Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

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champ33
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Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby champ33 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:55 pm

So my options consist of staying around New York, where I'm from, or heading somewhere else altogether. As far as the first option I've narrowed it down to these three, and I'd like to choose one of the three to then compare to other options in different regions. Many people may be looking at similar options, so I figured a thread with all three of these might be beneficial.

Rutgers-Newark: with in-state tuition and scholarship - 13,000/yr. + COL.
St. John's: with scholarship - 17,000/yr. + COL.
Brooklyn Law: no scholarship info until March, but anticipating tuition will be slightly more to much more than St. John's.

I don't have a specific area of interest, more like several areas of non-interest. While I know biglaw from these three is very unlikely, my plan is to go in and work as hard as I can, and keep my mind open to whatever the best legal opportunities are that present themselves. Rutgers seems to have a good reputation in NJ and from what I can tell, a comparable rep to the other two in NY. St. John's and Brooklyn, however, seem only to do well in NY, so I'm wondering if there are any other markets that they feed. Anyway I'm getting a little long-winded so I'll just hope for some input from you all on this. Thanks.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby dakatz » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:58 pm

I would definitely vote Rutgers. Once you get into the 51-100 range, I don't think those high price tags of private schools are justified without significant scholarship money. Rutgers is far cheaper than the other schools, and it is very easy to get in-state tuition. Rutgers is very solid for NJ clerkships, and COL is lower.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby bjf » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Interesting post. I have applied to all three of these schools as well (still waiting to hear back). Honestly, R-N looks better and better to me everyday. It's way cheaper then the others and (correct me if I'm wrong) has at least as good, if not better placement in NY & NJ. I think my decision is going to come down to one of these three as well, so I am curious as to what everyone thinks.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby baboon309 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:42 am

Rutgers- Newark used to place much better than the other two in big laws/clerkships. ITE, no one really knows though.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby champ33 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks for the opinions so far guys. St. John's did offer a good amount and that's the only reason I'm considering them. I've been to Rutgers and liked the campus and proximity to NYC, and have yet to visit Brooklyn or St. John's. Anyone else care to input? Still haven't heard from Brooklyn about $$.

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Re: Rutgers-Newark vs. St. John's vs. Brooklyn Law

Postby lawschoolftw » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:28 pm

Deffinitely Rutgers,those schools are all pretty much on par with each other (and some would argue Rutgers places even better than the others)so I would go with the cheapest tuition. St. Johns does have a beautiful law building and comfy ass seats, but I guess thats not a decision make or break.




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