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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Manhattanman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:38 pm

zoomzoom88 wrote:I spoke to admissions yesterday everything is on hold bc of the disaster. I'm in nj right now and it's beyond awful. I would expect many NYC schools to delay.

Yeah, I'm in NJ as well. That sounds about right. Are you north, south or central.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby enigmabk » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:15 pm

3.3 / 163

worth applying or am i auto-ding?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby CO2016YEAH » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:24 pm

enigmabk wrote:3.3 / 163

worth applying or am i auto-ding?


My guess is you're not on auto ding but a maybe. Your numbers are on the low end of their spectrum but not out of the ballpark. I applied with a better GPA and slightly lower lsat.

You won't get in if you don't apply. You might hit a hail Mary! Good luck!

(Also, LSAT administrations dropped again this year and from what I've read the decline has been on the higher scoring end--I'm not sure how this relates to the curve/percentiles of the lsat, but it might mean less competition from the higher end of the range in the application pool.)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby anteater1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:35 pm

checking in. 3.49/167, hoping for some $$$

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby enigmabk » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:32 pm

CO2016YEAH wrote:
enigmabk wrote:3.3 / 163

worth applying or am i auto-ding?


My guess is you're not on auto ding but a maybe. Your numbers are on the low end of their spectrum but not out of the ballpark. I applied with a better GPA and slightly lower lsat.

You won't get in if you don't apply. You might hit a hail Mary! Good luck!

(Also, LSAT administrations dropped again this year and from what I've read the decline has been on the higher scoring end--I'm not sure how this relates to the curve/percentiles of the lsat, but it might mean less competition from the higher end of the range in the application pool.)



i just applied, guess i was feeling optimistic/ wasteful$

the waiting game begins

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby skri65 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:38 pm

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:48 pm

anteater1 wrote:checking in. 3.49/167, hoping for some $$$


I heard it was pretty hard to get scholarship money from Fordham (I think I read that somewhere in the Law School Admissions forum). I haven't researched deeply thought so I might be wrong.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:52 pm

dingbat wrote:
JCFindley wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:I tried to look for employment statistics on their website but didn't find much... is fordham law a "local" school? Would it be hard for a JD graduate to work elsewhere than NYC?


It is not overly portable outside NYC, NJ or DC. There are in fact Fordham grads all over the US but the vast majority go into one of the three markets I listed. It is pretty much the best school outside the T-14 for NYC biglaw. (maybe Vandy or Emory would be better.)

I am sure when Dingbat gets power again he will get you some links to good employment data as that is he expertise.

Fordham places better in biglaw than Emory (regardless the location)
Vandy places better overall, but whether they're better for NY is debatable.
A significant number of Fordham grads make it to California (more than DC) but most Fordham grads end up in the tri-state area (and even then, predominantly NY). Realistically, people go to Fordham to end up in NY, and employment stats bear that out, but there are alumni in 49 states (not sure about South Dakota?) and several foreign countries.

As for the storm, I'm without power, but got a generator, and enough food and fuel to last. Running low on firewood, but I've got an axe and a chainsaw...


Pretty much what I thought. Hmm. I'm debating whether I should apply. I am an international applicant, I don't mind living in NYC for 3 years for my law degree but I def. don't want to live there longer - I want to live in one of the south states. I applied to most T14 as well as a few others less highly ranked California law schools (UCLA, USC, UC Davis). I think I'll skip. Good luck to everyone applying!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:03 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:
dingbat wrote:
JCFindley wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:I tried to look for employment statistics on their website but didn't find much... is fordham law a "local" school? Would it be hard for a JD graduate to work elsewhere than NYC?


It is not overly portable outside NYC, NJ or DC. There are in fact Fordham grads all over the US but the vast majority go into one of the three markets I listed. It is pretty much the best school outside the T-14 for NYC biglaw. (maybe Vandy or Emory would be better.)

I am sure when Dingbat gets power again he will get you some links to good employment data as that is he expertise.

Fordham places better in biglaw than Emory (regardless the location)
Vandy places better overall, but whether they're better for NY is debatable.
A significant number of Fordham grads make it to California (more than DC) but most Fordham grads end up in the tri-state area (and even then, predominantly NY). Realistically, people go to Fordham to end up in NY, and employment stats bear that out, but there are alumni in 49 states (not sure about South Dakota?) and several foreign countries.

As for the storm, I'm without power, but got a generator, and enough food and fuel to last. Running low on firewood, but I've got an axe and a chainsaw...


Pretty much what I thought. Hmm. I'm debating whether I should apply. I am an international applicant, I don't mind living in NYC for 3 years for my law degree but I def. don't want to live there longer - I want to live in one of the south states. I applied to most T14 as well as a few others less highly ranked California law schools (UCLA, USC, UC Davis). I think I'll skip. Good luck to everyone applying!

Where do you want to work? None of those three will help much in the South

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby anteater1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:34 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:checking in. 3.49/167, hoping for some $$$


I heard it was pretty hard to get scholarship money from Fordham (I think I read that somewhere in the Law School Admissions forum). I haven't researched deeply thought so I might be wrong.


I hope this isn't the case, would love to live in NYC but there's no way I'm paying sticker if I can get money somewhere else.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby dingbat » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:41 pm

anteater1 wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
anteater1 wrote:checking in. 3.49/167, hoping for some $$$


I heard it was pretty hard to get scholarship money from Fordham (I think I read that somewhere in the Law School Admissions forum). I haven't researched deeply thought so I might be wrong.


I hope this isn't the case, would love to live in NYC but there's no way I'm paying sticker if I can get money somewhere else.

Fordham does give out merit scholarships, but generally not as much or as generous as some of its "peer" schools. Fordham gives out proportionally more need based aid than most schools.
Others may see it didferently, but I personally think it's commendable and shows that the school has integrity.

(awaits the inevitable "I got $$ at X school, why F so stingy" entitlement rant)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JCFindley » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:01 am

dingbat wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
Pretty much what I thought. Hmm. I'm debating whether I should apply. I am an international applicant, I don't mind living in NYC for 3 years for my law degree but I def. don't want to live there longer - I want to live in one of the south states. I applied to most T14 as well as a few others less highly ranked California law schools (UCLA, USC, UC Davis). I think I'll skip. Good luck to everyone applying!


Where do you want to work? None of those three will help much in the South


Keep in mind, to an international student, California, Arizona and New Mexico ARE southern states as per geographic location.

@Mdenis. Generally when Americans speak of the South they mean the traditional Dixie states and sometimes Texas.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby nkime » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:29 am

JCFindley wrote:
dingbat wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
Pretty much what I thought. Hmm. I'm debating whether I should apply. I am an international applicant, I don't mind living in NYC for 3 years for my law degree but I def. don't want to live there longer - I want to live in one of the south states. I applied to most T14 as well as a few others less highly ranked California law schools (UCLA, USC, UC Davis). I think I'll skip. Good luck to everyone applying!


Where do you want to work? None of those three will help much in the South


Keep in mind, to an international student, California, Arizona and New Mexico ARE southern states as per geographic location.

@Mdenis. Generally when Americans speak of the South they mean the traditional Dixie states and sometimes Texas.


I can understand Mdenis. I'm also an international student and I think Mdenis is referring "Southern states" in terms of weather, isn' it? lol

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby JCFindley » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:42 am

Here is the traditional "south" as most Americans know it. (In maroon.)

Unless you are from one of them, Fordham is not really the best choice to get to any of these states.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:38 pm

Checking in. Hoping to break as many GPA floors this year as possible.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby anteater1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:46 pm

Anyone successfully solicit a merit-based scholly?

I sent an email last Friday, waiting for a response.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AlanShore » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:59 pm

anteater1 wrote:Anyone successfully solicit a merit-based scholly?

I sent an email last Friday, waiting for a response.


scholly? or fee waiver?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby anteater1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:06 pm

AlanShore wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Anyone successfully solicit a merit-based scholly?

I sent an email last Friday, waiting for a response.


scholly? or fee waiver?


fee-waiver sorry.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby dproduct » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:18 pm

anteater1 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Anyone successfully solicit a merit-based scholly?

I sent an email last Friday, waiting for a response.


scholly? or fee waiver?


fee-waiver sorry.


I got an email today saying that they only give out need-based fee waivers (solicited anyway). But this could be their nice of way of telling me to gtfo. I'm not too sure.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Easy-E » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:21 pm

dproduct wrote:
anteater1 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
anteater1 wrote:Anyone successfully solicit a merit-based scholly?

I sent an email last Friday, waiting for a response.


scholly? or fee waiver?


fee-waiver sorry.


I got an email today saying that they only give out need-based fee waivers (solicited anyway). But this could be their nice of way of telling me to gtfo. I'm not too sure.



No, it's only need based. I tried. I guess if you have a really shitty paycheck they might give you one, but you might also have to show you're independent? I'm not sure, I didn't bother.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby skri65 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:23 pm

3.61/164, predict me?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Easy-E » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:39 pm

Manhattanman wrote:
zoomzoom88 wrote:I spoke to admissions yesterday everything is on hold bc of the disaster. I'm in nj right now and it's beyond awful. I would expect many NYC schools to delay.

Yeah, I'm in NJ as well. That sounds about right. Are you north, south or central.




NJ here too. Central on the coast. Inland enough I didn't lose anything but power, but it's been insane here. Feels like martial law, only one way into town, must show local ID, 6PM curfew.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:53 pm

skri65 wrote:3.61/164, predict me?


Are you URM or no? Either way those numbers sound like you have a decent shot.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby skri65 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:04 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:
skri65 wrote:3.61/164, predict me?


Are you URM or no? Either way those numbers sound like you have a decent shot.


No, I'm not URM. For what it's worth, I took LSAT 4 times, and the first was in the low 150s, the second in the high 150s...so I worry that will hurt my chances.

BC and Fordham are my top two, and it looks like I'm a complete toss-up at both. I want BU as well, but I'm a long shot there.

Not quite sure why I keep asking what my chances are, guess I'm just going to have to wait and see.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2016/17 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby dproduct » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:12 pm

skri65 wrote:
alex.feuerman wrote:
skri65 wrote:3.61/164, predict me?


Are you URM or no? Either way those numbers sound like you have a decent shot.


No, I'm not URM. For what it's worth, I took LSAT 4 times, and the first was in the low 150s, the second in the high 150s...so I worry that will hurt my chances.

BC and Fordham are my top two, and it looks like I'm a complete toss-up at both. I want BU as well, but I'm a long shot there.

Not quite sure why I keep asking what my chances are, guess I'm just going to have to wait and see.


Seems like you're pretty solid at BC. You're above both medians if I'm correct.




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