Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby jvsj » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:27 am

Don't see how my posts would lead you to believe I'm a troll...

I lived in south jersey for 10+ years, so I have a good sense of the area. And I think the merger would be beneficial.

And Woodcrest station is in Cherry Hill. It's the suburbs, so of course you will most likely need to drive a small distance in order to get to the train station. Still beats commuting to Camden and paying for parking.

Are you just mad at me for ripping on Collingswood because you grew up there?

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:51 am

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby jvsj » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:55 am

Gotcha. Appreciate the info.

As a current student, do you see rankings going up after a merger?

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 2LT_CPG » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:56 pm

jvsj wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:Anybody live in Collingswood? I feel like that's the town to which I'll likely move. The dryness kind of irks me, but whatever. PATCO access is pretty key for me, so I think I'll stay away from the Cherry Hill/Marlton area.


Patco goes through Cherry Hill... Woodcrest, Ashland and Haddonfield stations all accommodate Cherry Hill residents.

Coolingswood isn't nice at all. I would stick with Cherry Hill or Voorhees.

Sure they 'accomodate' Cherry Hill residents in that they don't turn Cherry Hill people away, but they're not walkable really. I'd like the option of living within a five-ten minute walk to a PATCO station so I can still go out in Philly and not worry about driving or paying for cabs. Aside from that, from what I saw of Collingswood last weekend, it was pretty nice. Especially on Haddon Avenue and by the Cooper River. I don't know what part of Voorhees you're talking about... Voorhees is a shithole.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby wfudeacons2005 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:26 am

Just as a heads up regarding a merger...this is an excerpt from a message sent to RU-N law students today:

"A combined Rutgers Law School, we believe, could enable us better to address the challenges, of which you are all well-aware, that are currently reshaping legal education and the legal profession nationwide. It is also our hope and expectation that the University will provide tangible support for Rutgers Law so that we can keep legal education accessible and affordable to all qualified students, consistent with the best traditions of public higher education.

Let me quickly, however, dispel any misconceptions about what “Rutgers Law” would entail. First and foremost, Rutgers Law will remain in Newark and Camden. There is absolutely no talk of moving the combined entity to New Brunswick or anywhere else. The public service missions of both schools are inextricably intertwined with their respective local communities, and neither faculty nor administration would countenance a diminution in that commitment."


Also, went on to say that the agreement has been made "in principle"...

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby MarcusAurelius » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:47 am

2LT_CPG wrote:Anybody live in Collingswood? I feel like that's the town to which I'll likely move. The dryness kind of irks me, but whatever. PATCO access is pretty key for me, so I think I'll stay away from the Cherry Hill/Marlton area.


Does it??????

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby NewYorkL » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 pm

I just got a flyer saying that the application is free and to apply by March 1. Great timing. But was the application always free? I felt the reason that I didn't apply was because I had to dish out $60

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby jvsj » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:39 pm

Nope, it wasn't free.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Lumieres » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:00 pm

Anyone have an idea of how big/small the incoming class size will be?

I heard last year was a record low.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 pm

Lumieres wrote:Anyone have an idea of how big/small the incoming class size will be?

I heard last year was a record low.

And the year before us was a record high. It's anyone's guess.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 2LT_CPG » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:42 pm

I'd prefer a small class like 2015, but I'll understand if it returns to normalcy this year. Anybody going to the Dean's Law Day next month? I assume that question can be answered there.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Lumieres » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 pm

Did everyone who applied hear back yet?

Also, how is RU-C with scholarships?

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby paintbynumbers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:01 pm

heard they are expecting the class to be smaller than last years

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Lumieres » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:50 pm

paintbynumbers wrote:heard they are expecting the class to be smaller than last years


Are there really only nine people in the 1L evening division right now?

I mean small classes, great, but I think that's just too small...

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:57 am

Lumieres wrote:
paintbynumbers wrote:heard they are expecting the class to be smaller than last years


Are there really only nine people in the 1L evening division right now?

I mean small classes, great, but I think that's just too small...

Nothing the school can do about a lack of interest in the evening program from applicants.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 2LT_CPG » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:42 am

I'm fine with a smaller class.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby JDot » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Does anyone know how long it took for your application to go from "active" to "completed." I sent in my app via online and application fee via mail last thurs and it's still under "active." Wondering what is taking them so long to process my application to "completed."

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Keasbey » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:06 pm

At least a week for me, probably closer to two.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mfernico » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:34 pm

2LT_CPG wrote:I'm fine with a smaller class.


Small classes are great, you learn a lot more than large classes. However, it's much harder to earn an A, not as many dots on the modal curve, if you know anything about statistics.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:35 pm

mfernico wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:I'm fine with a smaller class.


Small classes are great, you learn a lot more than large classes. However, it's much harder to earn an A, not as many dots on the modal curve, if you know anything about statistics.

There's a nice surprise waiting for you if you look up the RU-C Law rules about grading and class size.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:44 pm

Ok, I've gotten a lot of postcards from here, which I'm cool, but mildly annoyed with, but today I got 2 of the exact same postcards, encouraging me to apply before March 1...

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby mfernico » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:39 am

InGoodFaith wrote:
mfernico wrote:
2LT_CPG wrote:I'm fine with a smaller class.


Small classes are great, you learn a lot more than large classes. However, it's much harder to earn an A, not as many dots on the modal curve, if you know anything about statistics.

There's a nice surprise waiting for you if you look up the RU-C Law rules about grading and class size.


I'd like to hear about it. In my small section class (30 students) it was nearly impossible to earn an A, in fact 0 were given and the highest grades were A-s, and you got an A only if you got an A- AND a bump up, which there were only 3. However, in my larger classes since there were more students, there were many more B-s and C+s to allow 14 As in a class of 90. Hence why I prefer larger class sizes.

14/90 is better than 0/30. If you want a B or B+ smaller classes are the way to go as nearly every student gets one. However, I'm an A student not a B+ one, at least in larger classes :wink:

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby 20130312 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:50 am

(b) The mean grade point average in courses with 10 to 30 students shall be between a 3.10 and 3.40. This shall include adjustments for class participation.

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(f) Courses with fewer than 10 students, clinics, and courses in which intensive writing credit or skills credit is mandatory are exempt from this rule.

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby Lumieres » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:23 pm

To all of the admitted students: when did you receive your scholarship info? Also, how much did they offer?

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Re: Rutgers Camden c/o 2016 Applicants

Postby highlander1 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:38 pm

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