Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

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Cardozo v. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Cardozo
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22%
Brooklyn
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78%
UConn
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Dlaw12
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Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Dlaw12 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Hey Guys, I got into a few schools but have narrowed it down to Cardozo and Brooklyn and UConn. I want to stay in the NYC market after graduation. I had a 3.4 / 157 and was offered $20,000 / year from Cardozo and $25,000 / year from Brooklyn and $10,000 / year from UConn. Which do you think that I should attend?

Thanks!

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Clearly
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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Clearly » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:25 pm

retake

mvp99
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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby mvp99 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:40 pm

cost of attendance would not justify any of these options

Dlaw12
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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Dlaw12 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:54 pm

Forgot to mention that parents will kick in $20,000 - $30,000

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:57 pm

Dlaw12 wrote:Forgot to mention that parents will kick in $20,000 - $30,000

Per year or total?

You need to retake though. Even a few more points will get you close to a full ride at these places, despite your GPA. At that score bracket, a few more points is cake.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby KMart » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:03 am

I voted Brooklyn because it's cheapest. Might as well minimize debt while attending a school which has difficulty placing students in jobs. However, you really need to think long and hard about a retake. How many times have you taken the LSAT? How much did you study for your current score?

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:06 am

Also, where do you live? Would it be possible to live at home and reasonably commute?

Dlaw12
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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Dlaw12 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:11 am

Per year. I live on Long Island so a commute is not out of the question. I've taken the LSAT twice already and studied a decent amount. I don't think I can take the test again.

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Rigo
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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:14 am

Why do you want to go to law school and what do you want to do with a law degree?

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby pollywolly88 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 pm

NO NO NO! Does your LIFE depend on being a LAWYER??? If not, just say NO NO NO. You will be in debt and barely scraping by, buddy. Lawyers from these schools are STRUGGLING

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Moneytrees » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:37 pm

None of those options are downright terrible if your parents are helping you out. It's a luxury most people don't have. If you can, retake the LSAT. You would probably get close to a full ride to one of those schools if you crack a 160. If not, Cardozo is probably your best bet. They've been cutting their class sizes substantially and have a decent reputation in NYC.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby Moneytrees » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:41 pm

Moneytrees wrote:None of those options are downright terrible if your parents are helping you out. It's a luxury most people don't have. If you can, retake the LSAT. You would probably get close to a full ride to one of those schools if you crack a 160. If not, Cardozo is probably your best bet. They've been cutting their class sizes substantially and have a decent reputation in NYC.


Actually, Cardozo hasn't cut its class sizes by as much as I thought. Employment rates for their 400 person classes hover around 55%. They've cut classes to around 330, which is a start, but ultimately your chances of becoming a practicing attorney are still not going to be great coming out of Cardozo.

My advice is to retake the LSAT and re-apply. I did it and am in a much better spot now than I was a year ago.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Brooklyn v. Uconn?

Postby JCougar » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:33 am

You absolutely shouldn't go to any of these schools, even for free. The COL debt alone is not worth it. Terrible job prospects at each one.




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