Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby tycho_brahe » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:23 pm

Sure, you can live a half hour out in DC, but then you're living in the 'burbs. If you want urban living, I still contend that the cost difference between NYC and DC is not much. Obviously, that's not everyone's preference, and if you're happy living in a brand new townhouse in a more suburban area then of course DC will be cheaper. And you are correct, to get the equivalent in NYC for the same price you'll have quite a long train ride to Manhattan.
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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby jms1987 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:35 pm

jms1987 wrote:ITE, would a school like Cardozo be a bad choice?


Anyone? :D

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:38 pm

jms1987 wrote:
jms1987 wrote:ITE, would a school like Cardozo be a bad choice?


Anyone? :D


Sorry, I just break out in hives every time I see the acronym ITE. What kind of scholarship are you looking at? Cardozo has a tendency to give money to nearly everyone, then stipulate that you have to be in the top 40% to keep your scholarship. This is shady behavior IMO. On the other hand, the school has great clinics, and wouldn't necessarily be a bad choice for someone with guaranteed money who wants to do PI.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

jms1987 wrote:
jms1987 wrote:ITE, would a school like Cardozo be a bad choice?


Anyone? :D


It probably would be.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:47 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
jms1987 wrote:
jms1987 wrote:ITE, would a school like Cardozo be a bad choice?


Anyone? :D


It probably would be.


LOL, Helm. We need Reasonable Man to craft a proper response.

(I actually quite like Cardozo as a school, but as we know, employment prospects are what matter.)

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby jms1987 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:16 pm

I'm currently still an UG, so no scholarships quite yet :D Just was wondering , given that NYU, Columbia, and Fordham are such big schools in the region.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby mtyrikos » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:31 pm

JennBNYC wrote:
lsbm3 wrote:
JennBNYC wrote:
lsbm3 wrote:If you feel like you want to trade in comfort for shitty NYC conditions for the sake of getting a feel for a big city , go for it. in NYC you pay big bucks for living in likes of a rathole. Plus you get dirty swampy snow in the winter. Summers are more bearable- if you like to roll around in water provided by the city hydrants to cool off, or the other alternative is to go to the beach; just make sure you wear combat boots or you can impale your foot on a cracked Corona bottle. You will also be spending at least $100/mo. on trainfare, 4x that amount if you like to drive everywhere. Oh, and about 99% of people living here are uneducated assholes. I hate NYC i'm applying somewhere where i can just rent a room on a farm away from this garbage dump of a city:)


I really just read through your statement closer and find it pretty laughable. Dirty swampy snow? Actually, I've hardly ever had to walk through snow in the City because most times it simply melts too quickly or is trampled away by people, unless it's a blizzard, which doesn't happen too often. Also, you can easily take public transportation to the Jersey shore, New England, or further down the coast. Unless you live in a coastal state, you have to travel to a beach regardless. Also, I spend $54/month to take the PATH from Hoboken, which I could take to get to NYU, etc. That's a much cheaper per month than paying for gas, car insurance, car upkeep/repairs. PLUS, I don't have to worry about traffic; I read on the 15 minute commute to work. And really? 99% of the people living here are uneducated assholes? Right, that's why the NYC market is the most competitive in almost every industry (finance, publishing, media, fashion, etc.). The song says "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere" for a reason. It's hard. It's competitive. And you want to live on a farm? That's fine for you, but I'd rather not, and I'm sure I'm not alone on that. Next time you want to bash something, get your facts straight.


Listen you ignorant NYC lover from Jersey,
Firstly your costs are not costs of someone living in the city
i live here and go to school every day, spend 2+ hours on the train every day, and pay 89$ for a monthly metro card
that's the reality for most kids that LIVE AND GO TO SCHOOL HERE
and I have to plow through the sh*t snow every winter so dont tell me it MELTS! (are you seriously f*cking retarded I have yet to see snow that melts right away)
so don't tell me what the damn facts are!!!


just giving someone one view of REAL NY if you can't take it don't damn read it


Hey asshole. I live in Hoboken, 6 minutes outside Manhattan and 14 minutes from Midtown (closer than most people in the Boroughs). Also, I've worked full-time in Midtown for over two years, so I believe I have some experience with the area. And my costs aren't the same as someone living in Manhattan? Yes, because I'm not stupid. I don't pay an exorbitant amount to live in a tiny place. I picked a more logical option. No one forces you to live farther beyond your means than you want to. Does that mean I don't have experience with the City? No. And btw that $89 metro card is unlimited. Think you'd pay MUCH less to own a car, insure it and pay to maintain it? You spend 2 hours a day on the subway? Well, then you either live REALLY far away from your school, or you do a lot of lot of other discretionary travel. That's not relevant. If you really hate so much subway time and such high expenses then I would recommend moving to a less expensive option. However, you seem set on leaving, and I'm certainly not going to try to convince you to stay.


Hey guys don't forget the option of Brooklyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAO4EVMlpwM

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:49 am

How dog-friendly is New York City? That is one of my main concerns of living there... I could not part with my dog... he is for all intended purposes family. I am not sure how difficult finding an apartment for me and him would be. TBH growing up in a medium size city... The lifestyle of NYC never appealed to me (i.e. no backyards) but Columbia/NYU's academic prestige does.

Sorry to bump a super old thread...

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby paratactical » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:33 am

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:05 pm

paratactical wrote:
Tiva wrote:How dog-friendly is New York City? That is one of my main concerns of living there... I could not part with my dog... he is for all intended purposes family. I am not sure how difficult finding an apartment for me and him would be. TBH growing up in a medium size city... The lifestyle of NYC never appealed to me (i.e. no backyards) but Columbia/NYU's academic prestige does.

Sorry to bump a super old thread...


If it's a small dog, it's pretty easy. The bigger they get, the harder it gets. To have a yard or find apartments sized for bigger dogs, you're doing to need to have a longer commute to where Columbia and NYU are. (ie in some parts of upper Astoria in Queens, you can get yards, but you're looking at a 1hr+ subway ride to either NYU or Columbia).



Thanks for the answer... my dog is definitely not a toy dog but hes not a Great Dane either.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby dinerroll » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:46 am

Moon_Man wrote:Im not going to address this other than to say that Hofstra is NOT in NYC. It is in a very boring, somewhat downscale and depressing suburban area of Long Island. Not a town or a city, just tract housing for as far as the eye can see. And/but it is not cheap to live there.


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You'd be living near/in an area that can rightfully be called "ghetto" as well. Long Island is somewhat micro-segregated in terms of socioeconomics.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:57 am

According to a few COL calculators, 120k (which is market salary in many secondary markets) = roughly between 250-300k in NYC

So basically, after you spend oodles of money on expensive schools like Fordham and pay outrageous amounts on rent every month (not to mention high prices on everything else), you get that 160k paycheck and hand tons of it to the tax-happy New York government, spend tens of thousands on "movin on up" to a halfway decent apartment, and deal with arrogant New Yorkers the rest of your life.

Sign me up.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby bogart » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:00 am

not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:01 am

romothesavior wrote:According to a few COL calculators, 120k (which is market salary in many secondary markets) = roughly between 250-300k in NYC

So basically, after you spend oodles of money on expensive schools like Fordham and pay outrageous amounts on rent every month (not to mention high prices on everything else), you get that 160k 40K paycheck and hand tons of it to the tax-happy New York government, spend tens of thousands on "movin on up" to a halfway decent apartment, and deal with arrogant New Yorkers the rest of your life.

Sign me up.

PS. Holy necro.



Fixed for Fordham

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby sanpiero » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:08 am

bogart wrote:not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?


10 posts/day everyday

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby paratactical » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:08 am

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:09 am

bogart wrote:not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?



+1

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby paratactical » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:10 am

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:11 am

paratactical wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bogart wrote:not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?



+1


Seriously. 3k posts in a year. You'd have to be a real loser for that.


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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:11 am

paratactical wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bogart wrote:not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?



+1


Seriously. 3k posts in a year. You'd have to be a real loser for that.



I know right, Romo- I'm judging you right now.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby paratactical » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:12 am

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:13 am

D. H2Oman wrote:
paratactical wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
bogart wrote:not trying to be a dick Romo, but how the hell do you post 3k in a year?



+1


Seriously. 3k posts in a year. You'd have to be a real loser for that.



I know right, Romo- I'm judging you right now.


Let he who is without 3k posts cast the first stone.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby CG614 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:20 am

romothesavior wrote:
Let he who is without 3k posts cast the first stone.

Loser.

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

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Re: Going to law school in NYC a huge waste of money?

Postby CG614 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:22 am

paratactical wrote:
CG614 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
Let he who is without 3k posts cast the first stone.

Loser.


If you have less than 1k posts, I don't think you're real, you're just a figment of the wired.

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