Cardozo 2011

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Woods, Elle
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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Woods, Elle » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:23 pm

Nothing - I just meant as far as anything being said, it would be between prospectives - not Cardozo officially putting down Fordham.

I was at a table where a lot of people had a lot of waitlists (not me, but other people) and all of us were WLed at Fordham. That's all that we said about it, though, no dissing or anything. I've heard good and bad things about Fordham...if I got in, IDK if I'd go because I wouldn't get any money, but I'd consider it. I know a few people got better schollys at Cardozo and are prob choosing it over Fordham, because they figure it's worth it...they can do better at Cardozo, get better $ scholarship wise and it's not THAT big of a difference in the rankings to justify otherwise.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:20 pm

adevotchka wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:There wasn't really much.

One of the professors at one point was saying Cardozo really excels at something, "unlike a school you may be considering that we won't name but starts with an F..." to laughter. Then when they introduced the Dean, they mentioned that he previously worked at "that school that starts with an F," (referencing the earlier joke). That's all I picked up on. If anything else was said about Fordham, it was among prospective students as far as I know.



What were the prospectives saying (if you don't mind me asking). I know there are always a ton of cross admits between the two schools. I have a few friends who picked Dozo over Fordham and recently graduated, but I'm curious what everyone else is weighing in on.


Same issue for me kinda Fordham at sticker or Dozo with $$$ I think Dozo great school with such an upside, but I have no interest in Public interest and Fordham is #3 in NYC as far as Big Law

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lawfreak » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:28 pm

Is there a major difference between Fordaham and Cardozo regarding job prospects? My understanding is that there is a very minimal difference between any school out of the top 20.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:37 pm

lawfreak wrote:Is there a major difference between Fordaham and Cardozo regarding job prospects? My understanding is that there is a very minimal difference between any school out of the top 20.


Fordham is the one difference in the rankings. great reputation, strong alumni base. They are #3 in NYC as far as job placement

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby kruiz88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:55 pm

lawfreak wrote:Is there a major difference between Fordaham and Cardozo regarding job prospects? My understanding is that there is a very minimal difference between any school out of the top 20.

Fordham sends 25% to Biglaw, Dozo sends 12% .

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby abonda01 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm

kruiz88 wrote:
lawfreak wrote:Is there a major difference between Fordaham and Cardozo regarding job prospects? My understanding is that there is a very minimal difference between any school out of the top 20.

Fordham sends 25% to Biglaw, Dozo sends 12% .


My friend who is a headhunter for big law in NYC says, "top 25% for Fordham, top 10% for Cardozo." Outside of that, good luck but it's not gonna happen 9 times out of 10.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby abonda01 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Ultimately, his advice is go to the school where you can be at the top of your class. That's the most important thing.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:54 pm

abonda01 wrote:Ultimately, his advice is go to the school where you can be at the top of your class. That's the most important thing.


So Fordham at sticker over Dozo with $?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby kruiz88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:01 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
abonda01 wrote:Ultimately, his advice is go to the school where you can be at the top of your class. That's the most important thing.


So Fordham at sticker over Dozo with $?

I had a post on this. Dozo with $$$ over Fordham. The lesser the $ the closer Fordham over Dozo. If you want big law, top 25% at Fordham and top 10% at Dozo. Easier to be top 25% at Fordham than top 10% at Dozo, so better shot at Biglaw for big$$$..

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby kruiz88 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Or at least that's the consensus of a website with mostly 0L's.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lawscholar20 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:12 pm

Went complete and under review Feb 10, have heard nothing since. Why the wait Cardozo? Did they forget about me?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby asparagus18 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:09 pm

Cardozo's priority application deadline has been extended to April 1.
I wonder what that means.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby lawfreak » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:12 pm

asparagus18 wrote:Cardozo's priority application deadline has been extended to April 1.
I wonder what that means.


Is that for the May program too?

On a different note... How do most people take notes in Cardozo, by laptop or hand? How many hours of study a day does the average first year part timer study?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby zla2014 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:15 pm

lawscholar20 wrote:Went complete and under review Feb 10, have heard nothing since. Why the wait Cardozo? Did they forget about me?


Under review since 2/1 and nothing either. I called 2 weeks ago, they wouldn't even give me ballpark estimate, I'd imagine we'll hear by April 30th.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Woods, Elle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:53 pm

lawfreak wrote:
asparagus18 wrote:Cardozo's priority application deadline has been extended to April 1.
I wonder what that means.


Is that for the May program too?

On a different note... How do most people take notes in Cardozo, by laptop or hand? How many hours of study a day does the average first year part timer study?


I heard the majority of people take notes on their laptops. Apparently a very Mac friendly school. I think they were saying about 4 hours a day, but most like to break it up in the morning and afternoon. Still haven't gotten a real answer on what a typical day looks like (ie. "I'm in class 10-12, then have off then another class 2-4") or anything like that, which is what I'm really curious about.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby abonda01 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:13 pm

asparagus18 wrote:Cardozo's priority application deadline has been extended to April 1.
I wonder what that means.


Ugh stop. They have enough apps as it is.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby jokerman » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:15 pm

So I was informed in early March that I was waitlisted for FT and offered the chance to be considered for the PT program... I am wondering if anyone knows the latest date they will inform people of whether they are in or not for the PT program that starts May 17th? I am from out of state and willing to jump at the opportunity to go there immediately, but would like an idea since I have to book a flight home for my sisters wedding in June.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby Lawst » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:21 pm

abonda01 wrote:
asparagus18 wrote:Cardozo's priority application deadline has been extended to April 1.
I wonder what that means.


Ugh stop. They have enough apps as it is.


I know! Hey - I'm over here on the waitlist! Thanks a lot, dozo.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:07 pm

2 weeks until 1st deposit :shock: What am I going to Do? wait for Fordham prob at or close to sticker or take this $ and run?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby abonda01 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:56 pm

blacklawboss wrote:2 weeks until 1st deposit :shock: What am I going to Do? wait for Fordham prob at or close to sticker or take this $ and run?


Sorry, I'm not familiar with your situation. What are the options?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:01 pm

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby kostina » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:09 pm

I just got in with full tuition.......

:shock:

I was sort of planning on taking a pass on law school all together, but huh. Full tuition is of course attractive.

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:10 pm

afc1910 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:2 weeks until 1st deposit :shock: What am I going to Do? wait for Fordham prob at or close to sticker or take this $ and run?


I'm going with 'Dozo with money :)


What about Big law dreams?

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby maglialoro » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:19 pm

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Re: Cardozo 2011

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:37 pm

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