**EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

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BC 75k or Fordham 90k

BC
50
70%
Fordham
21
30%
 
Total votes: 71

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**EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby spencer1888 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:12 pm

So my ultimate concern is biglaw prospects (no way!). Even though I'm from NYC I don't mind working in Boston. What's the best move? I'm getting 75k over three years from BC and 30k from Fordham. Would your answer change if money was equal? I would appreciate any input.

***EDIT***

Thank you for your thoughts guys. The situation has just shifted. Fordham threw an extra 60k my way. So as it stands, COA I think is just about equal.. what to do? This is turning into a much tougher decision then I had originally anticipated. I would definitely prefer to work (maybe not study) in NY, but biglaw prospects is priority numero uno. HELP!

Poll is edited to reflect new $ and votes can now be changed.
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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby enron123 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:13 pm

If scholly money were equal I would go BC because it places better and there is lower COL in Boston, congrats!

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Postby aliarrow » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:16 pm

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:14 am

BC for sure.

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby 005618502 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:25 am

more money from the better school sounds like a winner to me

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby Attorney » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:32 pm

BC all day and all night and probably half of the morning after.

Not unless Fordham were offering six figures would this vote start to even up. BC is cheaper to begin with, is offering more money, and is a bit better. BTW, we have matching scholarships at Beee Ceee. Congrats!

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby bk1 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:36 pm

BC.

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby whereto4law » Wed May 04, 2011 2:54 pm

If you are from NYC and want to stay, go to Fordham. It places well considering the fact that it is competing against two of the top national schools which happen to be down the street. Also, you will have a shot at Big Law if you make some good grades. If you want to get out of NYC and don't mind working outside of the city, BC is probably the best option. But, BC (like Fordham) is difficult to get Big Law from. Tough choice.

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Re: BC $$$ v. Fordham $$

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 04, 2011 3:05 pm

whereto4law wrote:If you are from NYC and want to stay, go to Fordham. It places well considering the fact that it is competing against two of the top national schools which happen to be down the street. Also, you will have a shot at Big Law if you make some good grades. If you want to get out of NYC and don't mind working outside of the city, BC is probably the best option. But, BC (like Fordham) is difficult to get Big Law from. Tough choice.

First, don't go to Fordham over BC especially if you got more $$$ from BC. Second, this is not a tough choice.

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby spencer1888 » Thu May 12, 2011 8:17 pm

edit bump

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby Magnolia » Thu May 12, 2011 8:25 pm

BC places well in both of your target markets, has better overall biglaw placement, and doesn't cost you anything extra. Enjoy Boston.

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu May 12, 2011 8:35 pm

Even with the extra scratch, BC is still TCR

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby Perch » Thu May 12, 2011 10:09 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Even with the extra scratch, BC is still TCR


I guess I'm surprised by this...at equal money, if you know you want NYC I would take Fordham. In my circumstances I chose BC over Fordham but I preferred BC and was getting more money so it seemed like an easy decision. At equal cost though, I don't know what I would have done.

I know this isn't helpful, but I'm just interested as to why the consensus seems to be BC.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Thu May 12, 2011 11:44 pm

Because if Biglaw prospects are "numero uno," and cost is equal-ish, our votes go with the school with higher biglaw placement. BC has other things going for it as well, such as higher prestige and a better LRAP - though LRAP isn't really a factor for "biglaw or bust" people. Both are great schools, but at equal cost most people will tell you to go to BC unless there is a HUUUUGEEE desire for NY, which doesn't seem to be the case.

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby aaaaaah » Fri May 13, 2011 10:40 am

Does being from NY = free rent?

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby Law Sauce » Fri May 13, 2011 11:37 am

voted BC for biglaw or bust. if nyc or bust, then Fordham

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby paratactical » Fri May 13, 2011 12:06 pm

Perch wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Even with the extra scratch, BC is still TCR


I guess I'm surprised by this...at equal money, if you know you want NYC I would take Fordham. In my circumstances I chose BC over Fordham but I preferred BC and was getting more money so it seemed like an easy decision. At equal cost though, I don't know what I would have done.

I know this isn't helpful, but I'm just interested as to why the consensus seems to be BC.

BC has better biglaw placement than Fordham does and OP is biglaw or bust.

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Postby loblaw » Fri May 13, 2011 12:15 pm

With the $$$ edit, I'd definitely go Fordham for NY.

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby buckilaw » Fri May 13, 2011 2:51 pm

aaaaaah wrote:Does being from NY = free rent?


I voted BC becuase BC places better than Fordham. But, if you could live rent free for 3 years I think Fordham would be the winner.

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby kurla88 » Fri May 13, 2011 3:07 pm

Also consider that BC gets you access to Boston and NY, while Fordham only gets you access to NY?

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby Perch » Fri May 13, 2011 3:08 pm

kurla88 wrote:Also consider that BC gets you access to Boston and NY, while Fordham only gets you access to NY?


this is my thinking as well, though I assume NYC firms will consider students deeper into the class at Fordham- you'd have to shine more at BC to get back to NY I assume. Also, some of the top firms (ie. Cravath) don't do OCI at BC while they do go to Fordham, so at least you have a shot out of Fordham.

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Postby alumniguy » Fri May 13, 2011 3:23 pm

Perch wrote:
kurla88 wrote:Also consider that BC gets you access to Boston and NY, while Fordham only gets you access to NY?


this is my thinking as well, though I assume NYC firms will consider students deeper into the class at Fordham- you'd have to shine more at BC to get back to NY I assume. Also, some of the top firms (ie. Cravath) don't do OCI at BC while they do go to Fordham, so at least you have a shot out of Fordham.


This just isn't accurate. NYC biglaw hires way more summer associates than Boston biglaw. In my experience, Boston biglaw is actually harder to get than NYC biglaw because of numbers.

And I'm not sure that anyone going to either Fordham or BC should be concerned about Cravath. The odds are simply not in your favor at either school.

Edit: OP should be talking to BC to up the scholarship in light of the revised Fordham numbers. If BC needs OP for various GPA/LSAT metrics, they are likely to up the offer.
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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby crit_racer » Fri May 13, 2011 3:24 pm

Cravath does OCI at BU/BC and Fordham. Looks like BU/BC is combined, tho. Agree that no one should be worried about Cravath unless they are HYS tho haha

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby Perch » Fri May 13, 2011 3:49 pm

crit_racer wrote:Cravath does OCI at BU/BC and Fordham. Looks like BU/BC is combined, tho. Agree that no one should be worried about Cravath unless they are HYS tho haha


1. I don't know and I'm going off what I remember, but I don't think this is true and if it is, you must mean at the BU/BC offcampus event

2. Loved the two Cravath associates at Fordham ASW. Odds seemed good to me 8) :roll:

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Re: **EDIT** BC $$$ v. Fordham $$$

Postby crit_racer » Fri May 13, 2011 4:33 pm

Yeah it may be an off campus event, I'm not sure. It's on their website.

Depends on your definition of good odds. I don't think having two alumni Cravath associates at ASW means much, tho.




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