In at Rutgers Newark!!!

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby caoyun » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:34 am

passitback wrote:I spoke with her about scholarship related matters at ASD, and she encouraged me to email her asap to assist me with the matter -strange.


I'm sure she just put up the auto-response by email. But as today is the deadline, I hope she gets back to me soon.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby lawlschoolcandid » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:40 am

caoyun wrote:
passitback wrote:I spoke with her about scholarship related matters at ASD, and she encouraged me to email her asap to assist me with the matter -strange.


I'm sure she just put up the auto-response by email. But as today is the deadline, I hope she gets back to me soon.


I haven't yet received my decision from RU Newark yet. In fact, I only received my complete email yesterday.

Does the seat deposit deadline apply only to admitted students? Or do I need to submit a pre-emptive deposit?

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby passitback » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:57 am

I think the deposit is only applicable to admitted students. If you are accepted at a later date, you will have an opportuntity to reserve your seat then.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby holmesNYC » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:34 pm

caoyun wrote:
passitback wrote:I spoke with her about scholarship related matters at ASD, and she encouraged me to email her asap to assist me with the matter -strange.


I'm sure she just put up the auto-response by email. But as today is the deadline, I hope she gets back to me soon.


I know for a fact she is out of the office and won't be back until next week, as I spoke with her just yesterday. She probably forgot to change the message in her auto-reply, hence the weird September date. Try calling and speaking with someone else in the office instead.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby king3780 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:50 pm

holmesNYC wrote:
caoyun wrote:
passitback wrote:I spoke with her about scholarship related matters at ASD, and she encouraged me to email her asap to assist me with the matter -strange.


I'm sure she just put up the auto-response by email. But as today is the deadline, I hope she gets back to me soon.


I know for a fact she is out of the office and won't be back until next week, as I spoke with her just yesterday. She probably forgot to change the message in her auto-reply, hence the weird September date. Try calling and speaking with someone else in the office instead.


Weird time to leave the office for a few days. Not quite as weird as the guy in admissions that went from Fordham to Hofstra mid-cycle this year, though. But still, I think admissions people should be there pretty much every workday from October to May at least.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby caoyun » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:58 pm

I emailed the admissions line at Rutgers earlier today, since Walton is out, and haven't heard anything yet. I guess Rutgers is going to make me withdraw. Oh well. Not much I can do at this point.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby nocalls4jeff » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:42 pm

I was accepted via email yesterday with paperwork to follow. I went complete on 3/24 so that was fast.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby klmnumbers » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:15 pm

This school is seriously killing me. I'm hoping to get a response soon since first round deposits were due on April 1, if I'm not mistaken. If I got in here, I would probably go automatically. Unless I fall in love with Case or Pitt when I visit.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby AJaKe » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:25 pm

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby Zeph » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:28 pm

klmnumbers wrote:This school is seriously killing me. I'm hoping to get a response soon since first round deposits were due on April 1, if I'm not mistaken. If I got in here, I would probably go automatically. Unless I fall in love with Case or Pitt when I visit.


did you not get an answer at all? I know a lot of us received hold/deferral emails. Maybe you were held and didnt even know..

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby premierock » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:30 pm

Has anyone who was deferred heard anything or have any info on when we should be hearing from them?

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby dapoetic1 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:11 pm

Did anyone go to the ASD?
Take Any pictures?

For those living outside of NJ/NY and planning on attending when are you going to look for housing (off-campus only)?
How are you starting your search (paper, school website, craigslist, realtor)?

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby klmnumbers » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:05 am

Zeph wrote:
klmnumbers wrote:This school is seriously killing me. I'm hoping to get a response soon since first round deposits were due on April 1, if I'm not mistaken. If I got in here, I would probably go automatically. Unless I fall in love with Case or Pitt when I visit.


did you not get an answer at all? I know a lot of us received hold/deferral emails. Maybe you were held and didnt even know..


No, I was deferred. But regardless, I would like an answer since seat deposits are due on April 15th for the two schools I'm interested in. I'm still surprised at the hold. I seriously thought I was in at Rutgers. It's depressing to think I'll be dinged. =(

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby losjeans » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:49 am

klmnumbers wrote:No, I was deferred. But regardless, I would like an answer since seat deposits are due on April 15th for the two schools I'm interested in. I'm still surprised at the hold. I seriously thought I was in at Rutgers. It's depressing to think I'll be dinged. =(


A professor at the ASD even said he felt that music majors made the best law students, or something to that effect.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby losjeans » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:51 am

dapoetic1 wrote:For those living outside of NJ/NY and planning on attending when are you going to look for housing (off-campus only)?
How are you starting your search (paper, school website, craigslist, realtor)?


I used websites, e.g. rent.com, for places in Newark but ended up going through a Realtor office in JC and got a place.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby klmnumbers » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:31 pm

losjeans wrote:
klmnumbers wrote:No, I was deferred. But regardless, I would like an answer since seat deposits are due on April 15th for the two schools I'm interested in. I'm still surprised at the hold. I seriously thought I was in at Rutgers. It's depressing to think I'll be dinged. =(


A professor at the ASD even said he felt that music majors made the best law students, or something to that effect.


D: My degree is in music, damnit! Lol. I'm just bitching because it's pretty much my #1, and it's 1 of 2 schools that I don't know about. =(

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby lawlschoolcandid » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:52 pm

:)

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby dapoetic1 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:10 pm

Anybody that was still waiting for a decision hear anything back yet?
I'm really hoping that Rutgers comes thru for somebody.

Out of curiosity...for those that are 100% sold on Rutgers what did it for you?

For me it was reputation in PA/NJ/NY legal market, in-house legal clinics (of interest to me), proximity to NYC, and relatively cheap tuition.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby losjeans » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:15 pm

dapoetic1 wrote:Out of curiosity...for those that are 100% sold on Rutgers what did it for you?

For me it was reputation in PA/NJ/NY legal market, in-house legal clinics (of interest to me), proximity to NYC, and relatively cheap tuition.


All those reasons, plus transparency in employment statistics. Also, I enjoy their sober view on US News rankings which they promulgated at the ASD.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby dapoetic1 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:24 pm

losjeans wrote:
dapoetic1 wrote:Out of curiosity...for those that are 100% sold on Rutgers what did it for you?

For me it was reputation in PA/NJ/NY legal market, in-house legal clinics (of interest to me), proximity to NYC, and relatively cheap tuition.


All those reasons, plus transparency in employment statistics. Also, I enjoy their sober view on US News rankings which they promulgated at the ASD.


Oh! I didn't attend ASD--what was the gist of the conversation? I've actually never hear or read Rutgers' opinion on USN.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby Zeph » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:43 pm

i hope they come through for me =/


guess i should find out soon

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby losjeans » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:54 pm

dapoetic1 wrote:Oh! I didn't attend ASD--what was the gist of the conversation? I've actually never hear or read Rutgers' opinion on USN.


I'll try to recall it the best I can, hopefully someone else will chime in. Someone asked a question about how well they place in corporate law firms, which led the Professor straight into US News talk. One of the things pointed out is that the part-time program is roughly as stringent as the full-time program, which is a way other schools "game" the rankings. That may be not be news to you.

Also, other schools take a lot of transfers as another way to manipulate their ranking, and Rutgers doesn't do this; that is, they don't like transfers (in or out), and his advice was to go to the school you want to go to, don't go to Rutgers or any school to transfer.

One of the most striking things that was said, for me personally, was that they "won't compromise their integrity to move up in the rankings." I really got a sense that they are committed to producing quality lawyers. And they really talked up the reputation of the school (which schools don't might be more interesting to note), and their commitment to diversity. The commitment to diversity probably makes them take a hit in the rankings, as they want to put together a widely represented class.

They were one of the first schools to institute clinics, according to them, and the first school to have a female student body of over (or near?) fifty percent. I got a sense that despite a lower ranking, they aren't a second-rate school, nor are they behind the times; in fact I got the impression that they are trying to lead the way, in a sense.

Edit: I almost lost this post due to the notification that a new post had been made. Whew..

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby dapoetic1 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:56 pm

losjeans wrote:
dapoetic1 wrote:Oh! I didn't attend ASD--what was the gist of the conversation? I've actually never hear or read Rutgers' opinion on USN.


I'll try to recall it the best I can, hopefully someone else will chime in. Someone asked a question about how well they place in corporate law firms, which led the Professor straight into US News talk. One of the things pointed out is that the part-time program is roughly as stringent as the full-time program, which is a way other schools "game" the rankings. That may be not be news to you.

Also, other schools take a lot of transfers as another way to manipulate their ranking, and Rutgers doesn't do this; that is, they don't like transfers (in or out), and his advice was to go to the school you want to go to, don't go to Rutgers or any school to transfer.

One of the most striking things that was said, for me personally, was that they "won't compromise their integrity to move up in the rankings." I really got a sense that they are committed to producing quality lawyers. And they really talked up the reputation of the school (which schools don't might be more interesting to note), and their commitment to diversity. The commitment to diversity probably makes them take a hit in the rankings, as they want to put together a widely represented class.

They were one of the first schools to institute clinics, according to them, and the first school to have a female student body of over (or near?) fifty percent. I got a sense that despite a lower ranking, they aren't a second-rate school, nor are they behind the times; in fact I got the impression that they are trying to lead the way, in a sense.

Edit: I almost lost this post due to the notification that a new post had been made. Whew..


HELL YEAH!!!!!
I like that they have a little attitude.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby king3780 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:03 pm

losjeans wrote:
dapoetic1 wrote:Oh! I didn't attend ASD--what was the gist of the conversation? I've actually never hear or read Rutgers' opinion on USN.


I'll try to recall it the best I can, hopefully someone else will chime in. Someone asked a question about how well they place in corporate law firms, which led the Professor straight into US News talk. One of the things pointed out is that the part-time program is roughly as stringent as the full-time program, which is a way other schools "game" the rankings. That may be not be news to you.

Also, other schools take a lot of transfers as another way to manipulate their ranking, and Rutgers doesn't do this; that is, they don't like transfers (in or out), and his advice was to go to the school you want to go to, don't go to Rutgers or any school to transfer.

One of the most striking things that was said, for me personally, was that they "won't compromise their integrity to move up in the rankings." I really got a sense that they are committed to producing quality lawyers. And they really talked up the reputation of the school (which schools don't might be more interesting to note), and their commitment to diversity. The commitment to diversity probably makes them take a hit in the rankings, as they want to put together a widely represented class.

They were one of the first schools to institute clinics, according to them, and the first school to have a female student body of over (or near?) fifty percent. I got a sense that despite a lower ranking, they aren't a second-rate school, nor are they behind the times; in fact I got the impression that they are trying to lead the way, in a sense.

Edit: I almost lost this post due to the notification that a new post had been made. Whew..


Excellent summary, losjeans. I was at the ASD and this is a very accurate portrayal of what was said. Adding to the comment about not caring about rankings, I got the sense that the administration sees things the way many people on here do when comparing, say, Seton Hall with Rutgers. Yeah, SH is ranked a dozen or so spots higher, but really Rutgers has more history, better placement and better alumni. Surpisingly to me, the Rutgers name appears to carry more significant weight for lay people than expected. My little sister goes to school in California and many people she knows were impressed that I was going to Rutgers (versus where I live in Pennsylvania no one has heard of my undergrad, Cal Poly). Basically, the feeling I got was that the administration firmly believes that as long as R-N produces solid, capable lawyers, it will continue to be a well-respected school that places well.

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Re: In at Rutgers Newark!!!

Postby bobothecat » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:08 pm

yay I'm in! quickest turnaround given that I applied on the deadline of 3/15. I look forward to visiting....




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