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Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« on: April 07, 2006, 06:51:55 PM »
I'm in a huge bind right now and I'm not sure what to do.
I'm looking to get into entertainment(music) law, IP, copyright stuff, etc, and to practice in NYC once I graduate.

Fordham has accepted me, but has offered me no scholarship, and pretty much no financial aid. And I have pretty much no money. (rank 32)

St. Johns is giving me a full tuition scholarship (rank 80)

Temple is giving me a full tuition scholarship the first year, and half tuition for 2 and 3 (rank 58)

Brooklyn Law is giving me 15,000 a year (rank 58)

And I'm still waiting to hear from UPENN (rank 7)

That being said, I know Fordham is typically rated a better school, but theyd leave me in a huge financial bind during and after law school. I need some advice, deadlines are approaching quickly, and I don't know what to do.  ???

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 09:47:54 PM »
From my understanding in regards to entertainment law, it's one of the hardest fields to get in.  Thus, I've heard that you should go to the best school you can...thus I would say Fordham.
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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 10:16:34 PM »
What are your numbers? I am just curious because I would love to get into all of the schools that you have gotten into.

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 01:11:41 AM »
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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 03:21:21 AM »
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i have a suggestion: wait a year and reapply. how did you not get into at least one t14?

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 10:36:07 AM »
That's probably the worst advice ever.

And, I applied to 3 t14s, but I applied pretty much a week before everyone's deadline, so that could've hurt me. Plus, my undergraduate school is not well known at all, and my personal statement was only good, not great. NYU and Columbia rejected me, but I'm still holding out to get into UPENN.

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 02:41:08 AM »
That's probably the worst advice ever.

And, I applied to 3 t14s, but I applied pretty much a week before everyone's deadline, so that could've hurt me. Plus, my undergraduate school is not well known at all, and my personal statement was only good, not great. NYU and Columbia rejected me, but I'm still holding out to get into UPENN.

trust me, that's the best option. wait a year, blanket the t14, and then go to um, cornell, gulc, nu, etc. the difference betw going to an elite school and a mediocre one cannot be overstated.

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 02:54:13 AM »
no, seriously, i'm going next year, don't be a jerk
those are my choices, so i'd like some advice about those

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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 04:38:31 AM »
i say go to fordham..by far better than any of the other schools..you will thank ur gut instict to go to the best schools later
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Re: Fordham vs Brooklyn vs Temple vs St. Johns
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2006, 11:10:48 AM »
I would LOVE to go to fordham, but I'd have to take out massive loans, some of which I'd somehow have to start paying back while I'm still in law school, so I'm trying to decide if that's even feasible in my situation