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« on: April 28, 2005, 09:49:23 AM »
I'm not sure if libraries would have it. I just bought it so that I could mark it up and highlight the important cases, etc. I don't know much about Sum & Substance, or Emanuel's, but I also have Gilbert's which is good (Emanuel's probably similar), but One I started using the Chemerinsky book, That's all I used.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
« on: April 25, 2005, 06:51:12 PM »
The Cherminsky book, Constitutional law: Principles & Policies. Very thick and comprehensive, but has just about every important case up until 2002. You can look up the cases and topics you are studying (no need to use the whole book), this makes the book less intimidating. I used this book and my notes, and my outline is right-on for may con law class.
« on: April 05, 2005, 12:04:40 PM »
The employment/recruiting schene is very good here, I'll give then that. It places very well in the Tri-state area (and CA for some reason. A good amount of students here are from CA). NJ, NY, PA, & DE all recruit here. Almost every 1L has a job this summer (judge, gov., or firm, etc.). Also in terms of clerkships upon grad., RU-C is 2nd in country (under Yale) for placing its grads in judicial clerkships (over 40%). So, you won't have a problem finding a job from here. Startin salary is pretty good too!
« on: April 04, 2005, 12:51:45 PM »
They're nothing big. I just don't like the actually law school building. It was a horrible design (except for the Library). It is too small, not enough "student-space", etc. However, you wouldn't have to worry b/c the new facility will be completed by the time you graduate. Also, the campus itself is so small that you don't want to stay on campus to study, etc. The cafe is horrible and too expensive, etc. Basically, things like that. Administratively I have no problems except that he upper level cours times are not great, but heir still subject to change.
Basically, in the whole scheme of things they are not big deals. Just little things that will annoy you. But, I'm sure every school has their little problems
« on: April 03, 2005, 07:52:16 PM »
Just relax the week or 2 you have b/f class begins. There will be enough to do once you start. I actually live off-campus. I wouldn't recommend the dorms. I know some people there that say it's okay, but would rather live off campus. It's basically a commutor campus, so it's pretty dead on weekends and at night. Look for apts. in the Victor ($$), or in Collingswood (parkview, etc.) Haddon Twp., Haddonfield, Cherry Hill. Prices are not bad and you're only 5 to 20 mins. from campus.
« on: April 02, 2005, 10:22:17 AM »
Depends on the professor. I had some that spent the 1st class on introduction material and some that spent half the class on intro. and half on actual "class material" (a case or 2 usually). If you start in the summer, the classes are a little longer so there will be time for an intro. and you may begin to get into the material, but prob. not too intense the 1st day. Look for you 1st day aasign ment on their website in May. RU actually has a brief summer orientation b/f class starts.
« on: April 01, 2005, 06:04:43 PM »
The students are about average. They are pretty bright. The competitivness is not too bad. Most of the students I have talked w/ a pretty down to earth, but still pretty bright. The profs are too Lieter ranked RU-C faculty as in top 40 in the nation
(#35 I think). The area is bad, but you'll never see it. When your on campus, esp. during the day, it's perfectly safe. So are the streets right around it. It's a depressing city but there is RARELY a problem w/ students, there is security everywhere.
« on: April 01, 2005, 11:30:21 AM »
Just caught the 2006 rankings. 'Nova actually moved passed RU-C by 2 spots. If that affects your decision
« on: March 31, 2005, 11:42:42 PM »
I'm a 1L now at RU-C. Taking the summer program is great. Puts you ahead of most of the class and gets you use to how the whole law school thing works. If you have any questions post away.
« on: March 31, 2005, 11:39:00 PM »
sorry about the spelling...long day