Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

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Poll ended at Sun May 30, 2010 11:31 pm

Washington and Lee
16
89%
Fordham
2
11%
 
Total votes: 18

Erasmus
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Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby Erasmus » Wed May 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Here's the situation sports fans. Washington and Lee with 5,500 or Fordham sans merit aid. I visited W&L and loved it enough to deposit the first time around. News came shortly thereafter that Fordham was accepting me into their class. My interests are mainly constitutional law and national security law. Is this choice, in the final calculus a matter of location. I prefer the setting of W&L, but Fordham's location is much closer to my family roots. Would not mind living and working in NY, but would like my degree to reach to D.C.

All things considered, what say you?

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megaTTTron
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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby megaTTTron » Wed May 19, 2010 11:36 pm

To begin, W&L used to be ranked higher. Recently they've been ranked the same.

Fordham certainly has better lay prestige.

Fordham is better for the northeast.
W&L is better for the southeast, (AKA DC).

Family is important, but you definitely want to go to a school where you'll be the most comfortable, therefore the most likely to succeed.

You also should consider that the col in lexington is FAR less that NYC.

I'd probably pick W&L, given you DC career goals, the money (including col), and your attraction to the campus.

Good luck!

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby bk1 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:08 am

W&L since you want to work in DC.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu May 20, 2010 10:08 am

W&L, especially since it doesn't seem like you really want to work in New York.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby Grizz » Thu May 20, 2010 10:12 am

[quote="megaTTTron"]
Fordham certainly has better lay prestige. [quote]

Lay prestige doesn't really mean jack.

W&L because you want DC.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby megaTTTron » Thu May 20, 2010 11:16 am

rad law wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Fordham certainly has better lay prestige.


Lay prestige doesn't really mean jack.



dooooooooooooesn't mean it's not true. And some people care about that stuff.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby Grizz » Thu May 20, 2010 11:36 am

megaTTTron wrote:And some people care about that stuff.


Those people are fooling themselves.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby Erasmus » Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 pm

The polling results are pretty decisive. Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby megaTTTron » Thu May 20, 2010 11:12 pm

Erasmus wrote:The polling results are pretty decisive. Thanks for the input guys.



Enjoy W&L and good luck!

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Re: Fordham or Washington and Lee ($)

Postby vanwinkle » Thu May 20, 2010 11:15 pm

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