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Current Law Students / TAKE THE NY BAR?
« on: April 15, 2013, 11:28:30 AM »
Graduating Rutgers Law.  Have clerkship in the state Appellate Court, likely will graduate with honors.  All of my contacts/network is in north jersey.  Post clerkship, want to work in the AG, Prosecutor's Office or NJ based large to mid sized firm.  Is the NY bar necessary for me?  My fear is that by taking NY, I'll be spreading myself too thin.  I can't fail NJ on my first try.  Flip side, seems like everyone takes both and might be at a huge disadvantage not having NY even for someone looking for a good north jersey practice.   


Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:19:29 PM »
thanks for the reply.  i'm actually in the top 13% from a small tier 3 school.  no one else from my school is applying.  Also, I got into Seton Hall Law already, only a few days after the deadline, and was offered a 'transfer scholarship.' didn't know those existed.  fingers crossed for fordham!

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:38:58 PM »
Hi all-- Sorry to keep an old threat alive.  After getting my final grades back, I have a 3.3 and am in the top 15% of the class. Anyone know have any idea why my legitimate chances are at Fordham Law or Rutgers Law?

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: March 17, 2011, 07:26:56 PM »
FYI-- Met with both Rutgers and Seton Hall.  RU standards are high for transfer students, successful applicants have a 3.3 while Seton Hall remains closer to a 3.0.  I was very impressed with Seton Hall.
Anyone have information on NYLS, Pace or St Johns?

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: February 27, 2011, 08:55:24 AM »

 " From my own research it seems as if those schools are shockingly expensive and transfer students get $0.00 in scholarship, even if you roll in there with a high GPA"
--Meaning that transfer students do not get money as a general rule.  I agree, I have never heard of anyone getting a dime to transfer in to a law school. Transfer are, in part, a financial move on part of law school to replace enrollment lost through attrition.  It would be counterintuitive to offer those students money.

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: February 26, 2011, 10:02:20 AM »
Thanks to everyone for replying.  If RU doesn't work out, would Seton Hall, NYLS or Pace be worth the $$?  From my own research it seems as if those schools are shockingly expensive and transfer students get $0.00 in scholarship, even if you roll in there with a high GPA. I really dislike where I am now location wise and am confident that the connections made there will be of no help down the road.   

Any other advice on RU transfer admission?

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:06:04 PM »
my current school is not close to where I want to practice and the alumni connections are seemingly weak in NJ/NY.  The reason Rutgers is so appealing is because of in-state tuition so even if I have to pay sticker price at 20k and live at home, I would still be ahead of the game-- even with a scholarship at a t3 school and have to pay for housing.  Alum connection can't be beat at RU and the school seems to be a very underrated. I did graduate work there so I guess I'm slighly biased.
  Any ideas what Rutgers might require?  I hear it is VERY competitive for transfer students because of instate tuition.  I'm planning on meeting with the Dean of Admissions to discuss my options.  Good idea?

Transferring / T3 to T2
« on: February 17, 2011, 09:16:53 PM »
At a T3 school and ranked in top 25 after first semester.  What do I need to get into a T2 school like Rutgers Newark.  RU-N is my number one choice (alum network, price, location).  What about Seton Hall, Rutgers-Camden, Hofstra or Pace?  Any possible hope of getting into a school like Fordham?  I know I would have to maintain these grades but wondering what chance I have.  Thanks

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:54:58 PM »
not to keep an old thread alive, but I chose ONU law.  I did the summer starter program and did very well.  The location is terrible but the school does a very good job at what it does.  Although it is a thoroughly regional school, I can see why ONU posts the highest bar passage rate in Ohio (i think better than OSU and Case?) Small but dedicated faculty with an emphasis on personal student development. Profs go out with students, play sports with them and frequently socialize after hours. Many profs have been leaders in their respective fields and know the law well.  A good choice, but still might look to transfer to be closer to home if my grades allow.  All in all, if you live within 100 miles of here I would choose ONU over better ranked schools.

Again, many thanks to everyone who put their two cents in.  Sometimes nuetral, third party advice is refreshing from biased advice from friends and family.  I will defer to this blog if I need any help in the future. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 30, 2010, 09:53:53 PM »
Again, thanks to all for the comments.  I have heard a lot on RWU from generous advice-givers.  From what I've heard, Ohio Northern is an extremely solid program and among the rising schools in the country in academics and job placement.  But is relatively unknown because it only graduates a little more than 100 students a year and is East-Jesus Nowhere, Ohio.  The program, in my estimation, is a better one than RWU and would be a no-brainer if it was a bit closer to my home state.  Was I misinformed about Ohio Northern's academics?

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