Fordham 2011

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Lolek
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lolek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:48 pm

Now that I sent back the Financial Aid Award Letter, is there anything I need to do or do I wait for them to send me forms?

Also, who's looking for housing in the city that's close by but outside of actually getting into the dorms?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:54 am

Lolek wrote:Also, who's looking for housing in the city that's close by but outside of actually getting into the dorms?

most of us haha

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:03 am

I'm officially going to be in a dorm, got my assignment and all. Anyone else going that route, or am I the only TLSer in a dorm?

And we'll see who's laughing when I don't have to go outside should there be another blizzard for all of spring :lol:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:04 am

NYC Law wrote:I'm officially going to be in a dorm, got my assignment and all. Anyone else going that route, or am I the only TLSer in a dorm?

And we'll see who's laughing when I don't have to go outside should there be another blizzard for all of spring :lol:

i'd rather save $700/month :?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby LS-boundNYC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:14 pm

Gotti wrote:
NYC Law wrote:I'm officially going to be in a dorm, got my assignment and all. Anyone else going that route, or am I the only TLSer in a dorm?

And we'll see who's laughing when I don't have to go outside should there be another blizzard for all of spring :lol:

i'd rather save $700/month :?


Ditto. What neighborhoods are people looking in? I don't think Brooklyn is going to cut it for me any longer...

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:24 pm

LS-boundNYC wrote:
Gotti wrote:
NYC Law wrote:I'm officially going to be in a dorm, got my assignment and all. Anyone else going that route, or am I the only TLSer in a dorm?

And we'll see who's laughing when I don't have to go outside should there be another blizzard for all of spring :lol:

i'd rather save $700/month :?


Ditto. What neighborhoods are people looking in? I don't think Brooklyn is going to cut it for me any longer...

I'm looking anywhere on the West Side from West Village (my bf will live there) up to Upper West. Preferably 40s-70s.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lolek » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:38 pm

I want to do that, but obviously with roommates (who are also going to Fordham).

Splitting an apartment (even if it costs on the higher end) between like 4 people would be perfect IMO.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:50 pm

Lolek wrote:I want to do that, but obviously with roommates (who are also going to Fordham).

Splitting an apartment (even if it costs on the higher end) between like 4 people would be perfect IMO.


If 4 people live in one place, you better hope for 2 bathrooms. :lol:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby LS-boundNYC » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:54 pm

Gemini wrote:
Lolek wrote:I want to do that, but obviously with roommates (who are also going to Fordham).

Splitting an apartment (even if it costs on the higher end) between like 4 people would be perfect IMO.


If 4 people live in one place, you better hope for 2 bathrooms. :lol:


Truth. I'm living with 4 guys in a place with one bathroom right now. Cannot wait to be out of there!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:14 pm

Lolek wrote:I want to do that, but obviously with roommates (who are also going to Fordham).

Splitting an apartment (even if it costs on the higher end) between like 4 people would be perfect IMO.

you get a better bang for your buck the more bedrooms you have. I'm doing 3 bedroom (may change to 2) and hoping for a place $3000 or less

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lwoods » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:49 pm

Gotti wrote:
Lolek wrote:I want to do that, but obviously with roommates (who are also going to Fordham).

Splitting an apartment (even if it costs on the higher end) between like 4 people would be perfect IMO.

you get a better bang for your buck the more bedrooms you have. I'm doing 3 bedroom (may change to 2) and hoping for a place $3000 or less


A legit 3 bedroom for that price might be tricky (though I have friends in 3bdrms that are $3300). A 2conv3 will be easier to find at that price. (I think you already know that, but in case anyone else is curious).

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby bartleyrat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:53 pm

FYI- depending on the building and their leniency it may not be possible to convert an apt by putting up fake drywall. There was an incident with a fire which made the dry walls illegal. There is spotty enforcement of this- it is just something to be aware of.

still waiting...

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby loblaw » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:41 am

Just declined my seat off the waitlist for PT--good luck waitlisters.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby youarereadingthis » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:28 pm

In off the waitlist! Day Division! So pumped!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby summeriffic » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:15 pm

youarereadingthis wrote:In off the waitlist! Day Division! So pumped!


Congrats!!!! What are your stats if u don't mind me asking?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby NYCbound35 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Also in off the waitlist this Thursday. It was hard to turn down $$ from WUSTL and ND, but I can't imagine myself practicing in any other state. Anyone else plan on commuting from Westchester?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Fordham2014Evening » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:47 am

Hey all,

I am an evening student who just wrapped up 1L last month. I wanted to check in and see if any of you had questions with regard to being an evening student or working through law school. Somebody was fielding similar questions last year and it was really valuable to me, so I'd like to pay it forward.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lotus24 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:56 am

Congrats to everyone who's getting in off the waitlist! Was everyone generally notified via email?

I'm still waiting on an update on my status on the waitlist as an evening student...my online status checker was last updated on 5/3. I wrote the Director of Admissions last week to follow up but got an auto reply, seems like she's out of the office until today. Did anyone use any other follow up mechanisms?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby youarereadingthis » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:45 am

Lotus24 wrote:Congrats to everyone who's getting in off the waitlist! Was everyone generally notified via email?

I'm still waiting on an update on my status on the waitlist as an evening student...my online status checker was last updated on 5/3. I wrote the Director of Admissions last week to follow up but got an auto reply, seems like she's out of the office until today. Did anyone use any other follow up mechanisms?


I visited admissions and emailed them several times. Notified via email.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:47 am

Fordham2014Evening wrote:Hey all,

I am an evening student who just wrapped up 1L last month. I wanted to check in and see if any of you had questions with regard to being an evening student or working through law school. Somebody was fielding similar questions last year and it was really valuable to me, so I'd like to pay it forward.


I'll bite. :)
How does one do study abroad? I'm really interested in the Ireland program (since I've heard it's amazing). So I'm just wondering if whoever signs up for it can go or is it more selective? Thanks!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Fordham2014Evening » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:09 pm

Gemini wrote:
Fordham2014Evening wrote:Hey all,

I am an evening student who just wrapped up 1L last month. I wanted to check in and see if any of you had questions with regard to being an evening student or working through law school. Somebody was fielding similar questions last year and it was really valuable to me, so I'd like to pay it forward.


I'll bite. :)
How does one do study abroad? I'm really interested in the Ireland program (since I've heard it's amazing). So I'm just wondering if whoever signs up for it can go or is it more selective? Thanks!


I am not studying abroad, though most of my friends are, and indeed it is amazing - I wake up with envy every morning to wild facebook updates and e-mails. As far as I know, the program is not at all selective. I don't know of anybody who was denied entry, nor have I heard of anyone who was denied placement in an externship, regardless of grades.

The program is popular among evening students because it enables them to take 4-6 easy credits (everyone gets an A- or an A), plus a credit-bearing externship if they want to stay after coursework ends. This helps the evening students who desire to transfer to the day program make up the missed credits from having a lighter courseload during 1L. If you can swing it, you should definitely go.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby LS-boundNYC » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:55 pm

Is anyone going to the Admitted Student Event and Barbecue tomorrow? (And do you think this is going to be a casual-dress event? Business casual?)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:17 pm

LS-boundNYC wrote:Is anyone going to the Admitted Student Event and Barbecue tomorrow? (And do you think this is going to be a casual-dress event? Business casual?)

nah dress how you want...no one cares lol. a lot of people do go bus-cas tho

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby watsonnyc » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:18 pm

I will be attending, planning on wearing a dress shirt and slacks.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby schooner » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:54 pm

Fordham2014Evening wrote:Hey all,

I am an evening student who just wrapped up 1L last month. I wanted to check in and see if any of you had questions with regard to being an evening student or working through law school. Somebody was fielding similar questions last year and it was really valuable to me, so I'd like to pay it forward.


Thank you for taking questions! I'm curious --

Are you planning to stay in your current field, or are you shooting for a law firm job when you graduate? If you want to practice law, how does on campus interviews work for PT students at Fordham? Are you planning to get legal experience before you graduate (and if yes, how)?




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