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frank617
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Fordham

Postby frank617 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:44 pm

I'm just curious about what people think about Fordham on this site. I've gotten into schools that have better job placement and fit my goals better, so I likely won't be going to Fordham anyway. But I have heard a few times both on and off this site that Fordham tends to outperform its rank in the NYC market.

So my question is....what level of debt would most people consider reasonable to take on for Fordham if working in NYC big/medium law was the goal?

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Re: Fordham

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:03 pm

frank617 wrote:I'm just curious about what people think about Fordham on this site. I've gotten into schools that have better job placement and fit my goals better, so I likely won't be going to Fordham anyway. But I have heard a few times both on and off this site that Fordham tends to outperform its rank in the NYC market.

So my question is....what level of debt would most people consider reasonable to take on for Fordham if working in NYC big/medium law was the goal?


I was offered almost a full ride and had no problem turning it down (applied as a safety). Fordham is competing with NYU and Columbia for NYC placement, not to mention the other T14s that outperform Fordham.

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Re: Fordham

Postby phillywc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:51 am

Fordham is a real boom or bust school. The top 15-20% of the class does pretty well. The rest of the class does very poorly. Not worth any real amount of debt, imo.

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Clearly
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Re: Fordham

Postby Clearly » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:06 am

Fordham certainly out-places it rank, but the problem is that isn't saying much. Free/almost free or no go, personally.

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Re: Fordham

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:09 am

If big law was the only goal?

Then I wouldn't go to Fordham. Chances are too remote, I would go to a better school.

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Re: Fordham

Postby froglee » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:57 am

Fordham is a perfect example of trap school before the financial crisis. After the crisis, it is one of the lower tier trap schools. The better trap schools are now those lower tier T14 schools.

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