Nero21 wrote:chalala wrote:Nero21 wrote:Hey I'm having a tough time deciding between Fordham and some other options. Can anybody who has gotten in and would be paying around sticker tell me their thinking as to why Fordham is worth the risk of taking on such a large amount of debt? Do you have money/ financial support, don't really care about the debt, Fordham is the most prestigious school you got into, are from NYC so no COL expenses, etc? Thanks !
What other schools are you deciding between? (If not names, then can you offer some kind of comparison explaining what their relative merits are for you?)
I'm in between Fordham with a very minimal scholarship and a Tier II school with basically full scholarship but I don't want to practice in the area where they would probably place me. I have also been waitlisted by UChicago, Columbia, Vandy, Washington in St. Louis, Emory, and William and Mary. Haven't heard back from a few others though.
Also to the person above who said its not worth it, I was hoping to understand why its not. The assistant dean who increased my scholarship told me that only 1/3 of Fordham law students get scholarship, so I was wondering what the other 2/3's of students who don't get any scholarship do or how they rationalize taking on this amount out in loans.
How I imagine 2/3 of the class manages without a bit of skolly:
1. Delusional about prospects
2. Delusional about how easily-quickly debt can be paid back.
3. They have money-parents/savings/job is paying for it or most of it.
4. Don't give a shit about debt. I know people how lease/borrow things they can't afford and pay bare minimum for everything. Thier lack of worry is something I envy.