reasonable_man wrote: Z'Barron wrote:
yo111 wrote:Please Help ME!!!!!!
Brooklyn PT(Sticker) or Hofstra(30,000,based on keeping a 3.25 GPA)
My instinct says to go to "Crooklyn". That minimum gPA might be trouble, especially if the curve is extremely nasty. What is the curve like? How does the school section off 1L students? Does it put them in batches with it's highest scoring/top GPA students? Or does it go by diversity? How many 1L's tend to keep their scholarships? Is that info available? If you fall below the 3.25, can you raise your GPA and get the scholarship back? Some schools, like Tulane, allow this. What's the culture like at Hofstra, collegial or cutthroat?
Why would you pay 180K for the same thing? Flawed logic. You're assuming that brooklyn is better than Hofstra... Trying to judge which TTT is better is like trying to decide between KFC and Churches chicken bro... Both suck, both are low end and both will leave you wondering what the fuck you were thinking afterward..
Flawed logic? I hardly think so. Brooklyn is
a better law school. But we don't need to belabor the point. The scholarship at Hofstra, like those at some other schools (see UC Hastings), might be a trap if he's unable to keep it b/c of a nasty curve. That's how some schools get you. You think you're going to school on a full ride, until you have a year-end gpa of 2.8 b/c the school engineered it that way.
If the minimum gpa is 3.0, like it is at Tulane or Miami, and the curve is 3.0, then I'd say go for Hofstra. But 3.25 with, say, a 3.0 curve doesn't bode well for the OP. You want the curve to be as high or higher than the minimum GPA, to ensure that being in the middle of the class or above will allow you to keep the scholarship. That's why OP should dig a little deeper and find out if the gpa trap exists. If he's not able to keep the Hofstra scholarship, Brooklyn would be the better choice b/c he really hasn't gotten much more bang for his buck at Hofstra. It would be apples to apples at that point.
So, my question to you would be, "Why pay the same price for two disparately ranked schools?"
Brooklyn is better, especially if you want to be a good litigator. Not only does it train really good litigators, one can go BigLaw ($160K and the whole nine) out of Brooklaw.
For the record, both are good schools, in my mind.