Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

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Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby nygiants56 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:51 am

I am interested in getting opinions regarding Rutgers Newark vs. Seton Hall. Noting the ranking differences, the economic conditions, and both not being T, is the 20k additional price tag for Seton Hall worth it.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby nygiants56 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:40 pm

Come on nothing? No opinions?
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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby scammedhard » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:46 pm

I don't think you should attend either one. Retake/reapply is my official advice; but, if you have to choose, I'd pick Rutgers over SH.

EDIT: There is good chance that, if you attend these schools, you'd end up with a very shitty job, or worse, no job at all.
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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby nygiants56 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:48 pm

41 with family looking to reinvent myself so pretty much stuck in nj

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby scammedhard » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:50 pm

nygiants56 wrote:41 with family looking to reinvent myself so pretty much stuck in nj

If you are 41 and with a family, then going to these schools is absolutely off the table. So much risk, the debt, and all for what? You could ruin your family if things don't work out; and look all around, things are not working out for a lot of law grads from much better schools.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby nygiants56 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:57 pm

i'm looking to leverage my trading and compliance background.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby Heartford » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:04 am

Seton Hall isn't worth it. Stick with in-state tuition at Rutgers. Ignore relative ranking differences outside of the top 30 schools or so- these are both second tier schools and have comparable, if not indistinguishable, regional reputations. If you want to stay in Jersey and you just want to practice law, ignore the life planning advice you'll get from 24 year old college kids on here- Rutgers will give you a degree for a halfway decent price, and as long as you understand that the odds of getting a great job are heavily stacked against you, you're capable of making a decision on your own. Best of luck.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby Verity » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:24 am

No.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:32 am

nygiants56 wrote:i'm looking to leverage my trading and compliance background.


Back office + JD is not getting you anywhere fast. Except maybe OCIE (SEC) if you get lucky.

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby nygiants56 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:33 am

Well regarding back office, most compliance jobs are starting to require a JD. And what do you classify as not getting you anywhere fast?

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Re: Rutgers v Seton Hall is the 20k diff annually worth it?

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:02 pm

Absolutely take Rutgers over Seton Hall. Both have fine placements in NJ, and the price difference isn't worth it. I would only say take Seton Hall if you didn't get into Rutgers....but you did. The career prospects are so similar, if not identical, that it makes no sense to go into debt another 20k over it. A good friend of mine was in a very similar situation to yours....choosing between Rutgers and Seton Hall, older law student, married with kids, leaving NJ wasn't an option, etc....and Rutgers has been VERY good to him. He has gotten involved in a lot of activities, and has a job lined up in a midsize NJ firm after graduation. I recognize this is only one example (so before all you 0Ls who have spent the last few months knee deep in logical reasoning questions attack me, calm down), but I still think there isn't a big enough difference between the two schools.

Congrats on two acceptances in the state you want to be in!!!




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