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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers Camden
« on: March 09, 2010, 03:57:31 PM »
I am a 2009 Rutgers Camden grad who is currently clerking for a federal judge.  The job prospects for the top of the class are great, ranging from Biglaw to federal clerkships.  Many average students end up with various state court clerkships and at smaller firms. 

Almost everyone I knew was employed at graduation despite the crappy economy, but that is primarily b/c almost 50% of the class ends up clerking.  As you can probably guess, RU-C does much better than RU-N and SHU in Philly.  I also know people who ended up with Biglaw in NY and all of the reputable NJ firms (North and South).  I must emphasize, however, that you have to be in the top of your class to end up at these more reputable firms (but that applies to RU-N and SHU too). 

Thus, I don't think RU-N or SHU would give you any significant advantage over RU-C with regard to North Jersey firms, but they probably do have more connections with NY firms.     

Rutgers - Camden / Re: Rutgers-Camden or PSU Dickinson
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:48:11 AM »
I know RU-Camden does very well in Philly (probably better than, and at least as well as, PSU).  RU-Camden also does very well in NJ (much better than PSU).  RU-Camden is also cheaper if you're from NJ (and in this economy every $ matters).  Historically, RU-Camden has been a much better school, but PSU seems to have been improving lately.  Although they are ranked the same on US News, I would say RU is undoubtedly a better school and I tend to believe the overwhelming majority of the legal community would agree with me. 

Rutgers - Camden / Re: Rutgers-Camden 2009 Acceptances
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:38:29 AM »
Graduating Rutgers-Camden 3L here.  I loved the school.  Camden may sound like a tough place, but the area the school is in is pretty nice and Philly is literally right across the bridge (less than 5 mins.).  I have a federal clerkship lined up and I believe a decent portion of the graduating class has jobs as well, primarily because we place a lot of students into state-level clerkships (which in this economy is a very good thing, much better than having no job at all).  The top of the class consistently pull down big-law in Philly, NJ, and few NY, but NY is mostly reserved for the very top of the class.  The students are mostly cooperative and the faculty are great.  No complaints here, solid education, and affordable too (assuming you're in-state). 

p.s. if you're looking for a place to live I know a lot of people live in The Victor in Camden.  It's a little pricey, but its literally a block from the school, right on the waterfront, and very nice.   A lot of students live in Cherry Hill and Haddonfield as well.  Some also live in Philly, but I'm not sure how in-state tuition works if you live in Philly. 

Transferring / Re: Villanova or Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 18, 2007, 06:07:47 PM »
Thanks, its funny, I know that the money should (and probably will) make the difference, but there's some part of me that wants to go to Villanova. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.  Good luck to you.   

Transferring / Re: Villanova and Temple status
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:10:48 PM »
Apparently I am one of the 5 accepted at Villanova.  I am very excited.  I also got in RU-Camden.  Im having a tough time making a decision because I am an NJ resident which sweetens the RU deal.   

Transferring / Villanova or Rutgers-Camden
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:08:15 PM »
I have been accepted to both.  Which one should I choose and why? 

p.s. I am an NJ resident

Current Law Students / Quinnipiac v. Pace
« on: June 26, 2006, 03:41:11 PM »
I need help from current students.  Which would you choose and why?

Can I get everyones opinion on WNEC v. Pace.  Which one is better and why? 

In response to the initial question, how about immigration???

I really loved the Pace campus, their clinical offerings etc, but I have only been admitted part-time.  I know almost nothing about Albany and have never even seen the city.  I have also heard rumblings that the students of Albany regularly bumping heads with the administration, but have heard only good reviews of Pace.  I think I would ultimately like to work in the NY/NJ/CT area.  Please help me, is it worth going to Pace part-time and transferring to full-time after a year or should I go to Albany full-time. 

Albany average starting salary was about 10K lower than Pace, but Im assuming this is offset by the low cost of living in upstate NY.  Anyway, please offer whatever advice you can.  Thanks.

p.s. Im going to visit Albany this Friday, so I will hopefully have a better idea thn.   

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