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Current Law Students / Rutgers - Newark and Seton Hall
« on: February 02, 2006, 10:39:49 AM »
I'm currently deciding between the two.   Seton Hall has given me a scholarship putting it on equal footing, financially, with Rutgers, so now it's a toss up, pending decisons from other schools.  So far I'm 3/3 with 3 pending.

Is anyone here an attending student that can perhaps comment on either school?  I live quite far, so I may not be able to visit the campus until after a decision.  I'm interested in atmosphere, opportunities, professors, and things of that sort.  Thanks.

Black Law Students / Practice (stupidity from another board)
« on: July 23, 2006, 11:23:10 AM »
Quote from: idiot from another board
Default  Aggravated Assault: Am I screwed???
The INCIDENT: (Around Spring 2.5 - 3 months ago)
My old roommate and some of his buddies (they white) were smokin on National Weed day in the living room. I told them to go in his room or roll out. My roommate got made...I choked him...after we were separated by my girl and his boys, 1 of his boys was talking *&^ im like come outside and its curtains for all the end while im outside with my girl...the dude talkin *&^% was coming out and i approached him like What Up...before he could answer...BAM...he lost his front grill...
2.5 - 3 months later (my roommate long gone), cops knock on my door like...are you blahzey like yeh....they like...we got a warrant for your arrest...

But anyway...

The *&^% is my first scratch.
Spent like 30hrs in the can before being released on $5000 bail.
You would think i would have gotten R.O.R cause it was my first scratch right?

My court date is the 26th (this Wednesday). Should i get a good defense lawyer? or is this easy enuff for a Public Defendant to handle?

They trynna charge me with A.A i guess because he lost his grill....but it was like i was trynna roof the n-word...after the punch...he stumbled and ran back in the crib...i didnt chase him or nothing...

What yall think?
Fvcked or Not?

FVCK...a bruvva scared as *&^%...

and yeh...its my first offense...and Im a full-time college student...looks good for me right?

edit: in Philadelphia...Commonwealth of PA law applies..

To top it all off, he posts this on a...less than reputable board asking for legal advice.   ???

Anyway, predict his outcome.

Besides law students and the admissions committees, that is.

Maybe I'm oversimplifying this a bit, but I just can't see employers eagerly awaiting the new rankings, and comparing them against resumes.  Why are all so worried about it?

Man, I'm just not getting anywhere with this decision, so I'll throw it out there for anyone that might have something to say.

I originally wanted to go to Rutgers-Newark.  There were reasons for this, but let's just suffice it to say that they don't apply as strongly as they once did.  The fact that they gave me 40% tuition was pretty attractive, though, and nearly sealed the deal.  The other day, I called up St John's to female dog them out about not sending me any information at all.  The nice lady on the phone informed me that I was accepted with a full scholarship.  I forgave them their tardy response.

That same day, I emailed RU-N and told them about my scholarship.  I basically said that I want to go to RU, but I can't let a full scholarship slide.  They told me to hold off for a week.  I'm being considered for a scholarship that covers full tuition (for 2 years) plus a 15K stipend.  The woman called me "a star of the psych dept".  So it's looking good there.

So Cardozo didn't give me a dime, so I sent an email to the dean telling him to withdraw my application.  Hold on there, partner, the dean says.  Don't you want to see your financial aid offer first.  Sure, why not.  They offer me 15K in scholarships and 6K is school loans (private).  Just for the hell of it, I respond with "is that the best you can do?"  Apparantly it wasn't.  They gave me a full ride, half of which is contingent on a 3.3 GPA.

Seton Hall has recently jumped into the frey with 17,500 in merit money, and they're hinting at more if I say "yes".  But they're out.  I'm really just curious to see how much they give me.

So in my mind, it's down to Cardozo and Rutgers.  St John's money comes with no strings attached, but I would rather risk it with Cardozo.  Trouble is, I don't know where I  want to be after LS.  I'm wondering if Cardozo will limit me to NYC, and if Rutgers will limit me to NJ.  Which one will give me the best options?  Suppose I want to move to, say, Boston after LS.  Which is the best choice?  Which has a better national name?  I know their respective rankings and that by itself is not enough.  Both schools have nearly identical employment stats.

They're killing me with options.  Can anyone offer any insight.

Choosing the Right Law School / Has anyone heard from...
« on: February 14, 2006, 06:14:50 AM »
St Johns, NYLS, or Brooklyn Law School?  I've already been accepted to Cardozo as well as Rutgers and Seton Hall, both with scholarships.  NYLS should be beating down my door by now.

Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers or Seton Hall
« on: February 02, 2006, 10:33:35 AM »
Is anyone considering these two school?  I know the topic has been posted previously, but I'd like a fresh perspective.

What are the pros and cons of each.  I have been accepted into both.  Seton Hall has given me a scholarship which places it on roughly equal footing, financially, with Rutgers.  I live far away and work, so I'm not able to visit the campuses.  Can anyone give me reasons for considering/accepting/rejecting?

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