Howard v Hofstra

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dreon007
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Howard v Hofstra

Postby dreon007 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:56 am

I am an URM (although this seems apparent from my current dilemma). Hofstra gave me 15K a year, and Howard gave me nothing. What are your thoughts?

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deadpanic
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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby deadpanic » Fri May 28, 2010 11:08 am

Go to Howard.
Howard is going to open more doors for you and probably end up costing about the same.

Look at Howard's OCI numbers vs. Hofstra's. This is a little dated & during the boom years, but from http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com Howard had 552 firms at OCI. Hofstra had 32.

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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby newyorker88 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:45 pm

Howard has one good thing going for it. It's OCI. So if you're at the top of your class there you're in good shape. Other than that it leaves much to be desired. It's bar passage rate is horrendous, 60%. Hofstra's is 83%. If you wanna practice in NY I would go with Hofstra anywhere else I would chose Howard it has better name recognition but know what you're getting in to. Neither are amazing schools and if you're at the bottom of your class at either you're screwed.

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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby OGR3 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:56 pm

I visited both Howard and Hofstra, and I can say without a doubt the better choice is Howard.

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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:58 pm

Howard. If you were looking at Brooklyn/Dozo, I would say them. Howard is impressive at the top 10% = the world is yours. However if you in the bottom 75%, I would just be happy that tuition is only $20,000 (as opposed to other private schools).

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oberlin08
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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby oberlin08 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:58 pm

Howard.
Howard.
Howard.
Howard.
Howard.

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najumobi
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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby najumobi » Fri May 28, 2010 2:59 pm

howard. i also agree with what aberzombie posted.

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OGR3
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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby OGR3 » Fri May 28, 2010 3:00 pm

Also, DC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Long Island.

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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby FeuerFrei » Fri May 28, 2010 3:08 pm

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dreon007
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Re: Howard v Hofstra

Postby dreon007 » Sat May 29, 2010 1:02 pm

Thanks guys, I was already leaning towards Howard but this sealed the deal. Howard here I come!




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