Temple VS St. John's

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$Temple vs $$ St. John's

Poll ended at Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:38 am

Temple 15k per year
13
76%
St. John's full tuition
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17

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newyorker88
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Temple VS St. John's

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:38 am

Which should I chose St. John's with a full tuition scholarship or Temple with 15k per year. I don't know where I want to practice but probably a big city.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby ashjd2be » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:39 am

im from philly...temple is in kind of an iffy part of town...but sp close to center city...safe campus and awesome school

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby Bankhead » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:40 am

Temple really is night and day better, in both educational quality and job placement.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby manbearwig » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:30 pm

Temple is in a bad part of town, but it's not like you live in the area. Most law students live in much safer areas. Also, Temple only has to compete with UPenn and Nova in Philly, while St. John's has many more "better" schools in their market.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby jay115 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:59 pm

i just went to st johns for a mock trial tournament... i highly suggest you visit before you make any decisions, lol.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby goosey » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:04 pm

jay115 wrote:i just went to st johns for a mock trial tournament... i highly suggest you visit before you make any decisions, lol.



elaborate please?
was it good or bad..

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:06 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. Do you think it's be possible to land a job in new york with a temple degree?

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby DEANBIGBROTHERALMI-T » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:17 pm

jay115 wrote:i just went to st johns for a mock trial tournament... i highly suggest you visit before you make any decisions, lol.


it looks fine to me: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby manbearwig » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:39 pm

newyorker88 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys. Do you think it's be possible to land a job in new york with a temple degree?


I'm sure it's possible, but I think it'd probably be very difficult. New York is already saturated with its own law schools, and Temple is known as such a regional school. A big question would be why you went to Temple if you want to practice in New York.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:47 pm

newyorker88 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys. Do you think it's be possible to land a job in new york with a temple degree?


Not NY, but maybe NJ.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:17 pm

manbearwig wrote:
newyorker88 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys. Do you think it's be possible to land a job in new york with a temple degree?


I'm sure it's possible, but I think it'd probably be very difficult. New York is already saturated with its own law schools, and Temple is known as such a regional school. A big question would be why you went to Temple if you want to practice in New York.


I'm not sure where I want to practice so I'm trying to go to a school that I'll give me some options. I know St.John's is strictly NY. But I'm from NY and temple seems to have a solid reputation here and I looked at Temple's OCI and saw a decent amount of NY firms so I was thinking with temple i'd have ny and philly as an option.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby PhillyRower42 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:02 pm

From what I understand, with family and friends who are either in law school or have recently graduated as long as you are in the top of your class at Temple you have solid shot at landing a job in New York, but you have to be in the top. I think that may go for most schools though.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby bitlrc » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:06 pm

goosey wrote:
jay115 wrote:i just went to st johns for a mock trial tournament... i highly suggest you visit before you make any decisions, lol.



elaborate please?
was it good or bad..


i think st john's is in jamaica queens. not a great area.

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Re: Temple VS St. John's

Postby bklyngreenlp » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:13 pm

newyorker88 wrote:Which should I chose St. John's with a full tuition scholarship or Temple with 15k per year. I don't know where I want to practice but probably a big city.



Are there stipulations on your full-ride at St. John's? If so, I would think twice about that offer, as their grading curve is rather harsh.

If your heart is set on NYC only, you should really consider staying in the area for school. The competition in NYC is fierce and there are so many law schools there, most of which are better ranked than St. John's. Have you also considered Rutgers-Newark (if you got into those two schools, I imagine you have the #s for RN)?

I just visited Temple and I'm really fond of Philly and the school. It's much smaller than NY, but it's still a very large city with a lot of opportunities. There's a ton of diversity on many levels, too.

I've also visited St. John's and I wasn't impressed...




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