Fordham v Brooklyn

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Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby AD10390 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:34 pm

Just got my e-mail from Fordham today. Any chance I can get any $ whatsoever, GPA at the median and LSAT at the 75%ile.
With or without money the alternative is Brooklyn Law (39k/yr).
From NY area, looking to do business/corporate law.


Side Note Apps: Currently waiting on Vanderbilt and Cornell.

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby flem » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:35 pm

Don't go to Brooklyn. Don't go to Fordham at sticker. If it's this late in the game, that's the most likely scenario.

Cornell places well into NYC biglaw. Vandy doesn't make sense for you.

Keep your fingers crossed for Cornell, otherwise consider re-applying (and retaking if applicable)

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby dingbat » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 pm

If you want to do biglaw, definitely Fordham and not Brooklyn.
But, last year only 20% got biglaw out of Fordham. That's s big risk
(note: median at Fordham is not the death-knell it's made out to be, so its not all doom and gloom)

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby Robespierre » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:06 pm

Is Fordham's placement advantage over Brooklyn -- today, not five years ago -- worth $117,000? Especially if you're borrowing the money? That's the issue. I have my doubts, but look at the new info in the "detailed ABA placement stats" thread, and you be the judge.

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby AD10390 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Latest update 15k a year from Fordham. Any chance at negotiating any more?
Also COL for both is low home to school is completely doable.

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby flem » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:32 pm

AD10390 wrote:Latest update 15k a year from Fordham. Any chance at negotiating any more?
Also COL for both is low home to school is completely doable.


Fordham is TCR if you're willing to gamble a bit

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby Robespierre » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Whoa ... you're adding new facts. So how much debt would you need to take on at each school?

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby dingbat » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:35 pm

AD10390 wrote:Latest update 15k a year from Fordham. Any chance at negotiating any more?
Also COL for both is low home to school is completely doable.

Might be tough based on your stats, but it never hurts to ask

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby john1990 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:23 pm

Fordham is the clear winner, imo

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby DTDT » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:59 am

Paying no tuition vs a ton makes none a clear winner.
Hope for Cornell...

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby AD10390 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:16 am

Making things more or less difficult?
Brooklyn has moved its offer to 48k/yr which is basically a full ride. Stip is finish in the top 80% of the class.

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby flem » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:18 am

AD10390 wrote:Making things more or less difficult?
Brooklyn has moved its offer to 48k/yr which is basically a full ride. Stip is finish in the top 80% of the class.


Makes things less difficult in terms of negotiating with Fordham I suppose.

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Re: Fordham v Brooklyn

Postby dingbat » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:03 pm

AD10390 wrote:Making things more or less difficult?
Brooklyn has moved its offer to 48k/yr which is basically a full ride. Stip is finish in the top 80% of the class.

Fordham is definitely better than Brooklyn, but not $100k better




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