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I took the December sabbath test last year. This october two of the games were very similar to games on that test, if not exactly the same - one was about high school students and their cars, the other was about cereal.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Fordham 2L: Anything you want to know?
« on: December 10, 2006, 11:28:59 PM »
Hi, not the OP but I am in the PT program and just wanted to jump in and say something about the transferring issue. Some of us PT 1Ls were very concerned at the beginning of the year to hear that the administration was considering changing the division transfer policy (nearly everyone in my section is planning to switch). It was recently revisited and the registrar elected not to change the policy. I am sure that the policy will come up for review again in the future, but I doubt it will become an issue again soon enough to make a difference for you, if you enter the PT program in 2007. Also, I am in the Stein Scholars public interest program if you have any specific questions about that (It's awesome).

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Acceptances / Re: Fordham
« on: December 05, 2006, 03:40:17 PM »
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You can automatically switch to FT after the first year.
Regardless of your result? I'd imagine that would lead to pretty overcrowded 2L classes?

70-80% switch. I'm not sure I would classify the upper level class as "overcrowded", but it does have an impact I'm sure.

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Acceptances / Re: Fordham
« on: December 05, 2006, 02:30:49 PM »
I'm a PT 1L at Fordham and loving it so far. You can automatically switch to FT after the first year. You need to take civil procedure that summer, and an additional class one semester (or summer session) before you graduate.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Part time or Full time?
« on: October 30, 2006, 09:18:36 PM »
I've been living in NYC, wanted to stay in the city, thought Fordham was my best reasonable option, and thought I'd have a better chance getting in PT.

You have to take civil procedure over the first summer, and then another extra class at some point before you graduate.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Part time or Full time?
« on: October 27, 2006, 03:38:36 PM »
I'm PT at Fordham. Most PT students are not working at all. Over 80% of the entering PT class transfers to FT after the first year - there are no requirements other than filling out a form. Feel free to ask any questions about Fordham PT.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: October 20, 2006, 01:40:15 PM »
10-Percent Tip Teaches Waitress Valuable Lesson

October 19, 2006

CONCORD, NH—After receiving "subpar" service and experiencing an unusually long wait for his $4.75 lunch at a local Beefside Family Restaurant Monday, customer Gus O'Connor opted to give waitress Carla Hyams a reduced 10 percent tip in an attempt to communicate his dissatisfaction and raise awareness of the areas in which he felt her performance was lacking.
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O’Connor hoped his reduced tip would be a “wake-up call” for Hyams

Hyams, 49, who has been serving tables at the popular eatery for 13 years, expressed enthusiastic gratitude for the "immense personal growth" the gesture will afford her, adding that, in the long run, the experience will make her a better waitress.

"Maybe I was a little short with him when I told him to 'hold on a sec,' but in the future, I'll do my best to ensure a situation like that never, ever happens again," said Hyams, who put O'Connor's order slip in as the understaffed cooks dealt with a large, complicated meal for a busload of senior-citizen tourists. "It's days like this that I thank God I get paid less than minimum wage and can rely on a built-in economic incentive to keep me motivated during those 16-hour double shifts."

Hyams added that she now knows she should always bring a glass of water without any ice cubes every time someone orders a Diet Coke, and that the phrase 'when you get a minute' is in fact a polite way of indicating that the customer wants his request filled in under one minute.

"If he hadn't withheld that 50 cents, I'd make these same mistakes over and over for the rest of my career," she said. "Even at my age, it's amazing to think you can still learn something new about a low-paying, menial-labor job."

Hyams added that the next time she sees O'Connor she will remember that he undertipped her and strive to serve him better to avoid any further disappointment.

"He may not realize it, but his actions today will not only improve my work ethic, but will directly benefit him, as well, in that I will gain economic and personal rewards by treating him with the tremendous respect and unfailing attention he deserves," Hyams said. "So really, if you think about it, that 10 percent tip is a win-win situation for both of us."

O'Connor said he felt he needed to get through to the waitress, and did so the best way he knew how.
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Gus O'Connor

"By giving her less than the universally agreed-upon minimum, I sent a clear, unmistakable yet constructive message," said O'Connor, who claimed that he hoped the smaller tip would be a "wake-up call" for Hyams. "I was just trying to help push Carla along the path to achieving her full potential as an employee."

"It was the absolute least I could do," he added.

O'Connor said he first considered reducing his usual 15 percent tip for the waitress when Hyams failed to replace the cream packets for his coffee while he looked over the restaurant's extensive list of lunch specials. But it wasn't until Hyams neglected to ask if he needed extra ketchup that O'Connor made the decision to let his "money do the talking."

"In the competitive service industry, there is a mechanism to effect change," he said. "I know this will be an invaluable lesson she won't soon forget, but I just did what any decent human being in my position would have done. And that feels good."

O'Connor said his overall goal was not only to receive better service, but to help Hyams become a role model for her two teenage children, Tyler and Michael.

"I know as well as anyone how hard it is for a single mother with a limited income to raise kids on her own," he said. "But this way they learn the value of money and the satisfaction of a job well done."

In the end, Hyams said, she could not agree more.

"My boys have had a few run-ins with the law, and they could certainly use some good advice," she said. "I can't wait for them, and maybe a couple of their friends, to meet Mr. O'Connor firsthand. I think they'd get a lot out of it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: October 17, 2006, 12:18:22 AM »
In NYC, I tip 20% unless the service is exceptionally poor, then around 15%. I sometimes leave more than 20% if the bill is small.

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Law School Applications / Re: what if it doesn't ask if you are legacy?
« on: October 04, 2006, 01:46:34 PM »
I just made a note of this when it asked for parental info - John Doe (law school class of___)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LG Master List Sept 06
« on: October 01, 2006, 04:58:55 PM »
Just a score unfortunately.

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