Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

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Jeb1186
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Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby Jeb1186 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:25 am

So I've been accepted to Hofstra law as well as California Western. California Western is going to give me a 45,000 scholarship for the three years that I attend. I have two questions:

1st- Would I be better off moving from California to New York to attend Hofstra (tier 2 school) or stay in California to attend Cal Western ( tier 4 school). Basically is it a smart idea to move for a tier 2 school.

2nd- If I do attend Hofstra can I ever make my way back to California. I hear that where ever you go to laws school most people usually stay in the area because of the networking and job prospects are usually better. I'm just wondering if I stay and work a couple of years and gain some experience in New York will I be able to use that to gain a job in California.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby flem » Tue May 29, 2012 11:29 am

These are terrible options. You should never relocate to attend a school like Hofstra. Retake or don't go due to terrible job prospects.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby answer23 » Tue May 29, 2012 11:50 am

Jeb1186 wrote:So I've been accepted to Hofstra law as well as California Western. California Western is going to give me a 45,000 scholarship for the three years that I attend. I have two questions:

1st- Would I be better off moving from California to New York to attend Hofstra (tier 2 school) or stay in California to attend Cal Western ( tier 4 school). Basically is it a smart idea to move for a tier 2 school.

2nd- If I do attend Hofstra can I ever make my way back to California. I hear that where ever you go to laws school most people usually stay in the area because of the networking and job prospects are usually better. I'm just wondering if I stay and work a couple of years and gain some experience in New York will I be able to use that to gain a job in California.


Stay in California or retake. Hofstra doesn’t even have a good reputation in nyc. U.S news rankings are useless when it comes to these options. If you attend Hofstra you’ll have a hard time making it outside of Hampstead and maybe Queens. Forget about California.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby twenty » Tue May 29, 2012 12:35 pm

If you're determined to stay in San Diego, retake in October and apply to USD. It's about 2 miles away from Cal-Western, and the job prospects are significantly better. In short, never ever go to Cal-Western.

However, USD is still a bad choice. Get your LSAT up to the 170's, and unless your GPA is less than 3.1, you'll have significantly better choices than even USD.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby kapachino » Tue May 29, 2012 12:55 pm

I know a girl who just graduated from Cal Western. Middle of the pack. I think she's beginning to realize just how horrible her prospects are, and that her loan payments will start soon. And let's not forget that Cal Western kicks half of its 1L class out after the first semester.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby Nova » Tue May 29, 2012 1:21 pm

Well, here is TLS's opinion of Hofstra:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=185482

And one should NEVER EVER attend a Cali TTTT.

Retake in October.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby Systematic1 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:28 pm

flem wrote:These are terrible options. You should never relocate to attend a school like Hofstra. Retake or don't go due to terrible job prospects.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby TexasAggie13 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:26 pm

Systematic1 wrote:
flem wrote:These are terrible options. You should never relocate to attend a school like Hofstra. Retake or don't go due to terrible job prospects.


+1

Check lawschooltransparency.com man, the prospects for either are pretty abysmal. Retake and murder the LSAT or find a new profession to go into.

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Re: Hofstra Vs. Cali Western

Postby Easy-E » Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 am

Jesus, neither one. Retake or don't go.

Does anyone else ever think about how many people actually go through with a decision like this? Crossing the country to go to a school like Hofstra @ sticker? It's almost depressing.

No offense meant OP.




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