Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

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tls_je
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Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby tls_je » Thu May 26, 2011 12:45 pm

Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Which one would you choose? (both sticker.. :cry: )

ND is ranked higher than Fordham, but the fact that Fordham is located in NY makes it difficult to decide. While I am not sure where I would want to practice law yet, I find good employment prospects and higher demand for internationals in NY appealing.

I'm interested in both international law and corporate law.

Any advice/opinion on this, please?

Thanks!

splitmuch
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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby splitmuch » Thu May 26, 2011 12:57 pm

What is this international law of which you speak?

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby quixotical » Thu May 26, 2011 1:02 pm

How debt-averse are you? Fwiw, ND is located in South Bend where the COL is very cheap, whereas NYC COL is extremely high. It may be worth the extra cost to you to live in a big city, but keep in mind that South Bend is a 1 1/2 hour drive to Chicago, or a two hour train ride.

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby tls_je » Thu May 26, 2011 1:16 pm

splitmuch wrote:What is this international law of which you speak?



I was talking about international human rights law.
I guess that I should be able to figure out which one fits me better soon.

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby dpk711 » Thu May 26, 2011 1:22 pm

tls_je wrote:
splitmuch wrote:What is this international law of which you speak?



I was talking about international human rights law.
I guess that I should be able to figure out which one fits me better soon.

International human rights law is largely fictional.

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby johnnyutah » Thu May 26, 2011 1:28 pm

tls_je wrote:I was talking about international human rights law.

You won't be able to get this job out of either ND or Fordham, at least not for at least ten years or so after graduation.

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby tls_je » Thu May 26, 2011 1:32 pm

quixotical wrote:How debt-averse are you? Fwiw, ND is located in South Bend where the COL is very cheap, whereas NYC COL is extremely high. It may be worth the extra cost to you to live in a big city, but keep in mind that South Bend is a 1 1/2 hour drive to Chicago, or a two hour train ride.


Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby Law Sauce » Thu May 26, 2011 2:43 pm

nyc is a hub of corporate law.
Fordham does better than its rank in nyc
If you want nyc, fordham is a good option

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby splitmuch » Thu May 26, 2011 2:44 pm

tls_je wrote:
splitmuch wrote:What is this international law of which you speak?



I was talking about international human rights law.
I guess that I should be able to figure out which one fits me better soon.


What is this international human rights law of which you speak?

Slevin Kelevra 2011
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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:10 pm

Fordham and ND bounce around the rankings in the 15-30 spot, just like all the other 15-30 schools. Don't worry about US News rankings. Worry about where you want to work and what you want to do. If you want to work in NYC, go to Fordham. If you want to work in the midwest, go to ND.

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Re: Notre Dame Law v. Fordham Law

Postby xcountryjunkie » Thu May 26, 2011 3:23 pm

Decide where you want to live after graduation. For NY, choose Fordham. For elsewhere, choose ND.




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