HeavenWood wrote:Rutgers for NYC is practically a pipe dream in this economy, but if you don't mind the (very real) possibility of working in North Jersey, it's probably your best option.
I do mind it, but it might be a risk I end up taking. I have until the 15th to decide, so we shall see. My dilemma stems from the size of these markets. NY has so many more opportunities than South Florida. I know there is less competition down there, but the recent NALP report on market trends showed the southeast as nothing short of brutal. In 2009, The largest firms in Miami were taking summer classes of around 10; many people got no-offered, and many firms took classes of like 2-4. Meanwhile I have significant ties in NY, lived here all my life, and know a whole slew of attorneys from prior business dealings. That may come in handy, or it may not. Bottom line, Rutgers is cheap, but I hate Newark and am very concerned about ending up in Jersey. I should probably just go though; if I make it my mission to end up in NYC, i think its very feasible, provided we're not just speaking in terms of biglaw.