Fordham or Brooklyn?

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Brooklyn or Fordham?

Brooklyn
8
29%
Fordham
20
71%
 
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ars216
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Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby ars216 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:14 pm

Assuming no debt because parents are paying, Fordham at sticker or Brooklyn Law with a full scholarship and $5,000 living stipend?

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rickgrimes69
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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:45 pm

ars216 wrote:Assuming no debt because parents are paying, Fordham at sticker or Brooklyn Law with a full scholarship and $5,000 living stipend?


Fordham if your parents are loaded and you don't feel bad about letting them pay. Otherwise, hey, free law school.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:46 pm

From a pure jobs standpoint, Fordham.

Zionman
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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby Zionman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:22 pm

a) any scholly stipulations on brooklyn?
b) How loaded are your parents?

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby lawstudent06789 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:36 pm

i was in same (exact) situation except my parents aren't chipping in. fordham gave me 5k a year after i asked... so if you're set on fordham, might as well do your parents a favor and try to save them 15k.

btw i chose bls.. but our situations are different

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JCFindley
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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby JCFindley » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:52 pm

rickgrimes69 wrote:
ars216 wrote:Assuming no debt because parents are paying, Fordham at sticker or Brooklyn Law with a full scholarship and $5,000 living stipend?


Fordham if your parents are loaded and you don't feel bad about letting them pay. Otherwise, hey, free law school.


This!!!!

Or, attend Brooklyn and ask you parents for a brand new Porsche 911......

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:57 pm

Brooklyn. Use the gift from your parents to invest in real estate.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby blsingindisguise » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:56 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Brooklyn. Use the gift from your parents to invest in real estate.


This is actually a good idea -- have your parents buy you a condo near the school. When you're ready to move it on they can rent it out to other students.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby dingbat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:34 pm

If your parents can afford it and you have no scruples, go to Fordham.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby abc12345675 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:36 pm

I'll put it to ya this way. A mentor of sorts is general counsel for Am Ex. I was discussing schools with him and he didn't know BLS existed. Said he'd never rubbed elbows with a lawyer from there. He added that some of the best lawyers he knows went to Fordham.

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rickgrimes69
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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:33 pm

abc12345675 wrote:I'll put it to ya this way. A mentor of sorts is general counsel for Am Ex. I was discussing schools with him and he didn't know BLS existed. Said he'd never rubbed elbows with a lawyer from there. He added that some of the best lawyers he knows went to Fordham.


Well if there's one thing that helps me make up my mind, it's second-hand anecdotal opinions from some guy on the internet.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby 2012JayDee » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:36 pm

abc12345675 wrote:I'll put it to ya this way. A mentor of sorts is general counsel for Am Ex. I was discussing schools with him and he didn't know BLS existed. Said he'd never rubbed elbows with a lawyer from there. He added that some of the best lawyers he knows went to Fordham.



You've posted absolute nonsense on two different boards.

Which one is it? He didn't know BLS existed? Or, he's never met anyone (that he knows of) that went there? Because it's quite possible, more than possible actually that he has in fact met someone from BLS but that it never came up. Newsflash: you don't go around with a badge displaying your law school on your jacket.

Knowing good lawyers from Fordham has nothing to do with whether OP should attend either school. I'm sure there's a lot of dumb, douchey lawyers from Fordham.

OP: You'll have no debt coming out of both schools (assuming your BLS scholarship has no stipulations about being in a certain class rank). This will open up a lot of doors for you post-graduation because you won't be constrained by debt and the fear of making enough money to make ends meet and have a decent life. Both schools are competitive and in saturated markets and both student bodies compete for the same jobs. Both schools do well, but Fordham statistically does better in terms of larger firms. But all that is normally contingent on how well you actually do in law school and not whether law school is free. If you haven't visited both schools and gotten a feel for the administration and the student body as a whole and had a chance to speak to faculty and current students you probably haven't given yourself a full picture of either school.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:40 pm

Why?

Also, no.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby timbs4339 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:06 am

ars216 wrote:Assuming no debt because parents are paying, Fordham at sticker or Brooklyn Law with a full scholarship and $5,000 living stipend?


Fordham, assuming parents are wealthy enough to set 200K+ on fire and not bat an eyelash.

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Re: Fordham or Brooklyn?

Postby 1776 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:04 pm

Are your parents looking to adopt?




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