Law School Discussion

Need your advise - please help!!

Need your advise - please help!!
« on: May 27, 2009, 06:56:41 PM »
I need thoughts on whether I should go to Syracuse with a tuition scholarship of $26k (total fee $43k) renewable over three years or to Rutgers (Camden) without any money and out of state tuition ($33k/yr). I am a non-traditional international applicant; I have 5 years of work experience in the finance sector, have an MBA (finance) and want to specialize in corporate law/taxation. My goal is to do well in 1L and hopefully be able to move to Columbia/NYU/Fordham/Cornell/UPenn next year. Will it make a difference when transferring if I went to Syracuse or Rutgers, provided I am in top 10% in 1L at both schools? I have to make second deposits soon, and am really in a quandary. I would love to save $16k by going to Syr instead of Rutgers, but I don't want to jeopardize my transfer chances. Any and all thoughts will be much greatly appreciated!!

Thanks so much in advance!

Re: Need your advise - please help!!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 11:52:25 PM »
I've heard if you do your exams in color at Rutgers, you're more likely to get higher grades because professors will notice you more.

In any case, only go to a school you would happy with graduating from in 3 years. Banking on a transfer is stupid.
Vanderbilt Class of 2011

Re: Need your advise - please help!!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 12:18:22 AM »
$16k per year isn't that much...