northwood wrote:how high? I am said person, and I really want to stay in NY PA NJ maybe OH, MI. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated im russianwater on lsn so there is a nice comprehensive list of the schools i applied to.
Okay, New York is one of the (if not *the*) most competitive markets in america.
Here's what you'll be up against, in terms of schools located in new york alone:
NYU, Columbia (top 6),
Cornell (all top 14),
Fordham (top 40, i believe?)
Cardozo (top 50ish?)
Brooklyn (somewhere in the 60s or 70s)
St Johns (70s)
Syracuse - 86 (ah a school your tied with).
And a bunch of T3 and t4 schools
Wow thats a lot of intense competition. But it doesn't stop there.
How about feeder schools outside of NY?
Boston U (top 25ish)
One of the Rutgers (80)
Well, okay thats bad but Its not... [before you can think any further, you hear the voice of a infomercial announcer]
*BUT WAIT* THERES MORE!
How about all the people in the top 14 that regularly go into new York?
Then of course, Every scrub on the east coast has wet dreams about working in NY-which means you've got people in the top 10% from all over the east coast that are trying to break in,
including people from T1 schools.
Are you starting to see why it is an incredibly incredibly bad idea to try to work in NY?
Oh p.s. If you go to hostra, and finish #3 in your class, and someone land a job at a midlaw firm, it might work out. After 30 years you could probably pay off your loans. Allthough thats no sure thing- hofstra is expensive and NY CoL is insane. And OH YEAH- for the rest of your professional career, you will be looked down on- in case these boards hadn't tipped you off, people in law, are for the most part, elitest snobs. So even if you get incredibly lucky and are able to get a somewhat decent job, and even if you can pay off your loans, you will have a raging inferiority complex.
I can't really speak on the NJ/MI markets.
As to OH- the two highest rank schools there are in the 50s, and I think you'd have a good chance of getting into one of them- though you'd have to double check.
Oh, and if you apply to cinci, really really focus on your softs. They actually do care about leadership etc there.
If I were you, I'd go for penn.
Apply to Pitt
And the Rutgers that feeds into Philly (newark maybe?)
If you got into one of these schools, your only competition would be the other schools on the list, and Penn. In other words, you'd be competing with 4 peer schools and one dominator (although many in Penn goto... bum bum NY).
You'd need to check your numbers to see where you can get in. Off the top of my head though, I think you'd have a good chance at Penn state, Pitt, and rutgers. Not sure about the other two.