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If you would like my credentials, rankings haven't come out, but I have a 3.44 right now with two grades coming.  An A and B+ would give me a 3.5, so I hoping for that (or I'll just round up on the resume).  That puts me somewhere in the top 25%, but who knows where.  I was thinking about transferring, but I kept my scholarship, so I think I'll stay at Toledo.

I have some general questions: How tough was your first year?  How many hours did you spend studying each week/weekend?  Do you think if you studied more you could have done better? What are you up to this summer?  Did you hang out with your classmates outside of class often?  What do you think your transfer options were being top 25% at a T2?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Housing in Newark
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:29:15 AM »
Duke....This place looks nice....How expensive is it?

From what I understand alot of Seton and Rutgers students live is a nice building but it is def on the expensive side for Newark....i think it is 1590 for a 1BR...however, factoring in the $$ you wouldnt be spending on transportation it might be worth it...check out craigslist...there are alot of listings in newark for much cheaper...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Housing in Newark
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:35:03 PM »
Hey folks,

I'm looking to move to Newark (Rutgers) in the late summer. Being that I am from DC, I don't know the city that well. I have visited and Newark isn't worse then any other city I've ever lived. With that being said, I want to live in Newark. ANyone have any suggestions where to look or better yet is anyone looking for a roommate?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: May 15, 2007, 09:06:45 AM »
Legal Assist. at a v25...I am out mid/late July....I have to train a replacement though....It is my punishment for leaving...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What do you drive?
« on: May 10, 2007, 07:52:58 PM »

Did you ever find out info about the P/T day time program

Yea I asked the dean via email and although I didn't get an email response she did send me a letter offering me a seat in the p/t day program.  I spoke with David Weinberg today and he said there really hasn't been any waitlist movement yet but he expects some in June.

** Happy not to be traveling in and out of newark at all hours of the night**

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cardozo v.... ?
« on: May 10, 2007, 07:11:17 PM »
Newark is only 15 mins from downown manhattan and the COL in newark and especially hoboken is not much cheaper than NYC.  Cardozo is the better school, but depending on what you plan on doing after school I think you might need to take the $$ SH is offering.  I currently live in Manhattan and I will be attending Seton in the fall.  I know the area pretty well so if you have any questions about where to live or a potential commute let me know.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn PT vs. Rutgers-Newark?
« on: May 09, 2007, 02:46:08 PM »
Taking a clerkship should by no means be considered as "can't find anything better" imo. Having served as a clerk is looked very favorably upon by employers in the big law sector, just take a look at the attorney overview of major firms where such things are mentioned, you'll see numbers of lawyers with background in clerking.

Maybe true at Yale, but not at Brooklyn or Rutgers.  When I visited Rutgers, I asked career services about the percentage of law clerks who actually get the good jobs (federal, state supreme, appellete), and she gave me a bs answer.  There is nothing useful about clerking at a county courthouse. 

Yea, Seton Hall (where I will be attending) has unusually high judicial clerkship numbers.  The current student I spoke with said that about half are quality NJ clerkships and the other half seem to be lower end county clerkships (traffic court).  I think the high number of clerkships for NJ schools has to do with there only being three law schools in the state.

Law School Admissions / Re: Appealing Decision?
« on: May 09, 2007, 12:40:03 PM »
This is true, I agree with you.

Do it, I want to see what they say!

Is anyone else offended that a 156 3.0 is about to scam his way into biglaw?

not at all, undergrad gpa doesnt mean anything, some people dont try because they are too busy partying and havent matured enough to realize that your gpa might actually matter...some people work 40 hours a week...some people go through major life crisis in college...there are many reasons why an intelligent person might have done poorly as an for the lsat, many people don't do well the first time they take it, i don't know if that is the case here, but for Keno it really doesnt matter because he/she got into his/her number one choice....why would anyone retake the lsat if they didnt have to..

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