Hofstra 2011

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Iceman389
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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Iceman389 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:34 pm

If it helps, i got 10K a year with the same LSAT and a lesser GPA

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby supernervous » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Hello,

Im sort of late to this thread. Seeing that many folks have already been accepted. I am still on the waiting game, anxiety level high with quite a few factors working against me. My undergrad GPA is a sad 3.14 I was working 40+ hours and still taking a full course load. ( Sorry, parents could not afford to even pay for my books :( ) o well that is my reality. I took my Lsat without much preparation and received a 148 this past December. I am not opposed to taking the test in June and applying for Fall 2012 with a prep course and more time. But I figured I might as well give it a shot. I am currently pursing a graduate degree with a 3.7 gpa, and wanted some advice on whether or not anyone with similar credentials got in to Hofstra. I know not the BEST school for anyone planning on bashing the school, but it works for me. I am a urm female not sure if that matters but what does everyone have to say about this? Any constructive non- cut throat advice is helpful and appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Kinderby » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

I don't think I've ever said this before, but retake. I think schools are more willing to look past a low GPA (esp. when there's reason for it, which you'll address in essays/personal statement) than low LSAT, especially sub-150. But they need something to balance a low UGPA, and LSAT is the thing to do it. Study for the next four months (I just bought some books, I didn't take a prep course) and see how you do in June, then re-evaluate law school possibilities.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby supernervous » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:41 pm

Thank you,

I think I am heading that direction. Some Tier 4 schools accepted me but I rather not take that route. I strongly believe I could get way above a 155 because I practically took the test cold, I simply had no time to study . . . bad mistake. Who knows may be I get lucky this round but I much rather put in the extra work and lose 365 days then see my whole future go down the drain because I attended a Tier 4 school as a last resort. ughhhh the sad reality of this process. who knows maybe with a 160 I have a shot at Fordham . . . my dream school. A gal could dream no?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Justathought » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:50 pm

supernervous wrote:Thank you,

I think I am heading that direction. Some Tier 4 schools accepted me but I rather not take that route. I strongly believe I could get way above a 155 because I practically took the test cold, I simply had no time to study . . . bad mistake. Who knows may be I get lucky this round but I much rather put in the extra work and lose 365 days then see my whole future go down the drain because I attended a Tier 4 school as a last resort. ughhhh the sad reality of this process. who knows maybe with a 160 I have a shot at Fordham . . . my dream school. A gal could dream no?


Well I took a diagnostic test before my LSAT course and got a 147. Practice is everything when it comes to LSAT prep. I got a 164 on December's test. I think I could have done better too, I was just so giddy during the final section because I knew I had a pretty good score locked up.

I'm sure you'll do at least as well if you study like crazy and retake in June or October.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby supernervous » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:59 pm

Thank you for the hope and inspiration! Congrats on your score. I think its time to kiss law school admission for 2011 goodbye and start the nightmare of LSAT "real" prep !I am content with that.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby mikala6m » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:56 am

In review still since 1/21, anyone waiting with me?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby anni » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:17 am

mikala6m wrote:In review still since 1/21, anyone waiting with me?



in review since 1/26 :(

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:11 pm

Anyone get the e-mail about an admitted student regional dinner? I'm contemplating going to the one in San Francisco on Monday just because.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby cartercl » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Finally got my packet in the mail after waiting for over 2 weeks. 20k a year as long as I stay in top 40 percent.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby MirandaHobbs » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:30 pm

cartercl wrote:Finally got my packet in the mail after waiting for over 2 weeks. 20k a year as long as I stay in top 40 percent.

Accepted on 2/14 via status check then phone call. Still didnt receive packet

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:39 pm

MirandaHobbs wrote:
cartercl wrote:Finally got my packet in the mail after waiting for over 2 weeks. 20k a year as long as I stay in top 40 percent.

Accepted on 2/14 via status check then phone call. Still didnt receive packet


I was also accepted on 2/14 and din't recieve packet yet. I called them today and they said it should come by the end of this week.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:16 pm

Hey guys, just got accepted with 25k scholarship with top 40% stip. Is it worth going to Hofstra with that kind of scholarship? How good (or bad for that matter) are the job prospects? If I had to choose between Hofstra 25k a year and Cardozo at sticker, which should I choose?

Thanks!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Justathought » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:35 pm

lawfreak wrote:Hey guys, just got accepted with 25k scholarship with top 40% stip. Is it worth going to Hofstra with that kind of scholarship? How good (or bad for that matter) are the job prospects? If I had to choose between Hofstra 25k a year and Cardozo at sticker, which should I choose?

Thanks!


PM'd you bud.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:44 pm

PM'd you bud.


Thanks man, you're the best!!!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby supernervous » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:43 pm

In review since 1/21 GRRR, anyone still waiting if so since when?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby BBeauty » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:31 pm

I just got my scholarship package, $30,000/yr with top 40% stipulation,

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby supernervous » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:28 am

Congrats!! Do you mind sharing your lsat score?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby BBeauty » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:58 am

supernervous wrote:Congrats!! Do you mind sharing your lsat score?

Thanks!
158/3.3 with very strong PS and Softs.
HTH!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:31 pm

BBeauty wrote:
supernervous wrote:Congrats!! Do you mind sharing your lsat score?

Thanks!
158/3.3 with very strong PS and Softs.
HTH!


What the hell!? I had a 158/3.95 and they only offered me 25k a year!

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Iceman389 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:46 pm

lawfreak wrote:
BBeauty wrote:
supernervous wrote:Congrats!! Do you mind sharing your lsat score?

Thanks!
158/3.3 with very strong PS and Softs.
HTH!


What the hell!? I had a 158/3.95 and they only offered me 25k a year!


and i only got 10k with a 158/3.2. Go figure.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby lawfreak » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:02 am

Is Hofstra considered a peer school with: st john's, rutgers-newark, seton hall, and brooklyn?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:05 am

I would normally say no because there is a significant gap in the rankings. However, this year's decrease in applicants may make all of those schools compete for the same high 150s low 160s.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby gummy19vp » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:04 am

Just withdrew here is hoping my 30k goes to someone else best of luck

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Mattfl88 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:35 pm

Just got my acceptance packet in the mail. 40K/yr with top 40% stipulation as well.

Anyone planning on going to the ASD on the 18th and 19th? I think with that kind of money I'm definitely going to have to check it out.




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