I expected it, but couldn't it have taken them less than 4 months to tell me, "you suck?" Damn.
Were they graduate dorms? What were they like? Suites? Furnished?
Also, I was thinking, Rutgers does definitley emphasize public interest - but even when I was talking to the staff during ASD and told them I was interested in public interest they all reminded and cautioned me to be open minded - I could start school with one focus and wind up loving real estate law or another topic. Several of the students I spoke to told me that they started law school with intention of focusing in a ceartin field and learned about job opportunites they never knew about like in media law or international relations. You might develop a passion for public interest, and I might discover a desire to litigate in coporate america. Or mabye not. But I guess my point was that even though I have a public interest agenda, the people at Rutgers told me to be open-minded.
Also, you don't have to live in Newark. I met a bunch of people who lived in Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, or NYC commuters.
i hate villanova. i asked very nicely what my status was after going complete in nov and i got a very flippant response and experienced a general smuggness with them . If i do get in, i will put down all deposits and then on the day of orientation, I will send the admissions office my temple shirt.
I was wait listed with essentially the same numbers. You probably have a decent shot depending on what soft factors you bring to the table.
I am in a similar dilema. Theyre offering me a decent amount of money but theyre 4.5 hours away and im almost certain I want to come back to the DC area. However, the only DC school ive gotten into (so far) is Catholic with no money and theres no way in HELL im paying 50k a year to go to Catholic. They kind of pissed me off actually...im above their medians but they didnt throw me anything.
Also, i wouldnt take any one person's anecdotal experience as an indicator of how the whole office operates. But I am sure that unless youre in the top 20% or so, you wont get a job through OCI. However, there are other ways to get jobs than besides oci.