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Acceptances / Fordham Full Price
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:17:01 PM »
Im wondering what people's opinions are about paying full price at Fordham. Is it worth it??

Transferring / NYC Tier 3 to ?????
« on: April 21, 2008, 04:25:49 PM »
Hello All,
I am a 1L at a Tier 3 in NYC looking at the possibility of transferring. I was somewhere in the top 5-10% first semester based on last years numbers. I would consider transferring to a few Boston or D.C. schools, but  I am not particularly interested in leaving NYC. If I stay in the top 15% I would grade onto law review, get an increase in my scholarship, work an externship with a SDNY judge, and be part of an "Honors Program". I am interested in corporate litigation and other business related areas of the law. I would like to practice in NYC and am not exactly hell-bent on biglaw, but may want that opportunity.  Basically, I am looking for any feedback regarding what schools I should consider transferring to after weighing the positives of staying at my current school.  I chose my current school over a few slightly higher ranked schools for personal reasons, its location and scholarship offer. I am aware of the limited success of Tier 3 graduates in a market as flooded as NYC especially during this economy. How beneficial is it to transfer to a slightly higher ranked school and start all over? Does the benefit of graduating from a slightly higher ranked school outweigh the benefits of staying at my current school (law review, $$$, Honors Program)? How much higher ranked of a school would tilt the scale in favor of transferring? Thanks for any insight and please keep all TTT jokes to a minimum.

General Board / Federal District Court of NY State Appellate Division?
« on: March 14, 2008, 05:18:50 PM »
Hey new to the board so go easy on me.   ;D Im applying for a Judicial Externship through my school for Fall 08. Im wondering what experience if any will look better on a resume. Is there any difference in prestige and overall experience between NY State Appellate Division and SDNY or EDNY? Any idea which one is harder to get? I will probably apply to both and hope to get one of the two. I just wanted to see if anyone has any insight.   Its a volunteer position for credit that I think could definitely be good experience regardless of the court. I would consider clerking after graduation but not totally set on that. Any and all help would be appreciated!

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