Fordham 2011

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby eel7566 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:24 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:Is anyone else still waiting to hear from Fordham? My second complete was 3/14 and I haven't heard anything since.


Same here, second complete date of 3/14. It sort of feels like a soft waitlist at this point. Hopefully we'll hear soon. That's what I keep telling myself.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:25 pm

Please update the TLS Class of 2014 thread when you've made your decision! :)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:31 pm

eel7566 wrote:
Perplexed Penguin wrote:Is anyone else still waiting to hear from Fordham? My second complete was 3/14 and I haven't heard anything since.


Same here, second complete date of 3/14. It sort of feels like a soft waitlist at this point. Hopefully we'll hear soon. That's what I keep telling myself.


Glad I'm not the only one. I feel the same way. Like they are waiting to see how many people deposit before they make an offer.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby eel7566 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:35 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:
eel7566 wrote:
Perplexed Penguin wrote:Is anyone else still waiting to hear from Fordham? My second complete was 3/14 and I haven't heard anything since.


Same here, second complete date of 3/14. It sort of feels like a soft waitlist at this point. Hopefully we'll hear soon. That's what I keep telling myself.


Glad I'm not the only one. I feel the same way. Like they are waiting to see how many people deposit before they make an offer.


Exactly. If the deposit date is today (is it?) then our fate should be decided soon.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Gotti wrote:
LS-boundNYC wrote:Can I get this thread's opinion on something? I work not too far from Fordham, and am wondering what people might think if I personally dropped off a LOCI at the Admissions office. Would that be strange? Helpful? Neutral?

Thanks for the input!

def helpful. chat them up so they can put a face to a name!

This. There's a good chance the woman at the desk will take it from you and you won't get any face time, but I still think it matters. (Also, you can follow up later on with, "when I came to the Admissions office to drop off my LOCI..." or similar 8) )

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby kublaikahn » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:17 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Deuce » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:39 pm

Withdrawn- good luck!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Perch » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:33 pm

Deuce wrote:Withdrawn- good luck!

+1, hated to see it go

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lawst » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:07 am

I'm about this close to withdrawing from the waitlist. Fordham was my top choice from the start, but while I've been chilling on the bench over here, Rutgers has been winning me over. They've offered me enough scholarship - plus in-state tuition if I move across the river before classes start - that I could go there for about 1/4 of what I'd pay for Fordham. Also, I like the school. It was one of my safeties, but upon further inspection, it seems like a good, solid regional state school.

I mean, obviously Fordham is a better school, but for a non-traditional student like me who's going to be 40 at graduation and planning to go into public-interest law, does it matter? Is it really worth 4X the price?

Moving to North Jersey is a whole other matter - I've made peace with that and am seeing it as a three-year retreat of sorts. I will be back in New York, period, even if I end up initially working in Jersey and commuting from the city.

I'm musing over this in the thread in case anyone has been in this situation and has some insight to share. Also, I need to write about it to figure out why I'm not making the obvious logical choice, or at least what seems like the most logical - letting Fordham go. Some of these schools just stick in your craw, you know?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby play2win » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:52 am

Lawst wrote:I'm about this close to withdrawing from the waitlist. Fordham was my top choice from the start, but while I've been chilling on the bench over here, Rutgers has been winning me over. They've offered me enough scholarship - plus in-state tuition if I move across the river before classes start - that I could go there for about 1/4 of what I'd pay for Fordham. Also, I like the school. It was one of my safeties, but upon further inspection, it seems like a good, solid regional state school.

I mean, obviously Fordham is a better school, but for a non-traditional student like me who's going to be 40 at graduation and planning to go into public-interest law, does it matter? Is it really worth 4X the price?

Moving to North Jersey is a whole other matter - I've made peace with that and am seeing it as a three-year retreat of sorts. I will be back in New York, period, even if I end up initially working in Jersey and commuting from the city.

I'm musing over this in the thread in case anyone has been in this situation and has some insight to share. Also, I need to write about it to figure out why I'm not making the obvious logical choice, or at least what seems like the most logical - letting Fordham go. Some of these schools just stick in your craw, you know?


I won't dissuade you from going to Fordham, but you definitely brought up some factors that are worth considering. I'm not sure what your financial situation is, but is debt worth it at this stage in your life? Also, decent regional schools seem to place into the public sector comparably well against some of the higher ranked schools, which are ranked so because of their ability to place well into high-paying big law.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:54 am

Lawst wrote:I'm about this close to withdrawing from the waitlist. Fordham was my top choice from the start, but while I've been chilling on the bench over here, Rutgers has been winning me over. They've offered me enough scholarship - plus in-state tuition if I move across the river before classes start - that I could go there for about 1/4 of what I'd pay for Fordham. Also, I like the school. It was one of my safeties, but upon further inspection, it seems like a good, solid regional state school.

I mean, obviously Fordham is a better school, but for a non-traditional student like me who's going to be 40 at graduation and planning to go into public-interest law, does it matter? Is it really worth 4X the price?

Moving to North Jersey is a whole other matter - I've made peace with that and am seeing it as a three-year retreat of sorts. I will be back in New York, period, even if I end up initially working in Jersey and commuting from the city.

I'm musing over this in the thread in case anyone has been in this situation and has some insight to share. Also, I need to write about it to figure out why I'm not making the obvious logical choice, or at least what seems like the most logical - letting Fordham go. Some of these schools just stick in your craw, you know?


Sounds like Rutgers would be the sound choice in your case. Taking on 200k debt with PI as your goal means 10 year IBR to pay off debt. Which means you're going to be 50 by the time you have a clean slate. Hmm.

Edit: No conflict of interest here. Withdrew from Fordham already.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lawst » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:10 am

Good points from both of you. Fordham was the school I had in mind when I began this whole process of going to law school, but so many things can change as you go through it. I've already withdrawn from five schools and one waitlist. All signs point toward Newark - a phrase that I can honestly say that I never thought I would say/type, but there's a reason for every detour.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Lawst wrote:Good points from both of you. Fordham was the school I had in mind when I began this whole process of going to law school, but so many things can change as you go through it. I've already withdrawn from five schools and one waitlist. All signs point toward Newark - a phrase that I can honestly say that I never thought I would say/type, but there's a reason for every detour.


I think you have the right plan for PI Rutgers is very solid, and no need to pay cost when regional schools place similarly across the line. The hardest part to stomach is Newark :oops:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby aliarrow » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:44 pm

Just got in! I know I deposited at BU and all.... but this is tempting ....

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby otterpotter » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:52 pm

aliarrow wrote:Just got in! I know I deposited at BU and all.... but this is tempting ....


go to BU :D

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby yeahyeah2121 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:58 pm

does anyone know if there has been movement on the part-time waitlist? i'm not holding my breath my a miracle would be nice

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:58 pm

aliarrow wrote:Just got in! I know I deposited at BU and all.... but this is tempting ....

Grats.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:59 pm

I just got in. Is there any chance at money or would that have been in the email? I want to be in NYC but I don't know that I can justify spending 90k more than I would at Illinois.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby eel7566 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:03 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:I just got in. Is there any chance at money or would that have been in the email? I want to be in NYC but I don't know that I can justify spending 90k more than I would at Illinois.


Congrats Penguin! Did you never get a third complete date? I don't have any answers about money, but good luck to you, wherever you choose!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby patallica22 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:19 pm

Just got in as well.... thank goodness I finally have legitimate options.

I know everyone is asking this, but have folks usually received fiancial aid/merit info with the acceptance offer?

Congrats to you guys, and best of luck to folks still waiting...

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:19 pm

eel7566 wrote:
Perplexed Penguin wrote:I just got in. Is there any chance at money or would that have been in the email? I want to be in NYC but I don't know that I can justify spending 90k more than I would at Illinois.


Congrats Penguin! Did you never get a third complete date? I don't have any answers about money, but good luck to you, wherever you choose!


Thanks! I got my third complete late yesterday afternoon. I literally made my commitment to Illinois an hour ago and had given up on Fordham. This is going to be a real tough decision.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby aliarrow » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:20 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:
eel7566 wrote:
Perplexed Penguin wrote:I just got in. Is there any chance at money or would that have been in the email? I want to be in NYC but I don't know that I can justify spending 90k more than I would at Illinois.


Congrats Penguin! Did you never get a third complete date? I don't have any answers about money, but good luck to you, wherever you choose!


Thanks! I got my third complete late yesterday afternoon. I literally made my commitment to Illinois an hour ago and had given up on Fordham. This is going to be a real tough decision.


Putting that username to good use :D

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby fakemoney » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:23 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lolek » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:27 pm

Lawst wrote:I'm about this close to withdrawing from the waitlist. Fordham was my top choice from the start, but while I've been chilling on the bench over here, Rutgers has been winning me over. They've offered me enough scholarship - plus in-state tuition if I move across the river before classes start - that I could go there for about 1/4 of what I'd pay for Fordham. Also, I like the school. It was one of my safeties, but upon further inspection, it seems like a good, solid regional state school.

I mean, obviously Fordham is a better school, but for a non-traditional student like me who's going to be 40 at graduation and planning to go into public-interest law, does it matter? Is it really worth 4X the price?

Moving to North Jersey is a whole other matter - I've made peace with that and am seeing it as a three-year retreat of sorts. I will be back in New York, period, even if I end up initially working in Jersey and commuting from the city.

I'm musing over this in the thread in case anyone has been in this situation and has some insight to share. Also, I need to write about it to figure out why I'm not making the obvious logical choice, or at least what seems like the most logical - letting Fordham go. Some of these schools just stick in your craw, you know?


I just got into Fordham, and this was my top choice from the start also. However, I'm in the same situation as you with Rutgers...except I'm not interested in public interest. I'm leaning towards Corporate Law...but not 100% set on that yet.

What do you all think you would do in this situation? We're talking sticker at Fordham vs. chump change at Rutgers (well, chump change comparably to the first option)

I've gotten a good scholly at RU that I'm still going to haggle over, but the point is...I have quite a dilemma on my hands.

I am scared to pass up not going to Fordham, as it's my dream school. On the other hand, I'm scared to death of coming out of Fordham with 150k debt + undergrad debt and possibly not making it big (we've all heard the stories of law schools and jobs nowadays). It's very tough for me to think about...

Do you take the safe route, or do you take the plunge?

P.S.
For those going to Fordham, are you commuting or living around the area? I live close, but I can't imagine commuting in every day when I know we'll all be swamped with work.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby abc14 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:52 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:I just got in. Is there any chance at money or would that have been in the email? I want to be in NYC but I don't know that I can justify spending 90k more than I would at Illinois.


About a day after I was admitted, I e-mail my scanned Fordham Financial Aid app a non-specific inquiry asking to be considered for aid and alluding to other deposit deadlines. I got an email about merit scholly about 5 days later. Getting a response about need-based aid took an additional 2 weeks (so ~3 weeks after my Fordham Financial Aid app was submitted). Good luck!




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