Fordham Class of 2013/2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby tram988 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:38 pm

starsong wrote:
tesoro wrote:Why do you guys think that shrinking the evening class is going to help the ranking? I don't follow this logic at all, so please expand.

For example, plenty of schools 20-30 have lower LSAT/GPA ranges than Fordham. This would be the main thing that increasing the FT class would improve, since the pool of students with high scores that are interested in an evening program is small. What else changes?

Nothing, but increasing the overall medians--even by a few points--can make all the difference. A net decrease in the total class size would help as well.


One would think right? BC went from a 164 to a 166 median and fell two places.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby kams » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:06 pm

tram988 wrote:
starsong wrote:
tesoro wrote:Why do you guys think that shrinking the evening class is going to help the ranking? I don't follow this logic at all, so please expand.

For example, plenty of schools 20-30 have lower LSAT/GPA ranges than Fordham. This would be the main thing that increasing the FT class would improve, since the pool of students with high scores that are interested in an evening program is small. What else changes?

Nothing, but increasing the overall medians--even by a few points--can make all the difference. A net decrease in the total class size would help as well.


One would think right? BC went from a 164 to a 166 median and fell two places.


Everyones medians went up by a large margin this year. Don't feel too bad.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby tesoro » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:24 pm

ryguy wrote:Placement statistics. From last year....


Yessir. We're both referring to the most recent available data it seems. Compare it to other schools ranked 15 and lower for NYC employment (from last year LOL) and see what you find.

If you think this is entirely irrelavent, please explain what changed that wouldn't proportionally affect every law school in the 15-200 range (i.e., why would GWU suddenly place super well in NYC relative to Fordham this year if in recent years they haven't? Employment reduction is across the board).

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby nmkraz » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:39 am

Columbia Law wrote:Does anyone have an idea of how much they shrunk their part time class? My brother has a 3.9 and a 164 and is on the WL.

I have a 3.69 and a 164 and was addmitted back in December...

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:43 am

just joined the facebook group last night :D . it's so quiet and empty over there!

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:44 am

hannah87 wrote:just joined the facebook group last night :D . it's so quiet and empty over there!


It'll get fuller. People joined over the summer last year.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby LaurenGayle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:46 am

hannah87 wrote:just joined the facebook group last night :D . it's so quiet and empty over there!


+1 Almost forgot about that!

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby jk11287 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:23 am

Deposit confirmed yesterday. As yet another person who turned down GW for Fordham, the rankings really don't concern me that much. I happen to think that Fordham places well in NYC in spite of, rather than because of, its ranking. Its very well regarded, has a strong alumni network, and places way better in biglaw than peer schools.

And I'm pumped. NYC here I come.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:24 am

jk11287 wrote:Deposit confirmed yesterday. As yet another person who turned down GW for Fordham, the rankings really don't concern me that much. I happen to think that Fordham places well in NYC in spite of, rather than because of, its ranking. Its very well regarded, has a strong alumni network, and places way better in biglaw than peer schools.

And I'm pumped. NYC here I come.


yay! welcome :D

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby danidancer » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:32 pm

Instead of CC, overnight a check? If it's in their office on 4/15 you've met the deadline, regardless of whether they process it that day or not.
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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Mattalones » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:07 pm

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby tesoro » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:15 pm

nymets123 wrote:
danidancer wrote:
Mattalones wrote:Called to deposit today. They said that they couldn't process my application b/c they still nee dot update my records. They also said they would call me Friday, which is after the deposit deadline. I asked if I could still be held accountable to the deadline. They said "no" but wouldn't put it in writing. They told me that I was NOT the only one. Has anyone had this happen here on TLS? Please let me know. I am a bit worried.


Instead of CC, overnight a check? If it's in their office on 4/15 you've met the deadline, regardless of whether they process it that day or not.



I'm kind of worried about my check. My deposit is confirmed via email and in the status checker but they haven't actually cashed the check.

I was out of personal checks so I submitted a handwritten (like the bank hand wrote my name and acct #) check that my bank gave me. I'm worried somehow there will be a problem processing this particular check (even tho the money is sitting tight in my acct so no problem with it bouncing per say) and that if this check doesn't go through that there will be complications with it being after the 15th. I hand delivered this thing weeks ago to avoid anything like this happening :(

Probably worrying for nothing but still worrying


Option 1: Fordham delegates someone to cash a shitload of checks on a daily or weekly basis. This probably requires a sit down with bank personnel to go through each one of the checks, including the strange ones like yours.

Option 2: Fordham sends someone to the bank on 4/16, forcing only one person to make one trip and take one bank employee's time, once.

If you were Fordham, what would you do?

My check isn't cashed yet either by the way.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby newyorklaw23 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:17 pm

Hey everyone I visited fordham and sat in on a class and loved it. I was very on the fence and pretty set on top20 schools, but I think i'm going to put a deposit down at fordham. The professor was engaging, intelligent, and even funny at times. The class was a young group, very few 1Ls appeared over 25 or so. At the start of class almost everyone was talking about the rankings drop. The students seemed annoyed that it might correlate to some change in prestige, but not worried about any kind of change in job prospects.


That being said, the school has yet to get back to me about merit aid, and with the exception of my acceptance email they haven't sent me ANYTHING. That type of unprofessionalism is annoying but I loved my visit and the students seem really happy there.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:22 pm

newyorklaw23 wrote:Hey everyone I visited fordham and sat in on a class and loved it. I was very on the fence and pretty set on top20 schools, but I think i'm going to put a deposit down at fordham. The professor was engaging, intelligent, and even funny at times. The class was a young group, very few 1Ls appeared over 25 or so. At the start of class almost everyone was talking about the rankings drop. The students seemed annoyed that it might correlate to some change in prestige, but not worried about any kind of change in job prospects.


That being said, the school has yet to get back to me about merit aid, and with the exception of my acceptance email they haven't sent me ANYTHING. That type of unprofessionalism is annoying but I loved my visit and the students seem really happy there.


just curious- which professor? i loved the class i sat it on, too (Professor Sebok, who is actually full time at Cardozo).

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby 1987dc2010 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:49 pm

sup guys,

i have also had problems receiving a reply from Fordham. perhaps, one of you could help me. do you guys know the URL for financial aid app? I needs dat aid!

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:53 pm

1987dc2010 wrote:sup guys,

i have also had problems receiving a reply from Fordham. perhaps, one of you could help me. do you guys know the URL for financial aid app? I needs dat aid!


i know, the site is ridiculously hard to navigate. have you been accepted? i think you need to have been to fill out the Fordham aid form (as opposed to the FAFSA, which you can fill out before being admitted). The info about Fordham's aid is on this page:
http://law.fordham.edu/financial-aid/1893.htm

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby 1987dc2010 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:25 pm

hannah87 wrote:
1987dc2010 wrote:sup guys,

i have also had problems receiving a reply from Fordham. perhaps, one of you could help me. do you guys know the URL for financial aid app? I needs dat aid!


i know, the site is ridiculously hard to navigate. have you been accepted? i think you need to have been to fill out the Fordham aid form (as opposed to the FAFSA, which you can fill out before being admitted). The info about Fordham's aid is on this page:
http://law.fordham.edu/financial-aid/1893.htm


thanks for the link, hannah. however, that URL directs me to admitted students site. I cannot find the application from there, unfortunately.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:46 pm

1987dc2010 wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
1987dc2010 wrote:sup guys,

i have also had problems receiving a reply from Fordham. perhaps, one of you could help me. do you guys know the URL for financial aid app? I needs dat aid!


i know, the site is ridiculously hard to navigate. have you been accepted? i think you need to have been to fill out the Fordham aid form (as opposed to the FAFSA, which you can fill out before being admitted). The info about Fordham's aid is on this page:
http://law.fordham.edu/financial-aid/1893.htm


thanks for the link, hannah. however, that URL directs me to admitted students site. I cannot find the application from there, unfortunately.


hmmm. well if you log into the site, click JD Students on the left hand menu, then Financial Aid. that will bring you to the admitted students FinAid section. this is the direct link, but I doubt it'll work... http://law.fordham.edu/admitted/16677.htm

EDIT: it should work, actually. you'll just need to log in to the site and it will take you straight to the linked page. then just open the document and email it in.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby 1987dc2010 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:58 pm

hannah87 wrote:
1987dc2010 wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
1987dc2010 wrote:sup guys,

i have also had problems receiving a reply from Fordham. perhaps, one of you could help me. do you guys know the URL for financial aid app? I needs dat aid!


i know, the site is ridiculously hard to navigate. have you been accepted? i think you need to have been to fill out the Fordham aid form (as opposed to the FAFSA, which you can fill out before being admitted). The info about Fordham's aid is on this page:
http://law.fordham.edu/financial-aid/1893.htm


thanks for the link, hannah. however, that URL directs me to admitted students site. I cannot find the application from there, unfortunately.


hmmm. well if you log into the site, click JD Students on the left hand menu, then Financial Aid. that will bring you to the admitted students FinAid section. this is the direct link, but I doubt it'll work... http://law.fordham.edu/admitted/16677.htm

EDIT: it should work, actually. you'll just need to log in to the site and it will take you straight to the linked page. then just open the document and email it in.


hannah,

you are mad helpful! thanks!

another question for this thread, anyone have any idea where/if it is possible to find a list of the firms that do on-campus recruiting?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:06 pm

1987dc2010 wrote:
hannah,

you are mad helpful! thanks!

another question for this thread, anyone have any idea where/if it is possible to find a list of the firms that do on-campus recruiting?


ha, no problem- glad to help. OperaSoprano would likely have such a list...

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby nyc1213 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:46 pm

1987dc2010 wrote:another question for this thread, anyone have any idea where/if it is possible to find a list of the firms that do on-campus recruiting?


just happened to have it open at the same time: http://law.fordham.edu/assets/CareerPla ... loyers.pdf




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