I have a chance to go to Pace, just got off the waitlist? Paid my two deposits to NYLS and met the staff.
I hate to ask can I get a speedy response, since I just got a call yesterday and the rep told me I have a day(is that reasonable only a day to think it over, I thought that pretty rude...but I guess I don't have that much negotiation room)?
I'm not sure I know exactly what you are asking me. I don't think it is reasonable, but chances are they are scrambling and want a commitment. It's cheaper than NYLS, but its lower rank (which, lets be honest, at 135 and 146 the rank is not the greatest differentiator. Ask for more time and explain why you need more time. Consider what employment you want and look at the schools' respective stats.
Oh my question was two fold, one should I consider Pace law over NYLS, granted I want to work in intellectual property, and two is giving me only a day to respond for Pace rude or just a standard?
And a new question(sorry...)NYLS, the faculty in the IP department seems very knowledgeable with all those testimonies and books written, but are they helpful? Does the staff really try to help so you can be more competitive in your field.
And to add more commentary about NYLS, I know it's a daunting tasks to be going to law school now, but what if this is what you want to do. I mean I don't know what else can I do. I am not good at numbers unless it deals with physic formulas oddly enough. But if they accept why not go? I mean I wanted to get into law since I was in high school and I finally have a chance, why not?
Yeah the debt is huge, but what if I start a business wouldn't I be in the same boat granted less in debt. I propose a business in games and frankly that's big money when you try to go large.
I'm unfamiliar with Pace's IP, but I know a few friends doing IP at NYLS. Some professors are really helpful and some are not as helpful. That's pretty typical. Re: Pace's deadline. I've never heard of a one day deadline, but that may be the nature of their waitlist. Without knowing specifics about Pace's employment, I can't really recommend one over the other. I continue to recommend NYLS as a good school (bad ranking, good school). You will get the education you need. However, it will be extremely difficult to compete with those in IP at Columbia or NYU. That isn't to say it can't be done, but expect an uphill battle.
Many people on this forum would tell you to retake the LSAT and work for a year. The benefit is two-fold. Possible higher LSAT score and work experience is a huge plus. $200k in debt is a huge amount of money. It is essentially your first home.
This following piece of advice is not to be offensive, so please don't take any. If you can take some sort of Legal writing course this summer before going, it would be a good idea. I don't know if your grammar on here is the way it is because it is the internet and you are not putting that much effort into it. If the grammar in your last message is representative of the way you write, and you can't take a boot camp course for writing, take a year off to learn the proper grammar and sentence construction. I can guarantee you failure otherwise. Again, please don't take offense.