Fordham Class of 2014

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gotti » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:51 am

Zarathustraspoke wrote: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...

or just invited for the hell of it...i'm neither a minority or disadvantaged

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gemini » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:52 am

Zarathustraspoke wrote: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...


Not. Fair. :evil: :evil:

e: was anyone else apart from me and JenDarby not invited?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:53 am

I guess. I think they had to have some criteria for extending invitations. It would seem unfair to just pick people from a hat and leave others out for the hell of it. But, hey who knows, maybe that's exactly what they did

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:54 am

Gemini wrote:
Zarathustraspoke wrote: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...


Not. Fair. :evil: :evil:

e: was anyone else apart from me and JenDarby not invited?


i wasn't

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby JenDarby » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:07 pm

Stringer6 wrote:
Gemini wrote:
Zarathustraspoke wrote: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...


Not. Fair. :evil: :evil:

e: was anyone else apart from me and JenDarby not invited?


i wasn't

I am taking it as a compliment. They recognize we simply don't need that extra hand holding. :wink:

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gemini » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:24 pm

I've only just now ordered the final official transcript. :oops: :oops:

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:30 pm

It says pretty clearly on the Fordham site that AEP is for those underrepresented in the field of law... It may not apply to all URMs for admissions purposes, but it covers other minorities.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Hi! Sorry all, I should have seen this MUCH earlier but I've been juggling multiple jobs this summer and have let my TLS monitoring slide. :(

I was invited to participate in AEP last year and I'm actually working as a T.A. for the program this year.
I BELIEVE that this year, something like 150 of the incoming students were invited (I can get the exact number).
There are 90-something enrolled.
Students are invited because there is something in their application/record that says they might benefit from a head start on school: either you've been out of school for a while, your undergrad experience is not something that would have prepared you for law school (maybe you were an art major, etc), you are the first in your family to go to grad school, English isn't your first language - anything like that. (Yes, catagories that are traditionally "under-represented") This year, many other students heard about the program, applied and were put on a wait list; I can find out how many were admitted off the list.
If any of you have specific questions feel free to post them here (I'm gonna flag this thread so I can keep on top of this) or PM me: I'm happy to answer anything I can and clear up any misconceptions!

Also, while we're on this? CAN YOU BELIEVE YOU'RE ALMOST 1LS?????? Looking forward to welcoming you guys to Fordham. :mrgreen:

edit: Oooo! So Zara, Gotti, Blacklawboss .... you better PM me so I know who you are! lol

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gemini » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:06 pm

^^^Why I loooove nygrrrrl. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Lwoods » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:41 pm

Gotti wrote:
Zarathustraspoke wrote: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...

or just invited for the hell of it...i'm neither a minority or disadvantaged


Well, you're not a URM in law school, but you're still a minority race in America...

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gemini » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:25 pm

L that still cant be the reason... I know a girl as white as me, and is around my age, who was offered to attend the program. So yeah, it's super weird.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby NYC Law » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:28 pm

Gemini wrote:L that still cant be the reason... I know a girl as white as me, and is around my age, who was offered to attend the program. So yeah, it's super weird.


Didn't Nygrrrrl just settle the issue like 3 posts ago?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:08 am

Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:21 am

blacklawboss wrote:Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

I used to be a member at Equinox - it is a GREAT gym but was too $$$ for my blood, once school started. I'm a member at NYSports - there's one literally across the street from school (though that isn't the one I usually use.) I know lots of evening student/friends who would go straight from class to work out (we are always out by 9, 915 latest).

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:23 am

Gemini wrote:L that still cant be the reason... I know a girl as white as me, and is around my age, who was offered to attend the program. So yeah, it's super weird.

Hey, Gem - yeah, sometimes you look at people in the program and think, HUH?
But usually there's a reason you can't see. Something in their transcript, PS, background, etc.
(Did you petition Student Affairs for a spot? I THINK they've solidified the class list but you could still try....) :D

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:35 am

nygrrrl wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

I used to be a member at Equinox - it is a GREAT gym but was too $$$ for my blood, once school started. I'm a member at NYSports - there's one literally across the street from school (though that isn't the one I usually use.) I know lots of evening student/friends who would go straight from class to work out (we are always out by 9, 915 latest).


The level of classes at NYSports varies too much from gym to gym. If you don't mind, is there a special Fordham rate? I'm over 23 so I wont get the low low rate

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gotti » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:02 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

I used to be a member at Equinox - it is a GREAT gym but was too $$$ for my blood, once school started. I'm a member at NYSports - there's one literally across the street from school (though that isn't the one I usually use.) I know lots of evening student/friends who would go straight from class to work out (we are always out by 9, 915 latest).


The level of classes at NYSports varies too much from gym to gym. If you don't mind, is there a special Fordham rate? I'm over 23 so I wont get the low low rate

No I don't think there is a student discount unless you're under 23 :?

There's a gym we have access to in McMahon Hall, I was told.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby Gemini » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:10 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Gemini wrote:L that still cant be the reason... I know a girl as white as me, and is around my age, who was offered to attend the program. So yeah, it's super weird.

Hey, Gem - yeah, sometimes you look at people in the program and think, HUH?
But usually there's a reason you can't see. Something in their transcript, PS, background, etc.
(Did you petition Student Affairs for a spot? I THINK they've solidified the class list but you could still try....) :D


Haha, no I haven't petitioned but I'll be working through the first week of the program anyway.. :(

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby LS-boundNYC » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:20 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

I used to be a member at Equinox - it is a GREAT gym but was too $$$ for my blood, once school started. I'm a member at NYSports - there's one literally across the street from school (though that isn't the one I usually use.) I know lots of evening student/friends who would go straight from class to work out (we are always out by 9, 915 latest).


The level of classes at NYSports varies too much from gym to gym. If you don't mind, is there a special Fordham rate? I'm over 23 so I wont get the low low rate


Not sure where you are in LIC, but I know there's a Planet Fitness in Astoria. Cheap, and if you don't need top-of-the-line equipment, it seems like a fine option.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:14 pm

LS-boundNYC wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:Is anyone joining a gym? I'm wondering will it be a waste of money for me to join equinox. I will be a pt eve student coming to school from work in LIC. When will I have time to go to the gym?

I used to be a member at Equinox - it is a GREAT gym but was too $$$ for my blood, once school started. I'm a member at NYSports - there's one literally across the street from school (though that isn't the one I usually use.) I know lots of evening student/friends who would go straight from class to work out (we are always out by 9, 915 latest).


The level of classes at NYSports varies too much from gym to gym. If you don't mind, is there a special Fordham rate? I'm over 23 so I wont get the low low rate


Not sure where you are in LIC, but I know there's a Planet Fitness in Astoria. Cheap, and if you don't need top-of-the-line equipment, it seems like a fine option.


Yeah I just work in the area and I HATE PLANET FITNESS! There are very few machines, and I like to take classes (Spin/Cardio). I know that equinox has the best facilities, but how do I justify the monthly rate?

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:28 pm

It looks like the orientation schedule is posted to the admitted students page.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:34 pm

NYC Law wrote:It looks like the orientation schedule is posted to the admitted students page.


where? I looked, no luck.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:36 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
NYC Law wrote:It looks like the orientation schedule is posted to the admitted students page.


where? I looked, no luck.


On the checklist under things to do by the end of July.

Here's a direct link: http://law.fordham.edu/assets/StudentAf ... isions.pdf

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:54 pm

NYC Law wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
NYC Law wrote:It looks like the orientation schedule is posted to the admitted students page.


where? I looked, no luck.


On the checklist under things to do by the end of July.

Here's a direct link: http://law.fordham.edu/assets/StudentAf ... isions.pdf


Thanks, found it after I posted the question. Anyone selling Whose Monet? on here? Just as I began reading GTM.

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Re: Fordham Class of 2014

Postby NYC Law » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:00 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
NYC Law wrote:It looks like the orientation schedule is posted to the admitted students page.


where? I looked, no luck.


On the checklist under things to do by the end of July.

Here's a direct link: http://law.fordham.edu/assets/StudentAf ... isions.pdf


Thanks, found it after I posted the question. Anyone selling Whose Monet? on here? Just as I began reading GTM.


Think we'll need it during orientation? If not I might be interested




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