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MAB79

Has anyone applied to Fordham for the LL.M. program starting in fall? Someone got in yet? And if so, when have you applied?

Has anyone applied to Fordham for the LL.M. program starting in fall? Someone got in yet? And if so, when have you applied?
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pudding

Yes, got accepted on Thursday. Applied end of November. Got completion letter on the 15th December.

Yes, got accepted on Thursday. Applied end of November. Got completion letter on the 15th December.
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viper32

I have decided not to register after they sent me an e-mail confirming that no scholarships will be given this year by Fordham Law school. I figured that without a scholarship it is not worth the money... There are better alternatives.

I have decided not to register after they sent me an e-mail confirming that no scholarships will be given this year by Fordham Law school. I figured that without a scholarship it is not worth the money... There are better alternatives.
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MAB79

So, they decide very fast, am I right?

@viper: What are the alternatives. I think that Fordham offers excellent programs and they are considered to be amongst the top 10 in different areas. The bar passage rate is also high. Further, the tuition is a little bit lower than the tuition of other unis is. So, turning an offer down just because of not receiving a scholarship is something I don't understand. However, I understand that it is quite expensive to do an llm. In particular in the US and in particular when one is not sure, if not asia and australia will arise...

So, they decide very fast, am I right?

@viper: What are the alternatives. I think that Fordham offers excellent programs and they are considered to be amongst the top 10 in different areas. The bar passage rate is also high. Further, the tuition is a little bit lower than the tuition of other unis is. So, turning an offer down just because of not receiving a scholarship is something I don't understand. However, I understand that it is quite expensive to do an llm. In particular in the US and in particular when one is not sure, if not asia and australia will arise...
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viper32

MAB- you are an active memeber and an intelligent person and I enjoy reading your posts. I usually agree with what you write, however this one time I will have to disagree. Fordham is an OK school. It does not have the worldwide reputation of HLS, CLS, NYU or even cornell, UCLA and Duke. It is so not in the same league that it is not even fair. I know many people who received partial scholarships from CLS, NYU, UCLA, cornell and Duke and therefore I do not see any reason to throw 50K on Fordham. especially due to the fact that living in NY for a year is very expensive as it is.

MAB- you are an active memeber and an intelligent person and I enjoy reading your posts. I usually agree with what you write, however this one time I will have to disagree. Fordham is an OK school. It does not have the worldwide reputation of HLS, CLS, NYU or even cornell, UCLA and Duke. It is so not in the same league that it is not even fair. I know many people who received partial scholarships from CLS, NYU, UCLA, cornell and Duke and therefore I do not see any reason to throw 50K on Fordham. especially due to the fact that living in NY for a year is very expensive as it is.
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pudding

Yeh they decide pretty fast. 4-5 weeks I think is what they said. However, they only give you 3 weeks to accept the offer.

Yeh they decide pretty fast. 4-5 weeks I think is what they said. However, they only give you 3 weeks to accept the offer.
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MAB79

@viper32:

Thank you. Of course it's not comparable with the Ivy League and top ten schools. But still: There are some areas where they are in the top ten and as long as you do not want to work in the US or do not have an offer of CLS, HLS you cann accept, I still think, that Fordham ist worth the money. But, of course...you have to decide what is the best solution for you!

@viper32:

Thank you. Of course it's not comparable with the Ivy League and top ten schools. But still: There are some areas where they are in the top ten and as long as you do not want to work in the US or do not have an offer of CLS, HLS you cann accept, I still think, that Fordham ist worth the money. But, of course...you have to decide what is the best solution for you!
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lebron

I have accpeted the offer of admission from Fordham and paid the deposit. But i don;t know the work prospect after graduation. i see that you strongly support it. So could you provide me some information on its work prospect. Thanks!

I have accpeted the offer of admission from Fordham and paid the deposit. But i don;t know the work prospect after graduation. i see that you strongly support it. So could you provide me some information on its work prospect. Thanks!
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MAB79

Have a look at this:

http://www.law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm

Have a look at this:

http://www.law.fordham.edu/about-fordham/5247.htm
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lebron

Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
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viper32

@MAB, @ lebron - the charts only applies to JDs, the situation is totally different with respect to LLMs... Believe me.

@MAB, @ lebron - the charts only applies to JDs, the situation is totally different with respect to LLMs... Believe me.
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MAB79

@viper: Thank you very much! I know...But I think it's quite normal, that a JD is recommended, if you are willing to work after graduation. However, I intend to return to my home country...

@viper: Thank you very much! I know...But I think it's quite normal, that a JD is recommended, if you are willing to work after graduation. However, I intend to return to my home country...
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lebron

@MAB, @ lebron - the charts only applies to JDs, the situation is totally different with respect to LLMs... Believe me.


Thanks. I know that LLM is quite different from JD with respect to the job prospect. I wonder about the prospect of Fordham LLM program in Banking corporate and finance law. Could you give me some information on it?

<blockquote>@MAB, @ lebron - the charts only applies to JDs, the situation is totally different with respect to LLMs... Believe me. </blockquote>

Thanks. I know that LLM is quite different from JD with respect to the job prospect. I wonder about the prospect of Fordham LLM program in Banking corporate and finance law. Could you give me some information on it?
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MAB79

I think that it depends on various things. 1st, where you're from, 2nd how the job market will be at the time you graduate, 3rd how well you perform, 4th how many graduates from outside the u.s. that graduate from Ivy League and othe top schools are looking for a job etc.

Given the actual financial crisis, which will last for more than a few month, I think that the job perspectives are very bad. But not only for fordham, but for all the schools! I think, the important thing is, that you evaluate if you have advantages from a personal point of view. Mid and longterm I think, you will be valuable on the market.

I think that it depends on various things. 1st, where you're from, 2nd how the job market will be at the time you graduate, 3rd how well you perform, 4th how many graduates from outside the u.s. that graduate from Ivy League and othe top schools are looking for a job etc.

Given the actual financial crisis, which will last for more than a few month, I think that the job perspectives are very bad. But not only for fordham, but for all the schools! I think, the important thing is, that you evaluate if you have advantages from a personal point of view. Mid and longterm I think, you will be valuable on the market.
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lebron

I think that it depends on various things. 1st, where you're from, 2nd how the job market will be at the time you graduate, 3rd how well you perform, 4th how many graduates from outside the u.s. that graduate from Ivy League and othe top schools are looking for a job etc.

Given the actual financial crisis, which will last for more than a few month, I think that the job perspectives are very bad. But not only for fordham, but for all the schools! I think, the important thing is, that you evaluate if you have advantages from a personal point of view. Mid and longterm I think, you will be valuable on the market.


Thanks for your help! I come from China. And i am inclined to return to my country after graduation. But i desire to practice in US for one or two years to accumulate my professional experience which makes me more competitive in domestic market. What about your advice? What about going to company?

<blockquote>I think that it depends on various things. 1st, where you're from, 2nd how the job market will be at the time you graduate, 3rd how well you perform, 4th how many graduates from outside the u.s. that graduate from Ivy League and othe top schools are looking for a job etc.

Given the actual financial crisis, which will last for more than a few month, I think that the job perspectives are very bad. But not only for fordham, but for all the schools! I think, the important thing is, that you evaluate if you have advantages from a personal point of view. Mid and longterm I think, you will be valuable on the market.</blockquote>

Thanks for your help! I come from China. And i am inclined to return to my country after graduation. But i desire to practice in US for one or two years to accumulate my professional experience which makes me more competitive in domestic market. What about your advice? What about going to company?
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jayjayjay

I don't know if this is still of use for you but I got admitted to Fordham as well. I asked them to postpone the deposit deadline until end of april and they did so. I wait for NYU and Columbia at the moment. I know of 2 ppl who did the Fordham program last year. One works in a law firm now the other is an inhouse counsel.. Just go for it!

I don't know if this is still of use for you but I got admitted to Fordham as well. I asked them to postpone the deposit deadline until end of april and they did so. I wait for NYU and Columbia at the moment. I know of 2 ppl who did the Fordham program last year. One works in a law firm now the other is an inhouse counsel.. Just go for it!
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MAB79

I don't know if this is still of use for you but I got admitted to Fordham as well. I asked them to postpone the deposit deadline until end of april and they did so. I wait for NYU and Columbia at the moment. I know of 2 ppl who did the Fordham program last year. One works in a law firm now the other is an inhouse counsel.. Just go for it!


Hi, great...Thank you very much!!! It's the same with me...I'll ask them to postpone then...what have you written them? Just asked or also said why?

Fordham would be fun, but still it's not NYU or CLS!

<blockquote>I don't know if this is still of use for you but I got admitted to Fordham as well. I asked them to postpone the deposit deadline until end of april and they did so. I wait for NYU and Columbia at the moment. I know of 2 ppl who did the Fordham program last year. One works in a law firm now the other is an inhouse counsel.. Just go for it!</blockquote>

Hi, great...Thank you very much!!! It's the same with me...I'll ask them to postpone then...what have you written them? Just asked or also said why?

Fordham would be fun, but still it's not NYU or CLS!
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jayjayjay

True!! I wrote a short email with no explanation. No reason to come up with some crazy story ;-) They know why.. I wasn't sure at first if i should pay the 500$ and have my peace. But hey - it's money! Worst case they say no and you pay..

True!! I wrote a short email with no explanation. No reason to come up with some crazy story ;-) They know why.. I wasn't sure at first if i should pay the 500$ and have my peace. But hey - it's money! Worst case they say no and you pay..
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MAB79

True!! I wrote a short email with no explanation. No reason to come up with some crazy story ;-) They know why.. I wasn't sure at first if i should pay the 500$ and have my peace. But hey - it's money! Worst case they say no and you pay..


Yup, sounds good to me...but at the moment I'd rather go to BU anyway than to Fordham, because they offered me a lot of money, without asking them:-)

But still, NYC rocks...I'll ask them to postpone as well...when have you been admitted and how long may you wait now?

<blockquote>True!! I wrote a short email with no explanation. No reason to come up with some crazy story ;-) They know why.. I wasn't sure at first if i should pay the 500$ and have my peace. But hey - it's money! Worst case they say no and you pay..</blockquote>

Yup, sounds good to me...but at the moment I'd rather go to BU anyway than to Fordham, because they offered me a lot of money, without asking them:-)

But still, NYC rocks...I'll ask them to postpone as well...when have you been admitted and how long may you wait now?
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jayjayjay

Admitted beginning of January and postponed until end of April. I didn't even send BU in after Fordham's admission. You say it - NY rocks.. and I've been offered a nice scholarship from Cardozo. That would be an option too.

Admitted beginning of January and postponed until end of April. I didn't even send BU in after Fordham's admission. You say it - NY rocks.. and I've been offered a nice scholarship from Cardozo. That would be an option too.
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