Fordham Law School Class of 2012 Memories

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby Bankhead » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:47 pm

Hey all,

Good luck to the evening students, first night of orientation!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:07 pm

nitsudrx wrote:Hey all,

Good luck to the evening students, first night of orientation!


Thanks, nitsu! We wish you were here, lol. Good luck at IUB! May you kick some serious ass, and put in for an upgrade!

<3

I'll see you guys in an hour!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby extremesandwich » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:28 pm

Anyone hear any more info on loans and whatnot?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ascremer » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:46 pm

extremesandwich wrote:Anyone hear any more info on loans and whatnot?

i still owe full tuition according to my fordham =(

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:48 pm

ascremer wrote:
extremesandwich wrote:Anyone hear any more info on loans and whatnot?

i still owe full tuition according to my fordham =(


Me too, but loans are due to disburse on August 21. I still don't know if mine is all set up yet though.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:53 pm

revolution724 wrote:
ascremer wrote:
extremesandwich wrote:Anyone hear any more info on loans and whatnot?

i still owe full tuition according to my fordham =(


Me too, but loans are due to disburse on August 21. I still don't know if mine is all set up yet though.


Me too. Just realized I didn't mail in the direct deposit agreement. Hoping that this won't prevent them from processing the refund as a direct deposit so I don't have to go looking for a Wachovia with a 5 figure check in my pocket.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby sentinal5656 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:54 pm

I PASSED THE PATENT BAR! wooohooo

finally, I have time to deal with other stuff now! phewww

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 pm

silenziatori wrote:
revolution724 wrote:
ascremer wrote:
extremesandwich wrote:Anyone hear any more info on loans and whatnot?

i still owe full tuition according to my fordham =(


Me too, but loans are due to disburse on August 21. I still don't know if mine is all set up yet though.


Me too. Just realized I didn't mail in the direct deposit agreement. Hoping that this won't prevent them from processing the refund as a direct deposit so I don't have to go looking for a Wachovia with a 5 figure check in my pocket.


Fortunately, there IS a Wachovia in NYC. Wainwright Bank, not so much. *sob*

...I don't know if I sent in the direct deposit agreement either. Crap!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 pm

sentinal5656 wrote:I PASSED THE PATENT BAR! wooohooo

finally, I have time to deal with other stuff now! phewww


Congrats!!!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:01 pm

sentinal5656 wrote:I PASSED THE PATENT BAR! wooohooo

finally, I have time to deal with other stuff now! phewww


congraaaaaats!!!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby sentinal5656 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:08 pm

Thanks guys! I feel as if a huge weight has just been lifted off my shoulders :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:13 pm

revolution724 wrote:Fortunately, there IS a Wachovia in NYC. Wainwright Bank, not so much. *sob*

...I don't know if I sent in the direct deposit agreement either. Crap!


I might open an account with Chase if I end up getting a physical check.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:51 pm

silenziatori wrote:
revolution724 wrote:Fortunately, there IS a Wachovia in NYC. Wainwright Bank, not so much. *sob*

...I don't know if I sent in the direct deposit agreement either. Crap!


I might open an account with Chase if I end up getting a physical check.


I was planning on that also. However, not without grumbling. I like my little hippie socially responsible bank, dammit. Hate going back to a huge corporation bent on world domination.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:15 pm

I believe there's a Wachovia on the corner of 56th and Broadway. :D Haven't heard of Wainwright...

I bank with Chase though, admittedly in part because the bank dominates the city.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby silenziatori » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:07 pm

the fledgling wrote:I believe there's a Wachovia on the corner of 56th and Broadway. :D Haven't heard of Wainwright...

I bank with Chase though, admittedly in part because the bank dominates the city.


Interesting. I don't know though, Wachovia is pretty bad with their ATM fees. I would hate to often worry about needing to find a Wachovia ATM. I guess I could also open an ING checking account.

How is Chase with ATM fees and any other inane fees they might charge?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby revolution724 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:09 pm

the fledgling wrote: Haven't heard of Wainwright...


That's because it's a local bank where I live now. It doesn't exist outside of Boston. BUT IT ROCKS. Oh well. Probably will be Chase henceforth.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby the fledgling » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:19 pm

Honestly, I'm not sure what Chase charges you for using another ATM because I've never needed to use another ATM. I know, it seems ridiculous, but their ATMs are everywhere (I'm like 90% sure the Duane Read ATMs are Chase ATMS, as if there weren't enough Chase branches).

I went with Chase because of the convenience and because they had a relationship with my company that gave us certain perks. I'm actually dropping by the bank tomorrow because I'll be leaving my job on Friday and will be losing those perks :( Guess that's when I'll find out if Chase is really worth the convenience.

And in Boston, anything that's not Bank of America has my vote (I loathe BofA....).

EDIT: I will add that while, overall, Chase's website is pretty user friendly they make it pretty difficult to figure out what their service fees are.

DOUBLE EDIT: I do know that if you have a "professional" checking account and you don't direct deposit into that account at least once per month, Chase will charge you $10. Which is just not cool.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:51 pm

We did it!

I'm on my way back from day one of orientation. I opted out of the alcoholfest, because I need to finish tomorrow's reading. I met a bunch of you guys, which was wonderful, and I have a few observations to share.

First, the evening class is young. Nearly everyone I talked to was 24, and graduated when I did. Most of them went to some pretty good schools. A bunch of Amherst type places, and some BUs and GWs.

Second, no one talked about numbers. Since TLS is such a numbersfest, I kept waiting to be asked for my LSAT score, but no one cared.

Third, half the class is not working. Seriously. I was embarrassed about my own lack of a job, but I'm in great company. My 2L guide said I can go to PIRC, and find something useful to do.

Fourth, people were really, really nice. I don't know what I was expecting, exactly, but certainly not a roomful of cool people who wanted to get to know me. Well, I was hoping, based on the TLS sample...

Fifth, it is possible to really get involved as a 1L, and I'm going to do it. I can't wait to visit PIRC. There's a group called Students Against Trafficking that sounds really intriguing.

Off to do reading!

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby ZXCVBNM » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:33 pm

I liked the people as well.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OracleFromOregon » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:48 pm

Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby extremesandwich » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:43 am

OracleFromOregon wrote:Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.


I'm pretty sure there's a law where you can't buy anything stronger than beer or wine coolers in grocery stores.

To all those people new to NYC, some advice:

1. To catch a cab, wait for one with it's light on, then raise your hand. You look silly standing there with your hand up for no reason, and whistling is something I've only seen work in movies.

2. Get an unlimited metro card.

3. NEVER eat from a buffet at a bodega-type place.

4. Mind the pedestrian traffic around you, avoid standing in high-traffic areas.

5. Don't fall asleep on cabs or the subway, unless you have someone with you who's awake!

I moved to NYC about 2 years ago, and most of this was learned the hard way :oops:

I hope the p/t people had a good night! I look forward to hearing more about orientation.

Edit: The my.fordham.edu account detail section now includes my GradPlus!!!!!! I feel confident enough to finally change my facebook, haha.

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:06 am

extremesandwich wrote:
OracleFromOregon wrote:Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.


I'm pretty sure there's a law where you can't buy anything stronger than beer or wine coolers in grocery stores.

To all those people new to NYC, some advice:

1. To catch a cab, wait for one with it's light on, then raise your hand. You look silly standing there with your hand up for no reason, and whistling is something I've only seen work in movies.

2. Get an unlimited metro card.

3. NEVER eat from a buffet at a bodega-type place.

4. Mind the pedestrian traffic around you, avoid standing in high-traffic areas.

5. Don't fall asleep on cabs or the subway, unless you have someone with you who's awake!

I moved to NYC about 2 years ago, and most of this was learned the hard way :oops:

I hope the p/t people had a good night! I look forward to hearing more about orientation.

Edit: The my.fordham.edu account detail section now includes my GradPlus!!!!!! I feel confident enough to finally change my facebook, haha.


SOOOO credited. A few more:

If someone on the street asks if you have a minute, you don't. They absolutely are trying to sell you something, unless you are female and they are male. In that case, they're trying to hit on you in an obnoxious manner.

Avoid Times Square. The only excuse for ever going there is to get to the theater, and you're a law student now. You have no time for such things. :lol:

Go to Land, the Thai restaurant on Amsterdam and 81st, at lunchtime. That lunch menu is insane, and it's like $8 for two courses.

Buy some comfortable shoes. As a fashion industry refugee, it pains me to say this, but you will be walking a sh*tload. Why do you think New Yorkers are so skinny?

To extremesandwich: Did Fordham contact you at all about your GradPlus loans? Mine still haven't shown up.

One more thing: People have commented about the unusual number of waitlistees admitted this summer, and I noticed something interesting. When the December admits got in, their acceptance letters told them the part time class would be 160 strong. Mine, sent in May, said the class would be 120. There are currently 157 people in the part time class. What gives? Did Dean Brown just decide the class reduction wasn't working out? I'm thrilled, but I also found it a bit odd. Any thoughts?

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby extremesandwich » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:20 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
extremesandwich wrote:
OracleFromOregon wrote:Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.


I'm pretty sure there's a law where you can't buy anything stronger than beer or wine coolers in grocery stores.

To all those people new to NYC, some advice:

1. To catch a cab, wait for one with it's light on, then raise your hand. You look silly standing there with your hand up for no reason, and whistling is something I've only seen work in movies.

2. Get an unlimited metro card.

3. NEVER eat from a buffet at a bodega-type place.

4. Mind the pedestrian traffic around you, avoid standing in high-traffic areas.

5. Don't fall asleep on cabs or the subway, unless you have someone with you who's awake!

I moved to NYC about 2 years ago, and most of this was learned the hard way :oops:

I hope the p/t people had a good night! I look forward to hearing more about orientation.

Edit: The my.fordham.edu account detail section now includes my GradPlus!!!!!! I feel confident enough to finally change my facebook, haha.


SOOOO credited. A few more:

If someone on the street asks if you have a minute, you don't. They absolutely are trying to sell you something, unless you are female and they are male. In that case, they're trying to hit on you in an obnoxious manner.

Avoid Times Square. The only excuse for ever going there is to get to the theater, and you're a law student now. You have no time for such things. :lol:

Go to Land, the Thai restaurant on Amsterdam and 81st, at lunchtime. That lunch menu is insane, and it's like $8 for two courses.

Buy some comfortable shoes. As a fashion industry refugee, it pains me to say this, but you will be walking a sh*tload. Why do you think New Yorkers are so skinny?

To extremesandwich: Did Fordham contact you at all about your GradPlus loans? Mine still haven't shown up.

One more thing: People have commented about the unusual number of waitlistees admitted this summer, and I noticed something interesting. When the December admits got in, their acceptance letters told them the part time class would be 160 strong. Mine, sent in May, said the class would be 120. There are currently 157 people in the part time class. What gives? Did Dean Brown just decide the class reduction wasn't working out? I'm thrilled, but I also found it a bit odd. Any thoughts?



No, I found out by looking at the "account details" section on my.fordham.edu.

I will also add the following to the list:

1. If you see a crowded subway, and there is one car mysteriously empty, avoid it. It means there's a reason no one is in that car.

2. Be wary of panhandlers, I've seen a lot of people get scammed.

3. Be wary of cars that offer you a ride that's not a cab. There are car services in the city, but they shouldn't come up to you without you calling them first.

4. Go to myopenbar.com to find out about free and cheap drinking events.

5. Got to Hopstop.com to find directions to places on the subway.

Yay! I'm so excited for orientation :)

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrock12 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:43 am

OracleFromOregon wrote:Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.


i wouldnt worry so much about not having some of the stuff...although legal process is a class, i've heard that it is rather introductory (and lax at that)...

ALSO...i just wanted to say thanks to all of you guys...i definitely felt very prepared last night at orientation (whether that meant actually having the knowledge to have bought the right books/done the reading/already having access to my class schedule/ etc), and would have been nowhere near as prepared if it were not for this group on TLS...so a very big THANK YOU to all of you

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Re: Fordham Law School Class of 2012

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:26 am

jrock12 wrote:
OracleFromOregon wrote:Apparently I was in the wrong group because I did not hear about this alcoholfest :(

My summer reading is still across the country, sitting in my parents' mailbox while they are out vacationing (guess I better break down and buy it!) I also found out today that we have a textbook to purchase for this "legal process" business. My Tuesday looks like a busy one. So, if anyone in the evening division feels like they are behind after tonight, please thank me for lowering the bar. I wasn't even aware of the Garratt v. Dailey case... and I still need to hand over some passport photos... and I can't access the my.fordham site... and immunization records...

I did finally learn my section - 11 (holla!)

Good luck to all my fellow PTers in class tomorrow. Stay cool!

Also, to you NY residents, what the hell is up with not being able to purchase wine in grocery stores?(!!!) I unwittingly purchased a bottle of "wine product" at the food emporium thinking it was legit wine (among a surprisingly limited section.) It tasted like funky apple juice. These are some bizarre liquor controls out here.


i wouldnt worry so much about not having some of the stuff...although legal process is a class, i've heard that it is rather introductory (and lax at that)...

ALSO...i just wanted to say thanks to all of you guys...i definitely felt very prepared last night at orientation (whether that meant actually having the knowledge to have bought the right books/done the reading/already having access to my class schedule/ etc), and would have been nowhere near as prepared if it were not for this group on TLS...so a very big THANK YOU to all of you


I felt the same way, and Oracle, I wouldn't worry. Orientation is the built in adjustment period, and we're all adjusting.

I'm in section 12, so we'll be in most of our classes together.

Jrock, you might have told me, but which section are you in?


About the wine... yeah, monumentally stupid. In CA, Whole Foods has the best selection of natural and organic wine you can possibly imagine. Going grocery shopping there calls for an exercise in restraint.




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