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General Board / TAKE THE NY BAR?
« on: April 15, 2013, 02:28:30 PM »
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.   

HELP!!

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Transferring / T3 to T2
« on: February 18, 2011, 12:16:53 AM »
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

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Where should I go next fall? / Ohio Northern vs. Roger Williams
« on: June 22, 2010, 06:19:39 PM »
I am deciding between ONU Law vs Roger Williams Law.  I want to get a job at an Assistant Prosecutor in NJ after graduation.  Although Ohio Northern is a T3, ranked higher than RWU T4,  it has absolutely no name recognition on the east coast.

Any suggestions would be very helpful as the July 1 dead-line is coming quickly!

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Acceptances / ONU/Widener TAP/ DetroitMercy Suggestions??
« on: March 29, 2010, 10:29:52 AM »
Hello interested advice-givers.

I was accepted into ONU Law summer starter, Widener TAP and U Detroit Mercy.  Still waiting to hear from Touro, Roger Williams, Dayton.  Of the schools I was accepted, which would be the best place to either spend three years OR transfer back to a NY area school-- Rutgers-N, Seton Hall, NYLS, Hofstra, or Pace. 
I have a 3.4 UGPA from a competitive undergrad and finishing my MA in legal history with a 3.6 GGPA. Hoping that I can stay w/i the meaty part of the curve 1L. As like life, no promises.  Here is my pro/con list.

Widener Harrisburg TAP- no promise of admission (although I am somewhat confident I can hold a 2.3 over the month-long period) but there is no credit given to successful participants.  Plus, crushing Widener curve might squash transfer hopes.
ONU/summer starter-- 8 credit over the summer program with impressive placement among class rank leaders/law review. Yet, Ada, Ohio long way from NY Metro area for job prospects if transfer doesn't pan out. Not a trail admission program.
U Detroit Mercy--location, location, location.  But, outright offer of fall admission a plus along with cheap housing and determined admin. to improve school.   Curve a some what generous 2.8, not too bad for T4 but if transfer falls through, DETROIT FOR THREE YEARS?!?

Anyone who can offer candid advice would be much appreciated.  I know these are bottom bottom schools, but I want to give this a shot and have confidence in my ability. 

Thanks in advance

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Wait List / ONU/Widener TAP/ DetroitMercy Suggestions??
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:22:57 PM »
Hello interested advice-givers.

I was accepted into ONU Law summer starter, Widener TAP and U Detroit Mercy.  Still waiting to hear from Touro, Roger Williams, Dayton.  Of the schools I was accepted, which would be the best place to either spend three years OR transfer back to a NY area school-- Rutgers-N, Seton Hall, NYLS, Hofstra, or Pace. 
I have a 3.4 UGPA from a competitive undergrad and finishing my MA in legal history with a 3.6 GGPA. Hoping that I can stay w/i the meaty part of the curve 1L. As like life, no promises.  Here is my pro/con list.

Widener Harrisburg TAP- no promise of admission (although I am somewhat confident I can hold a 2.3 over the month-long period) but there is no credit given to successful participants.  Plus, crushing Widener curve might squash transfer hopes.
ONU/summer starter-- 8 credit over the summer program with impressive placement among class rank leaders/law review. Yet, Ada, Ohio long way from NY Metro area for job prospects if transfer doesn't pan out. Not a trail admission program.
U Detroit Mercy--location, location, location.  But, outright offer of fall admission a plus along with cheap housing and determined admin. to improve school.   Curve a some what generous 2.8, not too bad for T4 but if transfer falls through, DETROIT FOR THREE YEARS?!?

Anyone who can offer candid advice would be much appreciated.  I know these are bottom bottom schools, but I want to give this a shot and have confidence in my ability. 

Thanks in advance

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