Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

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Temple or Rutgers Camden

Temple
1
10%
Rutgers C
9
90%
 
Total votes: 10

chipshoote
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Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby chipshoote » Wed May 22, 2013 3:40 pm

Any help here would be appreciated. Ideally I would like to work in the Philly market. I would leave Rutgers-C with around 40k in debt. Temple doesnt seem to be showing me the love and I dont think I'll get too much from them. Probably be paying OOS and leaving with around 130k in debt. What does TLS advise?

Also, can someone around the area tell me what the differences in job prospects are (if they are significant)?

Thanks everyone. The help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 22, 2013 3:57 pm

chipshoote wrote:Any help here would be appreciated. Ideally I would like to work in the Philly market. I would leave Rutgers-C with around 40k in debt. Temple doesnt seem to be showing me the love and I dont think I'll get too much from them. Probably be paying OOS and leaving with around 130k in debt. What does TLS advise?

Also, can someone around the area tell me what the differences in job prospects are (if they are significant)?

Thanks everyone. The help is greatly appreciated.


Would not go to Temple loaning 130K. nearly 30% chance of underemployment with little hope of repaying that debt.

Rutgers is TCR here if you can't retake the LSAT (you should post your stats fyi). They place less prestigiously, but its a much less risky choice @ 40K and with better overall employment numbers. I imagine Philly is in the vicinity of schools where Camden would have some regional influence, but the jobs aren't going to be biglaw.. they will be small firms, local gov/PI gigs and shitlaw for the most part

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby paintbynumbers » Wed May 22, 2013 4:10 pm

RU-C is in fact closer to many philly firms and the philly federal courthouse than any philly law school. Also, RU-C has a federal courthouse across the street which leads to many, many clerkship options for students. As for biglaw, not really a stepdown from any philly school, excluding upenn, but still not many get this, think like 8-12% maybe

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed May 22, 2013 5:49 pm

chipshoote wrote:Any help here would be appreciated. Ideally I would like to work in the Philly market. I would leave Rutgers-C with around 40k in debt. Temple doesnt seem to be showing me the love and I dont think I'll get too much from them. Probably be paying OOS and leaving with around 130k in debt. What does TLS advise?


Temple is NOT work $130k in debt (or any similar amount), so Rutgers-C would appear to be the lesser of two evils.

chipshoote wrote:Also, can someone around the area tell me what the differences in job prospects are (if they are significant)?


Per LST, Rutgers-C has better job prospects than Temple. There's about a 10% discrepancy between employment scores.

chipshoote
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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby chipshoote » Thu May 23, 2013 11:27 am

I saw the numbers on LST, but I was more curious about the quality or types of jobs to expect from each. thanks for the help guys... it is really appreciated.

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby timbs4339 » Thu May 23, 2013 12:17 pm

chipshoote wrote:I saw the numbers on LST, but I was more curious about the quality or types of jobs to expect from each.


Essentially the same. Don't believe because Temple costs more it can place you in jobs commensurate with the debt.

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby paintbynumbers » Thu May 23, 2013 12:25 pm

chipshoote wrote:I saw the numbers on LST, but I was more curious about the quality or types of jobs to expect from each. thanks for the help guys... it is really appreciated.


Too similar for a 90K difference in debt. Both law schools can get any job that the other can, w/ the exception that Temple grads cant get the NJ clerkships if not from Jersey bc Jersey judges are soooo insular

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Re: Temple v. Rutgers-C ($$)

Postby cahwc12 » Thu May 23, 2013 3:47 pm

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