Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Evolve

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 11
Heh, the marvelous writings of Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. Is it any surprise that their opinions are hosted on a site that attempts to sell Ann Coulter books on the main page?

The issue is in dispute, as even Williams noted in his article. There are differences, but are they the result of genetics (innate/natural) or acculturation (extrinisic/learned)? Also there is debate about whether the differences are statistically significant, beyond the difference between individuals. If its overall IQ we are talking about then keep in mind that based on the number of people tested since IQ tests were devised, women have a slightly higher IQ than men. Nonetheless, many studies show men being more intelligent at certain age levels and tasks. The point is that this is not only a highly debated issue, but also a hot topic since he essentially telling 50% of his faculty and students that they are naturally dumber than the other half. Rather he is right or wrong is less important than the fact that he isn't making a solid example for the natural intelligence of men through his lack of common sense and prudence.

Realistic, thorough, and informed...

I listen to/watch/read a lot of news outlets and, in my opinion, NPR is among the most unbiased of news sources.

O rly?

Zarqawi's killing hasn't helped President Bush with the public, either. His overall job approval rating remains just 33 percent — down slightly from 35 percent last month — while 60 percent disapprove.

When you are in charge of one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world you need to think before you speak. Its not as though the "innate differences" between men and women hasn't been studied ad nausium for decades. Their being studied is not offensive, but when someone in a position of power starts suggesting that he feels that these innate differences are effect women in academia then we have a problem. I agree with Bonkers. This man isn't as victim of radical liberalism. This is a guy who is a victim of his own poor judgement.

I'm with trollis and googler on this one. I have some sympathy for the Palestinian people, but not because of the "oppression" they feel at the hands of Israel. The Palestinians are victims of their own radical leadership that insist upon heaping violence upon them by terrorizing Israel. They need to get their poop in a group, get Hamas out and a more moderate Fatah in before there will be any real peace.

And we all know that facts have a liberal bias...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Drexel
« on: June 01, 2006, 07:12:38 PM »

I am not attending Drexel. I've read a lot and talked to some admission counselors (not affiliated with either school) about Rutgers-Newark and Drexel. Most people going to Rutgers-Newark are looking to transfer out after year 1. The neighborhood sucks and your competing with many many law schools in the NYC area.

Those who would auomatically pick Rutgers over Drexel are doing nothing but reading US News and do not have a long-term view.

Fair enough and I think I agree with your long-term assessment. How much do you feel that applies to the class of '09? While I feel that one day Drexel will be competitive, if not surpass, Rutgers I can't help but think that for this class the decision is a little tighter.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Drexel
« on: June 01, 2006, 01:40:03 AM »
Rutgers Newark is not easy to transfer out of. They also don't rank which adds to the difficulty. I don't think jobs in NYC are out of your reach if you attend Drexel. Drexel alumni will be supportive in NYC, and again, you will get far more attention from the school and career services than at Rutgers. Believe me Rutgers is a state school with a chip on its shoulder.

I've talked to several people who have transfered out of Rutgers. I'm aware that they don't rank, but its my understanding that that isn't a hinderance because a) schools can tell by your GPA vs. the curve, b) they admit their top 10% into Order of the Coif and that, therefore, ranks you, & c) upon request they can figure your percentile which also works. I do agree that jobs in NYC might not be out of reach for a Drexel graduate, but nonetheless major NYC firms recruit out of Rutgers and don't from Drexel. Whats more, none of Drexel's co-ops extend into NYC so that advantage is gone which leaves it at a severe deficit, in my opinion, in employing in NYC versus Rutgers-Newark. That being said, I'm not certain I necessarily want to practice in NYC over Philly, but I can't help but feel Rutgers overall opens more doors, in more fields, in more areas than Drexel (at least for Drexel's first class).

I'm curious though, abffrance. I have a lot of faith in their program, but I think I have legitimate and objective doubts. Its clear that you don't share my doubts in the least. Did you face a similar decision and come to some conclusion that I haven't reached yet? Are you attending Drexel? It just seems like I'm getting some fairly one-sided feedback from you and I'm just curious if you know something I don't.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Drexel
« on: June 01, 2006, 12:04:36 AM »
that's a nice employer list (i see mine on there :))...good to hear you're up to speed on the particulars of the program.  how about employment after school...does the co-op program purport to lead to permanent opportunities, or are you on your own after you finish a co-op w/ an employer?  do both terms need to be done with the same employer?

good luck; keep us posted on what you decide.

Thanks. Considering that this is the biggest decision I have had to make to date, I'm doing my best to be as informed as possible. I can tell you that both terms do not have to be with the same employer, in fact its my impression that attempting to spend both terms with the same employer is frowned upon if its allowed at all.  As for employment after school, its really hard to say. Being that this is the first class there is no telling for certain. I do think that co-op to employment is the assumption the school and most students are working under though. In the long run, that doesn't really seem feasible though and it'll be interesting to see how previous co-op'ers fair in getting summer internships versus non co-op'ers. Beyond that it'll be just as interesting to see how co-op'ers fair gaining employment with these employers compared to students who only interned there.

I'm not really concerned with unemployment. As several of you have pointed out, as a member of the inaugural class they will make sure I am employed. I am worried that I won't be able to get the kind of employment I want or that I think I will deserve. From visiting Philly I can say that I really do enjoy the city, but Rutgers employs heavily in THE City. Not to say I'd rather live there, but there's definately more opportunity. Plus, the transfer thing really is lingering in the back of my mind. If I hate it then I'm stuck. What's worse, I can't imagine what I would do if at the end of 1L I am near the top of my class. At Rutgers (or any other ABA school for that matter) I could transfer up. Of course, I am not counting on this but I could see myself really regretting a decision to go to Drexel if that happened.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Drexel
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:21:07 PM »
I am not concerned about the school getting accreditted (I firmly believe it will) nor am I concerned about the alumni base because of the co op program. What does concern me is that its a brand new program in an already crowded legal community and I'm not sure it will be competitive with Temple or Villanova for several years at least.

how does the co-op program work?  how will placement be decided?  what employers will be participating?
The coop program works by placing a student into two 6 mo. long externships for credit with a co op partner. You can choose to be paid, but then you will not receive credit and you will need to due more. When your time is up you train a new Drexel student to do your job and pick up where you are leaving off. Placement is decided by student interest, employer requirements, the school, and by the employers themselves. The list of employers participating at this time are:

Aqua America, Inc.
Bayada Nurses, Inc.
CIGNA Corporation
IKON Office Solutions, Inc. **
Independence Blue Cross
Ing Direct
Jackson Cross Partners
Lyondell Chemical Company
Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.
PECO Energy/Exelon Business Services Company
Pennoni Associates Inc., Environmental Engineering Division
SEI Investments Company
Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
Sovereign Bank
Tasty Baking Company, Inc.
TMG Health, Inc.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Weston Solutions, Inc.
Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association

Abington Memorial Hospital
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Drexel University College of Medicine, Office of General Counsel
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
National Constitution Center
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
St. Luke’s Hospital
St. Joseph's University, Office of the General Counsel
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, Office of the General Counsel
The Wistar Institute

Public Interest Law Projects
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights
Community Legal Services, Inc.
Defender Association of Philadelphia – Federal Court Division, Capital Habeas Corpus Unit
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
Philadelphia LawWorks (Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program)
Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
Regional Housing Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
Support Center for Child Advocates

Government Offices

Department of Justice, Office of the United States Attorney     
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Executive Branch:
Office of General Counsel
Department of Transportation
City of Philadelphia:
Office of the City Solicitor, Finance and Contracts Division and
Intellectual Property Division
Office of the District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
Philadelphia Gas Works
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)


Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Hon. Sandra Schultz Newman
Pennsylvania Superior Court: Hon. Richard B. Klein
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: Hon. Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Commerce Court: Hon. Albert W. Sheppard
Supreme Court of New Jersey: Associate Justice Roberto A. Rivera-Soto
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania:
Hon. Harvey Bartle, III, Chief Judge - Biography
Hon. James T. Giles - Biography
Hon. Eduardo Robreno - Biography
Hon. Petrese B. Tucker - Biography
United States District Court, District of Delaware:

Hon. Gregory Sleet
Hon. Kevin J. Carey, Bankruptcy Court
Alternative Dispute Resolution: 
JAMS, The Resolution Experts - Barry E. Ungar

Law Firms

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd. **
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Intellectual Property Group **
Duane Morris LLP, Health Law Practice Group
Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner & Weinstock
Fish & Richardson
Fox Rothschild LLP **
Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden, and Burke, LTD
Margolis Edelstein
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes LLP, Health, Education and Nonprofit Law Group
Nixon Peabody LLP, Franchise & Distribution Team
RatnerPrestia LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP **
Plevy, Howard & Darcy
Saul Ewing LLP, Public Finance Department
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Spector, Gadon & Rosen, P.C.
Stradley Ronon Steven & Young *
White and Williams, LLP
Woodcock Washburn LLP
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

But I am still concerned about the effect of reputation. Sure Newark has slipped, but from 40 to 80... big deal. It will always be at least a tier 2 school, it has a national reputation, and its graduates are employable throughout the tristate area. Not to mention, that if I go there and do great or don't like I could potentially transfer elsewhere. So, theres my concerns. I'd really like to know what buslaw ended up doing, but any of your input (that doesn't rely on points I've already stated I'm not concerned about) would be appreciated.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 11