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

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

Postby JenDarby » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:01 am

I was WL'ed in Feb and accepted mid-May last year. So if you don't hear back quickly, don't give up hope! (I also didn't write a LOCI, so that might speed up the process)

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

Postby mathlawcombo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 pm

updated to yesterday's date 1/9...seems like it happened at sometime today but I'm not sure. anyone else?

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

Postby shroeder » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:32 pm

mathlawcombo wrote:updated to yesterday's date 1/9...seems like it happened at sometime today but I'm not sure. anyone else?

I updated to 1/9 yesterday some til as well. Good luck!

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

Postby freaknroll » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:41 pm

When did yal submit and originally go complete?

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

Postby Langley10 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:06 pm

Apart from a LOCI would emailing or calling the school be worth it?

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

Postby hadisious » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:40 pm

Langley10 wrote:Apart from a LOCI would emailing or calling the school be worth it?

Outside of a formal addition to your application packet, I doubt any communications will help your application.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:50 pm

hadisious wrote:
Langley10 wrote:Apart from a LOCI would emailing or calling the school be worth it?

Outside of a formal addition to your application packet, I doubt any communications will help your application.

I don't know if I totally agree with that... I think any communications should be purposeful, and you need to be judicious about how and why you communicate with them, but I have heard many people (operasoprano comes to mind) say that it is important that Fordham "knows you want them," and things like that. I have heard that a visit is a good idea if you want to be persistent and express genuine interest.

I just had a good semester, so I provided them with an unofficial transcript along with an accompanying letter to provide some commentary on the fall grade update and express my continuing interest. I think this sort of thing is within bounds and can certainly help to establish that you are seriously interested in the school.

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

Postby mithriliel » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:36 pm

shroeder wrote:
mathlawcombo wrote:updated to yesterday's date 1/9...seems like it happened at sometime today but I'm not sure. anyone else?

I updated to 1/9 yesterday some til as well. Good luck!

Same happened to me, last one had been 12/8... any thoughts on this one?

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

Postby ganggreen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:29 pm

Updated to complete 1/10 (was complete 12/2). I have no idea what these date changes mean, but everyone posts them so I figure why not

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

Postby lgleye » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:30 pm

Does anyone know if there is a blog thread for admitted Fordham applicants???

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

Postby lgleye » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:15 pm

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

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:08 pm

lgleye wrote:anyone know about the dorms? and the percentage of students living in dorms? I figure that NYC dorms have ot be pretty cramped.


I'm in the dorms. They're actually pretty spacious. Expensive, but once you factor in the free cable, internet, no need for public transportation, electricity, furniture, and sheer convenience it's pretty comparable to anything else you'd find in the area. I think there are about 30-40 other law students in the dorms, we have our own two floors at the top, but some law students are mixed in with undergrads.

Main thing that sucks is you can't have a TV in your room.

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

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 pm

NYC Law wrote:
lgleye wrote:anyone know about the dorms? and the percentage of students living in dorms? I figure that NYC dorms have ot be pretty cramped.


I'm in the dorms. They're actually pretty spacious. Expensive, but once you factor in the free cable, internet, no need for public transportation, electricity, furniture, and sheer convenience it's pretty comparable to anything else you'd find in the area. I think there are about 30-40 other law students in the dorms, we have our own two floors at the top, but some law students are mixed in with undergrads.

Main thing that sucks is you can't have a TV in your room.


What's the "rent" if you don't mind me asking

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

Postby freaknroll » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:12 pm

Why can't you have a tv?

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

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:13 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
lgleye wrote:anyone know about the dorms? and the percentage of students living in dorms? I figure that NYC dorms have ot be pretty cramped.


I'm in the dorms. They're actually pretty spacious. Expensive, but once you factor in the free cable, internet, no need for public transportation, electricity, furniture, and sheer convenience it's pretty comparable to anything else you'd find in the area. I think there are about 30-40 other law students in the dorms, we have our own two floors at the top, but some law students are mixed in with undergrads.

Main thing that sucks is you can't have a TV in your room.


What's the "rent" if you don't mind me asking


It comes out to like $1,500 a month. You'll likely have 2 other roommates, private bedrooms, shared bath/living room/kitchen (suite style). But you don't have to stay all year, and it's a lot cheaper if you stay over summer.

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

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:15 pm

freaknroll wrote:Why can't you have a tv?


Idk, they just said so in the rules. You can in the living room.

They also have a kinda strict guest policy. You can have anyone over until like 2 or 3 am I think, but any later and you have to get a guest pass 24 hours in advance and provide their emergency contact info, ID, etc.

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

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:07 pm

NYC Law wrote:It comes out to like $1,500 a month. You'll likely have 2 other roommates, private bedrooms, shared bath/living room/kitchen (suite style). But you don't have to stay all year, and it's a lot cheaper if you stay over summer.

That's strange, my friends who live in the dorms put the rent around $1900 a month. They also hated it. I only know one person who enjoys living in the dorms. I also know one person who lives in them and when he arrived home plastered and didn't know his room number/couldn't find his student ID, campus security called the police and he ended up in the drunk tank.

Heads up, you have to SIGN IN overnight guests, in advance even. You can definitely live in nicer place with more freedom off campus, for a better price even. I live in an awesome apt two subway stops away on the UWS and pay less than I would on campus. My "commute" is about 12 minutes.

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

Postby freaknroll » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:15 pm

What percentage of the class does one need to be in to have a realistic shot at biglaw? Is top 25% too optimistic?

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

Postby mijenks » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:20 pm

freaknroll wrote:What percentage of the class does one need to be in to have a realistic shot at biglaw? Is top 25% too optimistic?

freaknroll,

Consider using the search feature. The answer to your question is stated in many, many places. I suggest heading over to the "Ask a Law Student" section.

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

Postby NYC Law » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:21 pm

JenDarby wrote:
NYC Law wrote:It comes out to like $1,500 a month. You'll likely have 2 other roommates, private bedrooms, shared bath/living room/kitchen (suite style). But you don't have to stay all year, and it's a lot cheaper if you stay over summer.

That's strange, my friends who live in the dorms put the rent around $1900 a month.


Yeah your friend is right. I keep thinking of $1,500 from an old Fordham thread.

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

Postby Cornelius » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:50 pm

Just browsed through Fordham's LRAP options since my goal is a position in prosecution. Didn't realize government work was not covered by their LRAP, only by the Forgiveable Revolving Loans program. Sucks.

Do people typically get a substantial amount of these loans, or no?

Edit: And now that I see that this program has been discontinued. Fordham's site could use some updating. Given that it's been discontinued, has there been any indication the LRAP will be expanded to cover those in government positions?

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

Postby clarion » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:25 pm

YESS!!! Just got my admit packet from Cardozo in the mail and was ECSTATIC to find an email from Fordham offering me 15K/yr! For those of you who like to keep tabs, I got accepted on 12/13, so getting my scholarship email just short of an entire month later (granted the holidays I'm sure didn't help expedite the process).

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

Postby wendys27 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:38 pm

Got in on the 20th and got my scholarship info today (3 weeks or so later)
25k/year

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

Postby GBURGLAW » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:43 pm

Can anyone comment on whether or not it's feasible to commute from NJ (about a 50 min train ride) to Fordham for the day program? I'd be living there the first semester (since its obviously the hardest) and then figured I'd save some money by just making the commute from home the next 2 1/2 semesters. Is this doable/advisable??




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