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According to NLJ250 placement, it's about 14% vs. 9%.  I thought Newark was in a more competitive market and so would be lower; also, Newark has slightly lower LSAT numbers.  Anybody know why this is?

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/20080414employment_trends.pdf

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Some say yes, some say no, some say the work experience is actually a plus.  Thoughts? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Brooklyn Law Fans...
« on: July 03, 2008, 05:37:44 PM »
Is BLS worth it, full-price, over a half-price T3??  Many people say the job prospects are similar, and the T3 would allow me to save money and compete against lesser students.

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Where should I go next fall? / Pitt or Rutgers-Camden
« on: June 13, 2008, 01:25:10 AM »
I have a deposit down at Rutgers; I was asked by Pitt if I was interested about a month ago off the WL, with the understanding that if I was, I was ready to commit a $500 nonrefundable deposit.  I declined, because I hadn't gotten the chance to visit Pitt and I am north of Philly so Rutgers is closer.

Now I am having second thoughts.  Pitt is in a nice area from what I hear, and Rutgers' neighborhood is unimpressive at best.  Also, it seems Temple and Nova might have an edge for Philly jobs.  Anybody know about Pitt's placement outside of Pittsburgh, or about comparing these two in general?  Cost would be the same.

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I've been researching the associates at different law firms, and it seems like, consistently, there are more women than men, even from schools where there are more men than women.  Are men at a disadvantage in getting Biglaw associate jobs, whether because of "diversity" or anything else? 

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Was on the WL at Catholic and just got an email saying they want to know if I am interested.  It seems like if I say I am, I will be admitted.  They require a $600 non-refundable deposit if I accept, which is a hell of a lot.  I already have deposits down at Pace and Rutgers (Rutgers is a small deposit, and much of it is refundable).  I still need to check out the Rutgers campus and a class, which is why I haven't completely decided yet.  So basically, I need to know some info about CUA.  I haven't visited it, and I hear some good things about faculty and placement relative to its rank.  However, I am concerned about Catholic being lower than so many other schools in DC.  If anyone has any info about Catholic student life, placement, location, etc., please let me know.

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Where should I go next fall? / Pace vs. NYLS vs. Rutgers-Camden
« on: April 27, 2008, 02:37:25 AM »
Deposit already in at Pace, with NYLS and Rutgers deadlines coming.  Similar money at Pace and NYLS (Pace has slightly lower GPA requirement).  I can get in-state tuition at Rutgers.  Rutgers may seem to be the obvious choice, but I feel I would like going to Pace better at this point after visiting Pace twice.  I'm also interested in environmental law and I'd much rather live in the NY area than the Philly area.

So is NYLS any advantage over Pace?  From all I read, the placement is similar (top 10% or so necessary for Biglaw) and I would prefer Pace.  If I probably do not want to practice in Philly, is Rutgers out of the question?  Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Brooklyn Yield Protect?
« on: April 21, 2008, 03:13:00 PM »
I haven't heard anything from Brooklyn yet.  My friend, with a slightly higher LSAT, got contacted from them last week and was asked if she was still interested.  So is this the strategy?  Not having to risk people getting in and not enrolling?  And I guess they move from the "better" applicants backwards?

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Where should I go next fall? / Pace ($) vs. NYLS ($) vs. Suffolk
« on: April 11, 2008, 11:44:33 PM »
$14,000 at Pace dependent on a 3.0, $20,000 at NYLS dependent on a 3.3, no $ yet at Suffolk, trying to negotiate.

Obviously, Pace and NYLS would be for the NYC area, and Suffolk for the Boston area.  I like both areas.  I'm interested in environmental law, Pace's specialty, and I have already put down a deposit there.  So basically the question is - would I be losing some NYC potential at Pace compared to NYLS, and is Suffolk better in Boston than the others in NYC?  This is preliminary, as I am waiting on many higher-ranked schools.

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