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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:43:38 AM »
Thank you so much.  Rutgers would be cheapest, so I'd go there if I start in the fall.  I just have to figure out if I'm actually starting this fall...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 11, 2009, 06:01:07 PM »
Thank you all for your help!!

If I decide to not wait another year, which isn't totally out of the question, would it be best to just go to the cheapest of the two - Rutgers or Villanova?  Or do you believe my prospects will be better in the Tri-State area with one over the other?

Last question about this I promise!! Thank you again!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 10, 2009, 06:05:43 AM »
Thank you all for your advice.

Rutgers-Camden would be the cheapest, especially if i can get in-state tuition, and i have a $2,000/yr. scholarship.  I don't have anything from Villanova.  Villanova has an interesting JD/LLM program that I can finish in 3 years, which is really what's making me consider the extra $$. I also might be able to spend a semester in a CA school. 

As far as schools in CA, I was accepted into Pacific McGeorge with a $12,000/yr. scholarship, but I was concerned about how regional it was.  But the campus and the people were really nice, I just thought it would be the best to go to the best school that i got into? I could try to transfer to Santa Clara, which i was looking at earlier, but I know that's not something to bank on. If I can't move to CA right away, that's fine, I'll work on the East Coast for a few years. 

Since I've already been out of college for two years in AmeriCorps,  I feel like I really need to get started with school. I suppose what I'm asking is, did i make a mistake not going to McGeorge? 

Choosing the Right Law School / RESOURCES
« on: July 09, 2009, 11:04:52 AM »
Are there other resources available to help make a final decision as to where to go to law school?  I've visited the schools, researched to no end the schools' websites and faculty members and rankings for different things, but is there another website besides this one that might be able to offer student/lawyers' opinions?

Thank you so much for the help!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 09, 2009, 11:01:42 AM »
thank you for your input!

My lsat score is 157 and my gpa was 3.52.  I was accepted into Rutgers right away, but just got off Villanova's waitlist this Monday.  I didn't do anything more than wait. 

I'm still not sure that Villanova is worth the extra costs.  Although, it has a decent international program whereas Rutgers doesn't as much.  But I am looking to relocate after I graduate, just study for a different bar. 

So you think Rutgers will give me a better chance of moving to the west coast? Granted I do a lot of networking on my own?


Choosing the Right Law School / Villanova vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 08, 2009, 07:56:58 AM »
I was just accepted into Villanova off the waitlist.  Does anyone have an opinion on the two?  Villanova is ranked higher, but is the national reputation better, too?  I know regionally, my prospects are better, I was just curious about anyone's thoughts about Villanova.


I know this sounds overly ambitious and maybe even almost impossible, but I want to move to San Diego at some point after graduation.  I was going to go to Pacific McGeorge with a scholarship, but I didn't think that would really help me either.

Rutgers has a few firms from CA that do OCI, would it be unrealistic to want to move to CA after graduating from, say, Rutgers?

Thank you for responding!


I got into Penn State too, what made you decide there, if you don't mind me asking?

Thank you all so much for the help!

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers-Camden or U. of Pittsburgh?
« on: June 18, 2009, 12:12:21 PM »
I'm sorry if this has been posted already, but are there any students from Rutgers or Pittsburgh that really enjoy/do not enjoy their school? 

Does anyone else have an opinion on the two? I'd really appreciate it!!

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