Fordham Law School Class of 2012 Memories

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:23 pm

Yes, I am lucky and certainly appreciate my luck.

I don't believe Fordham can force you (as of now--the law could change) to get health insurance. I vaguely remember the cost being around $1,500 a year (it's on my home computer somewhere and was on Fordham's website...) with the Birchwood (? It was definitely a type of tree) Group. Not sure about the coverage (hadn't heard of them--I'm myself have had UHC and Empire), but the cost is (relatively speaking) not that bad.

(Ninja Edit: I clearly like parethenses)

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Thanks, Fledgling. I believe FIT required us to show proof of insurance or buy theirs, so I assumed there was a law of some sort on the books. I will call the health center and see what they tell me.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:33 pm

Beech Street Network (I was a little bit close).

http://www.fordham.edu/campus_resources ... e_1526.asp

"All students are required to enter here https://secure.visit-aci.com/insurance/fordham to complete the Health eU on-line Insurance Registration Process. During this process, you will be asked to either provide information on your current medical insurance coverage, purchase the Fordham sponsored Student Insurance Plan, or complete a brief opinion survey. (Note: you will be re-directed to a secure website). Information regarding this coverage is available at the Office of International Students at (718) 817-3145 or (212) 636-6270. All other students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance coverage. The University makes available a reasonably priced additional accident and sickness plan through a private insurance company. Registered students should receive an application in the mail mid-August. Additional insurance applications are available at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses."

*Fall Semester enrollment via site portal updated 08/05/09. Registration or Enrollment issues should be directed to USI at (800) 322-9901

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:36 pm

the fledgling wrote:Beech Street Network (I was a little bit close).

http://www.fordham.edu/campus_resources ... e_1526.asp

"All students are required to enter here https://secure.visit-aci.com/insurance/fordham to complete the Health eU on-line Insurance Registration Process. During this process, you will be asked to either provide information on your current medical insurance coverage, purchase the Fordham sponsored Student Insurance Plan, or complete a brief opinion survey. (Note: you will be re-directed to a secure website). Information regarding this coverage is available at the Office of International Students at (718) 817-3145 or (212) 636-6270. All other students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance coverage. The University makes available a reasonably priced additional accident and sickness plan through a private insurance company. Registered students should receive an application in the mail mid-August. Additional insurance applications are available at both the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses."


Ah, perfect. You have your trees in order. :D

I guess this means I don't have to buy insurance right away, if I can't get the school's insurance.

Thanks, Fledgling.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:43 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:Ah, perfect. You have your trees in order. :D .


:lol: Anytime.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby sentinal5656 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:08 pm

OS and everyone else. I would strongly recommend getting some type of health insurance as soon as possible. You just never know when a sickness can arise or something can happen. Especially during 1L year, you don't want to deal with that mess. An extra 1,500 a year is a small price to pay on your health! Better safe than sorry.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:33 pm

sentinal5656 wrote:OS and everyone else. I would strongly recommend getting some type of health insurance as soon as possible. You just never know when a sickness can arise or something can happen. Especially during 1L year, you don't want to deal with that mess. An extra 1,500 a year is a small price to pay on your health! Better safe than sorry.


Ah, Sentinal, your concern is thoughtful, as usual. If anything should happen to me, you can have my E&Es.

I'm actually on the subway as I type this. My counterpart at Columbia is sitting right across from me. She has a bag from their bookstore, and she's wearing more swag than I even own. I wonder if she feels the way we do.

I had the most delicious champagne last night, but I think I might have given my friends some unedited opinions about their schools. I really hope I didn't say what I think I said. :lol:

Four more days! My god...

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:36 pm

sentinal5656 wrote:OS and everyone else. I would strongly recommend getting some type of health insurance as soon as possible. You just never know when a sickness can arise or something can happen. Especially during 1L year, you don't want to deal with that mess. An extra 1,500 a year is a small price to pay on your health! Better safe than sorry.


+1. Oh yeah. Particularly if you're moving from out of state. New germs + stress = you need somebody to prescribe you antibiotics. I get bronchitis way too often not to have *some* kind of health insurance; it's worth paying less in rent to me.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:51 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:I had the most delicious champagne last night, but I think I might have given my friends some unedited opinions about their schools. I really hope I didn't say what I think I said. :lol:


Oh I did that once. I was silently, inwardly mortified at myself (it was NYLS related... I said I hoped Ms. X wasn't paying full price... the girl wasn't there, but I still felt bad about it).

And what kind of champagne? I need to add some variety to my wine/sangria habit.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ascremer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:01 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
the fledgling wrote:I'm honestly not sure, OS. Although I can see why it wouldn't be available to PT students (they expect you to be working and thus already have insurance--a huge assumption IMO, especially these days). Maybe call the health office? On the flip side, the ABA plan might be better.

And my company cuts me off on my last day. :x Thankfully, my mom's plan will now cover me :D


You're lucky! I never had insurance through my job, even when I worked full time. I had a lot of flexibility, but no benefits. :(

If the school will let me, I might go longer without it. I know that's probably a stupid thing to do, but I'm thinking about all that debt...

Is anyone else in this situation? Ideally an affordable plan exists somewhere.

I spent so much unnecessary money on my UG health insurance and decided not to purchase one this time
My foreign health insurance covers me upto 120 days after I leave the country and Im hoping I will not have any serious illness or injuries in the remaining few days between aug 17th and dec 22 :|

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:09 pm

the fledgling wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I had the most delicious champagne last night, but I think I might have given my friends some unedited opinions about their schools. I really hope I didn't say what I think I said. :lol:


Oh I did that once. I was silently, inwardly mortified at myself (it was NYLS related... I said I hoped Ms. X wasn't paying full price... the girl wasn't there, but I still felt bad about it).

And what kind of champagne? I need to add some variety to my wine/sangria habit.


It was pink prosecco (technically not champagne, but Italian sparkling wine.) Insanely delicious at $13.99 a bottle. I'll PM you if I can find the label, but we should have some at the party.

I know how you feel. :oops: I think I also toasted Fordham a few times.

I then attempted to help my friend J pick schools for her BF's cycle. I think the conversation consisted of "go to Fordham or NYU."
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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby amyraydun » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:19 pm

Anyone know if we get any special metrocard discount from the school? I will be completely dependent on the MTA and wonder if Fordham hooks us up somehow someway?
:?:

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby palmettoru » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:31 pm

So we are getting pretty close to orientation! how is everyone going to find each other on day 1? OS are you going to be holding up a TLS sign? :D

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:43 pm

palmettoru wrote:So we are getting pretty close to orientation! how is everyone going to find each other on day 1? OS are you going to be holding up a TLS sign? :D


Everyone in the evening program should friend one another so we can find each other. <3

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby palmettoru » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:47 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
palmettoru wrote:So we are getting pretty close to orientation! how is everyone going to find each other on day 1? OS are you going to be holding up a TLS sign? :D


Everyone in the evening program should friend one another so we can find each other. <3


I never realized that TLS had a "friend feature," but good idea!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:56 pm

palmettoru wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
palmettoru wrote:So we are getting pretty close to orientation! how is everyone going to find each other on day 1? OS are you going to be holding up a TLS sign? :D


Everyone in the evening program should friend one another so we can find each other. <3


I never realized that TLS had a "friend feature," but good idea!


Oh, I meant on Facebook. Most of us are in the Fordham group already. Did you join?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby amyraydun » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:11 pm

amyraydun wrote:Anyone know if we get any special metrocard discount from the school? I will be completely dependent on the MTA and wonder if Fordham hooks us up somehow someway?
:?:



Anyone?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:19 pm

amyraydun wrote:
amyraydun wrote:Anyone know if we get any special metrocard discount from the school? I will be completely dependent on the MTA and wonder if Fordham hooks us up somehow someway?
:?:



Anyone?


I know its true for other cities' transit (Chicago comes to mind) but I get the feeling that it isn't for New York's MTA. Not 100% on this though.

Though, all things considered the subway's fairly affordable as is.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby CrazyLawStudent » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:30 pm

I think there's next to no chance Fordham will do anything for subway riders. Get an unlimited monthly!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:40 pm

Fledgling, as promised:

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ascremer » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:01 am

For those who bought their books already; did you guys buy new or used books? Which one would you recommend? Is it faster to complete readings with a used book, because the most important parts might be highlighted/underlined already?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby palmettoru » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:14 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
palmettoru wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
palmettoru wrote:So we are getting pretty close to orientation! how is everyone going to find each other on day 1? OS are you going to be holding up a TLS sign? :D


Everyone in the evening program should friend one another so we can find each other. <3


I never realized that TLS had a "friend feature," but good idea!


Oh, I meant on Facebook. Most of us are in the Fordham group already. Did you join?


Yes I just joined earlier this week! There were several of them -- but the main one is the one that says 2012/2013 right?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:26 am

ascremer wrote:For those who bought their books already; did you guys buy new or used books? Which one would you recommend? Is it faster to complete readings with a used book, because the most important parts might be highlighted/underlined already?


I've only gotten one book so far, and I bought it used from a law student friend. I'm going to try to buy most of my books used, for financial reasons. Some of the law students I know have said they appreciated getting an already highlighted/underlined book; I'm not sure whether this would help you complete readings faster, though.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrock12 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:17 am

ascremer wrote:For those who bought their books already; did you guys buy new or used books? Which one would you recommend? Is it faster to complete readings with a used book, because the most important parts might be highlighted/underlined already?


i have one book from a friend as well, and this person underlined/took notes in the margin...i find it to be pretty distracting to be honest, but may just be a personal preference

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:49 am

Just a heads up, there's a new reading up on the admitted students website that we're supposed to read before the start of orientation, for the skills workshop. It's a 4 page long case.




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