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So my situation is the following.
I'd like to live in NYC after i graduate. I know UCONN is the best school is got into, but the general consensus is that it really does not place that well in NYC. 
Since Fordham rejected me, its pretty much down to Brooklyn and Rutgers-Newark.  The big difference is that Rutgers is 17K a yr and Brooklyn s 38K so thats a pretty massive amount of debt when i graduate  :-[  since I'll be doing pretty much all loans dad said he would give me 5 K  a yr.

I am just wondering if its worth all the money to go to Brooklyn.  If it was fordham then yes, but since only the top 15% get big law out of brooklyn I'm not sure i want to put myself under that kind of pressure to place that well.  Since rutgers would be less than half the debt, and they still place in nyc [top 5% for big law] , i wouldnt need to get big law necessarily because my debt would be about 50K total. 

so my question is --  does rutgers get into medium sized firms in NYC?  and if yes, where do they start [80k?]  if i make that much, is it reasonable to be able to pay back loans [slowly] and live somewhat comfortably
and i know rutgers places very well in NJ, but are there any areas with firms that you could live in manhattan and commute to work?  or are most of them too far south. 

i just think if i go to brooklyn then i have 140K in debt and i dont get biglaw, im in trouble. 


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova or UConn?
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:17:14 PM »
at the ASD today at uconn the had a career placement list and it said about 8% work in Boston and 5% work in NYC of last years graduates. 
i aslo asked a few current students and they all said not to go UCONN if you really did not want to work in the Hartford area.  UCONN just has no sizable/powerful alumni base in any big city.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UCONN - This Saturday
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:57:04 PM »
its not a thread on here.

uconn should have email you a link to an admtted students borad with a password and username?
it went to my secondary email address for some reason so check all your address's.
maybe it's just for the PT people but i think its for bith FT and PT

if you cant find it PM me and ill foward the email to you

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UCONN - This Saturday
« on: March 28, 2007, 11:47:05 AM »
and I'll be the preppy guy  wishing there was Grey Goose  ;)    ( you can PM me if you'd like my number or AIM name )

I'm bringing my father only b/c he lives about 40 minutes away and feels its necessary to go...
i emailed them and they said you can bring one guest and that's it b/c they dont't have room.

I think some ppl may be trying to coordinate meeting Friday night if your in the area.
Look on the admitted students board.  I havent checked it in a few days b/c i have  a MAC and this requires a trek to the library to use windows b/c the board only works on windows.  [annoying  :-[ ]

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UCONN - This Saturday
« on: March 28, 2007, 07:05:21 AM »
I'll be there.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hello? Villanova? Where are you?
« on: March 27, 2007, 02:19:03 PM »
i have no idea!  but i was thinking the same thing.  i dont know what is taking so long....  if you look at LSN it seems they are behind the other schools.  I called last week and they told me i should 'hear soon'.  They also said they send decisions to your home address, not your school one. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UConn Law
« on: March 27, 2007, 02:17:08 PM »
I've gone to college in Hartford for the past 4 yrs and I can say that, yes, Hartford is not the safest city, but it depends where you are.    Certain parts are very crime ridden but some are not bad.  However, Uconn is located in a nice, SAFE, area on the Hartford/West Hartford border.  Most of the law students live in apts/houses right near the law school.  But if you do decide to live in Hartford, make sure you ask about how much your car insurance will be b/c its much higher in HArtford than West Hartford.

As far as Hartford itself, the parts where you would probably go downtown are pretty safe and well-lit --by the bars. Other than that you probably wouldnt go into Hartford too much to be honest.  There is virtually no shopping, and the better restaurants are within walking distance of the bars for the most part. 

.  A lot of Uconn law students also go to a bar/lounge called Tisanes which is right near the law school.  West Hartford center, about 5-10 minutes from the law school is also very nice with little shops and a lot of upscale restaurants.  It's very quaint with brick sidewalks, ect...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any thoughts on UConn?
« on: March 24, 2007, 07:06:17 PM »
il be at the uconn thing next sunday.  :P

as far as uconn itself, i know a few ppl who go there/have gone there.  i think this posting is accurate.  uconn has much better placement in Boston than in NYC, but regardless you have to be in the top of the class. 
I dont know if you have visited uconn , but the campus's themselves are also much different.  uconn is much calmer and relaxed and laid-back.  west hartford is nice,  fairly wealthy, and  also has a well-maintained  downtown lined with little stores and shops. 

however, having lived in Hartford for the past 4 yrs, i must warn you not to expect much! :-\

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seton Hall
« on: March 16, 2007, 02:26:11 PM »
i assume Rutgers-N is about the same distance from Penn Station in NYC?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UConn PT
« on: March 07, 2007, 04:43:08 AM »
It also appears that there is also a June Moot Court session that is required which the FT students do over the January break.  This occupies almost the entire month meaning you can't work, and the you are still 2 class's behind. 
I'll have to see what they say at the  ASD in late March

I'm pretty sure the transfer is automatic to FT if you want to move. I don't think there is a min. GPA required. And they encourage you to move if you want  [according to what the Dean told me] unlike a Fordham which seems to be working to keep the students in one program or another..

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