Transfer from Brooklyn to Fordham?

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Transfer from Brooklyn to Fordham?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:56 pm

I'm looking for some insight on what to do.

I recently got accepted to Fordham to transfer this coming fall and I'm leaning towards transferring.

My stats from Brooklyn: 3.466 GPA, Top 30%, Journal of Law and Policy, E-board of a club, $12-17K/year in scholarship. I want to do big law and Fordham is definitely better for placement.

Is transferring worthwhile?

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Re: Transfer from Brooklyn to Fordham?

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm looking for some insight on what to do.

I recently got accepted to Fordham to transfer this coming fall and I'm leaning towards transferring.

My stats from Brooklyn: 3.466 GPA, Top 30%, Journal of Law and Policy, E-board of a club, $12-17K/year in scholarship. I want to do big law and Fordham is definitely better for placement.

Is transferring worthwhile?


I do not think transferring to Fordham here would affect your ability to get biglaw for next summer. On the other hand, your scholarship isn't that great and you can probably get LR or another secondary journal at Fordham (not sure on their policies). Could be worth it, maybe.

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Re: Transfer from Brooklyn to Fordham?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:04 pm

Fordham's policy for LR is that you have to either (1) be on LR or (2) rank in the top 25% at your previous school. And agreed my scholarship isn't stellar, so that's why I believe that the value added in transferring will be worthwhile in the long run.

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Re: Transfer from Brooklyn to Fordham?

Postby miro » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:57 pm

It's my understanding that transfers to Fordham are not able to participate in OCI, which would make getting biglaw harder.



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