NYC Law wrote:
And yeah, I agree with everything else you said, except the part about Fordham being a terrible choice. It's pretty much the only choice if you want to be a New York lawyer and couldn't break the upper T14, with sticker being the only option for many. They give out scholarships to 1/3 of full time students, most of which are less than $10k, making the cost still around $200k. It's a huge risk and a legal job is nowhere near guaranteed, but sometimes you just have to take a risk.
What I don't understand is how people claim that if you go to a school like Fordham (we're not talking about NYLS here...), you're going to 90% be stuck with a shit job and tons of loans that you can't pay back.
Can someone aware me as to how they got this information? Let's add up the people that have graduated from Fordham over the last 3 years, you're telling me that most of them are near bankruptcy stuck with a 50k job in NYC (if any job at all)?
Show me the statistics that this is the case, otherwise these scare tactics don't make sense.
All the people that go to Fordham every year, they're all jobless now? They're all living in shacks spending all their money on their loans? Howcome we don't hear about any of this happening and the school keeps churning out a student body each year?
I'm not trying to attack anybody, I'm just legitimately curious where you can come off claiming that a school of Fordham's stature is not worth an investment (even at sticker) if you're planning to work in the city. The Fordham alumni network is huge there.
On another note, we're all talking about jobs you get immediately post-school. So let's say some of these people do not wind up getting a great paying job, they are lost for eternity? They missed their chance while in school and now their JD from Fordham is somehow irrelevant? How does this work?
Seems like an extreme case of being overly pessimistic to me, especially considering the school we're discussing.
According to this logic, people going to schools like Cardozo and Brooklyn (even with full rides) should just up and quit since there will absolutely be no room for them to get any type of job whatsoever. After all...it's only lowly Cardozo and Brooklyn, the worst of the worst. Career change if that's where you're going, correct? ...