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Which to attend

Fordham at almost full tuition
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39%
Cardozo for close to free
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61%
 
Total votes: 62

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Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:26 am

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:32 am

Fordham is the better choice. It is the best school in New York out of the top 14.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:40 am

I voted Fordham, but I don't know if the job prospects at Fordham would outweigh the debt accrued there. Perhaps some other posters can shed some light on this. Yes, ceteris paribus, Fordham > Cardozo. But I don't know if Fordham at sticker > Cardozo w/ no debt.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby 2011Law » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:57 am

Does the Cardozo scholarship include a CoL stipend? Not that familiar with Cardozo's job prospects, but if you really mean that you'd graduate with very little debt (less than 50k), then that doesn't sound too bad (meaning you'll be okay financially with a (relatively) low paying law job in NYC). The problem with Fordham at full cost or near it (~200k), is that you are kinda fucked financially if you can't land that BigLaw job (not kill yourself fucked, but you'll probably regret not going to cardozo for free).

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:25 am

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:28 am

kruiz88 wrote:
2011Law wrote:Does the Cardozo scholarship include a CoL stipend? Not that familiar with Cardozo's job prospects, but if you really mean that you'd graduate with very little debt (less than 50k), then that doesn't sound too bad (meaning you'll be okay financially with a (relatively) low paying law job in NYC). The problem with Fordham at full cost or near it (~200k), is that you are kinda fucked financially if you can't land that BigLaw job (not kill yourself fucked, but you'll probably regret not going to cardozo for free).

No stipend, but also no stipulations. Dozo sent 12% last year to biglaw, half of what fordham sent. Looking at 120,000 in tuition vs. About 25,000.

Can't believe I am saying this, but Cardozo FTW :shock:

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby Danteshek » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:30 am

Cardozo. Do not let the tail (slightly better prospects) wag the dog (your life and financial future).

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:09 am

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby Hank Chill » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:14 am

I voted Fordham but minimizing debt may be TCR here. Cardozo is definitely the safe bet here.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby BeachandRun23 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:21 am

kruiz88 wrote:
2011Law wrote:Does the Cardozo scholarship include a CoL stipend? Not that familiar with Cardozo's job prospects, but if you really mean that you'd graduate with very little debt (less than 50k), then that doesn't sound too bad (meaning you'll be okay financially with a (relatively) low paying law job in NYC). The problem with Fordham at full cost or near it (~200k), is that you are kinda fucked financially if you can't land that BigLaw job (not kill yourself fucked, but you'll probably regret not going to cardozo for free).

No stipend, but also no stipulations. Dozo sent 12% last year to biglaw, half of what fordham sent. Looking at 120,000 in tuition vs. About 25,000.


Thats the issue here. Fordham sent around 25% to biglaw, cardozo around 12%. Is the extra 100k worth a 12% greater chance? Thats for you to decide.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby BrianGriffintheDog » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:29 am

Unless it's a full ride without any gpa requirement, Fordham always.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:31 am

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby northwood » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:51 am

I think that scholarship is too good to pass up.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:37 am

northwood wrote:I think that scholarship is too good to pass up.

It certainly would not be easy to do so.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby nymario » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:04 am

BeachandRun23 wrote:Thats the issue here. Fordham sent around 25% to biglaw, cardozo around 12%. Is the extra 100k worth a 12% greater chance? Thats for you to decide.


The chance isn't so bad at Dozo (compared to Fordham). It's far easier to be in the top 10% than at Fordham. However, since it is arguably NOT easier to be in the top 10% at Dozo than the top 25% at Fordham, I am NOT saying you have a better chance at Biglaw at Cardozo, it's just not 1/2 the chance (as the numbers people are throwing around imply). I'd estimate it as closer to 3/4.

You need to be sure you're going to crush it at Cardozo though. It's kind of hard to know in advance, and honest self-assessment and the advice of people (ideally attorneys) who know you will really guide your decision here...

The same applies at BLS

Here's what you don't want to do (I know this isn't relevant to OP with a full ride to Dozo) -- go to a St. Johns or Hofstra where you need to be in the top 5%...that is much much more of a crapshoot, since there's going to be a half dozen or so great students at all these schools...

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:13 am

nymario wrote:
BeachandRun23 wrote:Thats the issue here. Fordham sent around 25% to biglaw, cardozo around 12%. Is the extra 100k worth a 12% greater chance? Thats for you to decide.


The chance isn't so bad at Dozo (compared to Fordham). It's far easier to be in the top 10% than at Fordham. However, since it is arguably NOT easier to be in the top 10% at Dozo than the top 25% at Fordham, I am NOT saying you have a better chance at Biglaw at Cardozo, it's just not 1/2 the chance (as the numbers people are throwing around imply). I'd estimate it as closer to 3/4.

You need to be sure you're going to crush it at Cardozo though. It's kind of hard to know in advance, and honest self-assessment and the advice of people (ideally attorneys) who know you will really guide your decision here...

The same applies at BLS

Here's what you don't want to do (I know this isn't relevant to OP with a full ride to Dozo) -- go to a St. Johns or Hofstra where you need to be in the top 5%...that is much much more of a crapshoot, since there's going to be a half dozen or so great students at all these schools...

I figure that if I do go to Dozo I will do the Law Preview course or something to help get a little edge. Its hard to predict how you will do in a course of study to which you have yet to embark upon.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:57 am

Fordham if you want biglaw. Cardozo if you want anything else.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:27 am

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:39 pm

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby Danteshek » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Cardozo Law Review is excellent. It is much better that the school's rank would suggest.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:34 pm

Danteshek wrote:Cardozo Law Review is excellent. It is much better that the school's rank would suggest.

Oh wow. If you don't mind me asking, what are you basing this on.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby Danteshek » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:16 pm

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby kruiz88 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:29 pm

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby Spookyghost » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Is Cardozo really THAT bad?

Pretty much every thread has at least some people saying to stay away from it.

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Re: Cardozo vs. Fordham decision

Postby aaaaaah » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:04 pm

Asking myself the same question. The $ at Dozo is so tempting.




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