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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:17 am

clem21 wrote:
beebs wrote:When did this thread blow up into a fight? I'm confused.

I know. There was a fight and I wasn't involved. I feel left out. Let's start a new one. Anyone want to help out? Why does Boston have so much suckitude? Why I wouldn't go to NYU or Columbia even if they had accepted me because Fordham's so awesome? C'mon now, it doesn't actually have to be true! I just want to see some rowdiness up in here!


Our entering class managed a skirmish with the Columbians last cycle. It was fun while it lasted, but Booyakasha and I had to go in and do damage control. The crazy thing to keep in mind is what a small community this is. Now, we all have friends up there, and I've been drinking in Morningside Heights half a dozen times. I have seen people burn bridges on TLS, however, and it just makes me really sad.

As for BU, students tend to disperse more than Fordham students do. 96% of us want to stay in NYC (our first choice market), so that makes sense. A Fordham degree travels best for public interest kids. I can go pass the CA bar and work at a nonprofit in San Francisco if the desire strikes, and the people who talked about our alumni network are right; Fordham grads are everywhere in the city. I've heard the claim that they are in every V100 firm, but I don't really care enough about biglaw to go see if it's true. (Certainly, probably every V100 firm that has a NYC office.)

Here is the deal with BU, though: They have more money than we do, so they can give bigger scholarships. I've seen high GPA 164s get half rides there, and Fordham rarely gives out that much money. Our school just can't, so we can't buy people with higher numbers. As our endowment grows, I expect this to change, but for now, people come here for love and not for money. I have numerous friends who turned down $$ from other schools to pay sticker here. I did the same, and if I ever regret that choice, I will happily bear the risk.

Please note: there is no BU bashing contained herein. I visited the school and met with an adcomm there, and came away with a favorable impression. If you want to go to school in the Boston area and won't get into Harvard, BU is your credited response. BC is pretty, but it's just too suburban, IMO. (Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who would fault BLS for being too suburban, lol).

I also hope we get a quarter in biglaw this year. Our usually rate was 33-40%, before the bubble. Whenever I get real numbers, I will share them.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby clem21 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:23 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
clem21 wrote:
beebs wrote:When did this thread blow up into a fight? I'm confused.

I know. There was a fight and I wasn't involved. I feel left out. Let's start a new one. Anyone want to help out? Why does Boston have so much suckitude? Why I wouldn't go to NYU or Columbia even if they had accepted me because Fordham's so awesome? C'mon now, it doesn't actually have to be true! I just want to see some rowdiness up in here!


Our entering class managed a skirmish with the Columbians last cycle. It was fun while it lasted, but Booyakasha and I had to go in and do damage control. The crazy thing to keep in mind is what a small community this is. Now, we all have friends up there, and I've been drinking in Morningside Heights half a dozen times. I have seen people burn bridges on TLS, however, and it just makes me really sad.

Did it involve Beer Pong? Tell me it involved beer pong.

Because if it did, Fordham would totally kick Columbia's ass...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Zapatero » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:27 am

Burger in a can wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:random rant:

i REALLY WANT TO HEAR BACK BEFORE CHRISTMAS.


What the hell does "rant" mean?



Main Entry: rant
Pronunciation: \ˈrant\
Function: verb
Etymology: obsolete Dutch ranten, randen
Date: 1601
intransitive verb
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently
transitive verb
: to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
— rant·er noun
— rant·ing·ly \ˈran-tiŋ-lē\ adverb


It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Burger in a can » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:28 am

ccs1702 wrote:It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw


sorry. Now I feel like a jerk. :D

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Zapatero » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:29 am

Burger in a can wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw


sorry. Now I feel like a jerk. :D


No worries. At least you got to see an awesome Family Guy clip.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:30 am

Burger in a can wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw


sorry. Now I feel like a jerk. :D

Aw, Burger - such a sweetheart!
I didn't know that reference, either!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Burger in a can » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:12 am

nygrrrl wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw


sorry. Now I feel like a jerk. :D

Aw, Burger - such a sweetheart!
I didn't know that reference, either!


It really was an awesome family guy clip, and I really am kind of a sweetheart! :D
My mom tells me that I am a nice boy.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:20 am

clem21 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
clem21 wrote:
beebs wrote:When did this thread blow up into a fight? I'm confused.

I know. There was a fight and I wasn't involved. I feel left out. Let's start a new one. Anyone want to help out? Why does Boston have so much suckitude? Why I wouldn't go to NYU or Columbia even if they had accepted me because Fordham's so awesome? C'mon now, it doesn't actually have to be true! I just want to see some rowdiness up in here!


Our entering class managed a skirmish with the Columbians last cycle. It was fun while it lasted, but Booyakasha and I had to go in and do damage control. The crazy thing to keep in mind is what a small community this is. Now, we all have friends up there, and I've been drinking in Morningside Heights half a dozen times. I have seen people burn bridges on TLS, however, and it just makes me really sad.

Did it involve Beer Pong? Tell me it involved beer pong.

Because if it did, Fordham would totally kick Columbia's ass...


No, but it should have. The next time we see them, we'll raise the challenge. 8)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:16 am

Burger in a can wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
ccs1702 wrote:It was a joke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeD8LmnSJw


sorry. Now I feel like a jerk. :D

Aw, Burger - such a sweetheart!
I didn't know that reference, either!


It really was an awesome family guy clip, and I really am kind of a sweetheart! :D
My mom tells me that I am a nice boy.

:mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:19 am

So... does anyone think that there will be more decisions, this week? (She asked, crossing her fingers.)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:13 am

I hate the Jets soooo much....

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby AlanShore » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:34 pm

nygrrrl wrote:So... does anyone think that there will be more decisions, this week? (She asked, crossing her fingers.)

+1

and if not, when do they open back up and start giving out Jan decisions? do they give a lot of decisions out in jan?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:41 pm

AlanShore wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:So... does anyone think that there will be more decisions, this week? (She asked, crossing her fingers.)

+1

and if not, when do they open back up and start giving out Jan decisions? do they give a lot of decisions out in jan?

I've heard that January is pretty busy, decision-wise...
But man oh man would I like a Special Little Present, before the holidays.
:lol:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:44 pm

do you think they would send out decisions this close to the holidays?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:54 pm

goosey wrote:do you think they would send out decisions this close to the holidays?

Oh, Goosey.
I am the eternal Polly-Anna Optimist. I don't know. But I'm hoping!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:59 pm

I would hope they would only send out acceptances this week

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:04 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:I would hope they would only send out acceptances this week


TITCR :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby clem21 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:34 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:do you think they would send out decisions this close to the holidays?

Oh, Goosey.
I am the eternal Polly-Anna Optimist. I don't know. But I'm hoping!

Didn't Pollyanna break her leg or something...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:52 pm

clem21 wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:do you think they would send out decisions this close to the holidays?

Oh, Goosey.
I am the eternal Polly-Anna Optimist. I don't know. But I'm hoping!

Didn't Pollyanna break her leg or something...


Game girl, though: got up and finished FOURTH! :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:57 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
clem21 wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:do you think they would send out decisions this close to the holidays?

Oh, Goosey.
I am the eternal Polly-Anna Optimist. I don't know. But I'm hoping!

Didn't Pollyanna break her leg or something...


Game girl, though: got up and finished FOURTH! :mrgreen:



hmm fourth =/= first though :shock: :(

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:02 pm

goosey wrote:
hmm fourth =/= first though :shock: :(

WITH A BROKEN LEG, GOOSEY! :wink:
Finished fourth... with a broken leg!

edit: (It's from High Society - the full lyric is, "Have you heard about Miss Blanche, got knocked down by an avalanche.... game girl, though - got up and finished fourth!" I rather like it as a motto, for life...)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Kim617 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:24 pm

Does anyone have an idea of how long it takes once your application is complete to get an answer? I went complete last week, so I'm expecting maybe February? I know Columbia doesn't start RD until end of January, and I expect nothing sooner from NYU. Is Fordham the same? Sorry if this has been addressed 1000x, I just don't feel like reading 70 pages :)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby DrGuano » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:26 pm

Anyone know how long it takes to get the formal letter after you receive an acceptance email?

I got mine two weeks ago today and still no letter/package.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:00 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:
hmm fourth =/= first though :shock: :(

WITH A BROKEN LEG, GOOSEY! :wink:
Finished fourth... with a broken leg!

edit: (It's from High Society - the full lyric is, "Have you heard about Miss Blanche, got knocked down by an avalanche.... game girl, though - got up and finished fourth!" I rather like it as a motto, for life...)


Haha I know, i know--just playing. I'm a sucker for the fantastic though: broken leg takes first--now thatttts something! Haha jk :)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:42 pm

goosey wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
goosey wrote:
hmm fourth =/= first though :shock: :(

WITH A BROKEN LEG, GOOSEY! :wink:
Finished fourth... with a broken leg!

edit: (It's from High Society - the full lyric is, "Have you heard about Miss Blanche, got knocked down by an avalanche.... game girl, though - got up and finished fourth!" I rather like it as a motto, for life...)


Haha I know, i know--just playing. I'm a sucker for the fantastic though: broken leg takes first--now thatttts something! Haha jk :)

That WOULD be MOAR WIN!!!! hee hee




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