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Choosing the Right Law School / In at Fordham PT and...I want to cry.
« on: March 11, 2006, 11:18:56 AM »
I'm glad I can say I did get accepted but...I just don't see any way I could reasonably do this. So, I need some advice. I'd be doing the May program at Cardozo if I don't go to Fordham PT, and the benefits are: I can get to Cardozo pretty easily from my home (one bus and a ten block walk), it is in the day which makes it infinitely easier and safer and allows me to have a semblance of a normal schedule, and most importantly, since we start in May, I'll be finished with 1L at the same time as the students who entered in the fall and automatically convert to full time in May '07. With Fordham, I'd have to take a bus and at least two subways and walk, and it would be at night, and I wouldn't finish 1L in time to get a summer associate position. However, it's Fordham which means a lot in NYC. Is Fordham so >>>> Cardozo that I should just suck it up and deal? Opinions??

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Brooklyn waitlist
« on: March 02, 2006, 03:05:34 PM »
Waitlisted at Brooklyn today. They continue their tradition of sending out the most obnoxious, self-important letters I've had the misfortune to read. ::)

Hey all, as I've mentioned several times, I've been deferred from Fordham and was recently offered admission to Cardozo's May PT (it becomes FT after the first year and I finish 1L at the same time as the Fall '06 students) but I'm still waiting on Fordham's decision. Cardozo requires a $1000 seat deposit postmarked by March 15th; in addition, I had planned to quite my job a month before I started law school to do some light prep for 1L (I know we've debated the merits of prepping for 1L but it's really more for my own peace of mind than for anything else). However, it would really be awful if I quit my job, sent in the deposit for Cardozo, and Fordham notified me of an acceptance after March 15th. My question is: would it be totally obnoxious of me to write a letter to Fordham that (tactfully and politely) informed them of my situation as well as updated them about what I'm currently doing in my job (I just implemented the first computerized system for tracking donations for a small parish in Manhattan as well as working with the public relations/development team)?? Or is it just too much? Should I just tell myself that Cardozo is where I'll be going in May and embrace the risk?

Choosing the Right Law School / In at Cardozo May program!
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:33:18 AM »
Hey all, I was wondering what the general opinion of the Cardozo May program is. Is it considered "part-time"? Would future employers look upon it as such? I know that a lot of post-1L and post-LS employment opportunities depend primarily on 1L grades, so I was wondering if it's classed the same as a part-time program or if it's still considered full-time. I'm also considering taking it over Fordham PT (if Fordham ends up extending that offer to me). What do you think?

Law School Admissions / Watlisted/Deferred: What now?
« on: February 08, 2006, 09:01:38 PM »
Hi, all! Well, I've been deferred at Fordham and waitlisted at Cardozo, and I was wondering what I could do to strengthen/supplement my application. What does the adcomm consider helpful and what do they consider a useless barrage of unnecessary material? I've already graduated and am working as an admin. assistant right now, so I'm afraid showing them all I've accomplished since November is out. What helps? Additional LORs? Writing samples? I was thinking of sending a copy of the undergrad philosophy journal in which one of my papers was published but I don't know if that will help any. Is it just obnoxious? Thoughts? Opinions?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted at Cardozo
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:27:27 PM »
I knew this would probably happen, but I'm pretty crushed right now. I feel like just packing it in right now and forgetting about law school. I know that's not a good attitude to have but I'm just so depressed.  :'(

Law School Admissions / NYLS: Why haven't I heard?
« on: February 01, 2006, 11:50:17 AM »
Hey all, anyone have any theories on why I haven't heard from New York Law School yet? Sent in my apps in Nov., they sent me three e-mails notifying me that my app was complete (first one came on 1/9/06) but tons of people who applied after me with similar or even lower #s have been admitted already. What gives?

Also, and I know I'm going to sound like a git for asking this, but...I was looking around on LSN and a lot of people with my index and even lower got offered some $$ from St. John's and I did not. I wouldn't even be asking but I was a little miffed that almost *everyone* who got in was offered something. I feel kind of silly asking that because I know my LSAT is nothing stellar but I thought maybe...  :-[

My mother called to let me know that I received mail from Fordham and Brooklyn today. While I am fairly certain the Fordham package contains my deferral notice, I'm wondering about the Brooklyn notice. I didn't receive the coveted acceptance e-mail. I asked how big the envelope is; it's white and magazine sized. What do you all think?? I'm going nuts knowing I won't be home for at least another two hours!!

Choosing the Right Law School / RD Deferrals?
« on: January 25, 2006, 06:10:24 AM »
When an RD applicant is deferred, how long does a decision usually take after they submit additional materials, letter of continued interest, etc.? In other words, will I be freaking out in August? Ideally, I'd like some decision before May. Thoughts?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Deferred at Fordham
« on: January 24, 2006, 10:26:38 AM »
Am pended on the Fordham status checker. I plan to be an aggressive little bee about this. Any suggestions? Is offering to write a seat deposit check at that very moment a little too much?? What about writing an additional statement about my experiences at Fordham UG and attending the Law Colloquium (I mentioned this slightly in the cover letter I sent, but did not explore it fully because I was afraid it'd get tossed). Any ideas?

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