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1L job search / State Supreme Court Judicial Internship vs Small-Mid Law SA
« on: February 21, 2008, 09:11:53 PM »
Here is my dilema...I sent out a large number of cover letter/resumes to mid/small size firms last week (after getting about 30 or so big law rejections) and have yet to hear back from anyone.  After sending those out I sent out a handful of letters/resumes to state supreme court justices and district ct judges.  Today I received an interview offer from a state supreme court justice.  I would prefer a paying job this summer, but I know state supreme court internships are limited.  So, I am not sure what to do, should I try to delay the interview in the hopes that I get an interview for a SA?  I am not going to go to an interview with a judge unless I am plan on accepting the job if she offers it to me during the interview.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Also, what is considered better on a resume a small/mid SA or a judicial internship at the state supreme court?  FYI - I plan on going the corporate law route after graduation.  My fall grades put me in top 5% at a T2.

Thanks.

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Transferring / Re: Complex Transfer Q.
« on: January 14, 2008, 04:44:37 PM »
I am in a similar situation, though I am currently at Seton Hall.  I was part time day last semester - taking 11 credits and am enrolled in 12 this semester...my GPA was a 3.67, I am planning on calling NYU/Columbia/Georgetown after class rank is determined, but I am curious if anyone knows what the likelihood might be of a successful transfer to their f/t program
Thanks.

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Transferring / Re: taking transfer questions
« on: January 13, 2008, 02:39:30 PM »
I am a p/t day student at a t2 (65-75 rank)...I have a 3.67gpa...two questions - do you think I have a shot at g-town ea?  I had a low ugrad gpa and a mid 150's lsat...Also, anyone know if I could transfer into their f/t program?  Thanks.

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1L job search / Corporate Law Summer Position
« on: October 16, 2007, 12:28:29 PM »
I know Biglaw firms have very few summer associate positions for 1Ls, but do any of you know if large financial institutions (I-banks, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds) offer summer jobs to 1Ls?  I am interested in Corporate Law and I think working in that field would be of more use than interning for a judge who doesn't se emuch corporate litigation.  Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

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Seton Hall U / Re: SETON HALL '10
« on: June 06, 2007, 01:24:37 PM »
Anybody here going to be attend SHU in the fall?

i am, where will you be living?  I am trying to figure out where to live in nj.

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Transferring / Re: EA Acceptance Revocation?
« on: May 08, 2007, 10:58:39 AM »

i don't know from first hand experience but i'll be willing to bet if you read your acceptance carefully there is a provision about just that. Probably will give the school the option of dropping you if your GPA falls under a certain mark, and I'm sure they would revoke if you fail a class. They're not going to want 2L's taking 1L classes.
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How tough was it to transfer from a p/t program to a f/t program?  Do you mind giving me some specifics re your situation?  What school you are at, which one you are transferring to?  If I do well my first semester I will attempt to transfer from a p/t T2 to a f/t T1...

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Rutgers - Newark / Re: Newark Neighborhoods
« on: May 08, 2007, 10:49:42 AM »
There are neighborhoods in JC that are great, but there are also neighborhoods that should be avoided.

There are several towns west of Newark that have decent rents, and are still close enough to NYC to be worth living in.

I live in Maplewood and will be attending Rutgers at night. I currently work downtown Manhattan (and still be while in school...) and I live in a great town, and it's about 10 miles from Rutgers campus, which equates to about a 20-30 minute drive depending on traffic.

I will be attending Seton Hall this fall (I would post on their specific board but there hasn't been much action lately) and I am looking for a place to live.  Right now I am in Manhattan, but I def can't afford living hewre w/o my job (which I will be quitting to attend school).  I am looking to get a 1BR plus office or 2BR for about 1400 in a town west or south of Newark...is this possible?  Also, how is the drive in and out of Newark...is the traffic terrible do you recommend public transportation?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seton Hall PT v. Mercer FT
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:31:51 PM »
I chose Seton Hall PT over Mercer FT.  Only reason I would have chosen Mercer was to transfer.  I didn't want to take a chance on not doing well first year, being stuck at Mercer for three years, and finding 40K/year job in Macon, Georgia.

Christina Bennett from Seton Hall called me just now to talk about the program.  She explained that the requirement to transfer to FT changes every year (2.8 this year with 3.2 curve), and the highest requirement in recent years is 3.0 (the curve was probably higher).  So, as of now, it looks like I am gonna attend Seton Hall PT Day, unless I hear back good news from other schools...

How's the housing? Where are some good places to stay?

As for housing, I know there are apartment buildings (one is called "eleven80") in Newark within a 5 min walk of the law school where many students seem to live.  From what I have heard those apts are fairly expensive and Newark is not somewhere I would want to live.  For a little more money you could live in Hoboken, Jersey City or even lower Manhattan...If you want to spend less on an apt (and have a car) there are plenty of suburban towns west and south of Newark. I live further west in NJ and take the train in every day - commute is about 30 mins each way.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seton Hall PT v. Mercer FT
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:47:08 PM »
Seton Hall.. I know nothing about Mercer

I am a 1L at SHU....p/t day program....it is not difficult to transfer to the f/t division after first yr...the curve at SHU is a 3.2 and, this year, all you need in order to transfer to the f/t program is a 2.8....if you have any other specific questions ask away...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo (PT) vs Seton Hall (20k)
« on: April 02, 2008, 03:01:55 PM »
Thanks Imagurl:

I would like to practice in NY/NJ,

The scholarship at Seton Hall requires a 3.2, of course I believe in myself, but that is a fairly high requirement for a scholarship correct, i'm not sure what % of the class that would place me.

As far as options, st. john's offered me 15k, i liked it, but I want to be in the city for law school. Also got into villanova, nyls, hofstra. but seton hall, cardozo and st. john's are top three.

As far as a break. One thing I like about the part-time program is that at cardozo it is essentially three 10 credit semesters, instead of the typical two 15 credit semesters, from what i hear this is a lot less stressful.


FYI - 3.2 is the curve at seton

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