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

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

Postby legallyblonde817 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:52 pm

JenDarby wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:Fair enough, but there's also a need to do on-line research (e.g. Westlaw) and then, chances are, you will need considerable computer skills when you get a job after graduation. It's just a practical lifeskill for our generation. Also, I'm sure that prosen was probably joking, but then again, so was I.

I'm rarely ever serious. Though, there seriously are people sitting in your room during finals who can assist you with button pushing and the like.

One more serious thing. You are forced to take a research class which is painfully boring (P/NP) and repetitiously instructs you how to do these things. If you have trouble you're more than welcome to pay attention. Otherwise you can check ESPN/shop online/TLS/whatever else you will inevitably do during boring classes.


YESSSSSSSS I already used westlaw and lexis for my thesis =] i guess that makes me ahead of the game =p

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:46 pm

z0rk wrote:Also, Jakes Dillema has a pretty good vibe.


So true, so true
Arguably the best spot on the UWS.

Although, that's not exactly saying all that much.

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

Postby Gemini » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:24 pm

legallyblonde817 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:Fair enough, but there's also a need to do on-line research (e.g. Westlaw) and then, chances are, you will need considerable computer skills when you get a job after graduation. It's just a practical lifeskill for our generation. Also, I'm sure that prosen was probably joking, but then again, so was I.

I'm rarely ever serious. Though, there seriously are people sitting in your room during finals who can assist you with button pushing and the like.

One more serious thing. You are forced to take a research class which is painfully boring (P/NP) and repetitiously instructs you how to do these things. If you have trouble you're more than welcome to pay attention. Otherwise you can check ESPN/shop online/TLS/whatever else you will inevitably do during boring classes.


YESSSSSSSS I already used westlaw and lexis for my thesis =] i guess that makes me ahead of the game =p


We get Westlaw Next and Lexis Advance now. This training has become obsolete. :lol:

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

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 pm

has anyone sent in their tax information yet?

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:24 pm

confusedlaw wrote:has anyone sent in their tax information yet?


Are you applying for need-based aid?

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

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:28 pm

yup, i sent in the form and they said they needed tax information i dont know if they need a cop y of all the pages they ae each like 20 pages

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

Postby dingbat » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:38 pm

confusedlaw wrote:yup, i sent in the form and they said they needed tax information i dont know if they need a cop y of all the pages they ae each like 20 pages


I say send them the whole magilla, but not the gorilla

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

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:47 pm

did u fax it?
or make copies and mail it?

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

Postby legallyblonde817 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:50 pm

Gemini wrote:
legallyblonde817 wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:Fair enough, but there's also a need to do on-line research (e.g. Westlaw) and then, chances are, you will need considerable computer skills when you get a job after graduation. It's just a practical lifeskill for our generation. Also, I'm sure that prosen was probably joking, but then again, so was I.

I'm rarely ever serious. Though, there seriously are people sitting in your room during finals who can assist you with button pushing and the like.

One more serious thing. You are forced to take a research class which is painfully boring (P/NP) and repetitiously instructs you how to do these things. If you have trouble you're more than welcome to pay attention. Otherwise you can check ESPN/shop online/TLS/whatever else you will inevitably do during boring classes.


YESSSSSSSS I already used westlaw and lexis for my thesis =] i guess that makes me ahead of the game =p


We get Westlaw Next and Lexis Advance now. This training has become obsolete. :lol:

Yes I like Westlaw next I get it thru my ug's law school

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

Postby barbaraeliz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:34 pm

Just W/L. :(

note: will be visiting the school next week, plan of sending LOCI asap after my visit. I don't have anything to update on my resume, or a opportunity for another LOR. Any further suggestions? BC and Fordham are my top 2 choices.

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

Postby LS-boundNYC » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:25 pm

barbaraeliz wrote:Just W/L. :(

note: will be visiting the school next week, plan of sending LOCI asap after my visit. I don't have anything to update on my resume, or a opportunity for another LOR. Any further suggestions? BC and Fordham are my top 2 choices.


Be fairly specific in your LOCI about what attracts you to Fordham. Scour their website to find clinicals, classes, clubs, or anything else you think you'll like. On your visit, ask about those things. Then, in your letter, you can write about that (bonus points if it's something your tour guide is involved in, and you can say that he/she made you even more excited to be involved) and why Fordham is your top choice because of programs like it.

I did that, plus an extra LOR, and it worked in my particular case.

Note bene: be honest and don't go overboard. Convey your excitement but don't make them think you're crazy.

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

Postby barbaraeliz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:26 pm

LS-boundNYC wrote:
barbaraeliz wrote:Just W/L. :(

note: will be visiting the school next week, plan of sending LOCI asap after my visit. I don't have anything to update on my resume, or a opportunity for another LOR. Any further suggestions? BC and Fordham are my top 2 choices.


Be fairly specific in your LOCI about what attracts you to Fordham. Scour their website to find clinicals, classes, clubs, or anything else you think you'll like. On your visit, ask about those things. Then, in your letter, you can write about that (bonus points if it's something your tour guide is involved in, and you can say that he/she made you even more excited to be involved) and why Fordham is your top choice because of programs like it.

I did that, plus an extra LOR, and it worked in my particular case.

Note bene: be honest and don't go overboard. Convey your excitement but don't make them think you're crazy.


Thanks, appreciate your input! :D

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

Postby ButwhereforeIknownot » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:28 pm

Been creeping on the thread...where's the meet-up for Saturday? Lincoln Park? Gin Mill? Is there a consensus?

I haven't been to either but I would vote for LP just because it's closer.

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

Postby prosen5808 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:42 pm

dingbat wrote:
prosen5808 wrote: It's my only day in New York and I was thinking about leaving after the breakout sessions


dingbat wrote:To make good use of your time, after ASD, you should walk east untill you hit columbus circle, then head down broadway.
It'll take you to times square. A little further down you'll hit Macy's
Then, when you get to 34th street, head east, until you hit the empire state building. Go up if you want.
Then walk north along 5th avenue until you hit FAO Schwartz (play with the toys, you know you want to) and the apple store.
Then walk into central park, meander a while, then head back towards columbus circle.

After that, walk up Broadway, until you hit 70th street. Walk into Sabon (soap shop) and wash your hands. (no really)
Then get some hot dogs at gray's Papaya. Then walk up Columbus, about 2-3 blocks, enter Jacques Torres and get some hot chocolate for dessert. Now turn around and walk back down columbus and back to the law school to get back to where you started (if you want)


Thanks for the tips! Can't wait to be there. Also hopefully I can meet up with some of you for drinks. I wonder if any bars open before ASD registration does?

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

Postby dingbat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:00 am

dingbat wrote:To make good use of your time, after ASD, you should walk east untill you hit columbus circle, then head down broadway.
It'll take you to times square. A little further down you'll hit Macy's
Then, when you get to 34th street, head east, until you hit the empire state building. Go up if you want.
Then walk north along 5th avenue until you hit FAO Schwartz (play with the toys, you know you want to) and the apple store.
Then walk into central park, meander a while, then head back towards columbus circle.

After that, walk up Broadway, until you hit 70th street. Walk into Sabon (soap shop) and wash your hands. (no really)
Then get some hot dogs at gray's Papaya. Then walk up Columbus Amsterdam (sorry, my mistake), about 2-3 blocks, enter Jacques Torres and get some hot chocolate for dessert. Now turn around and walk back down columbus and back to the law school to get back to where you started (if you want) Keep walking up 10 more blocks, go into the Gin Mill and meet up with everyone

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

Postby OliveSnook » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:07 pm

ButwhereforeIknownot wrote:Been creeping on the thread...where's the meet-up for Saturday? Lincoln Park? Gin Mill? Is there a consensus?

I haven't been to either but I would vote for LP just because it's closer.


I vote Lincoln Park too

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:51 pm

Anyone else get their financial aid package today?

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:00 pm

Killingly wrote:Anyone else get their financial aid package today?

Not me, and I am dying to get one!!

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:01 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
Killingly wrote:Anyone else get their financial aid package today?

Not me, and I am dying to get one!!


Hopefully yours will be better than mine!

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

Postby junior_y_u » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:05 pm

I visited the campus and talked to the associate director of admissions over a week ago, sent her a thank you email/LOCI right after I got back. she never replied or confirmed that she got the email..I wonder if I should send another version of the LOCI directly to the admissions office...

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:10 pm

Killingly wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Killingly wrote:Anyone else get their financial aid package today?

Not me, and I am dying to get one!!


Hopefully yours will be better than mine!

Thanks! probably won't though

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

Postby ar07 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:17 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
Killingly wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Killingly wrote:Anyone else get their financial aid package today?

Not me, and I am dying to get one!!


Hopefully yours will be better than mine!

Thanks! probably won't though


Dying to get mine too...hoping for something. Really looking forward to Saturday...

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:30 pm

Yeah, me too... Even 10k/ year would be huge..

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

Postby Killingly » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:35 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Yeah, me too... Even 10k/ year would be huge..


In what? Need-based? All I got was Federal Direct on top of my mini-scholly.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:36 pm

Killingly wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:Yeah, me too... Even 10k/ year would be huge..


In what? Need-based? All I got was Federal Direct on top of my mini-scholly.

Nah, merit.. Won't apply for need..




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