FWIW, I was at the admitted students day as well, and I'm not sure what to make of it quite yet. There were several things that impressed me; the breadth of Cardozo's clinical programs and journals was nice, as was their dedication to public interest law (there was A LOT of PI discussion today). The rest of it was good, but nothing to write home about. They said a lot of nice things about the school, but I was a bit disappointed about how few people were able to articulate what made the school better than its peers. You would think in a day that lasted nine hours, they would find the time to do that.[/quote]
yeah I feel ya. A part of me got a little upset because I couldnt help but think some of things that were being said would be the same thing I would hear at ANY law school I visit. Overall though its what I expected, it was good not amazing. That chicken was pretty bad though. The location is top notch too. Overall, its my top choice still.[/quote]
This made me think of a few more things. First of all, I saw the chicken sitting on the plates an hour and a half before lunch time so I decided to take a break and go grab lunch outside. Second, I feel like, while the school didn't try to sell itself as merely a New York school, it has to recognize that being in NYC is one of its best attributes. That said, I moved to New York for undergrad, and now, I'm kind of jaded by the city. It's not a selling point to me at all any more, and that may have been what made Cardozo, for me, like you said, "good not amazing." I haven't been to any other admitted students days yet, so I feel like I can't compare today to anything else, though. I'm still considering Cardozo, but today didn't do much to sway me one way or the other.[/quote]
i just mentioned this in my previous post, but Dean Martinidez actually specifically said that the location is one of the top selling points. i think it's pretty obvious to most people, anyway.[/quote]
yeah, I live in NYC and its not that its jaded for me, instead I want to desperately stay here which is one of the main reasons im considering it so heavily, along with the scholarship they gave me. the only thing is, do I really want to go to a school where its major selling point is location, rather than job prospects, reputation, and academic quality (and Im certainly not saying Cardozo has a lack of those qualities by any means).