GoodToBeTheKing wrote:sounds like I will need to be checking out the Victor lofts, although I really do want to live in the suburbs close to the PATCO.. I am checking out HaddonView next Tuesday (most likely I will walk it to see just how far it is). I will have my car with me when I move so maybe I could drive to the station??? I think there is a shuttle from the apartment complex to the PATCO. I could be wrong on this though.
Questions for Biden (haha I feel like I am a journalist at the White House):
1. Which student organizations are you in?
2. Do you recommend reading any supplements before school starts?
3. Are there lots of apt/house parties or is it mainly bars that Rutgers students meet up at for the night?
4. What type of clerkships do students get after school? One of the big selling points for RU-C is their 40% clerkship rate, second only to Yale yadayadayada. That is all great, and I am really impressed, but what type of courts are these clerkships mainly in? e.g. appellate, federal, or traffic court...? Pretty much, I just want to know if the clerkships are of good quality.
There are definitely bars that law students hang out at. Namely, the Victor Pub or Hanks. People go out to Philly in groups quite a bit. There are also meet and greets, as well as various student organization events throughout the year. For the last two years a couple of popular Philly spots for Rutgers Law Students include Mad River (they will give the law school the upstairs, so it is only law students up there, which can be cool), the Plough & the Stars in Philly, Bleu Martini, G Lounge, the Irish Pub, Lucy's, Vango Lounge and Skybar, etc. These are all popular places for law students.
Ah, the concern is that the clerkships are traffic court, haha. This is understandable. Actually, Rutgers-Camden students get decent clerk ships. For example, one of Justice Thomas' clerks is a Rutgers-Camden graduate. A lot of the really desirable clerk ship positions, i.e. federal court of appeals, are given out to career clerks. Any kind of clerk position with a federal judge is rarely given to someone just graduating from law school. However, I know quite a few people who have been able to extern with federal judges, which is great on a resume. A lot of people get clerk positions at the Superior Court level. People get good clerk positions. I do not know of anyone doing something crappy like traffic court or night court.
One really cool thing is that anyone who wants to do an externship is able to. So, almost everyone does this for credit. There are a lot of great externships given out. Everything from federal court externships (and yes, there are quite a few of these given out), bankruptcy court, family court, appellate division, etc.
When you hear about people getting those great summer associate positions, there are students from Rutgers-Camden who get those jobs too. I know several students working as summer associates at BigLaw firms in Philly, and yes, they are taking home a couple grand a week, for 10 weeks during the summer. Some firms have suspended their summer programs, but then it doesn't matter if you go to Yale or Rutgers, those positions are not available. There are still students from Rutgers-Camden landing summer associate positions in BigLaw and getting offers extended upon graduation.
Almost everyone I know has a summer job either working for a judge, working for a firm, a prosecutor's office, etc. and yes, they area paid.