Hofstra Law Class of 2016

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coffeeaddict
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby coffeeaddict » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:29 pm

The USNWR 2014 rankings are out and Hofstra has dropped from #89 to #113. That is a HUGE drop. What are your thoughts? Is anyone going to rethink their decision to attend?

CMJdoeslawschool
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:44 pm

coffeeaddict wrote:The USNWR 2014 rankings are out and Hofstra has dropped from #89 to #113. That is a HUGE drop. What are your thoughts? Is anyone going to rethink their decision to attend?


UM. Yeah I saw that as well. Especially that their 2013 #89 spot was -5 from their 2012 #84. They offered me $40k/yr (with top 1/3rd stip), but that number would have to rise even to sway me to a school that's plummeted 29 spots in 2 yrs...

Kabootar
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby Kabootar » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:47 pm

Damn they really fell hard in the rankings. I guess my decision depends on whether I get the fellowship or not.

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patienunderstanding
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby patienunderstanding » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:49 pm

CMJdoeslawschool wrote:
coffeeaddict wrote:The USNWR 2014 rankings are out and Hofstra has dropped from #89 to #113. That is a HUGE drop. What are your thoughts? Is anyone going to rethink their decision to attend?


UM. Yeah I saw that as well. Especially that their 2013 #89 spot was -5 from their 2012 #84. They offered me $40k/yr (with top 1/3rd stip), but that number would have to rise even to sway me to a school that's plummeted 29 spots in 2 yrs...

Same offer here... The stipulation is terrible and I would not attend even with a full ride if the stip is not removed

CMJdoeslawschool
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:12 pm

patienunderstanding wrote:
CMJdoeslawschool wrote:
coffeeaddict wrote:The USNWR 2014 rankings are out and Hofstra has dropped from #89 to #113. That is a HUGE drop. What are your thoughts? Is anyone going to rethink their decision to attend?


UM. Yeah I saw that as well. Especially that their 2013 #89 spot was -5 from their 2012 #84. They offered me $40k/yr (with top 1/3rd stip), but that number would have to rise even to sway me to a school that's plummeted 29 spots in 2 yrs...

Same offer here... The stipulation is terrible and I would not attend even with a full ride if the stip is not removed


Exactly.

Dev Lack
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby Dev Lack » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:56 pm

CMJdoeslawschool wrote:
patienunderstanding wrote:
CMJdoeslawschool wrote:
coffeeaddict wrote:The USNWR 2014 rankings are out and Hofstra has dropped from #89 to #113. That is a HUGE drop. What are your thoughts? Is anyone going to rethink their decision to attend?


UM. Yeah I saw that as well. Especially that their 2013 #89 spot was -5 from their 2012 #84. They offered me $40k/yr (with top 1/3rd stip), but that number would have to rise even to sway me to a school that's plummeted 29 spots in 2 yrs...

Same offer here... The stipulation is terrible and I would not attend even with a full ride if the stip is not removed


Exactly.


Current Hofstra 3L. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Don't go. But that being said if you cannot stay well above top 1/3 at any TT or TTT you shouldn't go to law school plain and simple.

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby coffeeaddict » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:17 pm

Current Hofstra 3L. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Don't go. But that being said if you cannot stay well above top 1/3 at any TT or TTT you shouldn't go to law school plain and simple.[/quote]


What makes you say that it will get worse? Are there specific things that you've experienced while there? Is there areas that continue to lack? Or are you generalizing due to poor employment rates and over saturation of attorneys in that area? Please elaborate on your thoughts and experiences at Hofstra. Thanks.

Dev Lack
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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby Dev Lack » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:03 pm

coffeeaddict wrote:Current Hofstra 3L. It's going to get worse before it gets better. Don't go. But that being said if you cannot stay well above top 1/3 at any TT or TTT you shouldn't go to law school plain and simple.



What makes you say that it will get worse? Are there specific things that you've experienced while there? Is there areas that continue to lack? Or are you generalizing due to poor employment rates and over saturation of attorneys in that area? Please elaborate on your thoughts and experiences at Hofstra. Thanks.[/quote]

Well to start, OCI is deplorable at Hofstra. The lacking quantity and quality of employers that attend Hofstra OCI is what contributes to its awful employment prospects. Also, in response to the approx 30% across the board decline in law school applications in recent years, Hofstra chose to maintain their quota of admitted students each year and simply delve lower into the pool of applicants. I don't mean to disparage recently admitted students but this is a fact. Lastly, professors and administrative faculty are leaving Hofstra in droves for positions at other schools (approx. 6-7 top faculty members in the past two years).

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Re: Hofstra Law Class of 2016

Postby davisbish » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:45 pm

whattttt Hofstra is at 113?! well well... :shock:




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