LetsGoRangers wrote:JayJones78 wrote:LetsGoRangers wrote:I find it really surprising that Dozo doesn't negotiate schollies from BLS. It is pretty lame they due this on the count of USNWR rankings. I think Dozo's truest peer school is BLS.
I am from NYC and have spoken to many lawyers about the two schools. Although this is pretty anecdotal most lawyers view them as the same caliber of school and some even considered BLS the better school. (These are booomer lawyers for the most part though FWIW) They are okay schools if you want to stay in NYC but using the USNWR report to pick a school is silly. Go to the school that is the best fit for for you and reduces the amount of debt. I would not pay that much more to go to Dozo over BLS.
Edit: Most Boomers did not have the option of attending Cardozo bc it's a newer school.
The thing is, it doesn't really matter what those lawyers things unless they are hiring partners. Everything I'v read and with everyone iv talked to, hiring partners do not see the two schools the same.
Yes they were hiring partners from NYC law firms. My dad is a senior partner at a well-respected midsized firm. Not trying to be an ass just trying to impart that I have valuable wisdom on the subject. I have some pretty sound advice from some lawlyers.
Not thinking you're an ass at all. My take on Cardozo is that if you go there, prepare to be to top 20% or maybe higher for a good outcome. If you're in that range my thinking is that you'll get nyc, most likely biglaw. If you're not there, you're in a huge bind.