Fordham 2011

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:28 am

atkpl wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Well I just registered for a Fordham tour on December 21 so let's hope they don't reject me! Anyone else want to come?


I am about to register for the tour too..

Is this 1:1 tour? or group tour??


It's a group tour. They have an info session prior to the tour.

And NO it's not only admitted students. I haven't received a decision from Fordham yet.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby atkpl » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:44 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
atkpl wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Well I just registered for a Fordham tour on December 21 so let's hope they don't reject me! Anyone else want to come?


I am about to register for the tour too..

Is this 1:1 tour? or group tour??


It's a group tour. They have an info session prior to the tour.

And NO it's not only admitted students. I haven't received a decision from Fordham yet.


Yeah.. I am desperately waiting for the decision too. Hasn't even gone to the "UR" yet lol

Anyway, so I guess I will see you at the tour!!

Where are you coming from??

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:53 am

I am from NYC so it's no big thing for me to go. :)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby BHDLaw » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:00 pm

Does Fordham status checker every go "Under Review?" I was complete 11/22 and now complete 12/13....

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby DorianGray89 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:45 pm

Has anyone heard anything today?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby mm202 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:57 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:Has anyone heard anything today?


I really hope they make more decisions today - the wait is killing me!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby mybrain » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:58 pm

BHDLaw wrote:Does Fordham status checker every go "Under Review?" I was complete 11/22 and now complete 12/13....

+1 Mine updated from complete 11/19---> complete 12/13

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby TR Fan » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:20 pm

Admitted, via status checker (12/13)! Submitted early November, under review since 11/22.

Congratulations to fellow admits and best of luck to those still waiting to hear!
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby mm202 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:30 pm

TR Fan wrote:Admitted, via status checker! Submitted early November, under review since 11/22.

Congratulations to fellow admits and best of luck to those still waiting to hear!


You were just admitted today? Congrats!!!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:39 pm

Why am I just sitting at complete? I've been complete since 11/17. So frustrating.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby mm202 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:46 pm

Anyone else hear anything???? Give me hope! I wanna hear back today!!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby BHDLaw » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:48 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:Why am I just sitting at complete? I've been complete since 11/17. So frustrating.


Does the status change from Complete to Under Review before you receive a decision?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby lalalap » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:36 pm

BHDLaw wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:Why am I just sitting at complete? I've been complete since 11/17. So frustrating.


Does the status change from Complete to Under Review before you receive a decision?


I think that's still uncertain. Last week a lot of us went from Under Review back to Complete. I, for example, went Under Review on 11/17, now the status checker says Complete on 11/17...

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby mm202 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:43 pm

Anyone else unable to access Fordham's status checker??

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:44 pm

mm202 wrote:Anyone else unable to access Fordham's status checker??


+1

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby atkpl » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:29 am

Gemini Hopeful wrote:I am from NYC so it's no big thing for me to go. :)


I am coming all the way from the good old Georgia...lol

Anyway, is your app UR?

If it is, how long did it take for your app to go from Complete to UR??

Mine is there being complete for like 18 days now.. compared to other schools it's really slow.

Is this normal for Fordham?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:41 am

atkpl wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:I am from NYC so it's no big thing for me to go. :)


I am coming all the way from the good old Georgia...lol

Anyway, is your app UR?

If it is, how long did it take for your app to go from Complete to UR??

Mine is there being complete for like 18 days now.. compared to other schools it's really slow.

Is this normal for Fordham?


Mine went from Complete to UR to complete again. Very frustrating. :-/

I guess I'll see you there! :)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby GentlemanJim » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:12 pm

Been complete since 11/18. What the heck does that mean?

I'll be in NY over the holidays. Might stop by and check it out.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Question….what do you guys think of this:

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I know people on this thread have applied and therefore think Fordham is a viable option (unlike everyone else on TLS that thinks going to Fordham is the worst decision ever), so that’s why I’m asking here. I’ll probably post this elsewhere as well just to get more opinions. It seems that if this were true and if it’s competing fiercely with T14, the law school would be ranked a little higher…?

Source: http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:25 pm

Gotti wrote:Question….what do you guys think of this:

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I know people on this thread have applied and therefore think Fordham is a viable option (unlike everyone else on TLS that thinks going to Fordham is the worst decision ever), so that’s why I’m asking here. I’ll probably post this elsewhere as well just to get more opinions. It seems that if this were true and if it’s competing fiercely with T14, the law school would be ranked a little higher…?

Source: http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm


you have to remember that there are a lot of factors that go into the rankings, not just job placement. Fordham took a hit when the PT numbers were included, but has cut the class in half and raised the medians. I think the facilities also factor in, and Fordham is def lacking in that capacity (at present, anyway). Fordham has a great reputation in NYC and that means more than what US News says. (At least that's what I'm telling myself).
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Gotti wrote:Question….what do you guys think of this:

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I know people on this thread have applied and therefore think Fordham is a viable option (unlike everyone else on TLS that thinks going to Fordham is the worst decision ever), so that’s why I’m asking here. I’ll probably post this elsewhere as well just to get more opinions. It seems that if this were true and if it’s competing fiercely with T14, the law school would be ranked a little higher…?

Source: http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm

location, location, location. nyc is by far the largest biglaw market.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:30 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
Gotti wrote:Question….what do you guys think of this:

Image

I know people on this thread have applied and therefore think Fordham is a viable option (unlike everyone else on TLS that thinks going to Fordham is the worst decision ever), so that’s why I’m asking here. I’ll probably post this elsewhere as well just to get more opinions. It seems that if this were true and if it’s competing fiercely with T14, the law school would be ranked a little higher…?

Source: http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm


you have to remember that there are a lot of factors that go into the rankings, not just job placement. Fordham took a hit when the PT numbers were included, but has cut the class in half and raised the medians. I think the facilities also factor in, and Fordham is def lacking in that capacity (at present, anyway).


hipstermafia wrote:location, location, location. nyc is by far the largest biglaw market.



you think this is accurate though? Do Fordham grads really placed that high or is it a skewed/biased report?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:41 pm

Gotti wrote:
you think this is accurate though? Do Fordham grads really placed that high or is it a skewed/biased report?


Well any school is going to spotlight the numbers in a way that makes them the most attractive, and without researching it myself I can't say whether that chart is true, but again, Fordham has a very good reputation in NYC firms, they know what they're getting with Fordham grads.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gotti » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:51 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
Gotti wrote:
you think this is accurate though? Do Fordham grads really placed that high or is it a skewed/biased report?


Well any school is going to spotlight the numbers in a way that makes them the most attractive, and without researching it myself I can't say whether that chart is true, but again, Fordham has a very good reputation in NYC firms, they know what they're getting with Fordham grads.



Yeah I know Fordham is a good school but I just don't understand why it's ranked 34 this year. Obviously a lot of factors come into play like you said earlier, but what I'm having a hard time with is this:

I'm from CA, but I LOVE NYC and want to live there for a while...so I'm looking at NYC schools. I have absolutely no idea what my mindset is going to be like 3.5-4 years from now...I don't know if I'm going to still love NYC and want to live there or if I'm going to want to move back home. So let's say I get into USC, which is T20, and have a choice between there and Fordham. I feel like USC is the better option overall and will definitely be the best choice if I want to live in LA or CA in general, but I have my heart set to go to NYC for a while and I might want to end up there. How do I justify picking #34 over #18 if I have no idea where I want to be in 4 years??

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby youarereadingthis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:57 pm

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