I am trying to determine the cost-benefit of Rutgers-Newark PT versus Fordham PT (and possibly BLS). (To head off all the "go T14 or stay home," I can't afford to quit work and go T14 FT---wife and 2 small kids.) (Me: 42yo, corp banker/credit, MBA)
Since I would get NJ in-state tuition, the comparison is debt of $65k at R-Nwk vs. $120k at Fordham. As I am already in banking for many years (and generally like finance), I am motivated to go into a corporate law (M&A, securities law, corp bankruptcy, etc). Fordham (and to some extent BLS) appears to have a strong course offering and a strong alumni network in this area. R-Nwk doesn't appear to offer much in this regard. My question: will my age prevent me from landing BigLaw and thus make the extra $60K of debt for Fordham a big waste? If not, at what level of debt does R-Nwk (or BLS) make sense? Any thoughts from someone either in BigLaw (or a recruiter in this area), rather than 0L-3L, would be most welcome.