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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:59 pm
by Lolek
Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:11 am
by blacklawboss
Lolek wrote:Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.


Part time evening my salary will absorb most of the cost. I passed on full ride at SJU part time evening program, but not close in rankings or program and almost full scholarship at Dozo full time. I have to believe that Fordham in the long haul is worth 100k more than the SJU in the long run. I keep my job no COL loans.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:23 am
by LS-boundNYC
blacklawboss wrote:
Lolek wrote:Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.


Part time evening my salary will absorb most of the cost. I passed on full ride at SJU part time evening program, but not close in rankings or program and almost full scholarship at Dozo full time. I have to believe that Fordham in the long haul is worth 100k more than the SJU in the long run. I keep my job no COL loans.


+1 I'm doing pretty much the same thing. I'll be on a non-profit salary so I'll have to take out a few COL loans, but not nearly sticker. I gave up a full ride at a top-tier-two school because I just wasn't comfortable moving to the west coast when my last five years have been in NYC and I grew up east of the Mississippi. I'm committed to NYC for the long term, and I wanted the opportunities that a school in New York could afford.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:48 am
by adevotchka
Lolek wrote:Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.



I'll be full tuition but got grants to cover most of my COL. I've been in the city for a few years and I wanted to work in NYC and didn't want to relocate for school. A friend who graduated St. John's top 10% told me she wished she had picked Fordham because she felt like the opportunities just aren't there at lower ranked schools, despite class ranking.

Like many of you, I passed up a lot of $ at Dozo. I believe the students at Fordham and Dozo are probably very similar in terms of intelligence and ability--lots of people at Dozo are there on full rides or close to it (very few at Fordham, I imagine). I feel more comfortable going to a school that has decent prospects for those who finish top half rather than top 15% or top 10%.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:51 am
by Gemini
Lolek wrote:Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.


I'm going very close to sticker. I just pray I can get a well paying job out of school. If not, the LRAP program at Fordham isn't too shabby.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:54 am
by blacklawboss
adevotchka wrote:
Lolek wrote:Honest question...

Who here is going at sticker or close to it? If so, why do you take such a risk?

Interested in opinions.



I'll be full tuition but got grants to cover most of my COL. I've been in the city for a few years and I wanted to work in NYC and didn't want to relocate for school. A friend who graduated St. John's top 10% told me she wished she had picked Fordham because she felt like the opportunities just aren't there at lower ranked schools, despite class ranking.

Like many of you, I passed up a lot of $ at Dozo. I believe the students at Fordham and Dozo are probably very similar in terms of intelligence and ability--lots of people at Dozo are there on full rides or close to it (very few at Fordham, I imagine). I feel more comfortable going to a school that has decent prospects for those who finish top half rather than top 15% or top 10%.


I loved Dozo and the people there, it came down to quality of life with current job. I can swing LS part time evening as opposed to Dozo full time with COL that wouldn't cover my bills.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:16 pm
by aaaaaah
Did anyone apply for Stein Scholars? Anyone hear back yet?

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:31 pm
by OnceUponAMemo
aaaaaah wrote:Did anyone apply for Stein Scholars? Anyone hear back yet?


No one has heard back yet. Interviews are scheduled for next week and you should hear back a few weeks later.

This is a great program with a lot of talented and interesting people as members (plus the great networking opportunities and $4,000 summer stipend), so if anyone has not applied yet and they are still accepting applications, which they probably are, its worth trying out for.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:46 pm
by youarereadingthis
Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:48 pm
by JenDarby
youarereadingthis wrote:Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:

I suppose I should buy it, and have my mind blown as well hopefully.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:04 pm
by LS-boundNYC
youarereadingthis wrote:Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:


Yeah. I finished it a few days ago. What parts were mind blowing to you?

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:09 pm
by Gemini
LS-boundNYC wrote:
youarereadingthis wrote:Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:


Yeah. I finished it a few days ago. What parts were mind blowing to you?


NO SPOILERS. I'm only halfway through!

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:12 pm
by NYC Law
youarereadingthis wrote:Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:


I'm wrapping up the statutory chapter, so I'm just about done with the book. I really like it, I'm getting pumped for school :D

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:33 pm
by LS-boundNYC
Gemini wrote:
LS-boundNYC wrote:
youarereadingthis wrote:Anyone else finish Whose Monet? My mind just got blown. :shock:


Yeah. I finished it a few days ago. What parts were mind blowing to you?


NO SPOILERS. I'm only halfway through!


Ooooo good point. The ending was definitely more gripping than any season of 24 or even Lost, and I would've hated to have had it ruined!

:wink:

I actually really enjoyed it, too, and am super-excited to start studying all of this stuff!

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:02 pm
by Stringer6
is Whose Monet a quick read?

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:04 pm
by NYC Law
Stringer6 wrote:is Whose Monet a quick read?


Yeah, especially the first half. It gets kinda dense near the end though.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:23 pm
by Zarathustraspoke
I should probably get on this...


BTW, anyone doing the AEP program??

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:49 pm
by a.marie
Zarathustraspoke wrote:I should probably get on this...


BTW, anyone doing the AEP program??



I am!!

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:11 pm
by Zarathustraspoke
Great!

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:34 am
by Gotti
Zarathustraspoke wrote:I should probably get on this...


BTW, anyone doing the AEP program??

me too

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:38 am
by Stringer6
what is the AEP Program?

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:57 am
by blacklawboss
Zarathustraspoke wrote:I should probably get on this...


BTW, anyone doing the AEP program??


I am!

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:34 am
by Zarathustraspoke
Can you guys PM me your fb links or something of the sort. I wanna start putting names to faces to spare myself the embarrassment of asking everyone I speak to if they're on TLS 8)



Also, what do you all anticipating getting from the class? I'm hoping it is just as helpful as LEEWS or Law Preview despite many on TLS claiming that the two are completely useless.

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:41 am
by Stringer6
blacklawboss wrote:
Zarathustraspoke wrote:I should probably get on this...


BTW, anyone doing the AEP program??


I am!


what is it?

Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:50 am
by Zarathustraspoke
AEP= Academic Enrichment Program. I'm not sure how they chose who get's the emails or if every incoming student did (although, I don't all did). Essentially, it is a two week prep course where they go over outlines, case briefs, time management, etc. It seems to be the case that many of the students who were invited to apply over email were either minorities or disadvantaged in some sort of way...