Kurohoshi wrote:Is it possible to get into the NYC job market from this school?
Please only reply if you have actual knowledge of the situation or know how OCI goes at RU Newark.
Honestly, I think the only person that can answer this question is you. Some schools may have a better reputation and thus graduates have a better foot in the door simply by having graduated from said school, but ultimately everyone who passes the bar is a lawyer just like everyone else who passed the bar. At that point, getting a job is going to come down to how hard you worked while in school doing internships/externships and making connections. I've heard that the top 10% or so of the class (of any school) is given preferential treatment in job searches as well, but that is NOT guaranteed to be factual, that's just what I've heard. It seems logical though.
So basically, if you do the work and make the connections and work your ass off to stay in the top of the class, you'll probably have a very good shot at a job. You'll see a lot of people on these boards asking similar questions and getting a ton of statistics and articles spewed back, which really drives me crazy. The truth is, NO ONE is qualified to answer this question other than yourself. If you're going into school knowing you'll be competing against graduates from NYU or Columbia, then prepare for it! 3 years from now you better have plenty more to show for yourself then just a piece of paper that says you graduated from Rutgers Law. THAT is what makes you competitive in the job market.