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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Seton Hall
« on: April 27, 2004, 05:03:32 PM »
NJLawGuy - That is probably God's way of pointing you in the right direction, so don't even trip.

I got my degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas (the jayhawks baby ;D). It was a hella rough 5 year program and I barely squeaked out a 2.5 GPA by my last semester. (The program is 3rd in the nation & the average in the major was a 2.46!)
Ended up with a 162 on the LSAT.

Applied to 10 schools, got rejected by 6 flat out, waitlisted @ 2 and accepted at 2.  Of the 2 that accepted me, Rutgers was the clear choice.

I visited the law school about...2-3 weeks ago and met a lot of cool 1L's who gave me the 411 on the school, the area, etc. I love the design of the law building and its actually only about 3 or 4 years old.  Since I'm coming from the midwest I'm trying to get all the info I can about the area b/c Newark is "Da Bricks" just like Redman said; so that's my next step is trying to find a place to call home out there.

Where do you stand with Rutgers?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. Seton Hall
« on: April 27, 2004, 03:24:33 PM »
NJLawGuy, I might be seeing you this fall.  I applied to both Rutgers & Seton Hall as well.  Out of the two, Rutgers does have the better reputation and ranking, which as we all know is a major factor to law firms.  I am an engineering major as well, have worked as an engineer since graduation, and like what Rutgers has to offer in the way of concentrating in intellectual property and patent law.

I actually had this debate between Rutgers and another school that I applied to, but just looking at the facts Rutgers won out.

So look at the facts between these two, and again, nothing taking away from Seton Hall, it is definitely a good law school.  Just the facts ma'am...

ACCEPTANCE RATE:
Rutgers 701/3216 = 21%
Seton Hall 1086/2719 = 39%

LSAT % RANGE:
Rutgers = 154 - 161
Seton Hall = 154 - 158

GPA % RANGE:
Rutgers = 3.05 - 3.55
Seton Hall = 2.90 - 3.44

BAR PASSAGE RATE:
Rutgers = NJ: 74% NY: 77%
Seton Hall = NJ:80% NY: 81%

JOB PLACEMENT:
Rutgers = 96%
Seton Hall = 96%

COST OF TUITION:
Rutgers = $13k/yr
Seton Hall = $25k/yr

So hopefully that helps you lean one way or another.

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Are you kidding?  I can't WAIT to bust outa here like jerry mcquire and leave all these engineers still plugged into the matrix of the 40 hour/40 year/retire on 40% of what you made work plan for the rest of their lives.

If they keep up I might even pull a Half Baked and go around the office deciding who gets the "F U!" and who gets the "you're cool".

But seriously though, I'm coming out of the midwest, going to Law School in Jersey so I can't afford to NOT work all the way up to the end of July.  My firm has no idea that I am leaving and continues to treat me like $hit.  So I be quiet...but when I leave...I be talking again!!! ;D

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