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

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:42 pm

DTDT wrote:I did not get a merit scholarship from Fordham but my employer is contributing $15k per year. It certainly is a tough decision, but a good problem to have. If Fordham contributed something via merit scholy it would be a layup. Stips are 80%, pretty standard.

More good news for the w/l perhaps :(

15k/yr from your employer is pretty quality, congrats on that. Are they willing to give this to you if you go to BLS or Rutgets for COL? Are they are a solid future employer? Feel free to PM if you want to go into particulars about anything.

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

Postby JCFindley » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:52 pm

I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:54 pm

JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.

CONGRATS!!!

It's truly really competitive so this is huge and you should be really proud, and celebrate accordingly.

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

Postby JCFindley » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:56 pm

JenDarby wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.

CONGRATS!!!

It's truly really competitive so this is huge and you should be really proud, and celebrate accordingly.


Thanks Jen; I am really psyched about it!

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

Postby 30-Something » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:11 pm

JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.


Dude, that's amazeballs!! Good for you!!!

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Postby dingbat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:14 pm

JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.

Bueno

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:17 pm

30-Something wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.


Dude, that's amazeballs!! Good for you!!!

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope you are ok. Fordham is pretty understanding of personal emergencies in my experience. I know a couple people who took time off after their first semester of 1L because of personal emergencies. I hope everything works out for you personally and with deferral.

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

Postby 30-Something » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:38 pm

JenDarby wrote:
30-Something wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.


Dude, that's amazeballs!! Good for you!!!

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope you are ok. Fordham is pretty understanding of personal emergencies in my experience. I know a couple people who took time off after their first semester of 1L because of personal emergencies. I hope everything works out for you personally and with deferral.


Thanks Jen... I actually just got the email granting my deferral a few hours ago... So that gets me one step closer to better. :)

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

Postby JCFindley » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:39 pm

30-Something wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
30-Something wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.


Dude, that's amazeballs!! Good for you!!!

I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope you are ok. Fordham is pretty understanding of personal emergencies in my experience. I know a couple people who took time off after their first semester of 1L because of personal emergencies. I hope everything works out for you personally and with deferral.


Thanks Jen... I actually just got the email granting my deferral a few hours ago... So that gets me one step closer to better. :)



SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET and congrats so we WILL see you next year if you want then.

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

Postby 30-Something » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:44 pm

Dude, that's amazeballs!! Good for you!!![/quote]
I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I hope you are ok. Fordham is pretty understanding of personal emergencies in my experience. I know a couple people who took time off after their first semester of 1L because of personal emergencies. I hope everything works out for you personally and with deferral.[/quote]

Thanks Jen... I actually just got the email granting my deferral a few hours ago... So that gets me one step closer to better. :)[/quote]


SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET and congrats so we WILL see you next year if you want then.[/quote]

Yep, y'all can give me 1L pointers next fall!

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

Postby Fujin11 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:54 pm

JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.



Congrats, I figure at this point it's pretty unlikely that I'll get it but after thinking about it I'm OK with that. I don't really have the proper background to make myself an appealing candidate for something like that anyway and if the spots are going to people who really deserve it, like JC then what do I have to complain about?

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

Postby JCFindley » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Fujin11 wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.



Congrats, I figure at this point it's pretty unlikely that I'll get it but after thinking about it I'm OK with that. I don't really have the proper background to make myself an appealing candidate for something like that anyway and if the spots are going to people who really deserve it, like JC then what do I have to complain about?


Thanks for the nice words Fujin. I wouldn't give up yet unless they sent a letter saying otherwise. They may well still be in the process.

JC

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

Postby lawschoolgal12 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:08 pm

JCFindley wrote:
Fujin11 wrote:
JCFindley wrote:I got the nod on the Stein Scholars Program today.



Congrats, I figure at this point it's pretty unlikely that I'll get it but after thinking about it I'm OK with that. I don't really have the proper background to make myself an appealing candidate for something like that anyway and if the spots are going to people who really deserve it, like JC then what do I have to complain about?


Thanks for the nice words Fujin. I wouldn't give up yet unless they sent a letter saying otherwise. They may well still be in the process.

JC


Congrats JC! A few questions - did you interview? when did you apply? and, how did they let you know?

Thanks and yay!!

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

Postby dingbat » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?

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

Postby JCFindley » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:41 pm

dingbat wrote:Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?


I requested the option today after getting the email. It fits my perfect schedule to a tee.

lawschoolgal12 wrote:
Congrats JC! A few questions - did you interview? when did you apply? and, how did they let you know?

Thanks and yay!!


Thanks,

I applied in early June. I interviewed in person on July 9th. All notifications have been via email.

Good luck if you are trying for this!

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

Postby dingbat » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:51 pm

JCFindley wrote:
dingbat wrote:Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?


I requested the option today after getting the email. It fits my perfect schedule to a tee.
^made me more tempted.
I'm still mulling it over, because I'm not sure if it would improve my schedule or not.

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

Postby JCFindley » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:58 pm

dingbat wrote:
JCFindley wrote:
dingbat wrote:Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?


I requested the option today after getting the email. It fits my perfect schedule to a tee.
^made me more tempted.
I'm still mulling it over, because I'm not sure if it would improve my schedule or not.


For me, it's absolutely perfect. Plus you can commute off peak though not sure that matters money wise with a monthly pass on the LIRR but it does make getting a train easier.

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

Postby Fujin11 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:23 pm

JCFindley wrote:
dingbat wrote:
JCFindley wrote:
dingbat wrote:Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?


I requested the option today after getting the email. It fits my perfect schedule to a tee.
^made me more tempted.
I'm still mulling it over, because I'm not sure if it would improve my schedule or not.


For me, it's absolutely perfect. Plus you can commute off peak though not sure that matters money wise with a monthly pass on the LIRR but it does make getting a train easier.


Maybe I'll see you guys in some of my part-timer night classes, I'm trying to pay my way through school by working to reduce to the debt so that means more or less 16 hour days yippee

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

Postby SDPalmTree » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:31 pm

dingbat wrote:Has anyone else gotten the email about the night owl classes?
Anyone considering it?


Absolutely not! I'd much rather go to class at 8am than lose my evenings.

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:38 am

Fujin11 wrote:Maybe I'll see you guys in some of my part-timer night classes, I'm trying to pay my way through school by working to reduce to the debt so that means more or less 16 hour days yippee

It will prepare you well for a life in biglaw.
Good luck

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

Postby baconcausescancer » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:50 am

Some tips for 1L success (though it might not help errbody, I can't really see it hurting anybody too much):

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157251

See you in 3 weeks! Less!

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

Postby JenDarby » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Your fall schedule will be similar to this if you do flex (add in legal writing somewhere in there too):

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

Postby dingbat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:49 pm

baconcausescancer wrote:Some tips for 1L success (though it might not help errbody, I can't really see it hurting anybody too much):

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157251

See you in 3 weeks! Less!

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

Postby aj922 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:02 pm

Hey, looking for some honest advice

Just heard back from Fordham

Is it worth it at sticker? Don't care about big law, just a law firm job

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

Postby JCFindley » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:02 am

aj922 wrote:Hey, looking for some honest advice

Just heard back from Fordham

Is it worth it at sticker? Don't care about big law, just a law firm job


There is no objective answer to this.

There are soooooo many variables not to mention personalities.

What Fordham does really well is place in biglaw and even midlaw in NYC especially compared to its ranking.

Are you NYC or bust?

Are you planning on taking ALL of CoA in loans or do you have other funding?

Do you have someplace you can stay in NYC or do you have to rent an apartment by yourself?

Are you risk adverse?

While you may not care about big law if you are looking at 200K+ of debt it would matter a lot unless you are looking at a PI area that allows loan forgiveness.

Are your parents/employers/government/someone else helping you pay for it?

Are you looking at full or part time and do you have a job lined up if part time?




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