Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby nyca » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:44 am

Would a full scholarship at Cardozo help negotiating with Fordham who gave me 20k?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:49 am

nyca wrote:Would a full scholarship at Cardozo help negotiating with Fordham who gave me 20k?


Not really. Many people who get into Fordham get good scholarships from Cardozo, so it's nothing new, but if you get a good amount from a peer school, they'll take that into account.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:51 am

How would $72k at William & Mary be viewed?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:52 am

nyca wrote:Would a full scholarship at Cardozo help negotiating with Fordham who gave me 20k?

Fordham tops out at 25k, unless you get a rare full ride. I doubt you will get them to up it, but you should definitely try it.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby scram202 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:13 am

JenDarby wrote:
nyca wrote:Would a full scholarship at Cardozo help negotiating with Fordham who gave me 20k?

Fordham tops out at 25k, unless you get a rare full ride. I doubt you will get them to up it, but you should definitely try it.



Assuming Emory is a peer institution and they offered 60K is there really no chance of getting a similar offer from Fordham?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:26 am

scram202 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
nyca wrote:Would a full scholarship at Cardozo help negotiating with Fordham who gave me 20k?

Fordham tops out at 25k, unless you get a rare full ride. I doubt you will get them to up it, but you should definitely try it.



Assuming Emory is a peer institution and they offered 60K is there really no chance of getting a similar offer from Fordham?

The prior person was referring to 20k/yr. With 60k total from Emory (20k/year), it may assist you in getting some money if you have none, but it likely won't BOOST your scholarship too much (I've mainly seen them give 5k/yr raises).

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Lawbro » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 am

How does one go about getting that rare full scholarship?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Lawbro wrote:How does one go about getting that rare full scholarship?


Either be from South Dakota (and be planning to practice there) or be a URM with redonk numbers, as I understand it.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:17 pm

I got a response back for my merit aid request, doesnt look good! not sure even how to respond back. If you want to see what dean brown said/help me respond PM Me. It was a long email and seemed unique so I dont want to put myself on blast.


But just as an fyi and a little teaser, "As to merit aid, congratulations on your offer from Washington and Lee. I expect you are one of their top admitted students. Our merit is awarded on the basis of LSATs and GPA and we target the admitted students with LSATs and GPAs in the very top of our class. We also only have 2 full tuition scholarships!"

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 pm

lakers3peat wrote:We also only have 2 full tuition scholarships!

THIS. I knew there weren't many, though I didn't know there were only two.

If you want to PM me the email I will look it over as soon as I finish this paper that's due in 2.5 hours. Clearly I'm prioritizing well right now.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby scram202 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:40 pm

Just FYI:

Kathryn Espiritu @KathrynForLaw
#TGIF! First round of decisions going out in a little bit -- hope everyone has fun long weekend plans!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Gemini » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:53 pm

JenDarby wrote:
lakers3peat wrote:We also only have 2 full tuition scholarships!

THIS. I knew there weren't many, though I didn't know there were only two.

If you want to PM me the email I will look it over as soon as I finish this paper that's due in 2.5 hours. Clearly I'm prioritizing well right now.


Uh yea. Brief, hello?

Then again, I'm here too... :oops:

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:03 pm

Gemini wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
lakers3peat wrote:We also only have 2 full tuition scholarships!

THIS. I knew there weren't many, though I didn't know there were only two.

If you want to PM me the email I will look it over as soon as I finish this paper that's due in 2.5 hours. Clearly I'm prioritizing well right now.


Uh yea. Brief, hello?

Then again, I'm here too... :oops:

Ok, Ms. I am not in one of the only two sections with a leg reg paper in addition to the brief. <3

(I digress.)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby avd90 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:25 pm

how would 105 at BU be viewed?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JenDarby » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:49 pm

avd90 wrote:how would 105 at BU be viewed?

BU is an EXCELLENT school to use to negotiate with Fordham. However, remember that Fordham tops out at 25k/yr on scholarships.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby avd90 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:56 pm

JenDarby wrote:
avd90 wrote:how would 105 at BU be viewed?

BU is an EXCELLENT school to use to negotiate with Fordham. However, remember that Fordham tops out at 25k/yr on scholarships.


bah that's really disappointing. It would take a hefty chunk of change to get me to matriculate at Fordham. My mom is an alum (she helped found the latino student association).. so I always kinda assumed that Fordham would be generous with the dough. Too bad!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Gemini » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:05 pm

avd90 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
avd90 wrote:how would 105 at BU be viewed?

BU is an EXCELLENT school to use to negotiate with Fordham. However, remember that Fordham tops out at 25k/yr on scholarships.


bah that's really disappointing. It would take a hefty chunk of change to get me to matriculate at Fordham. My mom is an alum (she helped found the latino student association).. so I always kinda assumed that Fordham would be generous with the dough. Too bad!


I don't know how it is at BU, but remember that when Fordham gives you a scholarship, it's guaranteed for three years. No grade/rank stipulation. People forget how important that is.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby BigBlueLaw » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:09 pm

Gemini wrote:
avd90 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
avd90 wrote:how would 105 at BU be viewed?

BU is an EXCELLENT school to use to negotiate with Fordham. However, remember that Fordham tops out at 25k/yr on scholarships.


bah that's really disappointing. It would take a hefty chunk of change to get me to matriculate at Fordham. My mom is an alum (she helped found the latino student association).. so I always kinda assumed that Fordham would be generous with the dough. Too bad!


I don't know how it is at BU, but remember that when Fordham gives you a scholarship, it's guaranteed for three years. No grade/rank stipulation. People forget how important that is.

Scholly's at BU are the same. Kinda sad to hear that Fordham taps out at 25k. I was hoping for more to cover the higher COA.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby lawhaus » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:11 pm

In via status & email
dates: 1/5 submit, 2/1 review, and 2/8 review

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby srrrrh » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:18 pm

In!!

Does anyone know if there is a sense of community at all at Fordham? I used to go to NYU and transferred because there was no community whatsoever and I don't want a repeat of that in law school

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby BigBlueLaw » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:51 pm

srrrrh wrote:In!!

Does anyone know if there is a sense of community at all at Fordham? I used to go to NYU and transferred because there was no community whatsoever and I don't want a repeat of that in law school

Congrats to both of you. In regards to the sense of community at Fordham, I would say without a doubt yes. I would suggest going to the ASD and make sure you stick around for the reception at the end to get more of a feel for the students and professors. FWIW, I'm a 0L but have a bunch of 1L and 2L friends at Fordham Law.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby scram202 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:52 pm

srrrrh wrote:In!!

Does anyone know if there is a sense of community at all at Fordham? I used to go to NYU and transferred because there was no community whatsoever and I don't want a repeat of that in law school


What were your dates? if you dont mind sharing?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby mcdeeremitch » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:54 pm

srrrrh wrote:In!!

Does anyone know if there is a sense of community at all at Fordham? I used to go to NYU and transferred because there was no community whatsoever and I don't want a repeat of that in law school


Grats to the both of you!!!...now if I could just get some movement from 1/18

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby zarazuri » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:58 pm

congrats to both!!
guess that was the second round (last round) of the day...wait till next week then...

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Re: Fordham c/o 2015/16 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby mahayes99 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:03 pm

WL... better get going on my LOCI. How long are LOCI's generally meant to be?




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