Hofstra Law Class of 2015

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Linsanity
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Linsanity » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:40 am

Hey guys. Got accepted to Hofstra last week so I'm kind of behind on a bunch of stuff. Can anyone update me on the admitted students days or anything worth noting?

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argentinaguy9885
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm

Anyone planning on commuting from Brooklyn or Queens?

z0rk
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby z0rk » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:18 pm

Just withdrew my application today, good luck to everyone!

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Mactx
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Mactx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:11 pm

z0rk wrote:Just withdrew my application today, good luck to everyone!



I just got my status checker email today....thanks for making room!!!

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suits00
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby suits00 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:06 pm

Withdrew today...good luck guys!

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futurejdgirl
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby futurejdgirl » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Got my acceptance letter today. 3.1/162.

Does anyone know if scholarship info is mailed or it should be included in the email?

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argentinaguy9885
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:56 pm

futurejdgirl wrote:Got my acceptance letter today. 3.1/162.

Does anyone know if scholarship info is mailed or it should be included in the email?



Congrats! I believe scholarship info is sent via snail mail.

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dems87
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby dems87 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 am

futurejdgirl wrote:Got my acceptance letter today. 3.1/162.

Does anyone know if scholarship info is mailed or it should be included in the email?

Congrats! It's mailed out separately, you should see "Honors Scholarship Letter" under the Mailings section

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby yg13 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:41 pm

futurejdgirl wrote:Got my acceptance letter today. 3.1/162.

Does anyone know if scholarship info is mailed or it should be included in the email?


I got scholarship info in the mail with my acceptance letter/packet.

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Mactx
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Mactx » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 am

For those who got decisions already, how long did it take after you went "File with admissions committee" to hear back?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby ashen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:17 pm

I got admitted before I even had a status checker via phone call two days after I sent the app in. 2.9/159

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argentinaguy9885
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Any other Denver folks going to the luncheon with Dean Demleitner next week?

DreamLaw0915
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:32 am

I'm wait listed at Hofstra! Was wondering if anyone got accepted/rejected from the wait list?!

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apslaw1031
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:34 am

DreamLaw0915 wrote:I'm wait listed at Hofstra! Was wondering if anyone got accepted/rejected from the wait list?!


There've already been about 10 people (including myself) on LSN alone that have been accepted off the waitlist.
I'm sure there're others that don't have profiles that have been moved off the waitlist as well.
Good luck!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DreamLaw0915 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:06 pm

apslaw1031 wrote:
DreamLaw0915 wrote:I'm wait listed at Hofstra! Was wondering if anyone got accepted/rejected from the wait list?!


There've already been about 10 people (including myself) on LSN alone that have been accepted off the waitlist.
I'm sure there're others that don't have profiles that have been moved off the waitlist as well.
Good luck!



Thanks, good to know. Besides sending an LOCI, is there anything else I can do?

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WVUUG2012
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby WVUUG2012 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:31 pm

Wait listed yesterday. what steps should i take to help my chance at acceptance?

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DonDrapersAttorney
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DonDrapersAttorney » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm

Withdrew my application, good luck everyone.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby kmh504 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:54 pm

in today :) Forgot I applied its been so long lol

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Jimbola
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Anybody going to the 3/24 accepted students day?

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argentinaguy9885
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:33 pm

Jimbola wrote:Anybody going to the 3/24 accepted students day?


3/24? I thought it was 3/16-17. It was on the bottom of my acceptance email. I haven't received my acceptance packet though, so maybe the date on the email is wrong.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby kmh504 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:55 am

argentinaguy9885 wrote:
Jimbola wrote:Anybody going to the 3/24 accepted students day?


3/24? I thought it was 3/16-17. It was on the bottom of my acceptance email. I haven't received my acceptance packet though, so maybe the date on the email is wrong.


No my flyer that came with my acceptance packet said 16th-17th. Maybe there are two dates? Anyway, I'm in NYC so I might just hop on the LIRR next weekend :)

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Jimbola
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:01 am

Oh, I made a mistake. I meant the 17th one. There are a bunch though.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:14 am

I got in with a 3.4 155. After New York Law School, Hofstra is probably my last choice so hopefully I will get into other places but its nice to get an acceptance especially since i waited until the last week in February to send out my applications. I think it is also doubtful I will receive any money but you never know. Hofstra's tuition is ridiculous especially for its ranking but its NY so what are you gonna do. Luckily my aunt and uncle live 15 minutes away so housing is not an issue.

Can anyone give me insight into the school itself. I know the area pretty well but I know next to nothing about the law school so any information would be lovely. Just curious why some of you are going (at sticker price)...

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:51 am

oleosmirf wrote:I got in with a 3.4 155. After New York Law School, Hofstra is probably my last choice so hopefully I will get into other places but its nice to get an acceptance especially since i waited until the last week in February to send out my applications. I think it is also doubtful I will receive any money but you never know. Hofstra's tuition is ridiculous especially for its ranking but its NY so what are you gonna do. Luckily my aunt and uncle live 15 minutes away so housing is not an issue.

Can anyone give me insight into the school itself. I know the area pretty well but I know next to nothing about the law school so any information would be lovely. Just curious why some of you are going (at sticker price)...


There's a difference in rep between NYLS and Hofstra. Actually, depending on what legal circle you're in, a significant one.
My family's been in the legal field for generations and Hofstra is, at this point, comparable to St. John's.
On the other hand, the people I've met through them seem to compare NYLS with CUNY and Pace.
I know that, in my case, I can rely on my family for a job as an attorney after graduation if I don't land the type of job I want, so I feel secure taking a financial "risk" like paying sticker for a school like Hofstra. If you look at a list of all of the schools that feed into the NY market (outside of the non-NY t14), Hofstra's basically middle-of-the-road in terms of reputation, so it's not a bad way to go if you can stomach the price.

The school's doing pretty well, especially considering that it's relatively young (founded in 1970).
Personally, I went to visit both Hofstra and St. John's before making a decision between the two, and just really liked Hofstra.
I'm going to go see them both one more time before making that absolute final commitment though. I just want to be sure I'm making the right decision for me.
I think a lot of it comes down to personal preference... I'd just go take a tour or head to the ASW to see if it's a good fit.

And hey, if you're really that bitter or reluctant about going to Hofstra, you could always sit out a year, retake the LSAT, and reapply. (Had to! It's tls, after all, lol)

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby kmh504 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:52 am

oleosmirf wrote:I got in with a 3.4 155. After New York Law School, Hofstra is probably my last choice so hopefully I will get into other places but its nice to get an acceptance especially since i waited until the last week in February to send out my applications. I think it is also doubtful I will receive any money but you never know. Hofstra's tuition is ridiculous especially for its ranking but its NY so what are you gonna do. Luckily my aunt and uncle live 15 minutes away so housing is not an issue.

Can anyone give me insight into the school itself. I know the area pretty well but I know next to nothing about the law school so any information would be lovely. Just curious why some of you are going (at sticker price)...


I feel like most people on here actually got a scholly (makes since since TLSers seem like the over-achieving bunch :p). I don't know how many schollys they general give out though...I got an annual 25k.




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