Fordham Law School Class of 2012 Memories

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:26 pm

geoanthem wrote:I had official transcripts from all 4 schools i attended sent when I applied (2 schools I attended, school I attended during the hurrican semester, and a summer session at ucla in high school). They are all official, do I need to go through all the hassle and send them again. I am in NYC and the schools are in Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, and Los Angelos...


Definitely call to ask. They shouldn't need new transcripts, unless you have new grades (which I'm pretty sure you don't.)

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby pammy1985 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:31 pm

silenziatori wrote:
geoanthem wrote:I had official transcripts from all 4 schools i attended sent when I applied (2 schools I attended, school I attended during the hurrican semester, and a summer session at ucla in high school). They are all official, do I need to go through all the hassle and send them again. I am in NYC and the schools are in Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, and Los Angelos...


Definitely call to ask. They shouldn't need new transcripts, unless you have new grades (which I'm pretty sure you don't.)


So the transcripts we sent to LSAC are not enough? O man, another thing to do!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:34 pm

pammy1985 wrote:
silenziatori wrote:
geoanthem wrote:I had official transcripts from all 4 schools i attended sent when I applied (2 schools I attended, school I attended during the hurrican semester, and a summer session at ucla in high school). They are all official, do I need to go through all the hassle and send them again. I am in NYC and the schools are in Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, and Los Angelos...


Definitely call to ask. They shouldn't need new transcripts, unless you have new grades (which I'm pretty sure you don't.)


So the transcripts we sent to LSAC are not enough? O man, another thing to do!


I know! LSAC pisses me off. :x

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby pammy1985 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:43 pm

Whatever! Just another thing I need to track now. I just called and they said that you only have to send them your graduating university's transcript. Lucky for me, St. John's doesn't charge for transcripts! :D I had one sent to Fordham and one to me, so if Fordham doesn't receive their copy soon, I'll just give them my copy. I can't believe I missed this step.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrock12 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:08 pm

the fledgling wrote:
jrock12 wrote:i havent gotten it yet...

and the book i orderded from lexis still hasnt been delivered...9 days! grrr


Well that sucks. On the bright side the assigned reading list isn't up yet, so at least you're not behind.


even better lexis told me that they have no record of my order!!! ahhh how does this happen? i even received a confirmation email!!

is there anywhere else to pick this book up besides the fordham bookstore? i can never make it over there with work and all

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby VictoryFord » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:17 pm

pammy1985 wrote:Whatever! Just another thing I need to track now. I just called and they said that you only have to send them your graduating university's transcript. Lucky for me, St. John's doesn't charge for transcripts! :D I had one sent to Fordham and one to me, so if Fordham doesn't receive their copy soon, I'll just give them my copy. I can't believe I missed this step.

i went to st. john's too. did you just graduate?



one more thing, sorry to those of you who have done this already. On the fordham preferred borrowers list, it seems like citibank is a great deal for grad plus. .75% off and last six months forgiven. However, I can't find any mention of this on citibank's site besides .25% off for repayment. what's the deal?
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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby pammy1985 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:22 pm

VictoryFord wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:Whatever! Just another thing I need to track now. I just called and they said that you only have to send them your graduating university's transcript. Lucky for me, St. John's doesn't charge for transcripts! :D I had one sent to Fordham and one to me, so if Fordham doesn't receive their copy soon, I'll just give them my copy. I can't believe I missed this step.

i went to st. john's too. did you just graduate?


Oh cool!!! No, I graduated in '07. Are you PT or FT?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby VictoryFord » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:27 pm

pammy1985 wrote:
VictoryFord wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:Whatever! Just another thing I need to track now. I just called and they said that you only have to send them your graduating university's transcript. Lucky for me, St. John's doesn't charge for transcripts! :D I had one sent to Fordham and one to me, so if Fordham doesn't receive their copy soon, I'll just give them my copy. I can't believe I missed this step.

i went to st. john's too. did you just graduate?


Oh cool!!! No, I graduated in '07. Are you PT or FT?

FT. i was a legal studies major too. we probably had a class together at some point

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby pammy1985 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:31 pm

VictoryFord wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:
VictoryFord wrote:
pammy1985 wrote:Whatever! Just another thing I need to track now. I just called and they said that you only have to send them your graduating university's transcript. Lucky for me, St. John's doesn't charge for transcripts! :D I had one sent to Fordham and one to me, so if Fordham doesn't receive their copy soon, I'll just give them my copy. I can't believe I missed this step.

i went to st. john's too. did you just graduate?


Oh cool!!! No, I graduated in '07. Are you PT or FT?

FT. i was a legal studies major too. we probably had a class together at some point


Lol probably.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby VictoryFord » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:45 pm

VictoryFord wrote:


one more thing, sorry to those of you who have done this already. On the fordham preferred borrowers list, it seems like citibank is a great deal for grad plus. .75% off and last six months forgiven. However, I can't find any mention of this on citibank's site besides .25% off for repayment. what's the deal?

i called citibank, those benefits ended in january.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:52 pm

Mini rant: The FIT registrar's office closes at 4:00 PM! This was definitely not the case when I attended, even in the summer. That said, I just talked to my mom, and she says she doesn't have all my immunization records. FIT might still have copies on file. We don't need "official" immunization records, do we? :lol: I really hope that faxing works.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ascremer » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:26 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:I'm off to get my transcript today... We can just have it sent to the admissions office, right?

i made my UG institution send it to them right away, but i never got any confirmation whether fordham received it or not

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrock12 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:31 pm

not sure if i'm the only one who didnt know it was there, but there is a great barnes and noble on 18th and 5th..they specialize in textbooks/reference books and have a great law section...after my ordeal with Lexis i decided to go there and buy my "Intro" book there...the used ones they had were in pristine condition and only $33 for anyone interested...they also have all of the other books people have talked about used (Getting to Maybe, Law School Confidential, etc.)

i also perused Case of a Lifetime...looks interesting and a very easy read...i'm sureyou can get through it in a single day

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:22 pm

jrock12 wrote:not sure if i'm the only one who didnt know it was there, but there is a great barnes and noble on 18th and 5th..they specialize in textbooks/reference books and have a great law section...after my ordeal with Lexis i decided to go there and buy my "Intro" book there...the used ones they had were in pristine condition and only $33 for anyone interested...they also have all of the other books people have talked about used (Getting to Maybe, Law School Confidential, etc.)

i also perused Case of a Lifetime...looks interesting and a very easy read...i'm sureyou can get through it in a single day


Goddamnit I wish I were in NYC right now to get a used copy. I guess I'll go to the Penn Bookstore to see if they have this book...

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:21 pm

jrock12 wrote:not sure if i'm the only one who didnt know it was there, but there is a great barnes and noble on 18th and 5th..they specialize in textbooks/reference books and have a great law section...after my ordeal with Lexis i decided to go there and buy my "Intro" book there...the used ones they had were in pristine condition and only $33 for anyone interested...they also have all of the other books people have talked about used (Getting to Maybe, Law School Confidential, etc.)

i also perused Case of a Lifetime...looks interesting and a very easy read...i'm sureyou can get through it in a single day


I love that B&N. So many levels of fun. I've also heard that its B&N's flagship store.

Anyway, glad you got that Lexis situation worked out! They're a rip-off. I'll keep B&N in mind for law books. Interesting that they have it for sale in their stores, but not online.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OracleFromOregon » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:34 pm

How the hell do you know what books to purchase already? Our required reading (3rd edition) doesn't seem to be available yet. I thought Fordham was supposed to send us another book by this point. I'm packing up for my cross-country roadtrip and was hoping to have some reading material... 5 days is a lot of time to kill :)

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:46 pm

OracleFromOregon wrote:How the hell do you know what books to purchase already? Our required reading (3rd edition) doesn't seem to be available yet. I thought Fordham was supposed to send us another book by this point. I'm packing up for my cross-country roadtrip and was hoping to have some reading material... 5 days is a lot of time to kill :)


The 3rd edition is available--Fordham just provided us with the wrong title. I believe Pammy was the one who sorted this out with Fordham (thanks Pammy!). It's actually called Introduction to the Study of Law Cases and Materials (ISBN:9781422428733). Read through a few pages back--someone found a copy for under $30 I believe. The reading assignments for this book haven't been posted yet though.

So far no one on the board has gotten Case of Lifetime yet, but since July is half way over Fordham should be sending it out soon. It's free, so I'll be patient and wait :)

And ROAD TRIP! Are you taking the northern route or southern route?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ManyHats » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:10 am

Hello all,

I've been lurking a while and decided it's about time I stand up....

Surreal as it seems to me (this move has been many, many years in the making), I will be amongst you next month! I was admitted last month PT (after emotionally giving up on a WL spot months ago!); am now waiting and waiting for financial aid to guide me... I have SO MANY questions, but lots have been answered right here by a few of you, so THANKS to all for the candor!

Really looking forward to getting to know folks... :)

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:20 am

ManyHats wrote:Hello all,

I've been lurking a while and decided it's about time I stand up....

Surreal as it seems to me (this move has been many, many years in the making), I will be amongst you next month! I was admitted last month PT (after emotionally giving up on a WL spot months ago!); am now waiting and waiting for financial aid to guide me... I have SO MANY questions, but lots have been answered right here by a few of you, so THANKS to all for the candor!

Really looking forward to getting to know folks... :)


Welcome!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OracleFromOregon » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:04 am

the fledgling wrote:
OracleFromOregon wrote:How the hell do you know what books to purchase already? Our required reading (3rd edition) doesn't seem to be available yet. I thought Fordham was supposed to send us another book by this point. I'm packing up for my cross-country roadtrip and was hoping to have some reading material... 5 days is a lot of time to kill :)


The 3rd edition is available--Fordham just provided us with the wrong title. I believe Pammy was the one who sorted this out with Fordham (thanks Pammy!). It's actually called Introduction to the Study of Law Cases and Materials (ISBN:9781422428733). Read through a few pages back--someone found a copy for under $30 I believe. The reading assignments for this book haven't been posted yet though.

So far no one on the board has gotten Case of Lifetime yet, but since July is half way over Fordham should be sending it out soon. It's free, so I'll be patient and wait :)

And ROAD TRIP! Are you taking the northern route or southern route?


Wow, thanks! good info.

I have no idea what route we are taking (got the uhaul though!). Coming from Seattle - any suggestions? I think we finally found a place either in east village or upper west 60s... does anyone have an opinion about location? I just cant wait to move, and get my school on!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby Ris84 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:28 am

Hi Guys- I have a financial aid question here: On the last page of the application (stafford loan request) they ask for your anticipated number of credits for the fall and spring semesters. If I'm in the PT program how many credits should I put down for each semester?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ManhattanWombat » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:40 am

OracleFromOregon:

The East Village is definitely younger, with more affordable (and great) places to eat, lots of boutiques and great little shops. Also, a very active bar culture which is a plus and a minus. Tends to get kind of noisy. I've lived in the vicinity for the last 7 years.

Upper West Side around the 60's is older, more professional with lots of families. Also, more expensive. A friend of mine grew up around there.

Enjoy your roadtrip!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:17 am

Ris84 wrote:Hi Guys- I have a financial aid question here: On the last page of the application (stafford loan request) they ask for your anticipated number of credits for the fall and spring semesters. If I'm in the PT program how many credits should I put down for each semester?


This information was provided on the Academic Regulations page of the Registrar's Office:

FIRST YEAR EVENING
Contracts (5)
Criminal Law (3)
Legal Process (1)
Legal Writing and Research (3)
Property (5)
Torts (5)


I don't know how the credits are split up between each semester.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrock12 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:56 am

silenziatori wrote:
Ris84 wrote:Hi Guys- I have a financial aid question here: On the last page of the application (stafford loan request) they ask for your anticipated number of credits for the fall and spring semesters. If I'm in the PT program how many credits should I put down for each semester?


This information was provided on the Academic Regulations page of the Registrar's Office:

FIRST YEAR EVENING
Contracts (5)
Criminal Law (3)
Legal Process (1)
Legal Writing and Research (3)
Property (5)
Torts (5)


I don't know how the credits are split up between each semester.


without pointing out the obvious math from silenz's post, i put down 11/semester...i did confirm this with admissions as well and they said it was fine...in the end, my stafford loans turned out to be fine

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby Ris84 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:07 am

Yea, I figured that's the best move, but good to know admissions confirmed it. Thanks for the info silenz & jrock!




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