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

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:02 pm

Gotti wrote:JD - i've seen quite a few people on LSN from our app year and previous years get $30k/year. obv it's not that common but i've definitely seen it happen more than few times

I'm not saying it's impossible, just that judging from the website and the people I know its not very common. I imagine some of those 30k/yr people may have negotiated up from 25k, since it seems 5k is usually the schools give in negotiating situations.

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

Postby magicbunny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:11 pm

Happy Endings wrote:Spoke with admissions today about some questions I had (i.e.. curriculum changes, waitlist). I can't speak highly enough about the level of friendliness, candor and class exemplified by the office (over the phone). I have always held the school in high regard...as it is my first choice. However, never before has there been so much clarity then today. I am hoping for a miracle of opportunity to be a part of the Fordham community. As always, for those still waiting....hang in there and STAY POSITIVE because the program is worth it!!!







"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." -Heb. 11:1


That just sounds awesome! Fordham was not my first choice before but right now I really want to be part of it! Although given my financial situation I really need to consider a lot of things before attending. Anyway I'll certainly visit the campus and talk to the admission and financial aid people. Hope that miracle could happen to me too! Good luck with everyone who wishes to be c/o 2015!

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

Postby kmatz311 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:49 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
kmatz311 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Essentially that...although a few have been pulled off the WL, a great deal of consideration goes into providing a thorough and complete evaluation of applicants to become part of the incoming class...which results in reviews of WLers into the spring and even summer.

I definitely saw this in my experience with Fordham. I was a pretty weird case (splitter, long story gpa). They were really accessible to me and heard me out on a number of things. My advice to people on the waitlist who really want Fordham is to be sure to let them know that. I wrote 2 or 3 LOCI's, one of which I hand delivered. When I had a transcript update, I printed an unofficial transcript and sent it along with a letter recapping my achievements during the semester and some more about how much I like Fordham, etc. Also, I had done a lot of research about Fordham over the past few years, so I tried to speak specifically about the things I liked.

Take it for what it's worth. I do think it's a careful, thoughtful process at Fordham.


When they added your LOCI's to your file was there any change to your status or dates?

No. Status checker was radio silence from waitlist in dec. until admission last week.


Well that makes me feel a little better, but not knowing until August would be terrible if I lost down payments on tuition, scholarship and stuff. That would add up. Did they give you any scholarship information yet or are you still waiting? Sorry for the questions, Fordham is just my first choice but Brooklyn already accepted and gave me scholarship stuff.

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

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:18 pm

ARRGGHHH this damn brief. Why in the world do you people want to go to law school?????

/self.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:20 pm

kmatz311 wrote:Well that makes me feel a little better, but not knowing until August would be terrible if I lost down payments on tuition, scholarship and stuff. That would add up. Did they give you any scholarship information yet or are you still waiting? Sorry for the questions, Fordham is just my first choice but Brooklyn already accepted and gave me scholarship stuff.

I have not received a scholarship offer yet. Yeah, I know what you mean with other offers and all. I'm really thankful to have gotten off the waitlist so early.

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:24 pm

Gemini wrote:ARRGGHHH this damn brief. Why in the world do you people want to go to law school?????

/self.


Because after several years of doing XYZ work, requiring detailed analysis of applicable laws and regulations, involving close cooperation with various law firms, I decided I'd rather be the outside counsel.

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

Postby Chucky21 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:27 pm

JenDarby wrote:
Gotti wrote:JD - i've seen quite a few people on LSN from our app year and previous years get $30k/year. obv it's not that common but i've definitely seen it happen more than few times

I'm not saying it's impossible, just that judging from the website and the people I know its not very common. I imagine some of those 30k/yr people may have negotiated up from 25k, since it seems 5k is usually the schools give in negotiating situations.


I was lucky enough to get 30k/yr. I'm most likely w/drawing which may open up some more money for others and get someone off the waitlist. good luck everyone.

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

Postby Happy Endings » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:29 pm

magicbunny wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Spoke with admissions today about some questions I had (i.e.. curriculum changes, waitlist). I can't speak highly enough about the level of friendliness, candor and class exemplified by the office (over the phone). I have always held the school in high regard...as it is my first choice. However, never before has there been so much clarity then today. I am hoping for a miracle of opportunity to be a part of the Fordham community. As always, for those still waiting....hang in there and STAY POSITIVE because the program is worth it!!!

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." -Heb. 11:1


That just sounds awesome! Fordham was not my first choice before but right now I really want to be part of it! Although given my financial situation I really need to consider a lot of things before attending. Anyway I'll certainly visit the campus and talk to the admission and financial aid people. Hope that miracle could happen to me too! Good luck with everyone who wishes to be c/o 2015!


Congrats Magic, on your Fordham acceptance!! I understand financial circumstances...I hope all goes well with the decisions that lie ahead!! In my humble opinion, Fordham all the way :)

Gemini...YOU CAN DO IT!! :) :)

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

Postby magicbunny » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:24 am

Happy Endings wrote:
magicbunny wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Spoke with admissions today about some questions I had (i.e.. curriculum changes, waitlist). I can't speak highly enough about the level of friendliness, candor and class exemplified by the office (over the phone). I have always held the school in high regard...as it is my first choice. However, never before has there been so much clarity then today. I am hoping for a miracle of opportunity to be a part of the Fordham community. As always, for those still waiting....hang in there and STAY POSITIVE because the program is worth it!!!

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." -Heb. 11:1


That just sounds awesome! Fordham was not my first choice before but right now I really want to be part of it! Although given my financial situation I really need to consider a lot of things before attending. Anyway I'll certainly visit the campus and talk to the admission and financial aid people. Hope that miracle could happen to me too! Good luck with everyone who wishes to be c/o 2015!


Congrats Magic, on your Fordham acceptance!! I understand financial circumstances...I hope all goes well with the decisions that lie ahead!! In my humble opinion, Fordham all the way :)

Gemini...YOU CAN DO IT!! :) :)


Thanks! You're such a lovely person... :-)

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

Postby mcdeeremitch » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:25 am

Finally updated to 2/23 after being stuck on 1/18

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

Postby scram202 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:30 am

mcdeeremitch wrote:Finally updated to 2/23 after being stuck on 1/18


Still stuck at 1/12

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

Postby shroeder » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:33 am

scram202 wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:Finally updated to 2/23 after being stuck on 1/18


Still stuck at 1/12


What are you numbers?? I'm stuck at 1/5. Good luck

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

Postby HapaForever » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:40 am

My application has been complete since 1/18 and it finally updated today, 2/23.

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

Postby mcdeeremitch » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:42 am

I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement

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

Postby HapaForever » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:48 am

mcdeeremitch wrote:I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement


I am a URM AA Female with a 156 and a 3.4 GPA...I agree, I'm just pleased to see some movement.

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

Postby emacleod » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:17 pm

mcdeeremitch wrote:Finally updated to 2/23 after being stuck on 1/18


^same for me! Still just "complete" though. Should I be expecting it to say "under review" or do they just go straight to a decision?

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

Postby barbaraeliz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:28 pm

Must be National 1/18 Movement Day! Also moved to 2/23 Complete.

I'll take it! :D

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

Postby Diceman102 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:31 pm

mcdeeremitch wrote:I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement


Have faith. Unlike a lot of law schools, Fordham has a very well rounded approach to reviewing applications, they look beyond your numbers. I had 143/3.8 and was waitlisted in dec, I thought I would have been rejected. But i'm keeping hope alive.

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

Postby dingbat » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:01 pm

HapaForever wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement


I am a URM AA Female with a 156 and a 3.4 GPA...I agree, I'm just pleased to see some movement.


I wish I was AA - but, the good kind (you know, the one that doesn't end in onymous)

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

Postby Gotti » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:26 pm

dingbat wrote:
HapaForever wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement


I am a URM AA Female with a 156 and a 3.4 GPA...I agree, I'm just pleased to see some movement.


I wish I was AA - but, the good kind (you know, the one that doesn't end in onymous)

:? There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know where to begin.

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

Postby john1990 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:30 pm

I was wait listed and i am working on a LOCI right now. Do you guys think visiting the school would help my chances?

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:07 am

john1990 wrote:I was wait listed and i am working on a LOCI right now. Do you guys think visiting the school would help my chances?

I do think that it would tell them you are serious about Fordham, which can't hurt...

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:08 am

Gotti wrote:
dingbat wrote:
HapaForever wrote:
mcdeeremitch wrote:I have auto reject numbers 154/3.2 aa urm...but I'm just happy to see some movement


I am a URM AA Female with a 156 and a 3.4 GPA...I agree, I'm just pleased to see some movement.


I wish I was AA - but, the good kind (you know, the one that doesn't end in onymous)

:? There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know where to begin.


I hope no one took offense and if so I apologize.
I have an odd sense of humor and grew up in a place where political correcness still doesn't exist.
Didn't mean anything by it. Sorry. :oops:

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

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:47 pm

About to take a campus tour. Pretty excited as I've all but decided on Fordham :D

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

Postby fltanglab » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:07 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:About to take a campus tour. Pretty excited as I've all but decided on Fordham :D


I'm taking a tour next Monday. So want to get off the WL :(




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