Fordham Waiting Room

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nygrrrl
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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:26 pm

WOW!!!!! FITZ!!!! Congratulations - that's great news!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:28 pm

fitzgerald86 wrote:IN!!!!


IN!!!!


IN!!!!


Off the Waitlist!!!!


SOOOOOOO happy!!!


Congrats! Are you the first waitlist admit of the year? I think you might be.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby fitzgerald86 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:32 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:IN!!!!


IN!!!!


IN!!!!


Off the Waitlist!!!!


SOOOOOOO happy!!!


Congrats! Are you the first waitlist admit of the year? I think you might be.


I'm not sure! But I'm happy to be (hopefully) the bearer of good-news-soon-to-come for many more here.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby SAE » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:36 pm

fitzgerald86 wrote:IN!!!!


IN!!!!


IN!!!!


Off the Waitlist!!!!


SOOOOOOO happy!!!

Congrats!

PT/FT?

How did you find out?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby tommytahoe » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Congrats for getting in of the WL!
Now, I have a pressing question, b/c i envisioned this hypothetical. Are schools that take forever like Fordham admitting folks off of the waitlist BEFORE they have finished sending out initial decisions? And if so, does that not suggest that Fordham adcomms do not wish to make any/many offers to those still "Complete?"

I, as you may have guessed, belong to the above unenviable category. :D

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:38 pm

fitzgerald86 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:IN!!!!


IN!!!!


IN!!!!


Off the Waitlist!!!!


SOOOOOOO happy!!!


Congrats! Are you the first waitlist admit of the year? I think you might be.


I'm not sure! But I'm happy to be (hopefully) the bearer of good-news-soon-to-come for many more here.


I checked LSN. As with last year, there were a couple of people who randomly were taken off the waitlist during the winter, but you are the first WL/IN of official WL/IN season. Congrats!

EDIT: I got in on May 1st, which was also before many people had gotten an initial decision, but I went complete in mid November.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby fitzgerald86 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:44 pm

SAE wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:IN!!!!


IN!!!!


IN!!!!


Off the Waitlist!!!!


SOOOOOOO happy!!!

Congrats!

PT/FT?

How did you find out?


I'm in Asia, so I found out when I woke up this morning, via status check (what a great way to start the day!).

My stats are 3.54/165, for the PT program. I applied late (my app. was complete 1/12). I went to a Fordham Law feeder school for undergrad (Georgetown), although I'm not sure that made a difference.

My waitlist strategy was:
- Pester OperaSoprano for every shred of advice I could get!
- I sent an e-mail to DB immediately after being waitlisted, expressing my continued interest, asking if there was anything in my application the committee saw as a red flag, or wanted me to clear up.
- Right after the deposit deadline passed I sent an extended LOCI to the admissions committee, and also sent a personalized e-mail to DB.
- I WAS going to visit if I hadn't heard before returning home from Asia (I repatriate May 3), and I still WILL visit, but under very different circumstances :)

PM if you want to ask anything else! I'm now OS's waitlist guru apprentice (paying it forward, as she says)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby lawboy83 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:32 am

Just so y'all shouldnt make urselves nuts with the numbers. My app went complete Dec.1 and I got into PT on March 8. 3.96 and 161, so hey, anythings possible. I am so thrilled that I got my choice and happy to be attending. Wishing u all the bestest of luck!!!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:37 am

Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby SAE » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:39 am

rockthelaw wrote:Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

I know, right. I thought the days of frantic status checker refreshing were over...

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:43 am

SAE wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

I know, right. I thought the days of frantic status checker refreshing were over...


I will literally drive from DC to NYC and hand-deliver my deposit check if they let me in...

C'mon, Fordham!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby SAE » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:45 am

rockthelaw wrote:
SAE wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

I know, right. I thought the days of frantic status checker refreshing were over...


I will literally drive from DC to NYC and hand-deliver my deposit check if they let me in...

C'mon, Fordham!

Send it in cash with with your LOCI. :D

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby musicfor18 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:47 am

Complete 2/22 with 167/3.7 and still no initial decision here!

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby fitzgerald86 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:54 am

rockthelaw wrote:
SAE wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

I know, right. I thought the days of frantic status checker refreshing were over...


I will literally drive from DC to NYC and hand-deliver my deposit check if they let me in...

C'mon, Fordham!


My status checker actually has an admit date of 4/20 and a deposit due date of 4/15... e-mailed them asking for the actual deposit deadline, I hope they're not expecting me to time travel! :-)

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:15 am

SAE wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:
SAE wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:Oh man, waitlist movement. I am now incapable of functioning normally.

Congrats, Fitz!

I know, right. I thought the days of frantic status checker refreshing were over...


I will literally drive from DC to NYC and hand-deliver my deposit check if they let me in...

C'mon, Fordham!

Send it in cash with with your LOCI. :D


Cash, LOCI, and bottle of whiskey care package.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby H. E. Pennypacker » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:16 am

fitzgerald86 wrote:
My status checker actually has an admit date of 4/20 and a deposit due date of 4/15... e-mailed them asking for the actual deposit deadline, I hope they're not expecting me to time travel! :-)


Are you saying you can't?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby fitzgerald86 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:23 am

H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:
My status checker actually has an admit date of 4/20 and a deposit due date of 4/15... e-mailed them asking for the actual deposit deadline, I hope they're not expecting me to time travel! :-)


Are you saying you can't?


I can't, actually, which is apparently why I was waitlisted in the first place, according to DB. But luckily they were swayed by my ability to walk into any book and have an adventure, a la Gumby, since Biglaw firms are increasingly looking for that these days. Luckily... they have changed my status checker already, so no time travel will be required.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby even2flow » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:25 am

fitzgerald86 wrote:a la Gumby

Awesome.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:25 am

fitzgerald86 wrote:
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:
My status checker actually has an admit date of 4/20 and a deposit due date of 4/15... e-mailed them asking for the actual deposit deadline, I hope they're not expecting me to time travel! :-)


Are you saying you can't?


I can't, actually, which is apparently why I was waitlisted in the first place, according to DB. But luckily they were swayed by my ability to walk into any book and have an adventure, a la Gumby, since Biglaw firms are increasingly looking for that these days. Luckily... they have changed my status checker already, so no time travel will be required.


I'm more the type that lives the storylines of classic literature a la Wishbone. Does that hurt my chances of admission?

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:26 am

rockthelaw wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
fitzgerald86 wrote:
My status checker actually has an admit date of 4/20 and a deposit due date of 4/15... e-mailed them asking for the actual deposit deadline, I hope they're not expecting me to time travel! :-)


Are you saying you can't?


I can't, actually, which is apparently why I was waitlisted in the first place, according to DB. But luckily they were swayed by my ability to walk into any book and have an adventure, a la Gumby, since Biglaw firms are increasingly looking for that these days. Luckily... they have changed my status checker already, so no time travel will be required.


I'm more the type that lives the storylines of classic literature a la Wishbone. Does that hurt my chances of admission?


shake a leg now, Wishbone. let's wag another taaaale.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby even2flow » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:35 am

hannah87 wrote:
shake a leg now, Wishbone. let's wag another taaaale.

Had to wikipedia that and now just feel remarkably old.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby nygrrrl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:43 am

even2flow wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
shake a leg now, Wishbone. let's wag another taaaale.

Had to wikipedia that and now just feel remarkably old.

Haha - did the same, feel the same.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby rockthelaw » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:44 am

even2flow wrote:
hannah87 wrote:
shake a leg now, Wishbone. let's wag another taaaale.

Had to wikipedia that and now just feel remarkably old.


Image

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby even2flow » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:47 am

I hate you.

I'm gonna go watch Murder She Wrote then take a nap. Enjoy work, suckers.

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Re: Fordham Waiting Room

Postby Aston2412 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:29 am

Hey all I just discovered the site yesterday and found out I'm in the same boat as all of you - waiting on Fordham!

I didn't go complete until 3/8 so I'm sure I've got awhile longer to wait.

Fordham was a bit of a reach for me (160 3.83) but I was hoping my double major (religious studies and political science), two years of varsity athletics and a past congressional internship might help.

Happy to be in good company if not happy to be stressing over what I'm doing 4 months from now.




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