JenDarby wrote: dingbat wrote: Gotti wrote:
MrAnon wrote:Well, to be fair, I couldn't get into CLS or NYU with my GPA/LSAT.
So you DON'T go to Fordham. Stop answering questions about the school--you don't know shit about it. If Fordham's not for you, stop trolling the threads to post negative shit all the time. It's getting really old.
He never said he doesn't go to Fordham, just that he doesn't go to CLS or NYU.
Also, to be fair, he gives a good counterpoint to the overwhelming feeling of happy-happy/joy-joy GO FORDHAM atmosphere in this thread (which, I believe, tends to be the general atmosphere in the school)
I'm sure there are some people who go to Fordham and are miserable there, or end up jobless afterwards (7% in 2010), and Mr Anon speaks for them
I have never been THAT positive about Fordham, and I don't think that's the attitude of most the current students who post here. I openly admit I never wanted to go to Fordham, but in the end it was the right decision for me. I think most of us are pretty transparent and realistic about the opportunities Fordham provides.
Mr. Anon earlier stated he did UG and graduate school in NY. He's been very specific about not ever mentioning attending LS at Fordham.
His counter-point is to say every negative thing possible about Fordham, based on nothing more than a bitter resentment it seems. (by all means, prove me wrong)
Exactly what she said.
If he went to Fordham, he would have been up-front about it, especially when I called him out a few pages ago. Since he doesn't go to Fordham, he has no business trying to answer questions by prospective students who are actually excited at the prospect of attending the school and opining about shit he has no first hand experience on which to base his opinion.
And like JD said, there are a lot of people who love to go to this school and are vocal about it, but for the most part, we're not all saying "OMG FORGET EVERYTHING FORDHAM IS SO AWESOME YOU'RE GUARANTEED BIGLAW I LOVE IT." And I don't know where you (dingbat) are getting your perception that people at the school
are all happy-go-lucky. If you took a tour and don't know anyone who goes to the school, obviously you're going to get that perception, because the job of the tour guides is to really sell the school.
I definitely have my gripes about the school, but I chose to go here because it was the right choice for me. We've all admitted that the reality is that roughly only the top 20% will be able to go into biglaw. You obviously will have more luck at NYU or CLS if you're biglaw or bust, but another reality is that Fordham really does have an extremely strong network in the city, and it's a school highly regarded by employers--more than what TLS suggests. I've been on several interviews and talked to various employers, and every single employer (even if they went to CLS or NYU) has independently commented on the fact that Fordham is a great school.
Again, Fordham is not for everyone. If you have the LSAT score and the GPA to go to NYU or CLS and money is not an issue, that is obviously the better option. If not, "settling" (if you can call it that) for Fordham is not a bad way to go if you want to live and work in New York. That's for each person to decide individually, but, just like JD said, I think we've been extremely realistic about everything. We're not sugarcoating any answers--we're answering them honestly and to the best of our abilities.