Ok, right - But what are the number of reasons you would not apply to Rutgers-Newark?
You have obviously not researched this enough given the amount of ridiculous things you have been saying (i.e, queens is all the way across the city, you are going to make 100,000 dollars when you get out of school doing public interest/social justice work, etc).
The idea is to get out of school on the cheap - did your parents not raise you with a work ethic or a concept of money? YOU DO KNOW YOU HAVE TO PAY THESE LOANS BACK SO WHY NOT DO IT AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE. There are countless state schools (Rutgers being one of them) that are super cheap, and have a fantastic reputation - but you are more concerned with living in soho, tribeca, or the village in manhattan and being a real NY lawyer!.
Seriously, do you think i don't meet people like you every day?
Stay away from NY please, we need less, not more people like you here.
I think you also said you prefer "above ground" transportation. Seriously, good luck getting from point A to point B using the bus in manhattan.
First, I never said I expected to make 100,000 doing public interest work. I believe what I said is that was the figure given in nyls's employment stats for private practice work for their graduates. I understand that public interest is like 40-50 on a high figure.
above ground- lets see, there are buses, the elevated train, cabs, the two legs you were born with, etc, or if the subway really is fine then that would work too. From my experiences living in buffalo, the subway was definantly not fine there and there were other ways to get around- and buffalo is the 2nd largest city in NY to NYC.
I have since realized the distance between manhattan and the surrounding boroughs as well, you do not need to repeat something that has already been clarified numerous times.
And with being cheap- you know private schools do give scholarships and grants and various other aid too! I've attended a private college throughout undergrad and I have no more loans than friends of mine at other state schools. Understanding law school is no where near the same, but private schools do tend to make up the difference in aid.
And rutgers newark- well, first there are two rutgers law schools; camden & newark, and newark seems to be the lower of the two. Then, R-N seems to be focusing on it being cheap, flexible scheduling, and catering to the "adult" law students who have been in the workplace for years. I dont think rutgers newark is a top pick for very many people coming straight out of undergrad who want to go full time.