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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:07 pm

You should have at least a vague idea of what kind of work you want to do.

CUNY is fine if you want to do local PI work in NYC after graduation. If that's not what you want to do, then CUNY is a pretty terrible option. It's low-cost, but they generally don't give scholarships. If you're at all interested in private practice or more competitive PI positions, you're much better off getting a good LSAT and landing a scholarship at a decent school's full-time program.

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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:29 pm

happylawyer12345 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:You should have at least a vague idea of what kind of work you want to do.

CUNY is fine if you want to do local PI work in NYC after graduation. If that's not what you want to do, then CUNY is a pretty terrible option. It's low-cost, but they generally don't give scholarships. If you're at all interested in private practice or more competitive PI positions, you're much better off getting a good LSAT and landing a scholarship at a decent school's full-time program.



Private practice sounds much more appealing to me. I did the best I could with the LSAT and got a 152 with a 3.2 UGPA. The affordability factor is huge, as is the fact that they have an evening program for two reasons:

1. Less work and more time to complete.
2. I can retain my current job.

I am not necessarily willing to take on huge amounts of debt for graduate school.

Also, I am afraid to get a scholarship from a more expensive school only to lose it if I perform poorly academically. The peace of mind for me attending a school with a low cost is very important for me.


CUNY is just not a good option if you want private practice.

Why is it important that you retain your current job (aside from income... again, get a scholarship)?

And if you go to a decent school, your scholarship won't have stipulations on it; you can't lose it for bad performance. Retake the LSAT and reapply for better options.

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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby pancakes3 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 pm

not tirelessly enough

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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:59 pm

happylawyer12345 wrote:Retaking the LSAT is out of the question. I studied tirelessly for months (with a prep course and a tutor).


Either retake the LSAT or don't go to law school. You do not have decent options for your goals with your current numbers. If you got a 152 after months of tireless studying, then you simply didn't study very well, and you have every opportunity to improve that score.

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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby UVA2B » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:59 pm

https://www.lstreports.com/schools/cuny-queens/

Have you looked at this website before? It should be a useful tool for you in determining whether CUNY can get you the outcome you want. In the latest graduating class with data available, 7.7% are employed in small firms, and 0.0% in large firms. They place pretty well in local government jobs, relatively speaking. If you don't want to be a LI DA or PD (for instance, there are other possible local government and PI jobs that could happen. Sorry that wasn't initially clear), going to CUNY for free is likely to end up in something equally dead end to what you have now. Please just consider that.
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Re: I am contemplating going to CUNY law school part time

Postby Johann » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:00 pm

If you’re gonna graduate debt free and keep your current employment, not really like there is much downside. As long as your expectations from CUNY are reasonable and realistic, sure why not.

Edot - but yes make sure you look at he employment outcomes posted above from LSt reports.



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