« on: April 05, 2008, 08:22:31 PM »
I'd like to point out that if PI work is the OP's goal...Newark probably has amazing opportunities, especially with Mayor Cory Booker, who is proving himself to be one of the most innovative mayors of what seemed like an utterly doomed city. I didn't get into RN or St. John's, and while I'm very happy at Albany, I wish I could have gone to Rutgers. However, in retrospect, I feel that I'm getting just as good if not a better legal education at Albany than I would at St. Johns, rank notwithstanding.
St. John's history is an interesting one, though. The reason that Cuomo and Rangell went there way back when was that school's like Columbia and NYU weren't as apt to accept Jews, Italians, Catholics, or African-Americans as today. So back then it was like an incubator for outstanding ethnic attorneys. Howard certainly was like that decades ago.
Lower tuition + an amazing loan repayment program=advantage RN. That is, if you're interested in PI like me.