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If you will be attending Rutgers Newark this Fall join the Facebook group: Rutgers Newark Law Class of 2011

Here is the link

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11436678147


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Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers Newark vs. Miami Scholarship
« on: March 23, 2008, 06:28:52 AM »
I was just informed that I was accepted into the Miami Scholars program which is a public interest scholarship. The award is 25K per year as long as I keep a 3.0 cumulative. Other benefits include partial tuition for study abroad summer programs, guaranteed summer placement, and networking opportunities

My question is, Should I go to Miami or Rutgers Newark??? I would like to practice in the NJ/NY area after law school in criminal defense.

Here are the numbers.

Miami Tuition w/ scholarship: 11K
Rutgers Newark: 20K

Should I ask Rutgers to match???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Rutgers Newark
« on: March 19, 2008, 12:39:14 PM »
I thought I would start a thread for those of us who may be attending Rutgers Newark. I visited the campus this past weekend and was impressed.

Anyone planning on attending the Admitted Students Day, 3/28?

Also where are you planning on living? I am thinking about the University Square Apartments on campus...anyone else?


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Hello everyone and welcome to my post. I am in the process of deciding where to go this Fall and would greatly appreciate any input.

I would like to go to a school that will best enable me to pursue a career in public interest, more specifically criminal defense. My main areas of interest are wrongful convictions, disproportionate sentencing, and the death penalty. I would probably want to be a public defender out of law school for at least a few years.

I have been accepted to Rutgers Newark, Seton Hall, and Hofstra and wait listed at Cardozo and American.

Right now I am leaning towards Rutgers due to their emphasis on public interest and the relatively low in state tuition. My main question is, what to do if I end up getting accepted to Cardozo or American whose tuition is each about 40k per year versus Rutgers at 20K. Would it be worth accruing the huge debt and going to American or Cardozo versus Rutgers Newark with a public interest plan in mind?

Also your thoughts on Rutgers vs. Seton hall in regards to a public interest career?

Thanks!!!

Adam



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