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« on: May 04, 2005, 03:51:11 PM »
I'm deciding between Fordham and Tulane. I visited Tulane last week and I liked it. Their international programs seem great, and they seem to emphasize it as a strength. They have really good study abroad programs. The student body seemed to be really happy overall, and the area around the school is so pretty.
I would personally choose Tulane over American. I visited the DC law schools in December and it was my least favorite. But, I don't think that you can go wrong in this decision. Go with whichever school you could see yourself more as a student there... all of the other stuff (in this case) is pretty irrelevant.
But, my guess is that Tulane's placement overall is better than American's.
« on: April 29, 2005, 09:18:54 AM »
Thanks for the comments.
I agree with Belding on the last comment. The students at Tulane really seemed to have great comraderie, and I am concerned that Fordham lacks that. But then again I visited Fordham on a Friday at 3:00, when I imagine most students are either stuck in class or heading out for the weekend.
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:08:55 PM »
Point is, live in one of the places down 15-510 (Alexan Place is one of them). Thats where the Fuqua/Law students tend to live. East campus houses are a dump. No joke, I knew some guys who had a homeless lady live in their basement for the winter. And yes, some of the houses serve as off-campus frat houses. And it would take a long-ass time to walk to the east campus bus stop, take the bus, and walk over to the law school. But, the area near East Campus is not nearly as shady as the area directly around west (morreene, la salle, and out to hillsborough). I would be much more comfortable walking around at night near east campus than near west.
Bottom line: get a car. live off of 15-501. new apartments, no annoying undergrads (of which I was one only 1 year ago), and you won't have to worry about your car getting stolen and other bad things that can happen.
« on: April 28, 2005, 02:55:46 PM »
Duke Manor (and everything else on La Salle except for Belmont) is GHETTO. Same goes for everything on Moreene (Parner's Place is ok, but last year it became the fraternity house for kappa sig, so not much studying could possibly go on there). Otherwise you could live off of east and take the East-West bus every day.
You're better off living futher away and driving a clunker.
I hear grad students like to live in the old South Square area (2 exits down 15-501).
« on: April 28, 2005, 02:48:49 PM »
YES you need a car! (unless you want to ride the DATA bus every day or live on Central Campus.. and you don't want to do that).
But, COL in Durham is super cheap.
« on: April 27, 2005, 08:27:38 PM »
Top 100 firms:
1400+ attorneys who attended Fordham. There was actually a surprising number (I thought) of attorneys in California/DC/Miami/Chicago.
350+ attorneys who attended Tulane. Most of them were law review or something else special.
So when i saw this I was like, ok I'm going to Fordham. Its crystal clear....
and then I got my financial aid package of stafford loans.
So, I'm still on the fence. Keep the comments coming (after all I just gave you valuable information)
« on: April 27, 2005, 05:38:02 PM »
Yes, I was very bored this morning. (at work)
Well, the financial aid package came in with NOTHING.
« on: April 27, 2005, 01:57:53 PM »
thanks for the comments
I did a martindale search for the overall vault 100 firms for both schools. I had been leaning towards Fordham, but this confirmed it.
Too bad, because the living situation at Tulane would have been sweet.
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:07:18 PM »
12.5K/yr. I'll be receving the Fordham financial aid package soon, so who knows, maybe I'll get some need-based grant $.
I want to do securities regulation or M&A work (i.e. Wall Street). I only want to be in NY, DC or Miami (and I am not totally repulsed by Boston or Chicago, I certainly don't want to end up in Birmingham Alabama).
I visited both and liked them both, but they each have their +/-
« on: April 26, 2005, 11:59:19 AM »