Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:16 am

Yeah, just as a heads up to everyone, the in state tuition thing applies to everyone as long as you move in a month or so early, sign a lease in NJ and get a NJ driver's license, then bring both of those things to the admissions office I think. Damn good deal.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby kissy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:18 am

jasonac21 wrote:Yeah, just as a heads up to everyone, the in state tuition thing applies to everyone as long as you move in a month or so early, sign a lease in NJ and get a NJ driver's license, then bring both of those things to the admissions office I think. Damn good deal.

yesterday there was a girl who had been living in california for three years, but still had her NJ license. the dean said as long as she brought that to the admissions office they would be able to give her in-state tuition rates.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:22 am

jasonac21 wrote:Yeah, just as a heads up to everyone, the in state tuition thing applies to everyone as long as you move in a month or so early, sign a lease in NJ and get a NJ driver's license, then bring both of those things to the admissions office I think. Damn good deal.



You mean I'm not special and unique?!?!

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:28 am

dp73816 wrote:
jasonac21 wrote:Yeah, just as a heads up to everyone, the in state tuition thing applies to everyone as long as you move in a month or so early, sign a lease in NJ and get a NJ driver's license, then bring both of those things to the admissions office I think. Damn good deal.



You mean I'm not special and unique?!?!


I didn't say that ;)

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:57 pm

just got another wait list from San Diego. Looks more and more like I will be doing the jersey shore fist pump come June or July.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:00 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:just got another wait list from San Diego. Looks more and more like I will be doing the jersey shore fist pump come June or July.



Stock up on the 'roids, and dont you dare think of working out those legs! Except for calves...broads love juiced, shaven calves...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:13 pm

dp73816 wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote:just got another wait list from San Diego. Looks more and more like I will be doing the jersey shore fist pump come June or July.



Stock up on the 'roids, and dont you dare think of working out those legs! Except for calves...broads love juiced, shaven calves...



Does Camden have a tanning salon hahaha jk

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:00 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
dp73816 wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote:just got another wait list from San Diego. Looks more and more like I will be doing the jersey shore fist pump come June or July.



Stock up on the 'roids, and dont you dare think of working out those legs! Except for calves...broads love juiced, shaven calves...



Does Camden have a tanning salon hahaha jk


probably a leader in the field of research...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:23 pm

Double-Post and totally off topic, but does anyone else get any sort of pleasure out of rewriting history on Wikipedia? Im writing my thesis as we speak, and, I guess out of contempt for having to write a 150 pg. paper, I find myself changing things about the past.

This is what happens when you decide that graduating "with honors" is a good idea, and writing a thesis is a good life choice...

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:36 pm

Hey, Im currently a 1L at Rutgers Camden - if you have any questions just let me know.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:56 am

mjs1187 wrote:Hey, Im currently a 1L at Rutgers Camden - if you have any questions just let me know.


I guess the obvious question is what are the job prospects like ITE? Do you have anything lined up for this summer? How about your classmates?

What are your overall thoughts of the school?

Excuse my nosiness, but it appears you're looking to transfer. Is this just because you want to make a lateral move or is there something about the school you don't like?

Thanks for answering questions!

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:51 am

Are the professors approachable?

Are the students competitive?

Are there study abroad options?

What level of courts are most of the 40 percent of clerkships at?

Are the salary prospects as realistic as the school's website say they are?

Have you gotten over the fact that you are in Camden, which is one of the most dilapidated cities in America? If so, how long did it take you to adjust?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:40 pm

Hey guys, still trying to decide on Camden v. Newark, but since all the Camden activity is in here and not in the other forums, figured I'd come join you guys :) :lol: (looks like I'm the only TLS girl considering RU-C). NJ weather can be really strange at times... so be prepared for hot or cold days here and there in the fall/spring :lol:.

I also want to see if Camden will match my Newark scholarship. I have 8k there (on top of in-state) and only 5k at Camden. Also if anyone is curious, I e-mailed with a girl that did 1L there (she transferred because of her husband's job), but she told me that a lot of the students lived in the Victor Lofts and that there's a bar in/near the building where the law students hang out. So I was finally able to get student life info! :D. I, like kissy, will probably go back down and get a tour. Dean's Law Day was a little crowded and crazy, so I want to see if I can get a better idea of the school in a little more of a "normal" setting.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:18 pm

jasonac21 wrote:
mjs1187 wrote:Hey, Im currently a 1L at Rutgers Camden - if you have any questions just let me know.


I guess the obvious question is what are the job prospects like ITE? Do you have anything lined up for this summer? How about your classmates?

What are your overall thoughts of the school?

Excuse my nosiness, but it appears you're looking to transfer. Is this just because you want to make a lateral move or is there something about the school you don't like?

Thanks for answering questions!


The job prospects are good. I have a federal judicial internship lined up for the summer. (~top 15%). Almost everyone I know has something lined up for the summer. The career advisor people are really helpful here.

I love the school- Every single one of my professors thus far is brilliant with ridiculously impressive backgrounds. If you're interested check out the faculty bios on the schools website. Moreover, our writing program does live up to it's high ranking and employers know this.

I'm not really looking to transfer - just sort of keeping my options open because I did pretty well my first semester. I'm getting involved in a lot of pro boons and law societies - which may prevent me from transferring if I get into GULC.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby jasonac21 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:31 pm

mjs1187 wrote:
jasonac21 wrote:
mjs1187 wrote:Hey, Im currently a 1L at Rutgers Camden - if you have any questions just let me know.


I guess the obvious question is what are the job prospects like ITE? Do you have anything lined up for this summer? How about your classmates?

What are your overall thoughts of the school?

Excuse my nosiness, but it appears you're looking to transfer. Is this just because you want to make a lateral move or is there something about the school you don't like?

Thanks for answering questions!


The job prospects are good. I have a federal judicial internship lined up for the summer. (~top 15%). Almost everyone I know has something lined up for the summer. The career advisor people are really helpful here.

I love the school- Every single one of my professors thus far is brilliant with ridiculously impressive backgrounds. If you're interested check out the faculty bios on the schools website. Moreover, our writing program does live up to it's high ranking and employers know this.

I'm not really looking to transfer - just sort of keeping my options open because I did pretty well my first semester. I'm getting involved in a lot of pro boons and law societies - which may prevent me from transferring if I get into GULC.


Great thanks for the info! I'd probably looking at transferring too if I did that well.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:34 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:Are the professors approachable?

Are the students competitive?

Are there study abroad options?

What level of courts are most of the 40 percent of clerkships at?

Are the salary prospects as realistic as the school's website say they are?

Have you gotten over the fact that you are in Camden, which is one of the most dilapidated cities in America? If so, how long did it take you to adjust?


Professors are extremely approachable - most of the 1L professors will set up lunches for their students and pay for lunch. A lot of the legals societies set up speaker events for the professors to talk at. Every professor stays after class so the students can ask them questions and have open office hoursbb

The students aren't competitive probably because there isn't a ranking system in place

There are study abroad options but I believe they're through temple LS. However I know a test 10 people that are going to south Africa this summer.

I'm not sure what level the clerkships are. I know that's our biggest thing tho and should probably have an answer for you.

Not sure about the salary prospects but I would imagine they have to report them accurately.

Camdens not bad at all. I live at the victor and it's beautiful. Walking to and from the school every day doesn't feel like Camden. Plus Philly is literally a 3 min train ride from the school.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:09 pm

mjs, thanks for the info! Very, very convincing about the strength of RU-C :) :). Congrats on Top 15% -- seems like those grads have great options.

Would you recommend the Victor for housing? Also, do students spend more time hanging out around the campus area or in Philly? Also, how safe is it getting back to the Victor (or the dorms) from the PATCO station at night? (This is one of my biggest concerns; if I wanted to go into Philly and visit a friend, I don't want to be ultra freaked out trying to get "home").

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:49 pm

keg411 wrote:mjs, thanks for the info! Very, very convincing about the strength of RU-C :) :). Congrats on Top 15% -- seems like those grads have great options.

Would you recommend the Victor for housing? Also, do students spend more time hanging out around the campus area or in Philly? Also, how safe is it getting back to the Victor (or the dorms) from the PATCO station at night? (This is one of my biggest concerns; if I wanted to go into Philly and visit a friend, I don't want to be ultra freaked out trying to get "home").


I would recommend the Victor with a caveat that its pretty expensive. Also the managers are assholes and they love to nickel and dime you. LAw school is very much like a job and most people hang out in the Law school bridge during the day. I go out to Philly probably once a week before brief and final times (things get too busy then). There are lots of events in the Victor pub. The victor is the most convenient option and I hear living on campus is awful.

Hmmm getting back from the pacto. Generally after a night in Philly the patco doesn't run that often at 2 to 3am so we take a cab back which is really cheap (15-20 split between four people). I personally wouldn't walk back from the patco alone at night - but walking around in the middle of any city is a terrible idea.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby dp73816 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:52 pm

mjs - whats your take on living in Haddonfield? I plan on renting a 2 bedroom there. Is it really far from everything? Though I realize law school is by no means fun & games, I would like to have some sort of social life (i.e. not "out of the loop")

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:01 pm

dp73816 wrote:mjs - whats your take on living in Haddonfield? I plan on renting a 2 bedroom there. Is it really far from everything? Though I realize law school is by no means fun & games, I would like to have some sort of social life (i.e. not "out of the loop")


From my experience my friends come to my apartment to hang out, study and pre game before going to Philly. They sometimes just crash on my couch after coming back or drive back to collingswood or haddonfield. It's definitely an option to live elsewhere but once again it's more convenient to live at the victor because a lot of your friends are going to live there. However, most of your day is going to be spent at the law school, so you probably won't be "out of the loop."

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:44 pm

mjs1187 wrote:I would recommend the Victor with a caveat that its pretty expensive. Also the managers are assholes and they love to nickel and dime you. LAw school is very much like a job and most people hang out in the Law school bridge during the day. I go out to Philly probably once a week before brief and final times (things get too busy then). There are lots of events in the Victor pub. The victor is the most convenient option and I hear living on campus is awful.

Hmmm getting back from the pacto. Generally after a night in Philly the patco doesn't run that often at 2 to 3am so we take a cab back which is really cheap (15-20 split between four people). I personally wouldn't walk back from the patco alone at night - but walking around in the middle of any city is a terrible idea.


Thanks for the info. I likely will be getting my apartment costs covered, with the caveat that the Victor qualifies as "nice and safe". Also, do they have parking, because I want to have my car to be able to go back to North Jersey if need be? Also noted that the on-campus housing is "awful".

Also, thanks for the answer about taking a cab back. Yeah, that makes total sense and it's good that it isn't that expensive. And the confirmation that the CSO is quality is HUGE. Sounds like you have a really great job lined up (I'm definitely interested in judicial internships/clerking).

BTW, I want to give your class (and really the whole school) huge credit for the turnout on Dean's Law Day. It made me think that you all really really love going there and wanted to convey that. To get up at 8am and be that upbeat is pretty impressive :).

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:49 pm

Yes there is parking. Both indoor 125/ month and outdoor which is like 25.

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby JuTMSY4 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:26 am

mjs, thanks for stopping by.

What are your thoughts on the summer jumpstart program? Did you do it. Did others in your class do it?

(Feel free not to answer if it's to personal). Are you on a scholarship? Do you know a lot of students who had trouble keeping theirs (seeing as you probably did not)? Any experience in stacking sections (putting a number of scholarship students in a section to essentially ensure some will lose them)?

What kind of apartment do you have at the victor? What's the cost like?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby Queenjane87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:22 am

keg411 wrote:Hey guys, still trying to decide on Camden v. Newark, but since all the Camden activity is in here and not in the other forums, figured I'd come join you guys :) :lol: (looks like I'm the only TLS girl considering RU-C).


I am also a girl :-) Thanks mjs1187 for answering all our questions! Congrats on the summer job as well! I didn't realize about the lack of a ranking system, that is interesting.

How do you feel Camden compares with other Philly schools like nova and temple?

Do a lot of students live in Philly?

Also curious about jumpstart, if you think it is worth it, if you did it/did you regret not doing it?

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Re: Rutgers-Camden Class of 2013

Postby mjs1187 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:34 am

JuTMSY4 wrote:mjs, thanks for stopping by.

What are your thoughts on the summer jumpstart program? Did you do it. Did others in your class do it?

(Feel free not to answer if it's to personal). Are you on a scholarship? Do you know a lot of students who had trouble keeping theirs (seeing as you probably did not)? Any experience in stacking sections (putting a number of scholarship students in a section to essentially ensure some will lose them)?

What kind of apartment do you have at the victor? What's the cost like?


I was not a jumpstart student. To be honest the summer jumpstarts are kinda separated from the other 1Ls. Basically there are three sections, and you have all of your classes with your own section. From my point of view the jumpstart section kind of kept to themselves for whatever reason. But take this with a grain of salt because its merely coming from my own personal point of view.

Yes I'm on scholarship - all of my friends were able to keep their scholarships. I didn't notice that they were "staking" sections.

I have a loft apartment. It's basically a one bedroom - but way cool and an interesting use of space. I pay roughly $1,100 (including gym and parking). Next year I'm going to be moving in with my GF and we're getting a two bedroom which will be like $1,500 -$1,800.




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