« on: March 29, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »
in the interest of full disclosure, i had my heart set on rutgers-newark, already sent in my deposit and withdrew from the only other school i applied to (seton hall). well, applied to fordham but got a ding there.set on being a corporate lawyer and work at biglaw after graduation. anyhoo, so keep this is mind as i write down as much as i could remember.
-driving there and looking at my surroundings didn'g give me a warm fuzzy feeling. kinda scary at some areas but that's newark for you
-the building itself is very nice.rooms, bathroom, facilities are a LOT better than Fordham and at par or even better than Penn Law (took my LSAT at Penn).
-i thought the Dean was funny. i liked how he said he wants to be known as the Party Dean of Rutgers. Rutgers is celebrating its 100th year as a law school in 2008, so expect a lot of partying next year. sounds fun
-the panelists were an interesting mix. there were 3 recent grads working for sullivan, fried frank, and lowenstein respectively. some clerking for supreme court justices. it was boring hearing their stories but im surprised that most panelists said some of their co-graduates are in Biglaw firms in NYC.
-you can tell that Rutgers is really geared toward public interest law. and if you want to work in government or be a politician in Jersey, this is the place to be. Supreme Court justices, the Governor's cabinet..most are Rutgers Law Alum.
-interesting tidbit, one of the attorneys fired by Gonzales a few weeks ago was a Rutgers alum HAHA!
-they didn't serve dinner. just some light refreshments. well it is a state university
-the current student assigned to our table was great. helpful. but loves rutgers a LOT though. all the classes were awesome, they have amazing IP, environment, corporate, amazing everything. the loyalty and love was sweet, but it kinda sounded like donald trump.
-diverse mix. very impressive. if you were to ask me the percentage of caucasians, asians, african american, i couldnt tell you. it's hard to tell, that's how diverse it was (at least with the attendees). as for age, it was hard to tell. there were young looking ones, some with blackberries and in work attires which tell me they were late 20s or early 30s, and some with white hair =)
-lastly, i did not fall in love with Rutgers. not that i expected to. or maybe coz i knew i was going there regardless, so they didn't have to win me over? but it didn't feel like, yes i belong here, or i love it here! hopefully that will change the next 3 years!!
off to seton hall tomorrow. although ive withdrawn, they are serving breakfast and lunch, so at least I get some of my $65 application fee back =)