooklyn and Cardozo are crazy expensive at sticker. Not worth any minor employment benefits.
3. 20k at Hofstra makes it about even with Rutgers. Rutgers is a far better choice.
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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Grizz » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:54 pm

lawfreak wrote:
rad law wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:You won't like this at all, but the credited response is retake and reapply. All are terrible options at those prices. If you absolutely must chose from that list of schools, you go to the cheapest one. You aren't gonna see a meaningful enough boost in employment prospects to justify attending one at sticker vs. another with 20k.


This. Enjoy debt.


Apparently you didn't bother reading what I wrote in the beginning of the thread. Thanks for wasting everyones time!


Ok then. Enjoy bad job prospects in absolute terms and in relation to the amount you will pay for these schools.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:55 pm

Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby OGR3 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:56 pm

Don't go to law school.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Justathought » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:58 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


Here is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a jerk - Do you really think Cardozo is worth an extra 30k a year when compared to Rutgers? I honestly don't see it.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:59 pm

Justathought wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


Here is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a jerk - Do you really think Cardozo is worth an extra 30k a year when compared to Rutgers? I honestly don't see it.


New Jersey is a shithole.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby OGR3 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:01 pm

FiveSermon wrote:
Justathought wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


Here is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a jerk - Do you really think Cardozo is worth an extra 30k a year when compared to Rutgers? I honestly don't see it.


New Jersey is a shithole.


What's worse, New Jersey or Long Island?

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Justathought » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:02 pm

OGR3 wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
Justathought wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


Here is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a jerk - Do you really think Cardozo is worth an extra 30k a year when compared to Rutgers? I honestly don't see it.


New Jersey is a shithole.


What's worse, New Jersey or Long Island?


Long Island. NJ is a shithole though.

P.S. I live in Queens, I kind of hate that too.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:02 pm

OGR3 wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:
Justathought wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


Here is an honest question, I'm not trying to be a jerk - Do you really think Cardozo is worth an extra 30k a year when compared to Rutgers? I honestly don't see it.


New Jersey is a shithole.


What's worse, New Jersey or Long Island?


New Jersey by far.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby imbored25 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:09 pm

3 out of the top 7 richest counties in the country are in Jersey

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Justathought » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:23 pm

imbored25 wrote:3 out of the top 7 richest counties in the country are in Jersey


and Newark is number 8!

I kid. I kid. Jersey isn't all that bad. I have an Uncle who lives in Alpine and its really great up there.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby lawfreak » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:24 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


TCR?

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Justathought » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:24 pm

lawfreak wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Out of all those, Cardozo. TCR is none of them, however.


TCR?


The Credited Response.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:41 pm

What's worse, New Jersey or Long Island?[/quote]

New Jersey by far.[/quote]

+100000

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:43 pm

I'm from LI and the comparisons to NJ are just completely unwarranted.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby Chouchous » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:22 pm

none of them are worth sticker and Hofstra only makes sense with a full ride. take some time off, retake and you will be in a better position.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby IzziesGal » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:03 pm

I'd say it's a toss up between Rutgers and Cardozo. Rutgers will definitely be cheaper after 1 year in-state, and there are good job prospects in NJ in gov't work. Also, Rutgers has a decent representation in big law, and if you're top of the class (I recognize this is a big "if') and have LR etc., you will have access to those jobs. Cardozo also has a decent representation in big law if you're top of the class, but living in NY and paying the higher tuition will drain you financially. You can live in the Bergen County suburbs of NJ and live in a nice 1 BR for about 1100 a month. I'd pick Rutgers personally, but I went there for undergrad, so I'm a bit biased. :D

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby lawfreak » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:14 pm

So far it looks like the basic consensus is a toss up between Cardozo and Rutgers. Cardozo seems to have a bit more of a chance at getting biglaw, but the question remains whether that small percentage is worth the extra cash at Cardozo tuition.

I should also note that I don't have to factor in living expenses at this point.

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Re: Cardozo vs Brooklyn vs Rutgers-Newark vs Hofstra(with 20K)?

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:05 am

lawfreak wrote:So far it looks like the basic consensus is a toss up between Cardozo and Rutgers. Cardozo seems to have a bit more of a chance at getting biglaw, but the question remains whether that small percentage is worth the extra cash at Cardozo tuition.

I should also note that I don't have to factor in living expenses at this point.


Dude, the difference between biglaw is like top 7% vs top 5%. Either way it's almost nil. It really shouldn't factor much if any into your choice.




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