Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

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dsc5050
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Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

Postby dsc5050 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:50 pm

I am currently attending Hofstra Law because they offered me a nice scholarship( 20,000).
After my 1st semester I managed to fall within the top 25 percent with a GPA of 3.5. I am hoping to do better this semester.
It is coming time to schedule and as I look at the courses offered I am worried because they do not have a lot of classes on Intellectual Property(IP), the field I am hoping to go into.
As a result I am thinking of transferring to potentially St. John's or Brooklyn Law which both have significantly more IP classes.
My GPA in Undergrad was 3.72 in Mechanical Engineering
My LSAT was 159 :(
Not sure how significant of a role these play, however I am sure they play a role.

Note: Either way I will not require loans to pay for law school so do not let the scholarship factor into the equation entirely.

What do you people think?

CanadianWolf
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Re: Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:51 pm

Transfer if Hofstra is not meeting your needs.

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Aberzombie1892
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Re: Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:52 pm

I wouldn't transfer unless you got into NYU, which you won't by being in the top quarter of the class (most likely).

I was about to say not unless you got into Fordham, but then I came to my senses.
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Re: Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:56 pm

Ask Hofstra if you can take IP classes at Cardozo, Fordham or other local law school that offers the courses that you want. (I mention Cardozo & Fordham because they both offer an IP LLM--as does NYU.)

dsc5050
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Re: Currently at Hofstra thinking of Transfering

Postby dsc5050 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:26 pm

Thanks I did not think about asking Hofstra to allow me to take classes at another school.




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