Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby runner7654 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:09 pm

Kuledj wrote:
groovy20 wrote:
acfd wrote:Anyone who applied after 12/20 heard yet?

No movement since I went complete 1/9...should I be worried?


I went complete on the same day and no movement since.



I went complete around 1/10 and then changed date on 1/27. Anyone have similar dates?


Complete 1/10, date change 1/21, date change 2/4

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby burtmacklin » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:17 pm

Got my e-mail for $20k/yr today! I'm happy about this offer, but I do think I'll try to squeeze some more out of them

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby krispymenudo » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:39 pm

Waitlisted today :[

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kuledj » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:42 pm

Do they email acceptances/scholarships or snail mail?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:57 pm

Kuledj wrote:Do they email acceptances/scholarships or snail mail?


Email.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby MrsHello » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Submitted 1/8
Complete 1/9
Date Changed 2/4

How long is the wait after the date changes?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:49 pm

MrsHello wrote:Submitted 1/8
Complete 1/9
Date Changed 2/4

How long is the wait after the date changes?


Interested in this as well

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jac101689 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:58 pm

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby fishfry111 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:41 pm

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jac101689 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:01 am

If USNWR significantly bases rankings on BigLaw placement right out of law school, I'm looking at their rankings with more skepticism from now on.

How do you know your theory about Fordham is right?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby sunnyd101 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:44 am

Do you guys think Fordham is being more or less selective this year based on their drop in the rankings?

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Beercules » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:52 am

fishfry111 wrote:For those who got admitted , congrats !!! Keep in min, however, that this is only part of your game; don't forget to negotiate on the scholly. Helpful link: http://lawschooladvice.com/guides/negot ... olarships/

Since Fordahm dropped like a rock from 29 to 38 last year (and possibly lower this year because of their dismal employment stats), they've realized that they're now in Cardozo territory, which has always given major money. Do NOT depend of what they say at Admitted Students Day, but rather, do your research on the liglaw placement stats (LawSchoolTransparency or Above-the-Law) and weigh the pro0bability of your biglaw prospects against the debt that Fordham's stingy scholly doesn't cover.

Fordham is a great school, but in this economy, grads are left with either feast or famine. Do your homework on the research, and negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.


I dunno man, there's really no comparison between Fordham and Cardozo when you look at the stats, excluding US News Rankings.

I have a full ride to 'Dozo, but Fordham isn't known for handing out money. I don't see them starting because they are now similarly ranked to a school they know they place better than.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby cali1422 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:21 pm

I would strongly suggest to applicants not to look at US News for their ranking information. Based on BigLaw alone, Fordham is actually #19 according to the American Law Journal, with about 33% getting BigLaw jobs. US News considers a large amount of unimportant information for those of you wanting a BigLaw job such as law school appearance, number of books in the law library, and even undergraduate and other graduate programs at the campus. If you graduate in the top at Fordham, top 33% to be exact, you'll be fine. Over 80% of the grads end up working in NYC. The alumni network is strong in the city. Definitely a MUCH stronger academic program than Cardozo. Not even in the same realm.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby fishfry111 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:44 pm

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lj244988 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:51 pm

Got accepted today!!! So excited!!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby retaking23 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:15 pm

Finally went complete today. Can anyone comment on how long it takes after completion to receive decision?

Also, congrats to all the ppl recently accepted :)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jac101689 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:22 am

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby dreamofNYC » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:44 pm

LSAT: 163
GPA: 3.9
Work experience: 7 years of legal with a private equity firm in environmental finance; Masters degree in Int'l Affairs at Columbia; International student / now permanent resident


What are my chances for the PT program? I intend to apply in the next two weeks (still need to get a letter of recommendation and finalize my statements, etc.).

Thanks all :)

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:12 pm

dreamofNYC wrote:LSAT: 163
GPA: 3.9
Work experience: 7 years of legal with a private equity firm in environmental finance; Masters degree in Int'l Affairs at Columbia; International student / now permanent resident


What are my chances for the PT program? I intend to apply in the next two weeks (still need to get a letter of recommendation and finalize my statements, etc.).

Thanks all :)


As good as anyone honestly. GPA is above the 75th and LSAT is at median. Plus you have solid WE. Good luck!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby dreamofNYC » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:50 am

Winston1984 wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:LSAT: 163
GPA: 3.9
Work experience: 7 years of legal with a private equity firm in environmental finance; Masters degree in Int'l Affairs at Columbia; International student / now permanent resident


What are my chances for the PT program? I intend to apply in the next two weeks (still need to get a letter of recommendation and finalize my statements, etc.).

Thanks all :)


As good as anyone honestly. GPA is above the 75th and LSAT is at median. Plus you have solid WE. Good luck!


Thank you for your kind and encouraging response. I will keep everyone posted.

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kellyb4 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:09 pm

Hey got wait listed from fordham on December 4th .. Application status still has the same date and says complete .. anybody else wait listed and know when they will start reviewing wait list again? Dropped by the school one day and talked with an admissions offer and handed in LOCI

LSAT score: 162 and GPA: 3.68

Let me know if anyone is in a similar situation, thanks!!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby paulinams » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:51 pm

My status checker literally JUST changed - IN!!!!!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby philipthegreat » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:02 pm

paulinams wrote:My status checker literally JUST changed - IN!!!!!


Same!

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Re: Fordham c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby slayer47 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:16 pm

Waitlisted :( Honestly, at this point, my nerves are so fried that I'm just happy to have recieved a decision...




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