Hofstra Law Class of 2015

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oleosmirf
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:04 am

well this is the first school I heard back from (I didn't even waste my time with St. John's). I read something about an accepted students day so I'll definitely go for that but I am definitely hoping I get into either one of the Rutgers schools, Brooklyn or part time Cardozo.

Hofstra and Rutgers are ranked the same really but I do know Rutgers has the better reputation and obviously in state tuition is the big bonus there.

The one good thing about Hofstra is that the price scares away the overqualified kids so you are likely to have a better class rank at a private school as opposed to the kid with the 3.5 165 who is only staying home b/c of the cheaper tuition...

apslaw1031 wrote:
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 rad1043ad » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:17 pm

Got my scholarship letter today, 20k a year, pretty stoked, wasn't expecting any money so awesome surprise

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Jimbola
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:51 pm

congrats rad!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby futurejdgirl » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:43 pm

got scholarship packet today too - 35k/year

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby num1cop » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:41 pm

Did anyone apply for any of the fellowships? I applied for the children and family and was wondering if anyone else who did too had heard anything.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby afghanbeautyo1 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:23 am

Does anyone know when the deposits are due and how much?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:08 am

afghanbeautyo1 wrote:Does anyone know when the deposits are due and how much?


Might be different for people accepted later in the cycle, but here are my dates.

1st Deposit 4/16/2012 400.00
2nd Deposit 6/1/2012 600.00

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby ashen » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:23 am

Just got a call from one of the deans at Hofstra asking whether or not I'd like to switch from PT to FT as the scholarship committee decided to offer me a 25k scholarship (part-timers are not eligible for money).

I think I might have to start seriously Long Island more seriously... :shock:

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby lushes3 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:15 am

ashen wrote:Just got a call from one of the deans at Hofstra asking whether or not I'd like to switch from PT to FT as the scholarship committee decided to offer me a 25k scholarship (part-timers are not eligible for money).

I think I might have to start seriously Long Island more seriously... :shock:


got the same thing today, it's so tempting. but i don't know how i feel about commuting to LI :/

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:59 am

Going to check the campus out today! (I can't make it to the ASW) :D

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sofia » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:03 pm

num1cop wrote:Did anyone apply for any of the fellowships? I applied for the children and family and was wondering if anyone else who did too had heard anything.



I also applied for the same fellowship. I haven't heard anything yet but I was told that decisions usually are made prior to the April deposit deadline. Keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck!
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sofia » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:16 pm

futurejdgirl wrote:got scholarship packet today too - 35k/year



How long after receiving your acceptance letter did you receive your scholarship packet? If you don't mind sharing, what was your GPA and LSAT score.

I was accepted 2/21 according to the online status checker but my official letter wasn't placed in the mail until 3/7 so now I'm wondering how long before I find out about merit scholarship.

Bratty_60
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Bratty_60 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:06 pm

I won't be attending Hofstra, withdrawing tomorrow. RUTGERS NEWARK!!!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Kess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:55 am

Recently withdrew... Good luck all!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Bratty_60 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:34 am

what school are you going to kess?

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Kess
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Kess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:56 am

Cardozo

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Kess » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:58 am

By the way, to all those who withdrew, did Hofstra send you an email confirming your withdrawal? I didn't get one ( or not yet anyway) and I'd like to make sure that I have officially withdrawn.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Bratty_60 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:49 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:20 pm

lushes3 wrote:
ashen wrote:Just got a call from one of the deans at Hofstra asking whether or not I'd like to switch from PT to FT as the scholarship committee decided to offer me a 25k scholarship (part-timers are not eligible for money).

I think I might have to start seriously Long Island more seriously... :shock:


got the same thing today, it's so tempting. but i don't know how i feel about commuting to LI :/


Where would you be commuting from? Anything farther than Queens sounds terrible. You'd have to plan all your travels outside of rush hour or risk insanity.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Linsanity » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:12 am

What do you guys think about the job prospects coming out of Hofstra?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby lushes3 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:20 am

Jimbola wrote:
Where would you be commuting from? Anything farther than Queens sounds terrible. You'd have to plan all your travels outside of rush hour or risk insanity.


From Brooklyn.. people have told me that when there's no traffic it's like a 35 minute ride but it would still be a big risk in terms of travel time in the mornings

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:24 am

lushes3 wrote:
Jimbola wrote:
Where would you be commuting from? Anything farther than Queens sounds terrible. You'd have to plan all your travels outside of rush hour or risk insanity.


From Brooklyn.. people have told me that when there's no traffic it's like a 35 minute ride but it would still be a big risk in terms of travel time in the mornings


I drive into Brooklyn from East Nassau occasionally for shows. At night after rush hour it's not the worst. If you get caught in traffic though it's really really bad.

You didn't apply to St. John's? They're pretty much equals (some may say one is better but whatever), and you'd have a shorter commute possibly.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby lushes3 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:19 am

Jimbola wrote:
lushes3 wrote:
Jimbola wrote:
Where would you be commuting from? Anything farther than Queens sounds terrible. You'd have to plan all your travels outside of rush hour or risk insanity.


From Brooklyn.. people have told me that when there's no traffic it's like a 35 minute ride but it would still be a big risk in terms of travel time in the mornings


I drive into Brooklyn from East Nassau occasionally for shows. At night after rush hour it's not the worst. If you get caught in traffic though it's really really bad.

You didn't apply to St. John's? They're pretty much equals (some may say one is better but whatever), and you'd have a shorter commute possibly.


Yeah I was accepted to st. john's, and i know the route there very well because I drive to College point daily. It takes like 25 minutes with no traffic to get to college point and st. john's is even closer so its not bad. I like st. john's a lot. Despite what people on TLS say about St. John's my cousins graduated from there a couple of years ago and they have awesome jobs. and when i say awesome i mean big law money without the hours.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:53 pm

anybody going to the students weekend and if so anyone attending friday night as well?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Jimbola » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:09 pm

oleosmirf wrote:anybody going to the students weekend and if so anyone attending friday night as well?


I'll just be there on Saturday. A very odd way of spending St. Patrick's day...




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