Hofstra 2011

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby SixStrings11 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:58 am

YankeesFan wrote:Im RD, but I submitted before 11/15 so I think they treat my app as EA.


Same. I submitted early October.. I think (too lazy to check)

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:19 pm

reasonable_man wrote:Purely out of curiosity, what does everyone here want to do with their law degree after graduation and how much do they hope to earn? If this is too far off topic, I'm sure the mods will be happy to move it to a new thread...


This is why I checked this entire thread. I'm stressed about exams and thought it might make me feel better watching TLSers crush people's dreams. Unfortunately, no one is taking the bait.

On a side note, I think the person with a 158 3.5 should be applying to higher ranked schools.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby northwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:58 pm

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.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:15 pm

reasonable_man wrote:Purely out of curiosity, what does everyone here want to do with their law degree after graduation and how much do they hope to earn? If this is too far off topic, I'm sure the mods will be happy to move it to a new thread...


I didn't see this question before.

Law librarianship. I'm a semester away from my masters in library science. I'm interested in having both the MLS and JD for career flexibility and earning potential. A lot of academic libraries require both degrees for faculty-level positions.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:39 pm

jessi419 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:Purely out of curiosity, what does everyone here want to do with their law degree after graduation and how much do they hope to earn? If this is too far off topic, I'm sure the mods will be happy to move it to a new thread...


I didn't see this question before.

Law librarianship. I'm a semester away from my masters in library science. I'm interested in having both the MLS and JD for career flexibility and earning potential. A lot of academic libraries require both degrees for faculty-level positions.



What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.

My goal is to secure a job in the field of PI. I would ideally like to be a federal prosecutor.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:42 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:
jessi419 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:Purely out of curiosity, what does everyone here want to do with their law degree after graduation and how much do they hope to earn? If this is too far off topic, I'm sure the mods will be happy to move it to a new thread...


I didn't see this question before.

Law librarianship. I'm a semester away from my masters in library science. I'm interested in having both the MLS and JD for career flexibility and earning potential. A lot of academic libraries require both degrees for faculty-level positions.



What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.

My goal is to secure a job in the field of PI. I would ideally like to be a federal prosecutor.


You want to be a Federal Prosecutor coming out of Hofstra?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:43 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
NJcollegestudent wrote:
jessi419 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:Purely out of curiosity, what does everyone here want to do with their law degree after graduation and how much do they hope to earn? If this is too far off topic, I'm sure the mods will be happy to move it to a new thread...


I didn't see this question before.

Law librarianship. I'm a semester away from my masters in library science. I'm interested in having both the MLS and JD for career flexibility and earning potential. A lot of academic libraries require both degrees for faculty-level positions.



What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.

My goal is to secure a job in the field of PI. I would ideally like to be a federal prosecutor.


You want to be a Federal Prosecutor coming out of Hofstra?



It is not my first choice for law school. I applied for the location and the proximity to home.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:05 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.


The difference is mostly in field specialization. It comes in handy in all facets of librarianship, from information literacy instruction, reference, research, collection development, subject cataloging, and academic pursuits. A good college library will have subject specialists in various fields (requiring an MLS and a masters in another subject), although many provide general reference. It depends on the institution and the library. A JD is becoming required more often than not and is a definite advantage in the field.

In a law firm, I suspect the responsibilities are similar, except you're assisting lawyers instead of students/faculty, and your collection is probably more specialized.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:34 pm

jessi419 wrote:
NJcollegestudent wrote:What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.


The difference is mostly in field specialization. It comes in handy in all facets of librarianship, from information literacy instruction, reference, research, collection development, subject cataloging, and academic pursuits. A good college library will have subject specialists in various fields (requiring an MLS and a masters in another subject), although many provide general reference. It depends on the institution and the library. A JD is becoming required more often than not and is a definite advantage in the field.

In a law firm, I suspect the responsibilities are similar, except you're assisting lawyers instead of students/faculty, and your collection is probably more specialized.


It seems quite intense and rewarding for a prospective applicant. When most people think of law, a librarian is not the first thing they think of.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Albatross » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:18 am

I'm jumping on this bandwagon as of tonight.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:21 am

NJcollegestudent wrote:
jessi419 wrote:
NJcollegestudent wrote:What exactly are the job responsibilities of the law librarian? I ask, as i always see the nice man at my law library, however, never asked what the librarian does differently than an undergraduate librarian.


The difference is mostly in field specialization. It comes in handy in all facets of librarianship, from information literacy instruction, reference, research, collection development, subject cataloging, and academic pursuits. A good college library will have subject specialists in various fields (requiring an MLS and a masters in another subject), although many provide general reference. It depends on the institution and the library. A JD is becoming required more often than not and is a definite advantage in the field.

In a law firm, I suspect the responsibilities are similar, except you're assisting lawyers instead of students/faculty, and your collection is probably more specialized.


It seems quite intense and rewarding for a prospective applicant. When most people think of law, a librarian is not the first thing they think of.


I work in a very large corporate legal department (300+ lawyers). Our legal librarian does not have a J.D. and he was the head librarian at Goodwin Procter before he worked for us.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby jessi419 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:40 am

ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:I work in a very large corporate legal department (300+ lawyers). Our legal librarian does not have a J.D. and he was the head librarian at Goodwin Procter before he worked for us.


How long has he been in the field? I'm sure experience accounts for a lot.

It's my understanding that standards in the field are becoming more strict (mostly because they CAN be more strict in this economy). A brief perusal in job listings in the AALL Career Center (LinkRemoved) shows that most places hiring require or prefer an MLS and a JD. Also, it should be noted that academic law librarianship is different than working in a law firm or a legal department. I'm less familiar with those qualifications.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Brock2010 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:43 am

Is this thread real?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:25 am

Brock2010 wrote:Is this thread real?



Its pretty cool. People are talking about going to Hofstra and simply ignoring the fact that 1/4 of its graduates fail the bar exam and an even greater percentage of its graduates are completely unemployed or thankful to be handling personal injury slip and fall cases and earning 35k to 45k (with 150k in loans to pay back). I was friends with kids that graduated jobless from Hofstra in the top 8% to 10% of their class in 2008, before things got really ugly. Yet, there are people in this thread talking about Hofstra and the US Attorney's office in the same sentence (as if anyone graduating from Hofstra has ANY shot at working for the US Attorneys Office). Its sorta sad really that the only thing on everyone's mind is getting accepted so that they can fork over 150k for an education that MIGHT land them a job defending slip and falls for 45k in Suffolk County. But oh well.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby TT09 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Waitlisted via status checker today.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:49 pm

My status checker also notes "Your application has been waitlisted".

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby SixStrings11 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:01 pm

Mine still reads "File with admissions committee"

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:04 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:Mine still reads "File with admissions committee"


My file actually never even read that, odd. Anyways good luck, perhaps its the wait lists first and then acceptances?

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Spack » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:41 pm

For waitlisted people what were your numbers? I'm still in review and I am curious to see what kinds of numbers they are waitlisting this early. I probably wouldn't even consider going with everything I've learned and my experiences with the school thus far but I'm still curious as to whether I will be accepted or not though.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby TT09 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Spack wrote:For waitlisted people what were your numbers? I'm still in review and I am curious to see what kinds of numbers they are waitlisting this early. I probably wouldn't even consider going with everything I've learned and my experiences with the school thus far but I'm still curious as to whether I will be accepted or not though.


PM'ed you

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby NJcollegestudent » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Spack wrote:For waitlisted people what were your numbers? I'm still in review and I am curious to see what kinds of numbers they are waitlisting this early. I probably wouldn't even consider going with everything I've learned and my experiences with the school thus far but I'm still curious as to whether I will be accepted or not though.



My numbers were

153/3.98

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby BrownBears09 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:54 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Brock2010 wrote:Is this thread real?



Its pretty cool. People are talking about going to Hofstra and simply ignoring the fact that 1/4 of its graduates fail the bar exam and an even greater percentage of its graduates are completely unemployed or thankful to be handling personal injury slip and fall cases and earning 35k to 45k (with 150k in loans to pay back). I was friends with kids that graduated jobless from Hofstra in the top 8% to 10% of their class in 2008, before things got really ugly. Yet, there are people in this thread talking about Hofstra and the US Attorney's office in the same sentence (as if anyone graduating from Hofstra has ANY shot at working for the US Attorneys Office). Its sorta sad really that the only thing on everyone's mind is getting accepted so that they can fork over 150k for an education that MIGHT land them a job defending slip and falls for 45k in Suffolk County. But oh well.


You've been trying this for 3 pages now, let it rest.

The bait. Nobody's taking it.

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:56 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Brock2010 wrote:Is this thread real?



Its pretty cool. People are talking about going to Hofstra and simply ignoring the fact that 1/4 of its graduates fail the bar exam and an even greater percentage of its graduates are completely unemployed or thankful to be handling personal injury slip and fall cases and earning 35k to 45k (with 150k in loans to pay back). I was friends with kids that graduated jobless from Hofstra in the top 8% to 10% of their class in 2008, before things got really ugly. Yet, there are people in this thread talking about Hofstra and the US Attorney's office in the same sentence (as if anyone graduating from Hofstra has ANY shot at working for the US Attorneys Office). Its sorta sad really that the only thing on everyone's mind is getting accepted so that they can fork over 150k for an education that MIGHT land them a job defending slip and falls for 45k in Suffolk County. But oh well.


You've been trying this for 3 pages now, let it rest.

The bait. Nobody's taking it.



Its kind of a shame really...

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby ClayDavis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:58 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Brock2010 wrote:Is this thread real?



Its pretty cool. People are talking about going to Hofstra and simply ignoring the fact that 1/4 of its graduates fail the bar exam and an even greater percentage of its graduates are completely unemployed or thankful to be handling personal injury slip and fall cases and earning 35k to 45k (with 150k in loans to pay back). I was friends with kids that graduated jobless from Hofstra in the top 8% to 10% of their class in 2008, before things got really ugly. Yet, there are people in this thread talking about Hofstra and the US Attorney's office in the same sentence (as if anyone graduating from Hofstra has ANY shot at working for the US Attorneys Office). Its sorta sad really that the only thing on everyone's mind is getting accepted so that they can fork over 150k for an education that MIGHT land them a job defending slip and falls for 45k in Suffolk County. But oh well.


You've been trying this for 3 pages now, let it rest.

The bait. Nobody's taking it.

If you're seriously considering going to Hofstra, you've already taken, eaten, and disgested the "bait."

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Re: Hofstra 2011

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:03 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
BrownBears09 wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:
Brock2010 wrote:Is this thread real?



Its pretty cool. People are talking about going to Hofstra and simply ignoring the fact that 1/4 of its graduates fail the bar exam and an even greater percentage of its graduates are completely unemployed or thankful to be handling personal injury slip and fall cases and earning 35k to 45k (with 150k in loans to pay back). I was friends with kids that graduated jobless from Hofstra in the top 8% to 10% of their class in 2008, before things got really ugly. Yet, there are people in this thread talking about Hofstra and the US Attorney's office in the same sentence (as if anyone graduating from Hofstra has ANY shot at working for the US Attorneys Office). Its sorta sad really that the only thing on everyone's mind is getting accepted so that they can fork over 150k for an education that MIGHT land them a job defending slip and falls for 45k in Suffolk County. But oh well.


You've been trying this for 3 pages now, let it rest.

The bait. Nobody's taking it.



Its kind of a shame really...


If you are telling the truth is it trolling?

When you think about it, he's kind of doing a public service announcement, albeit in a mean-spirited way (which I and the rest of TLS whole-heartedly approve of). Continue on.




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