I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

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GermX
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I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

Postby GermX » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:02 pm

I love New York (visited there 3 weeks ago, loved it even with all the snow!) and I loved Fordham even more (took a tour).

Thing is, is it honestly worth it, over my other acceptance so far, George Washington University? I still have many apps pending, but with Georgetown outright rejecting me, I just don't know how far I'll get with Cornell, USC, and BU really (stats: 3.4, 169).

Is Fordham pretty successful at big law placement (like they say they are), or not really?

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evilgenius
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Re: I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

Postby evilgenius » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:19 pm

I'm by no means an expert, but from what I've read on this site Fordham and GWU have very similar placement rates in their respective markets. In NYC, Fordham does well with BigLaw - top 30% has a shot. Both schools are increasingly building a national reputation, though I'd say that GWU has a slight edge. If you don't mind living in NYC for a few years after law school though, then I'd say go with Fordham.

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Re: I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:23 pm

For NYC biglaw, after the T14, no other school competes with Fordham. BU, GW, and other peer schools have a similar edge in their own cities. NYC got hit hard by the recession, but we believe things are slowly turning around. I have mostly anecdotal evidence, but I've been doing as much research as possible, just because I want to know what things will be like for my classmates.

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Re: I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

Postby Veyron » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:24 pm

Neither is worth it w/o dolla$.

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Re: I got accepted into Fordham- should I consider it?

Postby GermX » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:37 pm

^ My parents are paying so I don't really care.

Well at this point I am seriously considering Fordham, just need to see what happens with my UCLA waitlist and other schools like USC, Cornell and BU.




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