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Incoming 1Ls / Fordham Class of 2010 Housing
« on: April 06, 2007, 07:58:37 AM »

I finally decided on Fordham.
I will send my deposit today or tommorrow.

I am not from NYC, but will be looking for housing.
Just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat and would be interested in looking for a place together. I have looked on craigslist and similar sites and it looks like you can get the best deals if you live 3 or 4 people together.

Law School Admissions / Heard from Cornell Again
« on: March 31, 2007, 10:49:05 AM »
I was deferred at Cornell and got another letter from them today.

I was placed on "reserve" which basically means I was deferred AGAIN.

They said they strive to keep their numbers low, so they will not be making decisions again until May. At this time they also create a waitlist.

Honestly, at this point Cornell no longer means anything to me, I would not lose a deposit at Fordham to go to Cornell...I am content with my choice of being in NYC and at Fordham. Therefore I am withdrawing from their deferred..reserved.. w/e list. just wanted to let everyone know they were in contact again, as I know some people are interested.

Law School Admissions / Anyone get accepted to Fordham AGAIN?!
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:58:50 AM »
I just got an email today, telling me that I had been accepted to Fordham and that I would be receiving an official acceptance in the mail in a few days.

However, I already received this email months ago.

I guess I am really really in... :P

Anyone else get this as well?

Law School Admissions / Waitlisted at Dozo.
« on: February 27, 2007, 11:35:45 AM »
I got the letter yesterday... I was placed on the waitlist at Cardozo with a 164/ 3.7 and I am Jewish if it makes a difference.

I already got into better schools and it does not make a difference to me, I am not accepting a place on their waitlist... just thought it might be helpful for others waiting on a response. By the way I went complete in mid October.

I know there are a few people on here who went to the 1st Admitted Students Day at Fordham, I am going to the second one this week. I totally hate being underdressed, but I dont want to be the fool wearing a gown (kidding!). So how was everyone dressed at the first one? Thanks.

hey there.

I have made up my mind FINALLY that I will be going to Fordham.

I was wondering if anyone else has as well and if any females are going to be looking for roommates. I have looked around on Craigslist but I would much prefer to live with another law student.

As well are any guys or girls planning on being at the admitted students event in Feb.?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Cornell Visit Review
« on: January 29, 2007, 01:47:38 PM »
I just returned from visiting Cornell and Ithaca for the first time.

First, I want to say, I am NOT a small town girl by any means... I enjoy a faster paced lifestyle.

I live too far from ithaca to drive it all in one day, so I drove up the night before to explore ithaca. There is not much to do at all, I went to Barnes and Noble to get a magazine and it was soo crowded, all college student. I realized that must be what they do on the weekends. I was less then impressed and decided to go back to the hotel after only a short time in the "downtown" area.

During the night it snowed and got very cold, another strike in my book... although I knew about the weather already.

I arrived early to look around Cornells campus. It is HUGE, like a big city reminded me of the American University Campus very much. I dont know how one would walk all over that campus for classes as an undergrad, at least for law school you are only in one building. I found the few undergrad buildings I went into to be run down and dirty.

I had called over a week ago to set a date to come and the lady in admissions told me a student would give me a tour. I arrive to find that they dont have students working for them giving tours yet and they have no self guided tour materials. They asked the assisstant dean of admissions to give me a tour and he agreed spending over an hour with me. He was very nice and answered all my questions, he impressed me very much. I saw the dean and much of the faculty walking around and they seemed very accessible and friendly. The law school building was nice, some of the large classrooms appeared old and a little run down, seems as though they could use a little updating, but all in all it was fine. The library is OLD, dark, and dusty. I cant imagine spending too much time in there. As well, I was told the study tables get crowded with undergrad who think it is "cool" to study in the law library.
Much of what he talked about seemed interesting. They have a number of clinics that seem like they would be great experience. As well there are a lot of classes that interest me. It was very nice that he took the time out of his day to give me a tour and speak with me and he never seemed the slightest bit rushed or upset. All of the faculty was friendly that I encountered. This was a nice change from some other law schools I have visited.

I had time after to explore Collegetown which has some places to eat and shop, it was nice but a far walk from the law school building. Parking is horrendous and I cant imagine having to deal with it on an everyday basis.

Overall, I like the ACADEMICS and FACULTY available at the school but nothing else about ithaca or Cornell impressed me. I dont know what I would do if I got in. I want to say I am going to go to the best school I get into. But I am not sure at this point if I can see myself living in Ithaca for 3 years or navigating the Cornell campus.

I know I am leaving some things out, so please feel free to ask any questions and I will try my best to answer them. Please dont get the impression that I am totally against the school and think it is horrible. I saw some great things that I really liked. But the place I am going to live for 3 years is very important to me too.

Law School Admissions / Withdrawing Apps: When to do it?
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:20:07 AM »
Cornell Deferred me and Fordham accepted me. They were my first and second choices.
Should Cornell come through I will go there, otherwise I will be very happy attending Fordham.

I have a number of other acceptances in the low T1 and all over the T2, I think it is only fair to withdraw these apps and turn down the scholarship offers so that someone else may get off a waitlist or deferral status.

However, some people have told me that I should hold out a little longer, because "you never know what can happen". Once a school has made an admissions offer they can not change it, right?

So, for the rest of you in the same situation, when are you withdrawing your apps?


Law School Admissions / CURVES: Fordham and Cornell
« on: January 18, 2007, 05:04:42 PM »
Does anyone know what the curves are at Fordham and Cornell.


Law School Admissions / Visiting a School after Deferral.
« on: January 18, 2007, 02:55:57 PM »
I was deferred at Cornell :'(

They are my top choice, even though they are a bit of a long shot.

However, the deferral, as opposed to a straight out rejection gives me a little bit of hope.

I have been thinking I may go up and visit... my question is, what do I say once I am there?

I want them to know I took the long trek to visit them, which I hope will show them how dedicated to their school I am.

Also, has anyone had luck showing up and getting a meeting with an adcom...I am hoping my super personality will shine through in person.. ok not really... but I hope it would help me in some way to speak with someone.


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