Fordham Waiting Room

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goosey
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:40 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
goosey wrote:
Here is what I know: I will be here for a VERY long time.


What does that mean exactly? They said you won't hear for a while?

When does your new LSAT score come out? Should be soon, right?



yeah, friday.

I will probably be one of those people hearing back in the summer, only because my numbers are really weak for fordham but have an interesting app.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby cherryalamode » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:46 pm

nygrrrl wrote:Wow - seriously? 21?! Lol. I am so not playing this game!


Well who started it? Lol, I'm just playing along! :)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby pollaclc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:48 pm

waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sibley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:51 pm

pollaclc wrote:waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic



=(
when were you complete?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby pollaclc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:53 pm

12/29

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby hannah87 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:03 pm

pollaclc wrote:12/29


sorry :( . i also see a Rejected on LSN with a 12/29 complete date. maybe this means some positive movement for the 12/29ers as well? we can only hope.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:49 pm

pollaclc wrote:waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic


Well congrats anyway on the huge scholarship to GW.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby pollaclc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:55 pm

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
pollaclc wrote:waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic


Well congrats anyway on the huge scholarship to GW.


thank you :)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:57 pm

I only see 3-4 updates on LSN, and in the past Fordham has usually sent out a bunch of decisions on any given day, has no one else heard anything?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby ryguy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:00 pm

pollaclc wrote:waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic

YP'er???

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby pollaclc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:10 pm

ryguy wrote:
pollaclc wrote:waitlisted. sigh. above median lsat, below median gpa, non-urm hispanic

YP'er???


i was wondering this myself. i doubt it because my numbers are hardly stellar, but i'm pretty sure fordham asked about other schools you applied to/intend to apply to & i was honest --about half of my schools are ranked higher than fordham (many of them are big reaches though)
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby chutzpah » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:18 pm

pollaclc's post inspired me to visit my status checker but still at 12/9 complete. argh.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Steve Zissou » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:23 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:Exactly how slow is Fordham? I am not obsessed with the school like many others in this thread and I only come in here once in a while. If I went complete on Jan 12th, when could I expect a decision?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sibley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:25 pm

Steve Zissou wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:Exactly how slow is Fordham? I am not obsessed with the school like many others in this thread and I only come in here once in a while. If I went complete on Jan 12th, when could I expect a decision?

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Guys! I just got in at Cardozo! With scholly yay! That means I'll probably be in NYC... but which school really might depend on Fordham and some other things....

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:26 pm

Steve Zissou wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:Exactly how slow is Fordham? I am not obsessed with the school like many others in this thread and I only come in here once in a while. If I went complete on Jan 12th, when could I expect a decision?

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HAHAHAHA

and congrats sibley!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby chameleon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:30 pm

yayyyyyyyyy sibley! see you march 18?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sibley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:41 pm

chameleon wrote:yayyyyyyyyy sibley! see you march 18?


If I can get off work! I'm already taking a half day on the 1st for a doc appt, and taking off the 8th and 9th to go to Pittsburgh to see my bf's sister... Going on the 18th would require me taking off at least the 18th, probably the 19th as well... it's a 6 hour drive.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Steve Zissou » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:50 pm

sibley wrote:Guys! I just got in at Cardozo! With scholly yay! That means I'll probably be in NYC... but which school really might depend on Fordham and some other things....


That reminds me, I should probably call them. I applied for a May start and haven't heard anything back... But I really don't care; I want to go to Fordham!

I applied to Brooklyn and Cardozo, and had intended to apply to Seton and Rutgers, blah blah blah... but I don't want to bother with them or commute.

Thankfully I have a secret backup plan at NYU... ( 8) )

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sibley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:53 pm

Steve Zissou wrote:Thankfully I have a secret backup plan at NYU... ( 8) )



...that's my backup plan too. with Columbia as a plan C safety net, just in case plan B falls through.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Kim617 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:10 pm

So, there are only 2 schools that I will possibly be attending. After my rejection from NYU, and my WL from Columbia, I am not really considering Duke (Priority Track WL) and UVA because I don't really want to live in either place, so that leaves Fordham and Georgetown. I haven't heard from Fordham, but assuming I get in (which I'm not assuming, just hypothetical), I think I will have a decision to make. I've lived in NY my whole life, so Fordham is really my only option to stay here, plus if they offered me money, that would make my decision harder (though at this point I doubt they will). Georgetown is higher ranked with higher big law possibilities, but I would have to move away. I would like to figure this out sooner rather than later, because if I get into Fordham, I would be holding onto a spot that someone else might want or conversely, I'm holding a spot at Gtown that someone on the WL could possibly take.

I know that some of you are set on Fordham, but what would you do in my position? I'm asking in here because you guys are cool people and might give me some insight. I'll be visiting Gtown in March for the ASW, so I'll definitely have my decision after that, I think.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby sibley » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:16 pm

Kim617 wrote:So, there are only 2 schools that I will possibly be attending. After my rejection from NYU, and my WL from Columbia, I am not really considering Duke (Priority Track WL) and UVA because I don't really want to live in either place, so that leaves Fordham and Georgetown. I haven't heard from Fordham, but assuming I get in (which I'm not assuming, just hypothetical), I think I will have a decision to make. I've lived in NY my whole life, so Fordham is really my only option to stay here, plus if they offered me money, that would make my decision harder (though at this point I doubt they will). Georgetown is higher ranked with higher big law possibilities, but I would have to move away. I would like to figure this out sooner rather than later, because if I get into Fordham, I would be holding onto a spot that someone else might want or conversely, I'm holding a spot at Gtown that someone on the WL could possibly take.

I know that some of you are set on Fordham, but what would you do in my position? I'm asking in here because you guys are cool people and might give me some insight. I'll be visiting Gtown in March for the ASW, so I'll definitely have my decision after that, I think.


After you've adequately considered scholarships, COL, what sort of job you want after and the prospects for getting said job, take into account personal fluffy things. Do the classes seem more interesting at one place? Do you feel like you'd be happier or more comfortable or more included at one place?
...other than that, no idea.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby even2flow » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:17 pm

Kim617 wrote:So, there are only 2 schools that I will possibly be attending. After my rejection from NYU, and my WL from Columbia, I am not really considering Duke (Priority Track WL) and UVA because I don't really want to live in either place, so that leaves Fordham and Georgetown. I haven't heard from Fordham, but assuming I get in (which I'm not assuming, just hypothetical), I think I will have a decision to make. I've lived in NY my whole life, so Fordham is really my only option to stay here, plus if they offered me money, that would make my decision harder (though at this point I doubt they will). Georgetown is higher ranked with higher big law possibilities, but I would have to move away. I would like to figure this out sooner rather than later, because if I get into Fordham, I would be holding onto a spot that someone else might want or conversely, I'm holding a spot at Gtown that someone on the WL could possibly take.

I know that some of you are set on Fordham, but what would you do in my position? I'm asking in here because you guys are cool people and might give me some insight. I'll be visiting Gtown in March for the ASW, so I'll definitely have my decision after that, I think.


Do you wanna do big law? Where do you think you wanna live for your first job?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Kim617 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:19 pm

even2flow wrote:
Kim617 wrote:So, there are only 2 schools that I will possibly be attending. After my rejection from NYU, and my WL from Columbia, I am not really considering Duke (Priority Track WL) and UVA because I don't really want to live in either place, so that leaves Fordham and Georgetown. I haven't heard from Fordham, but assuming I get in (which I'm not assuming, just hypothetical), I think I will have a decision to make. I've lived in NY my whole life, so Fordham is really my only option to stay here, plus if they offered me money, that would make my decision harder (though at this point I doubt they will). Georgetown is higher ranked with higher big law possibilities, but I would have to move away. I would like to figure this out sooner rather than later, because if I get into Fordham, I would be holding onto a spot that someone else might want or conversely, I'm holding a spot at Gtown that someone on the WL could possibly take.

I know that some of you are set on Fordham, but what would you do in my position? I'm asking in here because you guys are cool people and might give me some insight. I'll be visiting Gtown in March for the ASW, so I'll definitely have my decision after that, I think.


Do you wanna do big law? Where do you think you wanna live for your first job?


This is the whole problem. I'm torn between big law/federal government opportunities. I'm not sure if I want to live in DC, but I guess I couldn't be sure until I go there and visit. I guess I'm just trying to get perspective on what other people would do in my position and why.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:20 pm

Kim617 wrote:So, there are only 2 schools that I will possibly be attending. After my rejection from NYU, and my WL from Columbia, I am not really considering Duke (Priority Track WL) and UVA because I don't really want to live in either place, so that leaves Fordham and Georgetown. I haven't heard from Fordham, but assuming I get in (which I'm not assuming, just hypothetical), I think I will have a decision to make. I've lived in NY my whole life, so Fordham is really my only option to stay here, plus if they offered me money, that would make my decision harder (though at this point I doubt they will). Georgetown is higher ranked with higher big law possibilities, but I would have to move away. I would like to figure this out sooner rather than later, because if I get into Fordham, I would be holding onto a spot that someone else might want or conversely, I'm holding a spot at Gtown that someone on the WL could possibly take.

I know that some of you are set on Fordham, but what would you do in my position? I'm asking in here because you guys are cool people and might give me some insight. I'll be visiting Gtown in March for the ASW, so I'll definitely have my decision after that, I think.


My situation has some similarities. I currently live in the DC area, but grew up and lived in New York until I went to college. I'd like to get back to NY eventually, but I've had a good time in DC so far. If you get into Fordham and you have to choose between Georgetown and Fordham, I'd say choose Georgetown. I'm not 100 percent sure, but I would imagine you'd have as good a - but probably a better - shot at a great job in NYC coming out of Georgetown as you would coming out of Fordham. This would mean that you'd only be out of NYC for three years, which isn't a long time.

I only applied to Fordham out of all the NYC schools because I knew I wouldn't have a great shot at Columbia or NYU, and I have some personal ties to the Fordham name. I figured that if I got in, I'd seriously consider it. The more research I've done, the more grads I've talked to, and my visit to the school all make me feel that Fordham would suit me better than any other schools. That's why I've pursued it so much relative to other waitlist opportunities I have.

So, my advice to you would be to figure out what you're thinking longterm, if you're willing to sacrifice time away from NY for a new experience, where you feel more comfortable, which school gives you better options for whatever you want to do, etc. I think that's what most of us have been doing the last few months.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby LaurenGayle » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:26 pm

Kim617 wrote:
This is the whole problem. I'm torn between big law/federal government opportunities. I'm not sure if I want to live in DC, but I guess I couldn't be sure until I go there and visit. I guess I'm just trying to get perspective on what other people would do in my position and why.


Now, I haven't been accepted to Georgetown yet (and really doubt that I will be), but if I was, I would be having a similar issue. New York is my home and I totally love Fordham, but of course there is this whole "rankings" business (which is widely, and maybe not inaccurately, perpetuated by TLS) that makes you feel almost guilty for not just dropping everything to attend the highest ranked school to which you were accepted. Honestly, if you are accepted to both your best bet is to compare money and visit each school to see which you like best.

You were the one who said she was 21, right? There is no better age to pick up and move somewhere new if you are going to do it. DC is a great city and I have a lot of friends who love it there. Neither decision would be a bad one for you. You need to get a feel for both places and trust your gut.




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