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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:18 pm

Fastest turnaround yet of my cycle. Applied 3/2, in review 3/12, accepted today. Seeing as I probably won't receive my admissions packet for a few days, can someone please tell me when are the admitted students days? I saw someone mentioned the 17th and someone else mentioned the 24th. Are there multiple days?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:38 pm

NM, just received e-mail about this weekend. Is anyone going? My sister lives in downtown brooklyn and I was thinking about going to see her this weekend anyway... so this might work out well.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby MarchMadness » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:08 pm

Hey Sherlock Congrats! Admitted students day is March 16-17 I believe

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby JCFindley » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:13 pm

Sherlock1708 wrote:Fastest turnaround yet of my cycle. Applied 3/2, in review 3/12, accepted today. Seeing as I probably won't receive my admissions packet for a few days, can someone please tell me when are the admitted students days? I saw someone mentioned the 17th and someone else mentioned the 24th. Are there multiple days?



Wow, that was QUICK!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby chw123 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:16 pm

I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:30 pm

chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!


I wouldn't worry about your LSAT. Your GPA is great and while it's difficult to predict URM acceptances, I think you'll definitely receive an acceptance. What has your cycle been like so far? Good luck!!!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby chw123 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:41 pm

Sherlock1708 wrote:
chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!


I wouldn't worry about your LSAT. Your GPA is great and while it's difficult to predict URM acceptances, I think you'll definitely receive an acceptance. What has your cycle been like so far? Good luck!!!


Very young! I've applied to everywhere I'm applying this cycle (most of them were also late apps, due to taking the feb lsat) and haven't heard anything back from anywhere yet, but i'm only about a week into past complete at most schools, so fingers crossed!

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:59 pm

What was the hold up? and I looked at your profile, a Native American from Oklahoma? I would assume you are an automatic. Have you been rejected anywhere?

chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:01 pm

I applied 2/23, completed 2/27 and accepted 3/7. I have still not received an admission packet...

Sherlock1708 wrote:Fastest turnaround yet of my cycle. Applied 3/2, in review 3/12, accepted today. Seeing as I probably won't receive my admissions packet for a few days, can someone please tell me when are the admitted students days? I saw someone mentioned the 17th and someone else mentioned the 24th. Are there multiple days?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:07 pm

oleosmirf wrote:What was the hold up? and I looked at your profile, a Native American from Oklahoma? I would assume you are an automatic. Have you been rejected anywhere?

chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!


Actually, now that I know you are Native Amer, I am 100% you will receive an acceptance. It can take a while for your status to go complete or into review, depending on the volume of applications, but once they review your app, I'm sure you'll hear a decision very quickly. You'll probably even receive a scholarship :-)

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby chw123 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:11 pm

oleosmirf wrote:What was the hold up? and I looked at your profile, a Native American from Oklahoma? I would assume you are an automatic. Have you been rejected anywhere?

chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!


The hold up was my Feb LSAT. I applied everywhere in the fall but unfortunately all my applications were incomplete until my score posted last week. I haven't heard back form anyone yet, though i'm literally only "complete" at all my schools for a week now. I'm extremely nervous due to my low LSAT. I'm a horrible test taker. 22 on my ACT and then a 3.64 in Russian Language. I'm a hard worker and I've been told i'm rather intelligent (no boasting intended, just simply evidence in support of academic success v. low standardized test scores), so i'm confident i will do better in law school than my LSAT would suggest.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:12 pm

Is anyone else interested in the JD/ MS in Taxation?

Who else is going to visit this weekend? I'll definitely be there on Saturday.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby chw123 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:18 pm

Sherlock1708 wrote:
oleosmirf wrote:What was the hold up? and I looked at your profile, a Native American from Oklahoma? I would assume you are an automatic. Have you been rejected anywhere?

chw123 wrote:I am heavily considering Hofstra, would anyone mind looking at my numbers and see what my chances of admission are? I just submitted my app yesterday a little late i know :(

URM 153/3.64

Thanks so much for your input!


Actually, now that I know you are Native Amer, I am 100% you will receive an acceptance. It can take a while for your status to go complete or into review, depending on the volume of applications, but once they review your app, I'm sure you'll hear a decision very quickly. You'll probably even receive a scholarship :-)


Thanks for the pep talk! lol. I would be so pumped if I got a scholarship! I'm definitely interested in trying to get into the NY legal market (not nec big law) I've also applied to Cardozo.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:04 pm

Have any of you definitely decided to attend Hofstra?

I think I'll put my deposit down tomorrow :D

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:19 pm

I will definitely be there Saturday although not sure about Friday. I wish they gave a bit more information about what exactly goes on during the weekend...

Sherlock1708 wrote:Is anyone else interested in the JD/ MS in Taxation?

Who else is going to visit this weekend? I'll definitely be there on Saturday.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby DC818 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:24 pm

Got in yesterday. Still waiting to hear on others, but Hofstra's definitely under consideration. Does anybody know much about the housing situation? It was discussed a bit on my tour, but I'm curious what people are planning on doing and where students tend to live. From what I've been told, the on-campus housing is a disaster.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:38 pm

DC818 wrote:Got in yesterday. Still waiting to hear on others, but Hofstra's definitely under consideration. Does anybody know much about the housing situation? It was discussed a bit on my tour, but I'm curious what people are planning on doing and where students tend to live. From what I've been told, the on-campus housing is a disaster.


I'm living off-campus. I believe only about 120 grad students dorm and that's from ALL graduate divisions, not just law students.
I found an apartment that's relatively pricey but I love it.

You can probably find something decent through Hofstra's off-campus housing search. They have apartments listed as well as a service to match roommates. I opted not to go through that process, but I know people who have set up great living arrangements in the past through this service.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:50 pm

apslaw1031 wrote:Have any of you definitely decided to attend Hofstra?

I think I'll put my deposit down tomorrow :D


I am definitely attending. I will be putting down my deposit Monday after I come home from Vegas! :)

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:57 am

How long did it take for you guys to receive a packet in the mail. I was accepted 3/7/12 and its been over a week.

I would also like to know if there is any information in that packet that I would need for the students day tomorrow.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby dems87 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:26 am

oleosmirf wrote:I will definitely be there Saturday although not sure about Friday. I wish they gave a bit more information about what exactly goes on during the weekend...

Sherlock1708 wrote:Is anyone else interested in the JD/ MS in Taxation?

Who else is going to visit this weekend? I'll definitely be there on Saturday.

I'll be at both events

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Sherlock1708 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:58 am

Is anyone taking the LIRR to the open house tomorrow? Are taxis readily available at the Hempstead Station?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby oleosmirf » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:59 pm

I would search online for taxi companies in the area and call them.

Sherlock1708 wrote:Is anyone taking the LIRR to the open house tomorrow? Are taxis readily available at the Hempstead Station?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby jessi419 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:41 pm

Hi everyone, I currently go to Hofstra.

For people who are considering the commute from the city/Brooklyn/Queens, there is a reliable campus shuttle that picks students up from Mineola and Hempstead Train Stations. The current schedule is located here: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/about/infoce ... huttle.pdf

I don't personally use it, but I know many people who do. It runs on a limited schedule on the weekend. You may not want to rely on it for the Admitted Students Weekend, but I just figured I'd throw that in there in case the commute was a factor in your decision. I know several people who live in Brooklyn/Queens and got rid of their cars, so they use the shuttles and LIRR exclusively to get around.

I'm not going to be at the Admitted Students Weekend, but a lot of current students will be at the lunch reception. They're a great resource for all of your questions. I recommend getting to know them!

If you're not attending the ASW, feel free to ask me some questions.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby argentinaguy9885 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:51 pm

How was ASW?

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2015

Postby Burton8219 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:01 am

Anyone having trouble with the status checker since they changed their site? Every time I try and go on I get an error saying I need to access it from the school's site...




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