American vs Cardozo

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American (w/ 20,000 for 1st yr)
8
62%
Cardozo (w/ 30,000/yr)
5
38%
 
Total votes: 13

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Munchkin318
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American vs Cardozo

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:08 am

Hey all, I posted a similar poll a while ago but since then American has offered $20,000 for the first year which is a nice little chunk. Here's my situation, I have some help from family for finances and so in the end what I myself would have to pay for after graduation is the difference in scholarship money. Thus my debt would be $70,000 coming out of American versus nothing out of Dozo. That being said, between the cities I would like to end up working in DC (like the rest of the world I guess...) in International Law. I speak multiple languages, have worked abroad in India and come from a mixed background so I have a miniscule advantage in the field. But of utmost importance to me is finding any kind of job within a year after grad, since I'm Canadian and finding a job in the US is essential. I'm riding out WLs at Fordham, W&L, and W&M and plan on retaking in June so no need to tell me to retake. But for now I will be depositing at one of these schools and I would like some advice. Please and thank you!

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Re: American vs Cardozo

Postby Sherlock1708 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:20 am

I voted for American because you want to practice in D.C. and you will have better opportunities to network. If you already had strong connections in DC and a job lined up, I would say Cardozo. But without connections, will Cardozo allow you to find a job more easily in DC than American? Maybe you should contact career services at Cardozo and see if they can put you in touch with alumni in DC.

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Re: American vs Cardozo

Postby flem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:24 am

Granted your total COA is low for both, but they're basically TTTs in terms of pecking order in their region. DC is hyper-competitive and saturated with every T14 grad flocking there, along with G'Town and GW which both graduate classes of 600+ every year. NYC is easier to break into but Cardozo is, at best, 4th in the pecking order in terms of schools located in NYC.

Can you define international law for me? Because if you're wanting what I think you're wanting you're not getting it from these schools.

Glad you're retaking. You have a great GPA. If you get off any of those waitlists, none of them are worth it at sticker.
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Re: American vs Cardozo

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:25 am

Great gpa... Get that LSAT up a little and you could easily have GULC. Before you say it- yes, waiting a year sucks. But so does being dissatisfied in life because you can't have the job you want coming out of those schools.

ETA: reading comp fail, I see you're retaking. But honestly, I wouldn't deposit at one of those, because it wouldn't be a good idea to go.

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Re: American vs Cardozo

Postby Munchkin318 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:51 am

Thanks for the replies everyone! Losing a few hundred sucks but I think I'll still deposit somewhere just in case I don't do any better in my retake.

Originally when I said international law I was referring to human rights in relation to the anti-trafficking work I've already done. However I know that field is very saturated at the moment so I'm leaving it open to just international law in general.

I'm also one of those whose family will actually be devastated if I take a year off, and you know how that can weigh on you. But, as I said, I don't mind depositing a few hundred and then if I kick ass on June LSAT taking this cycle out.

My parents are big on the transferring after first year idea but we all know what a disastrous plan that is!!




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