So my situation is the following.
I'd like to live in NYC after i graduate. I know UCONN is the best school is got into, but the general consensus is that it really does not place that well in NYC.
Since Fordham rejected me, its pretty much down to Brooklyn and Rutgers-Newark. The big difference is that Rutgers is 17K a yr and Brooklyn s 38K so thats a pretty massive amount of debt when i graduate
since I'll be doing pretty much all loans ..my dad said he would give me 5 K a yr.
I am just wondering if its worth all the money to go to Brooklyn. If it was fordham then yes, but since only the top 15% get big law out of brooklyn I'm not sure i want to put myself under that kind of pressure to place that well. Since rutgers would be less than half the debt, and they still place in nyc [top 5% for big law] , i wouldnt need to get big law necessarily because my debt would be about 50K total.
so my question is -- does rutgers get into medium sized firms in NYC? and if yes, where do they start [80k?] if i make that much, is it reasonable to be able to pay back loans [slowly] and live somewhat comfortably
and i know rutgers places very well in NJ, but are there any areas with firms that you could live in manhattan and commute to work? or are most of them too far south.
i just think if i go to brooklyn then i have 140K in debt and i dont get biglaw, im in trouble.