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

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

Postby sungyeonh » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:33 pm

IN!!!! Finally, after months of waiting, but an amazing way to finish the week. Don't even care that it's dreary outside now. Applied to the PT program.

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

Postby Gotti » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:57 pm

kmh504 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
kmh504 wrote:Black Law brother - did you set up an appointment with admissions or freely walk in their office? :)


ummm it's Blacklaw BOSS lol, I just walked in.


Well I meant it as in "Brotha"... but forgive me if you are not one lol

HAHAHA @ this chain of comments :lol: :lol:

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

Postby kmh504 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Gotti wrote:
kmh504 wrote:
blacklawboss wrote:
kmh504 wrote:Black Law brother - did you set up an appointment with admissions or freely walk in their office? :)


ummm it's Blacklaw BOSS lol, I just walked in.


Well I meant it as in "Brotha"... but forgive me if you are not one lol

HAHAHA @ this chain of comments :lol: :lol:


LOL +1 just casually making friends....

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

Postby barbaraeliz » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:27 pm

blacklawboss wrote:
kmh504 wrote:I guess my real question is - is it worth going if admissions doesn't even know we're there? Clearly we all want to visit for ourselves because we really want to attend but how will admissions know of our efforts to "show" interest if we can't even formally introduce ourselves while on campus? lol


MAKE SURE YOU SEE SOMEONE IN ADMISSIONS!!!
Be honest, passionate, and committal. They want to know if you are taken off of the WL you will enroll. Speak about your personal qualities and what you have to add to the incoming class. As an evening student, make sure you convey that you intend to remain an evening student. There is too much migration into day from evening program. I hope this helped.


Admissions wasn't seeing anyone when I was down there. Got to tour, but didn't get to speak to anyone. :(

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

Postby NJDevilsfan » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:48 pm

In :D. Was getting nervous.

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

Postby Happy Endings » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:35 pm

Congrats Sung and NJD!!! :) :)

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

Postby psach44 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:05 pm

IN for PT

I applied PT because I want to remain growing my business but I have two questions:
1. is the PT less competitive?
2. If my schedule changes can I move into the full time program?

Thanks all

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

Postby doceydoe » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:23 am

WL'd for the part-time program. Very unsettling, still, I was bracing for a rejection.

Dear Fordham,

Take me off the WL and I will make ALL your dreams come true. No scholly necessary. You are worth EVERY penny.

love you,

doceydoe

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

Postby LS-boundNYC » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:32 am

psach44 wrote:IN for PT

I applied PT because I want to remain growing my business but I have two questions:
1. is the PT less competitive?
2. If my schedule changes can I move into the full time program?

Thanks all


I can't really compare PT to FT, since I've only done PT, but it's still pretty competitive. You'll have to work quite hard to get the grades you want, because the curve is so tight. (Case in point, I was the second-lowest person who got the grade I got in one class last semester. But my prof told me that if I had missed one more issue on the final, I would have been a grade lower. And if I hadn't misstated and misapplied the law on another issue, I might have been a grade higher. That seems like an exceedingly tight curve to me.)

As BLB mentioned a page or two ago, a lot of the people in the program are just kids waiting to transfer into the day program, so they're able to spend even more time studying. I think that makes the curve even tighter. Personally, I hope that changes next year when most of the non-working people transfer to the day ... which answers your second question: you can transfer very easily. I think there's an extra fee, but it's the fee to balance the charges out to make sure you're paying full tuition for the entire program.

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

Postby JenDarby » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 am

I was going through old paperwork last night and found my Fordham WL letter. I was WL'ed 02/03 and accepted 5/11 with a scholarship. So for those of you WL'ed, don't lose hope!

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

Postby Munchkin318 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:24 am

JenDarby wrote:I was going through old paperwork last night and found my Fordham WL letter. I was WL'ed 02/03 and accepted 5/11 with a scholarship. So for those of you WL'ed, don't lose hope!


Sigh, that helps a little thank you. I just wish I knew what to do other than waiting. I'm so not good at the waiting game!
Oh Fordham, let me love you!

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

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:32 am

Who else is goin to sadden this month

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 am

Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

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

Postby JenDarby » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:52 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

I had far larger scholarships from higher ranked schools if you count WUSTL, Minnesota, UIUC, W&M, and IUB. In the end I didnt find those rankings differences equated to a real gain over Fordham. Manhattan is definitely pricey so it's a big choice. I likely would have have taken slightly less money from the lower end of the T14 (I didn't apply higher than that) but more Midwest money didn't equate to a better choice in the end, for me. I think following the money is generally the best option, but once you get into the high teens and 20s, rankings themselves become pretty neglible and they fluctuate on a variety of things outside of placement. Overall I just recommend taking a very holistic approach in your decision and decide what school is really the best for YOU.

Congrats on your other offers and good luck in your decision!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:02 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

I'm running into this too. I have close to a full ride at one higher-ranked school, and have been admitted to one t-14 (still under consideration at 5 other t-14's), yet I have not received anything by way of merit aid from Fordham. I'm not expecting them to match the other offers, but I do feel like if I have worked hard enough to gain admission to a t-14, then I have also worked hard enough to not pay sticker at a t-30. Tried negotiating and am hitting a wall. Come on, Fordham... at least make me an offer of 5-10k/year...

I like Fordham, I really do, but it's hard to justify spending the same price on Fordham that I would on a t-14, even if it is in NYC.

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

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:13 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

I'm running into this too. I have close to a full ride at one higher-ranked school, and have been admitted to one t-14 (still under consideration at 5 other t-14's), yet I have not received anything by way of merit aid from Fordham. I'm not expecting them to match the other offers, but I do feel like if I have worked hard enough to gain admission to a t-14, then I have also worked hard enough to not pay sticker at a t-30. Tried negotiating and am hitting a wall. Come on, Fordham... at least make me an offer of 5-10k/year...

I like Fordham, I really do, but it's hard to justify spending the same price on Fordham that I would on a t-14, even if it is in NYC.


1. LSN (http://fordham.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants) indicates you need at least a 3.4 to get $.
2. Even if they do give you money in the end, it will probably not be more than 10k. This dude (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/juju96) got 15, and BOTH his lsat/GPA is better than yours.
3. Is 5-10k really worth choosing Fordham over a full ride to a higher ranked school? You'd still be 200k in debt for Fordham. Terrible idea.

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

Postby dingbat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:08 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

Unless you're talking T14 or UCLA/USC/UT/Vandy, there are no "much higher ranked schools"
If you got a scholly to a T14, you probably shouldn't even consider going to Fordham.
UCLA/USC don't place in the same market (and neither do the rest of the T30)

So, if you really want to be in NY, your answer is easy.
If not, go for the money

But yeah, Fordham doesn't have a lot of money to give out -which is made worse by the fact that Fordham still gives out a decent amount of need based aid

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

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:23 pm

LS-boundNYC wrote:
psach44 wrote:IN for PT

I applied PT because I want to remain growing my business but I have two questions:
1. is the PT less competitive?
2. If my schedule changes can I move into the full time program?

Thanks all


I can't really compare PT to FT, since I've only done PT, but it's still pretty competitive. You'll have to work quite hard to get the grades you want, because the curve is so tight. (Case in point, I was the second-lowest person who got the grade I got in one class last semester. But my prof told me that if I had missed one more issue on the final, I would have been a grade lower. And if I hadn't misstated and misapplied the law on another issue, I might have been a grade higher. That seems like an exceedingly tight curve to me.)

As BLB mentioned a page or two ago, a lot of the people in the program are just kids waiting to transfer into the day program, so they're able to spend even more time studying. I think that makes the curve even tighter. Personally, I hope that changes next year when most of the non-working people transfer to the day ... which answers your second question: you can transfer very easily. I think there's an extra fee, but it's the fee to balance the charges out to make sure you're paying full tuition for the entire program.


Yes, this. The PT program (at least in my year) is incredibly competitive. Or maybe I just hang with the really competitive crowd: most of my friends are Law Review/Urban Law Journal, Moot Court (or other competitive teams), Dean's List. Switching to Day/FT division is easy - you just fill out the paperwork by the deadline.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:37 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Attempted to negotiate and it didn't work. Had multiple scholarship offers from much higher ranked schools that either were larger than Fordham's or close to it. Manhattan is pricey...

I'm running into this too. I have close to a full ride at one higher-ranked school, and have been admitted to one t-14 (still under consideration at 5 other t-14's), yet I have not received anything by way of merit aid from Fordham. I'm not expecting them to match the other offers, but I do feel like if I have worked hard enough to gain admission to a t-14, then I have also worked hard enough to not pay sticker at a t-30. Tried negotiating and am hitting a wall. Come on, Fordham... at least make me an offer of 5-10k/year...

I like Fordham, I really do, but it's hard to justify spending the same price on Fordham that I would on a t-14, even if it is in NYC.


1. LSN (http://fordham.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants) indicates you need at least a 3.4 to get $.
2. Even if they do give you money in the end, it will probably not be more than 10k. This dude (http://lawschoolnumbers.com/juju96) got 15, and BOTH his lsat/GPA is better than yours.
3. Is 5-10k really worth choosing Fordham over a full ride to a higher ranked school? You'd still be 200k in debt for Fordham. Terrible idea.

Was more ranting than asking for advice, but since you offered it...

1. Not true... for instance, look at Jubilee from last year's cycle (171/3.08, 19k/yr).
2. See #1.
3. As much as I appreciate your thoughts on life, I never said anything about borrowing 200k. I will not be borrowing anywhere close to that amount, even at sticker. My situation is a lot more complicated than you are assuming. Involves spouse, employment, geographic family concerns, etc.

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

Postby SDPalmTree » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:09 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:My situation is a lot more complicated than you are assuming. Involves spouse, employment, geographic family concerns, etc.


I know how you feel. I was only 'allowed' to apply to schools in cities where my fiancee could find work. Of course, I'd rather do that then spend three more years apart due to school...

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

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:26 pm

I got 15 with 167 3.7

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:04 pm

confusedlaw wrote:I got 15 with 167 3.7

nice... 15/yr, or 15 total?

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

Postby dingbat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:06 pm

SDPalmTree wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:My situation is a lot more complicated than you are assuming. Involves spouse, employment, geographic family concerns, etc.


I know how you feel. I was only 'allowed' to apply to schools in cities where my fiancee could find work. Of course, I'd rather do that then spend three more years apart due to school...

Yeah, I was limited to schools within a two hour radius

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

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:10 pm

15k a year

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

Postby JCFindley » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:22 pm

dingbat wrote:
SDPalmTree wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:My situation is a lot more complicated than you are assuming. Involves spouse, employment, geographic family concerns, etc.


I know how you feel. I was only 'allowed' to apply to schools in cities where my fiancee could find work. Of course, I'd rather do that then spend three more years apart due to school...

Yeah, I was limited to schools within a two hour radius


Anything outside the NYC area would mean figuring in the cost of a divorce into my CoA..... And you think LS is expensive.....




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