UT or Fordham?

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UT or Fordham?

University of Texas - Austin
38
84%
Fordham
7
16%
 
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BeachandRun23
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UT or Fordham?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:51 am

So far, these are the only two schools I have been admitted to. Obviously, things may change if I am admitted to other schools. But let's say I only have these two schools to choose from.

I am primarily interested in working in NYC or DC post graduation, but I am not opposed to working in Texas for a few years either. I am also strongly interested in clerking (which UT seems to be quite strong in). While I may work for a firm for a few years or clerk, my long term goal is definitely government or politics.

I really dont have any strong interest in attending fordham, as I have lived in NYC my whole life and would like to experience something different while in law school. I have a 30,000 scholly at fordham (10k/year), but with the cost of living differences, the scholly doesnt really save me anything.

I know UT is the better school and should open up more doors for me (especially in govt work - i would think), but would I be stupid to pass up fordham considering it is actually in NYC?

Thanks.

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sojasoph
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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby sojasoph » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:03 am

texas

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:11 am

Texas sounds better for you in pretty much every way.

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby niederbomb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:52 am

No contest. TX really should be in the T14 (and GULC shouldn't be). Fordham is a second rate school in the legal market where all the graduates from the best schools go.

I'm sure if you got into TX as a NY resident you have a good chance at Vanderbilt, too, where out-of-state bias won't work against you. Why not wait and see how that one works for you? Vandy has a much higher NYC NLJ 250 placement rate than its #15 ranking would suggest.

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:33 pm

I would contact Fordham and leverage UT into a better scholly. If they dont bite I would go to UT.

BeachandRun23
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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:16 pm

Thanks guys, as you can see I really want UT!

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby MrAnon » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:42 pm

Go the best school in the market. Fordham is the 3rd best school in a 3 mile radius.

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby bergg007 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:57 pm

MrAnon wrote:Go the best school in the market. Fordham is the 3rd best school in a 3 mile radius.



yep, and texas is king shit in a robust economy. Texas markets aren't that popular with t14 students, so UT really gets the pick of the litter as for jobs. and Houston is the 4th largest legal market in the country. Dallas isn't that far behind either. the only downside is you will have to live in texas.

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:20 pm

bergg007 wrote:
MrAnon wrote:Go the best school in the market. Fordham is the 3rd best school in a 3 mile radius.



yep, and texas is king shit in a robust economy. Texas markets aren't that popular with t14 students, so UT really gets the pick of the litter as for jobs. and Houston is the 4th largest legal market in the country. Dallas isn't that far behind either. the only downside is you will have to live in texas.


True. Well as I said, Im shooting for NYC or DC or possibly a clerkship but if that fails I would certainly be open to the idea of houston for a couple of years.

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby lawbound2014 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:22 pm

You should only pick Fordham between the two if you want to exclusively practice in NYC

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Re: UT or Fordham?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:28 pm

MrAnon wrote:Go the best school in the market. Fordham is the 3rd best school in a 3 mile radius.




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