FordhamRam wrote:Thank you touche/d-bag for the honest assessment of Fordham Law. I am a Fordham undergrad (so I have no reason to be anti-Fordham) but I think it's ridiculous when the Fordham trolls in this thread try to say "OH NO D-BAG YOU SHOULDN'T TALK ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET BIG-LAW OUT OF FORDHAM, AND YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T SAY HOW AN INCREASINGLY SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WILL GET BIGLAW IN THIS ECONOMY." You Fordham trolls have your head in the sand (and up Fordham's ***) and would be pro-Fordham even if it reported a 35% unemployment rate at graduation. You make a mockery out of Fordham with your whole reasoning of "blame it on the economy." Fordham Law presents itself as a school better than its ranking because a decent percentage of students can get NY big law - and if due to economic reasons Fordham Law cannot give its students a chance at Big Law, it better figure out a way to fix this or rebrand itself ASAP before it falls off the law school map.
I never disputed d-bag's OCI information. Presumably he knows more about hiring at the school than I do. However, to claim that such a drop could not be caused by the tanking economy is ridiculous. Are you suggesting that the school itself has somehow done something to chase the firms away, or that Fordham is suffering more than other schools that primarily feed into the NYC economy? Obviously the T14 is somewhat sheltered, but I would like to see NYC hiring statistics from other T30 schools. Every school that sends students to New York is suffering in this market.
At the end of the day, I am only a 0L. If I am ignorant or mistaken, I will learn. I have made my choice, and I'm standing by my (our) school.