Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

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Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby USBs » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:07 pm

I'm a 0L planning on attending law school next year. I'm trying to stay in the NY/NJ area, and Fordham (20k/yr scholarship), Rutgers Newark, and St. Johns (both full rides) are my top choices. I've worked a couple undergrad internships at DA offices, and am considering pursuing a career in prosecution (it seems like a full ride would be ideal if I'm going the prosecution route).
That being said, Fordham is appealing because I think it would give me a better chance at BigLaw and fed clerkships (I'm not dead set on prosecution, and I don't want to rule out going private). I have minimal undergrad debt, and my parents offered to help with cost of living to lighten the load if I end up choosing Fordham.
These forums have been really helpful throughout this process, and I'd appreciate your thoughts on these options. Thanks!

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Re: Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:15 pm

I'd pick Fordham because it is a significantly better schoold than the other two.

Also, does your St. Johns scholarship have minimum GPA requirements?

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Re: Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:50 pm

Seems like you already understand.

Take either full tuition scholarship if certain that you want to become a local prosecutor; for more & better options if not certain of career path, then Fordham is probably the best choice among your 3 options.

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Re: Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby USBs » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'd pick Fordham because it is a significantly better schoold than the other two.

Also, does your St. Johns scholarship have minimum GPA requirements?


St. Johns has a stip of top 60%- do you think that's pretty typical?

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Re: Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:39 pm

USBs wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:I'd pick Fordham because it is a significantly better schoold than the other two.

Also, does your St. Johns scholarship have minimum GPA requirements?


St. Johns has a stip of top 60%- do you think that's pretty typical?


Never take a scholarship that has GPA requirements, in the first place. Top 60% is another layer of "scam" on top of that. Fordham is the must better/safer choice.

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Re: Fordham (20k) vs. Rutgers Newark, St. Johns (full ride)??

Postby Law2019 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Fordham is a much better option than the other two. Just know that Big Law is not a guarantee from there, and if you do not land Big Law then you will have a lot of trouble paying off the debt



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