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

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

Postby manofjustice » Tue May 22, 2012 2:01 pm

dingbat wrote:Please note: I was in a bad mood today.
I apologise for anything I said that was in the wrong tone.
Please don't take anything the wrong way


Apology accepted. Perhaps I shouldn't be posting in the c/o thread anyway.

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

Postby JCFindley » Tue May 22, 2012 3:20 pm

Wow, I go to the grocery store and miss all the fun.....

Fordham is neither arrogant nor stingy with the aid money they hand out. They simply do not have as much of it as some other schools this year and don't have a lot left at this point in the cycle......

I went to an Alumni Reception here in DC and it was a wonderful event. Dean Martin talked at the gathering and the administration at Fordham is well aware of both the rising costs of LS and Fordham's position among the T-100 schools in regard to how much aid they are able to give their students vs the other schools on that list. Part of that talk was an appeal to the alumni to help them change that and allow them to offer more aid to incoming students.....

So, in summation here, Fordham really does try and they really do care but the budget just isn't there yet. If I get a big law job out of Fordham with no debt I will indeed do my part in contributions to help change that as well but that is a few years away and not everyone can afford to give back in this economy.....

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

Postby boredtodeath » Tue May 22, 2012 5:16 pm

Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

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

Postby what_the_what » Tue May 22, 2012 5:42 pm

This might be a dumb question, but how are you sending in your LOCIs? Are you sending them as attachments or in the body of the email?

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

Postby JenDarby » Tue May 22, 2012 5:43 pm

what_the_what wrote:This might be a dumb question, but how are you sending in your LOCIs? Are you sending them as attachments or in the body of the email?

I'd recommend attaching it so they can print it and put it with your file. Then just include a short note about your continued interest in the body of the email.

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

Postby hadisious » Tue May 22, 2012 6:11 pm

JenDarby wrote:
what_the_what wrote:This might be a dumb question, but how are you sending in your LOCIs? Are you sending them as attachments or in the body of the email?

I'd recommend attaching it so they can print it and put it with your file. Then just include a short note about your continued interest in the body of the email.

+1 this is what I did and got a kind response.

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

Postby JCFindley » Tue May 22, 2012 6:24 pm

boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.


CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Postby JenDarby » Tue May 22, 2012 6:58 pm

JCFindley wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.


CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!

I don't know how they are doing it this year (if anyone off the WL has received money, feel free to chime in!), but last year I received an email with my merit aid offer 9 days after being admitted (for the record, I did not have this memorized but just looked it up in my email).

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

Postby Munchkin318 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:06 am

In off the waitlist yesterday afternoon! Playing telephone tag was totally worth it! No $$ though so this will take a bit of consideration. Just excited for now!

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

Postby JCFindley » Wed May 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Munchkin318 wrote:In off the waitlist yesterday afternoon! Playing telephone tag was totally worth it! No $$ though so this will take a bit of consideration. Just excited for now!

CONGRATS!!!!!!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed May 23, 2012 2:21 pm

boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.

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

Postby tennisking88 » Wed May 23, 2012 2:33 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


Why?

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

Postby ajax » Wed May 23, 2012 2:39 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


That individual also attended Cornell, which you failed to mention. Fordham takes pride in admitting students from top universities.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed May 23, 2012 2:52 pm

ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


That individual also attended Cornell, which you failed to mention. Fordham takes pride in admitting students from top universities.

:roll:

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

Postby ajax » Wed May 23, 2012 3:05 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


That individual also attended Cornell, which you failed to mention. Fordham takes pride in admitting students from top universities.

:roll:



I'm not sure what that face means, but see the following:

http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5239.htm

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed May 23, 2012 3:16 pm

ajax wrote:I'm not sure what that face means, but see the following:

http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5239.htm

Flame?

ETA: Look, this conversation's not worth having. My school is on that page too, it's not about that. I'm allowed to hate my life right now.

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

Postby ajax » Wed May 23, 2012 3:19 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


Care to explain why you hate your life because someone was admitted off the WL?

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed May 23, 2012 3:22 pm

ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


Care to explain why you hate your life because someone was admitted off the WL?

Because I have the same offer and will likely be taking it.

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

Postby ajax » Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
boredtodeath wrote:Just got in off the wait-list today! No $$$ though.

boredtodeath's profile wrote: Highest LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.0
LSDAS GPA: 2.9

This seriously makes me hate my life.


Care to explain why you hate your life because someone was admitted off the WL?

Because I have the same offer and will likely be taking it.


You could always reapply next year. Applications will likely be down, so your numbers will stand out more.

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

Postby tennisking88 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:57 pm

cogitoergosum wrote: Because I have the same offer and will likely be taking it.


We have an answer to the eternal riddle: who is smart enough to score a 173, but dumb enough to enroll at Fordham at sticker price?

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed May 23, 2012 3:58 pm

ajax wrote:You could always reapply next year. Applications will likely be down, so your numbers will stand out more.

yeah, thanks.

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

Postby ajax » Wed May 23, 2012 4:04 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
ajax wrote:You could always reapply next year. Applications will likely be down, so your numbers will stand out more.

yeah, thanks.


Honestly I'm trying to be encouraging. 173 is an excellent score. Best of luck to you.

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

Postby ned » Wed May 23, 2012 4:58 pm

ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
ajax wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:This seriously makes me hate my life.


That individual also attended Cornell, which you failed to mention. Fordham takes pride in admitting students from top universities.

:roll:



I'm not sure what that face means, but see the following:

http://law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5239.htm

It's a strange and meaningless list, if you ask me. Rutgers, GW, Fordham, NYU, UM, and BC aren't particularly outstanding undergrad schools. Seems random to me. I wonder how stable this club of feeders really is.

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed May 23, 2012 5:06 pm

Your UG institution does not really make any substantial difference. The reason those are top feeder schools is largely based on location. People who went to schools in NY (east coast) generally want to stay in the area, and same with the west coast. Almost no one I know on the west coast is aware that Fordham is a good LS. To be honest, I was not aware until I applied. Now that I attend, I see Fordham really does have a GREAT reputation in NY, but it doesn't travel too well to the west coast.

Cog, I am truly shocked that you did not get money. I recommend trying again with the admissions office. I am not going to say it will work, but you're already admitted and it can't hurt.

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

Postby JCFindley » Wed May 23, 2012 9:35 pm

With those numbers in theory you will be in the top percentage of graduates if you can continue with that academic prowess.... Fordham is well worth sticker for the top grads..... Of course theory and reality are not always related but 4.0s are hard to come by period and has to say something about future potential....




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