Fordham degree outside of NYC???

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Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby whattheheck » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:51 pm

How far can a Fordham Law degree take you? Is it strictly regional or are there other states outside of NYC that will look favorably on students from this school?

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:55 pm

A ridiculous amount stay in NYC. Much of it is self selection, but I still wouldn't go to Fordham if you have any desire to work outside of NY.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:11 pm

How far can it? As far as you have ties. I'm assuming that there are at least some Fordham grads in a lot of legal markets.

However just because it is possible does not mean it is probable and like the poster above me said, you shouldn't go to Fordham if you don't want to work in New York.
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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby dpk711 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:14 pm

Fordham is largely regional.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby fatdouche » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Its a horrible idea if you want something thats not NYC

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby whattheheck » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:45 pm

I was curious to know. I don't plan on leaving NYC and would like to work here. But life is funny in that you really don't know where you will end up setting shop (buying a home, kids, school districts). TLS stats that Fordham is in a place of its own. Well hopefully they will be able to pull themselves up further in the ranks.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:46 pm

whattheheck wrote:I was curious to know. I don't plan on leaving NYC and would like to work here. But life is funny in that you really don't know where you will end up setting shop (buying a home, kids, school districts). TLS stats that Fordham is in a place of its own. Well hopefully they will be able to pull themselves up further in the ranks.


If you're talking about further down the road, your ability to get a job elsewhere will probably have more to do with your work experience as a lawyer than the fact that your degree is from Fordham.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:49 pm

whattheheck wrote:I was curious to know. I don't plan on leaving NYC and would like to work here. But life is funny in that you really don't know where you will end up setting shop (buying a home, kids, school districts). TLS stats that Fordham is in a place of its own. Well hopefully they will be able to pull themselves up further in the ranks.


Prior to Part Time being incorporated into the rankings they were typically bouncing around the 20s, and right before the crash Fordham's big law stats were finally even above BU/BC.
But Fordham is still adjusting to the Part Time dilemma by shrinking it's PT class, so it should make its way back into the 25-30 range, not that it matters at all.

And this -
bk1 wrote:If you're talking about further down the road, your ability to get a job elsewhere will probably have more to do with your work experience as a lawyer than the fact that your degree is from Fordham.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby whattheheck » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:08 pm

Thats comforting to hear. I was under the impression that employers will heavily way their decision on where you went to law school for a while.

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Re: Fordham degree outside of NYC???

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:11 pm

whattheheck wrote:Thats comforting to hear. I was under the impression that employers will heavily way their decision on where you went to law school for a while.


You're thinking of Academia.




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