Albany vs. Hofstra for public interest/labor and employment

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Where should I go to pursue a career in labor and/or public interest law?

Hofstra w/$20,000 debt
4
40%
Albany w/ no debt
6
60%
 
Total votes: 10

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nyjag22
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Albany vs. Hofstra for public interest/labor and employment

Postby nyjag22 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:47 am

Hey everyone,

I've narrowed it down to Hofstra and Albany. They've both given me substantial scholarships. I can't decide where to go. I want to practice public interest and/or labor and employment law in downstate New York. Thanks in advance for your help.

P.S. I'm not retaking the LSAT and I'm not going to reevaluate my decision to go to law school.

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Re: Albany vs. Hofstra for public interest/labor and employment

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:04 am

what are the stips for each? does the hofstra one include cost of attendance? Which school do you like and feel more comfortable at?

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Re: Albany vs. Hofstra for public interest/labor and employment

Postby nyjag22 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:17 am

Stips are top 50% for Albany and top 40% for Hofstra. I'm from the Albany area so I'm comfortable there but I visited Hofstra recently and felt comfortable there as well. They each have their pros and cons, obviously - facilities at Albany are nicer and classes are smaller, but I feel like there are more opportunities at Hofstra. But because Hofstra is larger, I sense there's more competition for those opportunities. This is why I'm stuck - so if you or anyone else has any thoughts on the subject I'd really appreciate it.

EDIT: After consideration of scholarship, each would cost me less than $10,000 for tuition per year

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Re: Albany vs. Hofstra for public interest/labor and employment

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:19 am

top 50 is better than top 40. Long Island is very expensive to live. If i were you- id go with albany. Dont worry about competition- just focus onyourself and do the best you can




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