SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

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SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby resilience9 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:20 pm

I really need help choosing between these two schools. If you attend one of these schools, please give me your input on your satisfaction. I am aware that SUNY is ranked higher, but I do not want to focus solely on rank.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby 052220151 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:31 pm

resilience9 wrote:I really need help choosing between these two schools. If you attend one of these schools, please give me your input on your satisfaction. I am aware that SUNY is ranked higher, but I do not want to focus solely on rank.

Thanks in advance.


Retake or don't go.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby resilience9 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:50 pm

I do not think you understood the question. I am not retaking.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby Barack O'Drama » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:33 pm

I am a 0L, but for what it's worth a professor of mine during office hours spoke very highly of SUNY Buffalo (Great professors and such) -- and as you said: it is ranked higher. Although, I do tend to gravitate towards the location of Pace. I've been there, it's a lot closer to the city for potential job prospects. I guess it comes down to how much you care about Rankings vs. location and whatnot. I do know a girl who graduated Pace 2012 and she is employed. What are your general thoughts regarding the decision?

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby uvabro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Suny has the national name. If you want international law in paris or a privatejet. If you just want a federal clerkship, pace is a top school for academic research and places most grads into mid size law.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:39 pm

What is total COA?

What type of law do you want to practice?

Where do you want to practice?

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby hephaestus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:42 pm

resilience9 wrote:I do not think you understood the question. I am not retaking.

That's the answer to the question, whether or not you asked it.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby uvabro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:46 pm

OP, these people are mostly jealous they didn't get into pace as competition is steep this year.

Pace has 50 percent big law but Buffalo has the global prestige so take your pick. Congrats on that big salary. You are going to be so super special.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby resilience9 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks for the replies and support. To be honest, SUNY seems like the right choice but I would have to relocate. Pace is closer to home and family. Tough choice

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby uvabro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:14 pm

resilience9 wrote:Thanks for the replies and support. To be honest, SUNY seems like the right choice but I would have to relocate. Pace is closer to home and family. Tough choice

Well if you just want big law, pace is a sure thing. But if u want to clerk for the supreme court, buffalo is better regarded in academic circles.

Last year i got a $20 lap dance from a pace law grad and she only had pleasant things to say about the place. It's really a win-win situation. Just follow your heart and you can't go wrong.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby caller10 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:20 pm

I think you should also keep in mind that although SUNY Buffalo has a good academic program, it still is a fairly regional school and many of their grads stay in Buffalo because they dominate that market, so it could be a permanent relocation, whereas at Pace might give you better job prospects closer to your home and family if that is where you want to end up

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby Lincoln » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:22 pm


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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby uvabro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:24 pm

You should only pick buffalo if you want to work on the west coast. They do wonders in the bay area.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby resilience9 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:28 pm

uvabro wrote:You should only pick buffalo if you want to work on the west coast. They do wonders in the bay area.


Please explain, that does not make much sense. Why the bay area?

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby hephaestus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:29 pm

Specifically why are you unable to retake?

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby uvabro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:29 pm

resilience9 wrote:
uvabro wrote:You should only pick buffalo if you want to work on the west coast. They do wonders in the bay area.


Please explain, that does not make much sense. Why the bay area?

Most firms seem to think you come with wings if you go there.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby hephaestus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:33 pm

uvabro wrote:
resilience9 wrote:
uvabro wrote:You should only pick buffalo if you want to work on the west coast. They do wonders in the bay area.


Please explain, that does not make much sense. Why the bay area?

Most firms seem to think you come with wings if you go there.

He's just trolling you to illustrate that the school has very little reach and poor prospects.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby resilience9 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:37 pm

ImNoScar wrote:Specifically why are you unable to retake?


I am done with the lsat

plus why is it that if someone does not get into a t14 then they should retake? If that is the case, then there are an extra 160 law schools that should close their doors. doesn't make sense.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby goldeneye » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:40 pm

Please don't factor rankings into your decision at all. You need to look at employment statistics, location, and total cost.

You're setting yourself up for financial RUIN if you go to these schools for anything less than full scholarship.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby goldeneye » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:41 pm

resilience9 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:Specifically why are you unable to retake?


I am done with the lsat

plus why is it that if someone does not get into a t14 then they should retake? If that is the case, then there are an extra 160 law schools that should close their doors. doesn't make sense.


You're exactly right. Those schools should all close. But people like you entertaining the idea of going to them without research keeps them open. Take the test again. Studying for 1 test that will change the rest of your life is far easier than doing well in law school.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:43 pm

resilience9 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:Specifically why are you unable to retake?


I am done with the lsat

plus why is it that if someone does not get into a t14 then they should retake? If that is the case, then there are an extra 160 law schools that should close their doors. doesn't make sense.


Winner! About half of law students don't get jobs, and of those jobs, perhaps another half pay 40-50K or less, not enough to pay back an average of $150K in debt. Half the law schools in the county need to close. Including Pace. Buffalo might be allowed to survive as the only non-T14 upstate NY school.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby K Rock » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:56 am

timbs4339 wrote: Buffalo might be allowed to survive as the only non-T14 upstate NY school.


Nope, Syracuse is up there too.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby rad lulz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:00 am

Lincoln wrote:http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=pace
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=buffalo

Buffalo isn't likely to get you to NYC, though.

Retake or don't go due to bad job prospects

It would be rank idiocy to go to Buffalo without a full ride at least. Then again, it's probably not even worth the debt you'd take for cost of living.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:11 am

rad lulz wrote:
Lincoln wrote:http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=pace
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=buffalo

Buffalo isn't likely to get you to NYC, though.

Retake or don't go due to bad job prospects

It would be rank idiocy to go to Buffalo without a full ride at least. Then again, it's probably not even worth the debt you'd take for cost of living.


Why is it exactly that you're "done with the LSAT," OP? Is there someone physically threatening you to not take it again? Do you have a fatal disease that triggers itself when you break down an argument or diagram a logic game?

If those two schools are your best options, you really ought to retake. Fo' real.

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Re: SUNY Buffalo vs. Pace

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:17 am

K Rock wrote:
timbs4339 wrote: Buffalo might be allowed to survive as the only non-T14 upstate NY school.


Nope, Syracuse is up there too.


I meant that we'd let Buffalo live. Syracuse and Albany with costs over 200K and employment scores under 50% would close.




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