Fordham Class of 2013/2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby stegman » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:59 pm

So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby starsong » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:01 pm

stegman wrote:So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

Fordham published new employment statistics a few weeks ago: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby ryguy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:09 pm

Mattalones wrote:
dmcbride wrote:Withdrew, they never said if I had any merit aid so who knows if I just freed up some for someone else?! Very poor communications from their admissions dept.

+1

So far, they have lost my documents three times (I don't exist, but they are excited to have me there apparently?). Plus I have had only limited emails returned and have never had a phone call returned, even though they've given me a time and day by which they will return each phone correspondence. Even though I know I shouldn't, my instincts make it hard to not generalize that type of unprofessionalism to the whole LS ... Not weighing well on my feeling about attending.

Probably you should trust your gut...I'm just sayin'

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Jomper87 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:17 pm

For all those who got scholarships, what were your numbers? Also, how long did it take for the school to send out a response?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby ZXCVBNM » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:34 pm

starsong wrote:
stegman wrote:So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

Fordham published new employment statistics a few weeks ago: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm


I'm a 1L at fordham. The link is to 2009 grads but the question was how did OCI go last year. In short, it was the worst year in recent memory. But most schools had very tough years. I think 15% getting BigLaw would be a generous estimate. They are expecting similar numbers for my OCI this fall, maybe a little better.

You guys should have it easier than us but probably not by much. You probably need to finish top 20-25% at least for a shot at biglaw. I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom, just want to level with you.

Study hard and let the chips fall where they may. Fordham is still a great degree to have and you'll have an edge over most NY area students.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:45 pm

Jomper87 wrote:For all those who got scholarships, what were your numbers? Also, how long did it take for the school to send out a response?


168/3.9. i got the scholarship letter around 10 days after the acceptance email.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Jomper87 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:50 pm

How much was your scholarship for?

hannah87 wrote:
Jomper87 wrote:For all those who got scholarships, what were your numbers? Also, how long did it take for the school to send out a response?


168/3.9. i got the scholarship letter around 10 days after the acceptance email.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:52 pm

ZXCVBNM wrote:
starsong wrote:
stegman wrote:So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

Fordham published new employment statistics a few weeks ago: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm


I'm a 1L at fordham. The link is to 2009 grads but the question was how did OCI go last year. In short, it was the worst year in recent memory. But most schools had very tough years. I think 15% getting BigLaw would be a generous estimate. They are expecting similar numbers for my OCI this fall, maybe a little better.

You guys should have it easier than us but probably not by much. You probably need to finish top 20-25% at least for a shot at biglaw. I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom, just want to level with you.

Study hard and let the chips fall where they may. Fordham is still a great degree to have and you'll have an edge over most NY area students.


It's hard to make predictions for the future, but it seems the class of 2011 suffered the most. I'm cautiously optimistic about our OCI, mainly because only a tiny handful of firms deferred people all the way to 2012, and they will need to hire for our class year. I am hoping employers will return to pre-boom hiring levels soon!

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:57 pm

Jomper87 wrote:How much was your scholarship for?

hannah87 wrote:
Jomper87 wrote:For all those who got scholarships, what were your numbers? Also, how long did it take for the school to send out a response?


168/3.9. i got the scholarship letter around 10 days after the acceptance email.


25k/year

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:20 am

ZXCVBNM wrote:
starsong wrote:
stegman wrote:So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

Fordham published new employment statistics a few weeks ago: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm


I'm a 1L at fordham. The link is to 2009 grads but the question was how did OCI go last year. In short, it was the worst year in recent memory. But most schools had very tough years. I think 15% getting BigLaw would be a generous estimate. They are expecting similar numbers for my OCI this fall, maybe a little better.

You guys should have it easier than us but probably not by much. You probably need to finish top 20-25% at least for a shot at biglaw. I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom, just want to level with you.

Study hard and let the chips fall where they may. Fordham is still a great degree to have and you'll have an edge over most NY area students.



Are you happy at Fordham?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby starsong » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:20 am

ZXCVBNM wrote:
starsong wrote:
stegman wrote:So does the fact that there's new rankings out mean that new employment statistics are available? Have you guys been able to talk to any current 2Ls about their job prospects?

Fordham published new employment statistics a few weeks ago: http://law.fordham.edu/career-planning/17281.htm


I'm a 1L at fordham. The link is to 2009 grads but the question was how did OCI go last year. In short, it was the worst year in recent memory. But most schools had very tough years. I think 15% getting BigLaw would be a generous estimate. They are expecting similar numbers for my OCI this fall, maybe a little better.

You guys should have it easier than us but probably not by much. You probably need to finish top 20-25% at least for a shot at biglaw. I'm not trying to be all doom and gloom, just want to level with you.

Study hard and let the chips fall where they may. Fordham is still a great degree to have and you'll have an edge over most NY area students.

Thanks for the thoughts. I'm not sure this will be a purely linear pattern, i.e. 10-15% this year, 15-20% next year, 20-25% the following. This year suffered from a glut of talent in the pipeline as well as non-existent current economic demand. With the pipeline clearing and significant worldwide demand resuming (assuming no negative surprises along the way), I would expect to see numbers more along the lines of c/o 2005 for 2013 grads, i.e. top 1/3. But I could be wrong.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby fl0w » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:06 am

just withdrew. 7.5k/yr scholly. good luck to all those attending and to those still waiting for good news.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby alexanderkaim » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:24 pm

Does anyone know anything about the new law school building? Are they planning to finish it before the class of 2013 graduates?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:25 pm

alexanderkaim wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new law school building? Are they planning to finish it before the class of 2013 graduates?


i believe that is the "plan." it would be great to be able to see it, but i HIGHLY doubt we'll set foot in it :( . there are some more details on the website.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Hey-O » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:27 pm

Hey Guys! I'm coming. I'm excited to see everyone.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:28 pm

Hey-O wrote:Hey Guys! I'm cumming.



:shock:

ewwwww

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby alexanderkaim » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:30 pm

hannah87 wrote:
alexanderkaim wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new law school building? Are they planning to finish it before the class of 2013 graduates?


i believe that is the "plan." it would be great to be able to see it, but i HIGHLY doubt we'll set foot in it :( . there are some more details on the website.


I couldn't find anything on the website that mentioned when they were going to start or how long it would take. My undergraduate school just finished a new building and it took 1.5 years to build but it isn't a high rise in a big city so it doesn't really compare.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:05 pm

alexanderkaim wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
alexanderkaim wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new law school building? Are they planning to finish it before the class of 2013 graduates?


i believe that is the "plan." it would be great to be able to see it, but i HIGHLY doubt we'll set foot in it :( . there are some more details on the website.


I couldn't find anything on the website that mentioned when they were going to start or how long it would take. My undergraduate school just finished a new building and it took 1.5 years to build but it isn't a high rise in a big city so it doesn't really compare.


weird- i could have sworn i'd read something like an estimated completion date of Fall 2012, but now I can't find anything.

paging OperaSoprano? :P

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:06 pm

hannah87 wrote:
alexanderkaim wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
alexanderkaim wrote:Does anyone know anything about the new law school building? Are they planning to finish it before the class of 2013 graduates?


i believe that is the "plan." it would be great to be able to see it, but i HIGHLY doubt we'll set foot in it :( . there are some more details on the website.


I couldn't find anything on the website that mentioned when they were going to start or how long it would take. My undergraduate school just finished a new building and it took 1.5 years to build but it isn't a high rise in a big city so it doesn't really compare.


weird- i could have sworn i'd read something like an estimated completion date of Fall 2012, but now I can't find anything.

paging OperaSoprano? :P


I think they said this in 2006....construction in the city is a nightmare and the economy...well....the economy happened. I don't even think they broke ground on the proposed site, therefore it will not be completed in 2012 ...

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby hannah87 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:07 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
weird- i could have sworn i'd read something like an estimated completion date of Fall 2012, but now I can't find anything.

paging OperaSoprano? :P


I think they said this in 2006....construction in the city is a nightmare and the economy...well....the economy happened. I don't even think they broke ground on the proposed site, therefore it will not be completed in 2012 ...


haha, clearly not. was just trying to remember where i'd read it.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby lietx3 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:10 pm

Anyone elses status checker down?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Bailarina08 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:56 pm

Hey guys, I was accepted by phone yesterday. They said they're mailing my info, but I logged into the ASW and saw the July due date for enrollment materials. Does anyone know what the enrollment materials consist of?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby nygiants » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:03 pm

Bailarina08 wrote:Hey guys, I was accepted by phone yesterday. They said they're mailing my info, but I logged into the ASW and saw the July due date for enrollment materials. Does anyone know what the enrollment materials consist of?


They released anything yet.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:08 pm

hannah87 wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
weird- i could have sworn i'd read something like an estimated completion date of Fall 2012, but now I can't find anything.

paging OperaSoprano? :P


I think they said this in 2006....construction in the city is a nightmare and the economy...well....the economy happened. I don't even think they broke ground on the proposed site, therefore it will not be completed in 2012 ...


haha, clearly not. was just trying to remember where i'd read it.


They have all the necessary permits and zoning stuff in order, but to the best of my understanding, the school is still working on raising money. Estimates I have heard are '12 or '13.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2013/2014

Postby Springsteen » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:39 am

nygiants wrote:
Bailarina08 wrote:Hey guys, I was accepted by phone yesterday. They said they're mailing my info, but I logged into the ASW and saw the July due date for enrollment materials. Does anyone know what the enrollment materials consist of?


They released anything yet.


I'm not positive but I think they mean the documents listed on the 'Forms & Documents' tab of the ASW. So the registration form, the name change form, and the employment stipulation form.




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