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Current Law Students / Anyone here going to Seton Hall PT?
« on: February 02, 2006, 05:01:27 PM »
Just had a question regarding scheduling...when do classes start/end roughly?


Current Law Students / Re: Rutgers - Newark and Seton Hall
« on: February 02, 2006, 02:09:14 PM »
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.

I visited Rutgers-Newark but not yet Seton Hall.  I was recently rejected at Rutgers but accepted at Seton Hall...

Having visited the rutgers campus, I can say that the building is very will not be dissappointed in that respect.  I also sat in on a conlaw class, and the professor was impressive, and was willing to talk to us to answer questions.

About newark...well it depends on where you're coming from.  Downtown newark is relatively safe, and when I visited the campus at night, there were still students around, so you won't be alone.  Just don't stray to far into the unknown because newark can get dicey once you leave the heavily populated areas at night.

Seton hall is more convenient in terms of transportation.  It is 20 minutes by train to NYC, and the station is one block from seton hall...very convenient if you want to avoid driving to newark.  Most people say that you shouldn't live in newark and they are right.  There are many very nice and cheaper areas right outside newark that make much more sense.

You should definitely visit both before making a decision though.

are you coming from Long Island to go to school in NYC, or vice versa?  It makes a difference.  Trains are more crowded in the morning going towards the city, and more crowded in the afternoon going towards Long Island.
I don't think one can study effectively, if at all, on the subway.  Not a good plan. 

ill be going from LI to the city but at around 4 pm (night classes) i'll be going against traffic.

I live approximately 1.5 hours from my school; work about 20 hours a week; and go to school full-time.  My recommendation after doing it for over a semester is to avoid it if possible, its a lot of stress on you and your family (for some reason you have "not studying guilt"; I should be home studying but I'm at work)...

The train is okay to study on, what I have noticed though is that people start to recognize you and then no matter how many books you have open in front of you they want to talk.  And then they figure out you're in law school and they want to talk even more...I have found that if you wear an ipod or something they leave you alone...

All that aside, I did it my first semester and did just fine grade wise.  Emotional/stress wise I've probable aged a little...

Good Luck.

Well I'll fortunately have the luxury of not having to work (loan time!).  Plus I'll be going part time (probably will switch later on to full time)
Good advice though, sounds doable.  I plan on getting an ipod or something to let everyone know that I dont want to talk.

As long as you aren't multitasking while driving a car, it's all good and well.  Ask yourself if 1.5 hours is really enough prep time for your classes.  Also ask yourself if the environment will be conducive to studying - if you're on the DC Metro or the NYC Subway, it's out of the question.  LIRR?  Fuggeddaboudit!

I see people here who prep in the 5 minutes before class by scanning a case brief from some summary book or the like, so I wouldn't put that in the same category as what you're suggesting.  Do whatever works for you.

hahah....I was planning to do this on the to go into detail?  I never took this train before....

Anyway, it's not like I will be doing ALL my studying on the train.  Since I have night classes, I am probably going to do it in the morning and just in case I don't finish in time, I have an hour or so to do it on the train...that was my reasoning at least, but i guess you're saying that it's impossible on the LIRR lol

Current Law Students / Anyone study on the train on your way to classes?
« on: January 29, 2006, 03:06:49 PM »
Next year I may be going to a school that is about an hour and a half by train...

so i was wondering if anyone managed to study on the train ride?  I'll be doing it in the evening part time so it wont be 5 days a week...

Does anyone think it's crazy to live 1.5 hours away from school?

General Off-Topic Board / Fitna, the movie. Reactions?
« on: April 07, 2008, 12:12:32 AM »
If you haven't heard, this is the controversial film about Islam by Geert Wilders:

Fitna, the short film:

Watch this speech by Newt Gingrich:

are we screwed?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 02, 2006, 01:59:44 PM »
Just wanted to say that even though the website said it would ship the 14th, I just got it today (typing on it now)...nice laptop...

I just need to get a bookbag that has a special compartment for laptops, and preferably one with a roller if i ever need to roll it on the ground...and since ill have so many books it should be  big too....anyone know any suggestions?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 01, 2006, 09:17:09 PM »
hey brooke,

what train will you be taking from manhattan to newark?  NJ Transit?  I'm trying to find the best train to take from penn station

PS you guys who are trying to find your first assignment are insane...enjoy the rest of your summer...youll need it

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: July 25, 2006, 08:28:53 PM »

Hey where ya all from?

I'll be at Seton Hall this fall as well.  Night division for the first year though...

I ordered my laptop a few days ago...should get here by the 16th...just in time. :) 

same here...maybe i'll see ya in class...

did you guys get your assignments yet?

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