Nelson wrote:What do you want to do with your JD? If the answer is big law or you have no work experience to help you network, Seton Hall is still a worse option than retaking.
I've given it a lot of thought and I don't think biglaw is for me -- if that was the case, my deposit would probably be in at UVA. I'd be perfectly happy working at a small or medium-size firm (and NJ would be fine, since I'm from there).
romothesavior wrote:Choosing a law school is all about minimizing risk. I don't tell people to avoid these types of schools because of elitism or something like that. If these types of schools were cheap then they would be all right options. So if you are from the area and you have a full ride then go for it. Just make sure you understand your school's limitations and make sure you network. Unless you are in the very top of your class getting a job will take some leg work. Good luck.
Thanks. And I realize that coming straight out of undergrad, it's much tougher to network. An advantage to NJ is that I have lots of family/friend connections that could open doors and make networking easier.
And it's not like I've made up my mind. Once BC accepts me, I'm going to negotiate aggressively. I'm not afraid to say something like "Going to the same university for undergrad and law school would affect my contributions to the school as an alumni" blah blah blah. What have I got to lose?