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Choosing the Right Law School / Question about $$
« on: April 25, 2007, 11:57:32 AM »

Do schools normally give $$ to 2Ls who were not given any money entering but finished in the top 25% of their class after 1L??  How about transfers, do transfers usually get offered $$?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rutgers-N vs. Seton Hall
« on: April 25, 2007, 10:34:45 AM »

You're right; if you withdraw by July, I believe you get $200/$300 back; if by August, $100/$300 back.

I was contemplating this decision as well, but honestly Rutgers-N is the way to go: while Seton Hall is a few spots higher in ranking, it doesn't mean anything; Rutgers-N has more pull/prominence due to its historically higher ranking...Thus, the alumni network is very extensive.  Now, there is definitely more pull in NYC for Rutgers-N, but minimally (at Rutgers-N, you have to be ~10% of class for NYC, whereas Seton Hall, maybe 5-8% at worst).  However, it seems that almost ALL Seton Hall grads not placing in the top quarter who are trying for NYC are stuck in document review; Rutgers seems to have a little (albeit slightly) more opportunity in NYC.  As for NJ, both schools place "well" (if you are in the top half-top third at least) in NJ; I think Rutgers-N, however, has a slight edge due to the history.  Also: Seton Hall has a higher clerkship rate.

While Seton Hall is closer to Penn Station, Rutgers-N is only about 9 min. further walk.  I chose Rutgers for its slide edge in career prospects and also much better cost.  However, one must keep in mind with these schools that BOTH will require top quarter at worst to have even DECENT job chances...You will read about staggering clerkship rates which the schools' career services office will brag about, but keep in mind that the "clerkships" people do from SH and RU isn't hte same thing as those from Chicago, Yale right...those are "real" clerkships with state and federal supreme court judges, etc.; From the NJ schools, many of those clerkships are due to students' inability to find a job upon graduation and needing something to pay the bills...they are totally useless clerkships like local traffic court dispute clerkships in suburban NJ which do nothing to advance your career nor visibility/appeal to employers

Go with Rutgers-N.

no SH love huh? 

Actually, I'm not on the waitlist for fulltime..I just recieved a letter accepting me into the Part time DAY program...causeI was likw WTF....The deposit for Rutgers is due May 1 for me, but I think I may just send it and if I withdraw my acceptance by July first I cna get 200 back (this is what I heard).....Anyone else know much about the Day time p/t at Seton.....
or give me a convincing arguemnt either way..

I am going to see if I can get moved over to the p/t day if I don't get in f/t.  If I were you I would go to Rut-N for 2 reasons...1-you already are in full time...and 2-it is significantly cheaper.  The schools are very similar as far as job placement and name recognition in NJ/NY area.

Yeah there is a day program (I was unaware of this too)...Because you can in state status for New Jersey easily,Rutgers tuition would be much cheaper (17,800 something)....You may wanna look in on that. I was very impressed with both schools, so im just looking for ideas and etc to change my mind...Thanks for the insight....ANyone else have any helpful info??

Interesting...I need to call and ask about the p/t day program....are you on SH's waitlist for full time?  When is the deposit deadline for rutgers-n?

Thanks for the insight...yeah its hard to transfer ..thats why I'm tryin to figure out where would I rather stay for 3yrs in the worst case scenario

I was admitted part time to SH as well, but I was admitted to the p/t evening program.  I was not aware there was a p/t day program.  Were you offered a spot on the waitlist for the full-time program?

I had a similar decision to make and I found Seton to be the better fit for me.  I found that SH had a slight advantage in NYC placement. I am from out of state so, for me, cost was pretty much the same.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Rankings by year??
« on: April 24, 2007, 11:39:28 AM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Rankings by year??
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:40:06 AM »

Does anyone know where I can find USNWR rankings for the past 5 years?  I am looking to check out recent trends for certain schools. (have they been on the rise or the decline)

Wondering if anyone has heard anything...I know seat deposits were due the 15th....I sent in a LOCI the other day....hoping!


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Getting off the waitlist
« on: April 21, 2007, 04:27:11 PM »
So I was just waitlisted at Cardozo. They suggested sending them.... something which might sway their decision. What should I do?

a letter of continued interest...if they are your first choice be sure to let them know

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