Hofstra 2011

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lawschool12345
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawschool12345 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:07 pm

no one is going next wends? law school even called me today to see if i was attending

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:01 am

I'm going to go. I'm not sure if I'm going to attend in business attire (I have to leave immediately after work and I don't feel like making any quick changes in the car).

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jdncu » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:26 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:no one is going next wends? law school even called me today to see if i was attending


Got the phone call too. I'm out since its the middle of the week.

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elegantmint
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby elegantmint » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:08 pm

I haven't received my packet yet. Anyone know when the ASW is?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby northwood » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:10 pm

Dont know, but I think there is an open house on wednesday

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby elegantmint » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:16 pm

I heard about that, but I live in Chicago so can't make it. Thanks tho.

northwood wrote:Dont know, but I think there is an open house on wednesday

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:18 pm

elegantmint wrote:I haven't received my packet yet. Anyone know when the ASW is?


Is that Admitted Students Weekend? I think it's in March if I remember correctly. It wasn't in the packet, but the admitted students portal has a calendar of events with that listed.

This is what is listed, for people who don't have portal access:

Admitted Student Receptions:
January 26, 2011
February 18, 2011

Admitted Student Weekend:
Evening Welcome Reception
March 18, 2011
Admitted Student Program
March 19, 2011

Regional Receptions:
February-June 2011

Boston, MA
Los Angeles, CA
Florida
Washington, D.C.
New York City

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby victorlong » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:47 am

I will attend Wednesday event, how about you guys?

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Kinderby
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Kinderby » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:10 pm

Just got a call! :D Live in TX so definitely won't be there Wednesday. Looks like I need to start planning visits, though!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:46 pm

Kinderby wrote:Just got a call! :D Live in TX so definitely won't be there Wednesday. Looks like I need to start planning visits, though!


Good Lord, you're going to move from Texas to attend Hofstra? Good luck bro.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Justathought » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:55 pm

In today via status checker and phone call. 1/24
1st acceptance / response of the cycle so I'm quite happy.
I'll be there on Wednesday, I live in Queens so its about 30 minutes away.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Phatslice » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:33 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
Nicholasnickynic wrote:
northwood wrote:i withdrew my application... hell averted ( at least for now). I just cant see myself on long island. ever.

=)
one soul saved =)


So just because I'm not withdrawing my application means I'm definitely going to Hofstra and spending $150k? Keep in mind people have the option to apply to other schools and/or receive scholarship.
In my own personal case, I'm already accepted at two other schools. Hofstra is my backup and there was no application fee. I don't see how it hurts me to see what I can get, and to have some options..



I agree. I have been accepted to a number of schools already and have gotten full scholarships (some with almost no stipulations). I recently got accepted to Hofstra and am waiting on their scholarship offer. If they offered me full tuition with realistic stipulations, why shouldn't I "consider" attending?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Kinderby » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:46 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Kinderby wrote:Just got a call! :D Live in TX so definitely won't be there Wednesday. Looks like I need to start planning visits, though!


Good Lord, you're going to move from Texas to attend Hofstra? Good luck bro.

Phatslice wrote:I agree. I have been accepted to a number of schools already and have gotten full scholarships (some with almost no stipulations). I recently got accepted to Hofstra and am waiting on their scholarship offer. If they offered me full tuition with realistic stipulations, why shouldn't I "consider" attending?

+1

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby cartercl » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:16 pm

Quick question. So if there is nothing under mailings about "Honor's Scholarship," or whatever, can I expect to receive no money? Is there anyone who received money that didn't have this under mailings?

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lawfreak
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:33 pm

Hey Ya'll!

2 questions:

1) I applied 1/7 with a 158/3.95 to the part time program. Do I have a chance at acceptance/scholarship money? If so how much?

2) Is it even worth it to go to Hofstra? Being that its bottom of tier 2, would you have a decent chance of getting a good job from this place?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Justathought » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:27 pm

lawfreak wrote:Hey Ya'll!

2 questions:

1) I applied 1/7 with a 158/3.95 to the part time program. Do I have a chance at acceptance/scholarship money? If so how much?

2) Is it even worth it to go to Hofstra? Being that its bottom of tier 2, would you have a decent chance of getting a good job from this place?

Thanks in advance!


I can't speak with considerable knowledge on this subject, but can say that I have a good friend ranked among the top 10 students at Hofstra. He does in fact have a big law job lined up, but I imagine he is the exception to the rule. Still, that should tell you that getting an elite job is at least "possible" in the broadest sense of the word.

If you only want biglaw it surely sounds like a huge gamble, but if you wouldn't mind working in a mid-sized / smaller NY firm, I imagine it is a solid choice.

Edit: To the first part of you question - I have no idea, sorry. Just got in today and no word on funding yet. Your numbers seem fine for admission though from what I've gathered.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:36 pm

with those numbers u can get in the ft with at least 20 k in scholly

i will be ther wends and i also got an invite to a reception at the new york hilton on thursday for a party thrown by the bar association

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Justathought » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:38 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:with those numbers u can get in the ft with at least 20 k in scholly

i will be ther wends and i also got an invite to a reception at the new york hilton on thursday for a party thrown by the bar association


What the heck?! I only got the invite for Wednesday, I want to party with the bar association too! :cry:

Edit: Actually, never mind, I'm old and already tired thinking about it.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:06 pm

haha i am a hofstra undergrad so that might have something to do with it also, trying to keep me here lol

on the email its like come and network, so i might as well

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:09 pm

Greetings,

In conjunction with the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Dean Nora V. Demleitner and the Office of Alumni Relations invites you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hofstra Law at the In Honor of Justice Alumni Reception. Please RSVP by responding to this message.

Please join us:

Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Just realized its open bar also, this could be fun lol

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby elegantmint » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:12 pm

Hofstra sent my admit packet on the 18th, but I still haven't received it. Seton Hall sent theirs on Friday and I got it today... maybe I should call?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Phatslice » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:14 pm

cartercl wrote:Quick question. So if there is nothing under mailings about "Honor's Scholarship," or whatever, can I expect to receive no money? Is there anyone who received money that didn't have this under mailings?


Yeah I think so. It said I was accepted, and the next day it updated and said they sent a honor's scholarship.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:46 pm

My status went from complete/under review to blank? Does that mean they're making a decision?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby smoneill89 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:02 pm

In today via status checker and email. I applied 1/10, pretty quick!
Mine also says Honor's scholarship under mailings.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:13 pm

Congrats!
Do you mind me asking your stats? Also did your status go blank before it said admitted?
smoneill89 wrote:In today via status checker and email. I applied 1/10, pretty quick!
Mine also says Honor's scholarship under mailings.




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