Just a couple weeks away and I hope everyone is handling the heat wave ok.
Book lists have been uploaded now for upper level courses and they might have been for first year courses as well. You can see which books have been assigned for your class before getting a syllabus by looking up the course numbers on the library website:
You can find course numbers on my.fordham, hit the student tab, then banner self-service, then student, then registration, then student detail schedule.
Just about the price questions from earlier (might be other thread, I can't remember), my books for this semester were $320. Some were new and some used. Yours will probably be a bit more, but if you buy used hopefully won't break the bank.
About NYC law's question regarding 1L summer abroad: The school says, and for this I believe them, most employers won't care at all. Part of that though is that the abroad programs have internships that you do in conjunction with class. This lets you get some legal experience and have something to fall back on during interviews. A lot of people that go abroad also will do an externship during the fall semester when they get back and can speak to that during interviews. About the France 3L program, I don't know anything about it except that when I was at orientation, someone asked about it and the reply explained the program was very competitive.
Also, loans in the spring were dispersed in a more timely manner than loans in the fall this past year. I don't know the exact day they came in, but I think it was the first week of school. Either way, I would try to budget through February on your Fall loan disbursement. Fordham's registrar and bursar are a mess and I would not want to count on them to get money by a certain date.
Also, most 2Ls, myself included, are in the midst of OCI prep and if anyone has questions, I am happy to try and answer them. We submitted bids a couple weeks ago and find out our screening interviews on August 12th. OCI will be occurring during your orientation from Wednesday August 17th through August 24th.