skamanindc wrote:ahhh time to decide is running out, someone help me!!! Seton Hall or Rutgers!!
You're getting ignored on here, lol!!!
1. Are you interersted in any specific cliics?
--One of the things that really helped me decide was the availability of 3 clinics I was really interested in. I checked into these at other schools where I had been accepted and Rutgers' programs blew them away.
2. Amount of classes outside the 1L curriculum that interest you.
--Again I checked out the brochure and looked at what I would be doing with my time during 2L and 3L year. I found a tons of classes that I already know I want to take
3. Student Body
--I've visited a few schools and I just didn't feel like the student body was complimentary to me. I've been out of u-grad a while, and I wasn't looking forward to attending a school with a ton of students that have never lived outside of a dorm. So the age, experience, diversity of the student body was pretty important
4. Job Placement
--Chekcing out Rutgers' job placement among the top law firms, businesses, and mid-size firms really helped solidify my choice. They place very well among large firms and firms overall, and they do great with clerkships.
I don't have any facts to back this up, but I feel like the Rutgers name seems to be a little stronger and have a more solid reputation than SH. I'm sure in NJ either school will get the job done. But, Rutgers is the older school and they do have access to other campus' which means professors, money, activities...just all the things that make a school more interesting.
If you really want to work in BigLaw then check around in cities where you think you would like to work and then see how many R-N grads and SH grads currently work there. You could send them emails and ask them specific questions about how their alma maters are viewed by the firm. If they have a strong presence at the firm then they should be able to give you valuable advice on what it takes to get into strong fim jobs. But if you have a hard time finding grads from a school or they tell you that there aren't a lot of other grads at the firm then maybe you should take that into consideration.
All else said--if you're super cool choose Rutgers. Maybe we'll be classmates.
If you're a complete tool choose Seton so I don't have to put up with you!!