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“Solid Law School”
February 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Cost of tuition is low for in-state students, which is a major plus. If you do well, and (especially) if you plan to practice law in NJ, a Rutgers degree can take you as far as a degree from a T-14.

Downers

School and its professors lean VERY hard left. Progressive ethos runs throughout the courses and pedagogy. This is not, in itself, a bad thing. But the school is sorely lacking in viewpoint diversity, and the emphasis on public interest positions, as opposed to private firms, may be excessive. Racial and ethnic diversity is very good, and a definite plus for the school. Like most (if not all) law schools, however, the actual coursework will do precious little to prepare you for the actual practice of law.

Comments

Ask lots of questions, stay engaged, and don't be afraid to use secondary / supplemental sources to help you outline and prepare for exams. Some profs are terrible teachers and employ a half-baked, lazy version of the Socratic method. Work around them by diligently memorizing the black letter law, and you'll be fine.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Rutgers law - newark”
July 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

People and location. Quality school with quality professors. New building. National brand recognition.

Downers

Lack of transactional courses focused on real estate or corporate law. Clinics could be expanded to include a transactional clinic.

Comments

If you are focused in litigation this school is better than if you want to be a transactional attorney.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great school with national name”
October 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The university puts its resources to good use. There is a single brand now that the Newark and Camden locations have merged. Excellent choice considering the cost of tuition.

Downers

It is still a public school with limited resources. Has the same limitations that other schools outside of the T14 have.

Comments

I would consider this school ahead of Seton Hall if you want to practice in NJ, and definitely if you want to practice in another part of the country.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great for NY-NJ”
March 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Cost, location (great for courts, employers, access to NYC), culture (collegial and public-minded), small class sizes, availability and involvement of deans and professors, alumni involvement and network, surprising amount of major NYC firms recruit.

Downers

Bureaucratic controls and budget limitations imposed by main university-- should be the opposite!

Comments

Visit, talk with current students, and talk to alums. Research (start w wikipedia even) prominent alumni and note how the quality and diversity of Rutgers' far exceeds competitor schools.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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