Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

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Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Cardozo w/ guaranteed full ride for 3 years
38
69%
Fordham w/ 15k a year
17
31%
 
Total votes: 55

dgb87
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Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby dgb87 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:08 pm

I have a full tuition scholarship to Cardozo that is guaranteed w/ no strings attached for all three years. I think there may be a stipend as well but I'm not sure what it is yet. They also offered me a guaranteed spot in their on campus housing which I will most likely not be utilizing. On the other hand, I received a 15k scholarship from Fordham.

Some background info: I want to live and practice in the city. I'm particularly interested in IP/Entertainment law and I don't really want to go into Big Law.

Any help/insight would be appreciated...I'm severely confused!

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vanwinkle
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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:21 pm

I vote take the full ride, myself.

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MC Southstar
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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby MC Southstar » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:24 pm

Fact that you want to do IP law made me vote for Cardozo.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:32 pm

What are your numbers?

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby dakatz » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:47 pm

The full ride, no doubt

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby im_blue » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:37 pm

So basically you're looking at $73k in loans at Cardozo vs $163k in loans at Fordham. I'd go with Cardozo.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby sibley » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:46 pm

If Cardozo offers a stipend on top of all that it's no question.

As it stands... I have no idea and I'm interested in following your decision process.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:27 am

dgb87 wrote:I'm particularly interested in IP/Entertainment law and I don't really want to go into Big Law.


Take the money and run. Congratulations.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby Bankhead » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:40 am

I vote for the Columbia/NYU at sticker option that you no doubt should have.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby im_blue » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:45 am

Bankhead wrote:I vote for the Columbia/NYU at sticker option that you no doubt should have.


OP likely won't get higher than Cornell with a 3.7/168.
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98234872348
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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby 98234872348 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:45 am

Bankhead wrote:I vote for the Columbia/NYU at sticker option that you no doubt should have.

With a 3.7/168? that's boarderline at UMich ed, but that is not getting you into those schools...

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:46 am

Bankhead wrote:I vote for the Columbia/NYU at sticker option that you no doubt should have.



no doubt at 3.7/168?

uhhhh.......don't think so.......

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:47 am

Oh, and IBTOS.

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:53 am

Given OP's goals, Cardozo is not an unreasonable choice. I have friends attending, and will not trash the school. That said, I turned down decent money at Cardozo (not a guaranteed full ride, however) to pay sticker at Fordham, and I'm certain I made the right choice, given my own goals. Before making a final decision, OP needs to visit both schools and talk to current students and recent grads, if possible. Cornell is also a likelihood, given OP's numbers. This is a personal decision, and we can advise at best.

Concur that OP will need to retake and hit 171+ for NYU/CLS.

AP, you just made it. Congrats.

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vanwinkle
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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:05 am

awesomepossum wrote:Oh, and IBTOS.


Haha, looks like you made it just in time. 8)

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Re: Cardozo $$$ vs Fordham $

Postby dgb87 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:29 pm

Thanks for the opinions! I think I will just have to visit before try to make such a huge decision. Also I have applied to Cornell as well but I prefer the city BC that is where my SO will be going to school...




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