Cardozo 2011

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lawfreak
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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lawfreak » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:45 pm

aidez-moi wrote:
lawfreak wrote:But isn't rank more important then alumni base, especially in regards to Brooklyn and Cardozo, where Cardozo is ranked 52 and Brooklyn 67 (only 5 away from SJU which is pretty bad).


No, rank is meaningless. A partner that is a Brooklyn alum isn't going to shun all BLS lawyers because well damn Cardozo is 10 spots ahead.

Outside the top 20(ish) all schools are regional. And rankings do not matter between ~20-100.


So in short, all you guys are telling me to chose Brooklyn over Cardozo for a better chance at high paying job even though Cardozo is 15 spots better ranked. Ok, that's nice to know.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:04 pm

lawfreak wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
lawfreak wrote:But isn't rank more important then alumni base, especially in regards to Brooklyn and Cardozo, where Cardozo is ranked 52 and Brooklyn 67 (only 5 away from SJU which is pretty bad).


No, rank is meaningless. A partner that is a Brooklyn alum isn't going to shun all BLS lawyers because well damn Cardozo is 10 spots ahead.

Outside the top 20(ish) all schools are regional. And rankings do not matter between ~20-100.


So in short, all you guys are telling me to chose Brooklyn over Cardozo for a better chance at high paying job even though Cardozo is 15 spots better ranked. Ok, that's nice to know.


Not exactly. I was just saying that ranking isn't everything. It's not like employers rush to read the new US News rankings every year to see where the schools are ranked; they hire based on previous experiences with former students from each school. So the point was that with a larger alumni base, there are more firms that have experience with BLS graduates. (And whose hiring directors might themselves be BLS graduates.)

Either way, class rank is always going to be the deciding factor, which is why I said earlier to go wherever you feel most comfortable.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:57 pm

Hank Chill wrote:
lawfreak wrote:can there be any scholarship money expected for a 158/3.95?


Probably not.


depends if urm

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby imalongshot » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:07 pm

I went to a Discover Cardozo event earlier today. I arrived home to see my status checker was updated to 2/15/11 "Decision rendered and sent" ---

anyone else get accepted and NOT receive a phone call? =^/

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Lawst » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:56 pm

aidez-moi wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:As a local I have to say to the people looking for fee apartments and Realtors---do not do this. If you want to save money, live along the L/2/3/NQR/456 in Brooklyn/Queens or in Jersey City/Hoboken/Ironbound Newark---24 hour transit that should be no more than a 20-40 min train ride and SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper rent. LOTS of places in Bushwick, Park Slope (the less posh side), Astoria, and all these places that you can hit craigslist and go month to month until you get a feel for the city and some people you'd live with etc


I hear you, and that was my plan. Craigslist however has turned into complete garbage.

Actually, just keep looking - I just found someone to take my place in Manhattan via Craigslist and I found my (cheaper, roomier) sublet via Craigslist. My landlord was letting me out of my lease early provided I found someone new and I know it must happen to others at some point. Most of it is garbage, but there are legit apartments to be found. Good luck!

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby AshtonB » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:04 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:As a local I have to say to the people looking for fee apartments and Realtors---do not do this. If you want to save money, live along the L/2/3/NQR/456 in Brooklyn/Queens or in Jersey City/Hoboken/Ironbound Newark---24 hour transit that should be no more than a 20-40 min train ride and SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper rent. LOTS of places in Bushwick, Park Slope (the less posh side), Astoria, and all these places that you can hit craigslist and go month to month until you get a feel for the city and some people you'd live with etc


I second this. Look look look on craigslist. You will find a place that is significantly cheaper in the aforementioned neighborhoods, and chances are that they'll be a lot nicer/roomier than the similarly-priced lofts/pads one would find in Manhattan. I was lucky enough to find a somewhat spacious apartment for $650/month in Greenpoint during the summer of '07.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:55 am

AshtonB wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:As a local I have to say to the people looking for fee apartments and Realtors---do not do this. If you want to save money, live along the L/2/3/NQR/456 in Brooklyn/Queens or in Jersey City/Hoboken/Ironbound Newark---24 hour transit that should be no more than a 20-40 min train ride and SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper rent. LOTS of places in Bushwick, Park Slope (the less posh side), Astoria, and all these places that you can hit craigslist and go month to month until you get a feel for the city and some people you'd live with etc


I second this. Look look look on craigslist. You will find a place that is significantly cheaper in the aforementioned neighborhoods, and chances are that they'll be a lot nicer/roomier than the similarly-priced lofts/pads one would find in Manhattan. I was lucky enough to find a somewhat spacious apartment for $650/month in Greenpoint during the summer of '07.


that was 4 years ago things done changed!

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby nphominoid » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:10 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:As a local I have to say to the people looking for fee apartments and Realtors---do not do this. If you want to save money, live along the L/2/3/NQR/456 in Brooklyn/Queens or in Jersey City/Hoboken/Ironbound Newark---24 hour transit that should be no more than a 20-40 min train ride and SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper rent. LOTS of places in Bushwick, Park Slope (the less posh side), Astoria, and all these places that you can hit craigslist and go month to month until you get a feel for the city and some people you'd live with etc


definitely stuff out there on craigslist. takes time and persistence of course. i'd also add that the G and M lines are worth looking at too, some cheaper apartments out there and not a bad commute from cardozo area. i live by greenpoint G (30-45 min commute) and you can find shares in the $700-$1000 range, 1BRs in the $1100-1500 range. graham ave L has similar prices, maybe a little more expensive. similar prices in south williamsburg (by broadway G + hewes M) but somewhat grimier area. fort greene is pricier but also worth a look.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:19 am

Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby PinkCow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:18 pm

blacklawboss wrote:Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1



+1. My jacket tails are 1.5 feet long.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:36 pm

PinkCow wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1



+1. My jacket tails are 1.5 feet long.


Elitist.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:47 pm

aidez-moi wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1



+1. My jacket tails are 1.5 feet long.


Elitist.


Cmon I bet we get a scholarship bump for it.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby PinkCow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:49 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1



+1. My jacket tails are 1.5 feet long.


Elitist.


Cmon I bet we get a scholarship bump for it.



I actually was told in an e-mail that we get a scholarship for top hats. Interestingly enough, we actually get our admission revoked for canes.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby steve_o711 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:33 am

If I have been waitlisted am I automatically considered for the May part-time program?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby PinkCow » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:36 am

OKOKOKOK. Is anyone else still waiting with me????

I applied in October and am still at Complete/IR 1/7. My stats have me at auto-admit. Pretty sure they accidentally threw my app away.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lunalovegood » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:27 am

sabenser wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:It seems like Cardozo seems to have two objectives this cycle- accept high GPAs and attract URMs. LSAT scores seem to be not as important based on the 0Ls on this forum.


Nah. 165, 3.3 here, 20,000 per year. Not exactly a high GPA.


Man... I'm perplexed. I could see if you had great softs you getting in over my 166 3.2, I guess my confusion comes in when you get a sizable scholarship and I simply get held.


Yeah, maybe they are focusing on GPA. Cause I'm 165/3.6 and got 28000. And I think I read a couple pages back of an applicant with 164/3.85 getting 30000. Also the URM applicant with a 155/3.3 getting 28000. I agree that they are putting a lot of stock into GPA and URM.

Edit: Just looked back and saw a 165/3.8 with 32000. So..

165/3.8 = 32000
165/3.6 = 28000
165/3.3 = 20000

Ugh, I should have studied more.




In with 165/3.67, 81k scholly..... there has to be more to the scholarship decisions than just numbers alone...

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby mikala6m » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 am

In review since 1/24.. how long did it take for you guys to hear back?

Also, Could i expect any scholarship money with 161/3.73??

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby denny.crane » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:38 pm

I'm in review since 1/3. Definitely ready to hear. Sad world.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby krb89f » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:08 pm

In review since 1/13, applying to May program... any ideas on how late decisions are actually made for May applicants?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby shoteka » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:36 pm

In via phone call around noon today! Went to voicemail - she said my acceptance packet was in the mail.

I'm a May part-time applicant (Is it true no scholarships are given for May applicants? At all?).

164/3.4 URM

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby zpoor17 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:47 pm

Just got my acceptance letter today (had a phone call a few days earlier) without any scholarship info like some others. For people who have already gotten scholarships, does it come in a separate letter? GPA 3.56, LSAC 167 and I went to Yeshiva University for undergrad if that even makes a difference.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby sabenser » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:50 pm

zpoor17 wrote:Just got my acceptance letter today (had a phone call a few days earlier) without any scholarship info like some others. For people who have already gotten scholarships, does it come in a separate letter? GPA 3.56, LSAC 167 and I went to Yeshiva University for undergrad if that even makes a difference.


Mine was a separate letter but came in the same packet as the admittance (a clear envelope)

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:56 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
PinkCow wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Whats the dress code for monday's event? all those in favor of tux and tails press +1



+1. My jacket tails are 1.5 feet long.


Elitist.


Cmon I bet we get a scholarship bump for it.


Ok, who was the prick with the tux?








...just kidding I didn't go. but if anyone did, thoughts?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby maglialoro » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:19 pm

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby aidez-moi » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:36 pm

maglialoro wrote:
aidez-moi wrote:
...just kidding I didn't go. but if anyone did, thoughts?



I just got back from today's event. It was pretty informative. Staff was very nice and accomodating and all the students I met were very honest about job prospects and what to expect. Anyone have any questions, you can PM or just ask

How bad are we talkin' job prospect-wise?




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