Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

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Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby ixpresxi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:13 pm

thoughts...

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby WhyBother? » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:14 pm

What are your stats/other options so far/pending applications?

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby ixpresxi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:16 pm

still pending at bc and bu but dont really want to leave nyc....

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:19 pm

What are your career goals? Also note that Seton Hall is in reasonable commuting distance, but not in NYC.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby ixpresxi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:24 pm

have worked in finance for several years now and would like to go into capital markets regulation having seen the madness over the past few years. prob would like to work at a big firm for a few years to make some cash and then maybe work for the gov... i'm a little hesitant about debt though because i know how ruthless it can be working for a large firm and don't want to feel like i have no choice...

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby SteelReserve » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:37 pm

Based on your goals, even w/a nice scholly, you have little chance of breaking into corporate work from Seton Hall.

If you had other goals it would be a more reasonable choice but given your two options I'd go Fordham. In better years they place reasonably well into biglaw. But you have to face the fact that you would still be taking a dangerous gamble because of the debt and the fact that you will still have to be high in class rank at Fordham.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby chadwick218 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:39 pm

Fordham. Do not go to Seton Hall! End of Thread.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby TTH » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:52 pm

Fordham, and apply at Rutgers-Newark.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:53 pm

chadwick218 wrote:Fordham. Do not go to Seton Hall! End of Thread.


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In 2008, we placed 43.7% of the class into NLJ250 firms. 2009 has not been released, but given the state of the economy, no school is doing as well as it used to do.

A Fordham student will still have many more options than a Seton Hall student, given decent (even if not stellar) grades. We also have an enviable alumni network at NYC firms.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:55 pm

Fordham every time.

(is this 35k over 3 years or per annum?)

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby studylaw7 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:06 pm

Fordham full tuition.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:07 pm

studylaw7 wrote:Fordham full tuition.

who the fuck asks whether to go to Fordham for free v. Seton Hall for 35k?

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby WhyBother? » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:13 pm

Lxw wrote:
studylaw7 wrote:Fordham full tuition.

who the fuck asks whether to go to Fordham for free v. Seton Hall for 35k?


I think they are asking whether or not they should pay full tuition at Fordham or go to SHU with a scholarship. It's inconsistent, but seems to be a common error on this site.

OP- Did I assume correctly or did you get a full ride to Fordham?

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dresden doll » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:15 pm

Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dakatz » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:15 pm

WhyBother? wrote:
Lxw wrote:
studylaw7 wrote:Fordham full tuition.

who the fuck asks whether to go to Fordham for free v. Seton Hall for 35k?


I think they are asking whether or not they should pay full tuition at Fordham or go to SHU with a scholarship. It's inconsistent, but seems to be a common error on this site.

OP- Did I assume correctly or did you get a full ride to Fordham?


He would be paying sticker at Fordham, and going to Seton Hall on a 35K per year scholarship.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby stratocophic » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:23 pm

dakatz wrote:
WhyBother? wrote:
Lxw wrote:
studylaw7 wrote:Fordham full tuition.

who the fuck asks whether to go to Fordham for free v. Seton Hall for 35k?


I think they are asking whether or not they should pay full tuition at Fordham or go to SHU with a scholarship. It's inconsistent, but seems to be a common error on this site.

OP- Did I assume correctly or did you get a full ride to Fordham?


He would be paying sticker at Fordham, and going to Seton Hall on a 35K per year scholarship.


Given the context ^ is correct, but I read it the same way as Lxw. "Full scholarship" comes to mind more readily than "full price," positive thinking FTL
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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby studylaw7 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:26 pm

Lxw wrote:
studylaw7 wrote:Fordham full tuition.

who the fuck asks whether to go to Fordham for free v. Seton Hall for 35k?



I wasn't asking..Did you see a question mark? Why are you hostile?

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:36 pm

dresden doll wrote:Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.


There always is at most T2 schools, except for a few guaranteed full rides. IMO schools should be banned from doing it.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dakatz » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:37 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.


There always is at most T2 schools, except for a few guaranteed full rides. IMO schools should be banned from doing it.


The requirement was a 3.0 GPA

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:41 pm

dakatz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.


There always is at most T2 schools, except for a few guaranteed full rides. IMO schools should be banned from doing it.


The requirement was a 3.0 GPA


Owing to my inability to be unbiased, I won't give OP any more advice, but if SHU's curve is like ours, that's not too far below median. Some schools do curve to 3.0, however, or even 2.7-2.9, which would make that a nasty requirement.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dresden doll » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:43 pm

dakatz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.


There always is at most T2 schools, except for a few guaranteed full rides. IMO schools should be banned from doing it.


The requirement was a 3.0 GPA


What's the curve like? A median requirement isn't too terrible, but anything above that I wouldn't chance.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:09 pm

given your goals.... dont go to law school if these are your only 2 options.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby ixpresxi » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:13 pm

To clarify...I was comparing going to fordham at full price vs. Shu with 35k annually and the only stipulation that I remain in the top 50 percent.

To follow up on another post...does anyone know about the brooklyn law international business law fellowship?

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dakatz » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:25 pm

dresden doll wrote:
dakatz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
dresden doll wrote:Is there a nasty GPA requirement attached to that money? If so, Fordham for sure.


There always is at most T2 schools, except for a few guaranteed full rides. IMO schools should be banned from doing it.


The requirement was a 3.0 GPA


What's the curve like? A median requirement isn't too terrible, but anything above that I wouldn't chance.


I messed up. The requirement is to stay in the top 50% of the class. I don't know what the specific requirement is.

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Re: Fordham full vs Seton Hall 35k?

Postby dresden doll » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:35 pm

ixpresxi wrote:To clarify...I was comparing going to fordham at full price vs. Shu with 35k annually and the only stipulation that I remain in the top 50 percent.

To follow up on another post...does anyone know about the brooklyn law international business law fellowship?


While I have a really hard time recommending anyone to attend Seton Hall, I'd be sorely tempted to take that offer ITE. 50 percent requirement isn't horrific; I managed to stay on the right side of the curve while treating LS like a part time job (i.e. putting less than 30 hours of work per week into it - and that's including class time), and I go to a school that's renowned for competitiveness and intense studying.

That's not to say you should take LS lightly - really, I don't recommend anyone to be as casual as I was - but it is to say that a top 50 percent isn't too high of bar to get over. Were they asking for a top third placement, I'd tell you to say no, thanks. As it is, it's a tough call.




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