mrtoren wrote:I'd be hesitant to bash Seton Hall too much. All three law schools place exceptionally well, in part, because of the fact that there are only three law schools in the state. However, as others have said, NJ is fanatical about Rutgers and that carries over into their hiring practices. Personally, I'm glad they're a TT simply because I can get in with my numbers and can avoid having to retake. That being said, they are a gem in a rough, rough sea of tumultuous TT schools. The ignorant and the uninformed are quick to bash it, but employers recognize the school's value. At the end of the day, I'm confident that RU-N will leave me with a relatively little amount of debt while still allowing me the opportunity to find work and pull in a fairly high salary.
Sorry, just to be clear I don't want to come across bashing Seton at all! I am sure it’s a fine law school, but for the cost Rutgers all the way! Its name recognition in Jersey is pretty amazing. Also, I am not sure that lots of people "bash" Rutgers, a few friends of mine from grad school now living in DC and Cali have said that they thought Rutgers Law had great name recognition in their locations. Got a Masters in Public Policy/Urban Affairs and know many Lawyers as a result;-). I think it’s a great TT w/o the huge price tag that is so common among other tt's and even the ttt’s and tttt’s, which is crazy now days!!