Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

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Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby ezzier » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:44 pm

Is Hofstra that much worse than St Johns or Cardozo?

Whats the median salary for students from the top ten percent of the Hofstra class?

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Re: Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby Neve » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:00 pm

ezzier wrote:Is Hofstra that much worse than St Johns or Cardozo?

Whats the median salary for students from the top ten percent of the Hofstra class?


I don't know that much about Hofstra, but I think St. John's has a better reputation and more salary potential.

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Re: Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby ezzier » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:08 pm

How much more is that reputation worth? an extra 15k/y

If I plan on being in the top ten percent does it really make that big of a difference.

Btw I am a crappy LSAT taker but have a 3.89 GPA, so I am fairly confident I will do well.

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Re: Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby paul7lee » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:56 pm

Neve wrote:
ezzier wrote:Is Hofstra that much worse than St Johns or Cardozo?

Whats the median salary for students from the top ten percent of the Hofstra class?


I don't know that much about Hofstra, but I think St. John's has a better reputation and more salary potential.


Does SJL really have that much of a better rep? I got $32.5K from there and $35K from Seton Hall and I'm wondering if I should just choose between those two for now instead of going to a higher ranked school elsewhere (ie. Wisconsin, Pepperdine, Maryland).

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Re: Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:04 pm

paul7lee wrote:
Neve wrote:
ezzier wrote:Is Hofstra that much worse than St Johns or Cardozo?

Whats the median salary for students from the top ten percent of the Hofstra class?


I don't know that much about Hofstra, but I think St. John's has a better reputation and more salary potential.


Does SJL really have that much of a better rep? I got $32.5K from there and $35K from Seton Hall and I'm wondering if I should just choose between those two for now instead of going to a higher ranked school elsewhere (ie. Wisconsin, Pepperdine, Maryland).


I have a friend currently attending Hofstra, he's currently a 3L about to graduate, he does have a biglaw job lined up. However, he is currently ranked among the top 5 students. His feeling is that you need to be at least top 5% for a chance at an elite job, and probably closer to the very top of the class.

I also have a 2L friend at St. John's. She's top 1/3 and said most of the big firms were there only for resume collection.

This is just anecdotal stuff, but its all I can offer. I think you need to plan on being at the absolute top of your class from either school if you want the best jobs NYC has to offer.

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Re: Cardozo vs SJL 30k/y vs Hofstra /free ride

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Just to be a devil's advocate, I think you should be careful about overestimating your ability to succeed in school (i.e. being top 10%). I don't mean to sound like a complete asshole, but I think you should consider how hard law school can be when making big decisions such as this. And even if you do make top 10%, you're safest bet would be like a mid size firm as opposed to big law unless you're in top 1-5%.

Also, is there a GPA requirement for Hofstra? I hope there isn't any.




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