French applicants


I am Fench and have applied to Columbia, NYU, Chicago, and Fordham Law Schools. Could anyone who has been accepted to one of the above tell me about their average grades and more generally about their credentials. Thanks.

I am Fench and have applied to Columbia, NYU, Chicago, and Fordham Law Schools. Could anyone who has been accepted to one of the above tell me about their average grades and more generally about their credentials. Thanks.
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Jay Jay

Out of the top 5 I was accepted to NYU, Columbia and Harvard so far with LSAT of 170 and a grade point average of 3.85 (between an A- and an A). I'm a graduating senior from a top Ivy. I've done what many others have done...alot of community service. My work experience includes three summers working at investment banks in New York and London. I have also published some poetry. I think what the admissons people also liked was the fact that I studied abroad in France for a year (I love your country...especially the escargot). I believe they want people who have not only had academic success but also significant experiences and are not afraid to challenge themselves...all the usual rubbish. Best of luck midobernard!

Out of the top 5 I was accepted to NYU, Columbia and Harvard so far with LSAT of 170 and a grade point average of 3.85 (between an A- and an A). I'm a graduating senior from a top Ivy. I've done what many others have done...alot of community service. My work experience includes three summers working at investment banks in New York and London. I have also published some poetry. I think what the admissons people also liked was the fact that I studied abroad in France for a year (I love your country...especially the escargot). I believe they want people who have not only had academic success but also significant experiences and are not afraid to challenge themselves...all the usual rubbish. Best of luck midobernard!
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Hi Jay Jay,

I was looking for French grades to find out how admissions services consider the French grading system. Thanks for your help anyway and congratulations for your accomplishments so far.

Hi Jay Jay,

I was looking for French grades to find out how admissions services consider the French grading system. Thanks for your help anyway and congratulations for your accomplishments so far.
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zedi

hello all;
I'm French and i have applied to Fordham Law Schools.
has anyone else received a letter of acceptance from fordham.
the deadline was the february,28.they have answered early in the past?
anybody have heard that fordham has started sending out acceptances?.Fordham is like Columbia (acceptances start fairly early).
thanks

hello all;
I'm French and i have applied to Fordham Law Schools.
has anyone else received a letter of acceptance from fordham.
the deadline was the february,28.they have answered early in the past?
anybody have heard that fordham has started sending out acceptances?.Fordham is like Columbia (acceptances start fairly early).
thanks
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Kavale

Hi everybody,

I have been accepted by Fordham by a letter dated March 22. I shall confirm within 3 weeks.

But I am also awaiting answers from UCLA, BU and Columbia. They are taking their time...

I am feverish when I open my e-mail or my letterbox. I can't stand it anymore.

Is anyone received rejection or acceptance decision ?

Hi everybody,

I have been accepted by Fordham by a letter dated March 22. I shall confirm within 3 weeks.

But I am also awaiting answers from UCLA, BU and Columbia. They are taking their time...

I am feverish when I open my e-mail or my letterbox. I can't stand it anymore.

Is anyone received rejection or acceptance decision ?
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rocky

Hey,

I'm French. I've been admitted to Georgetown, Penn and Chicago, not NYU and I'm waiting for Columbia's answer.
What do you want to know exactly?

Hey,

I'm French. I've been admitted to Georgetown, Penn and Chicago, not NYU and I'm waiting for Columbia's answer.
What do you want to know exactly?
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terrie

Anyone has the feeling that French applicants are disadvantaged because of the traditional low marks awarded by some French universities ? Was told that last year U Penn admitted only 3 French applicants , is this true ?

Anyone has the feeling that French applicants are disadvantaged because of the traditional low marks awarded by some French universities ? Was told that last year U Penn admitted only 3 French applicants , is this true ?
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Salomon

Anyone has the feeling that French applicants are disadvantaged because of the traditional low marks awarded by some French universities ? Was told that last year U Penn admitted only 3 French applicants , is this true ?


I have a friend currently at UPenn and I was in Philly last summer : I met at least 7 French students...

<blockquote>Anyone has the feeling that French applicants are disadvantaged because of the traditional low marks awarded by some French universities ? Was told that last year U Penn admitted only 3 French applicants , is this true ? </blockquote>

I have a friend currently at UPenn and I was in Philly last summer : I met at least 7 French students...
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Cindy

I agree with you Terrie.

There is a disadvantage not only regarding our grading system, but also because we do not have all these honors or honor societies (besides "mentions") ... At least, it was not the case when I was a student in France.

Plus, we do not have any law school journals and the only students who publish an article are those in PhD's and under the name of a professor. Personally I published a few articles and 2 books (some with leading legal publishing houses) independently and after my studies. However, I do not know if admission offices are aware it is not something that a lawyer usually do (generally authors of legal publications are professors/researchers). Then I do not know if admission offices understand that I did not publish "simply" because I had the opportunity through a professor.

I suppose that in some other countries there are similar disadvantages. And in other, well, they are luckier to have a system closer to the American one.

The problem is admission offices look for things which do not exist in France.

I agree with you Terrie.

There is a disadvantage not only regarding our grading system, but also because we do not have all these honors or honor societies (besides "mentions") ... At least, it was not the case when I was a student in France.

Plus, we do not have any law school journals and the only students who publish an article are those in PhD's and under the name of a professor. Personally I published a few articles and 2 books (some with leading legal publishing houses) independently and after my studies. However, I do not know if admission offices are aware it is not something that a lawyer usually do (generally authors of legal publications are professors/researchers). Then I do not know if admission offices understand that I did not publish "simply" because I had the opportunity through a professor.

I suppose that in some other countries there are similar disadvantages. And in other, well, they are luckier to have a system closer to the American one.

The problem is admission offices look for things which do not exist in France.
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Cindy

And I did not mention the fact that Americans think Sorbonne is the best university in France.

All the French schools admit students if they register on time. The selection is done through the years (just a small percentage is successful each year). I won't be more precise, as it was a subject explained in another thread.

However, admission offices still consider Sorbonne as the best!

And I did not mention the fact that Americans think Sorbonne is the best university in France.

All the French schools admit students if they register on time. The selection is done through the years (just a small percentage is successful each year). I won't be more precise, as it was a subject explained in another thread.

However, admission offices still consider Sorbonne as the best!

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zedi

Hey kavale,

Congratulations for your acceptance to fordham.
i'm a french student . Maybe you could say me what is your credential? Grades, toefl score, experience, publications, GMAT, dess, dea CAPA ,..?
i 'm in maitrise, i think is not enought.
could you tell me when you send your application?
i send my application the february 28, and i'm waiting.
i don't known when i hope receive my answer.
thanks for your answer
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zedi

Hey kavale,

Congratulations for your acceptance to fordham.
i'm a french student . Maybe you could say me what is your credential? Grades, toefl score, experience, publications, GMAT, dess, dea CAPA ,..?
i 'm in maitrise, i think is not enought.
could you tell me when you send your application?
i send my application the february 28, and i'm waiting.
i don't known when i hope receive my answer.
thanks for your answer
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zedi
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mafenyc

Zedi

Have you called Fordham? They say it takes them three weeks after the application is completed to tell you. I applied just this week, for the part-time program...and that was what they told me.

Zedi

Have you called Fordham? They say it takes them three weeks after the application is completed to tell you. I applied just this week, for the part-time program...and that was what they told me.
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zedi

hey mafenyc

i didn't call fordham.do you think send a e-mail it's possible?
you have applied this week?how is it possible?the deadline was the february 28!perhaps it is only for the full-time program.
thanks for your answer:
were do you come from?what is your credential?
do you know if fordham offer financial aid for european student?
have you a scholarships?
bye

hey mafenyc

i didn't call fordham.do you think send a e-mail it's possible?
you have applied this week?how is it possible?the deadline was the february 28!perhaps it is only for the full-time program.
thanks for your answer:
were do you come from?what is your credential?
do you know if fordham offer financial aid for european student?
have you a scholarships?
bye
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rocky

I am considering going to the University of Chicago but I am affraid an LLM from this university would not be considered prestigious in France.
Could someone from France who studied there share his/her experience when returning in France to find a job?
Given the amount to be spent I want to make sure that an LLM from Chicago would be seen as a plus when I will be looking for a job in France (and that people will not ask me: why not Columbia or NYU?).
Tx

I am considering going to the University of Chicago but I am affraid an LLM from this university would not be considered prestigious in France.
Could someone from France who studied there share his/her experience when returning in France to find a job?
Given the amount to be spent I want to make sure that an LLM from Chicago would be seen as a plus when I will be looking for a job in France (and that people will not ask me: why not Columbia or NYU?).
Tx
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Kavale

Hi Rocky,

It is the same for me.

I think I will decline Fordham' offer for this reason.

50,000 USD (tuition, flat and daily life) is a huge amount of money and Fordham does not worth it.

I am waiting for the answer of Columbia ...

Hi Rocky,

It is the same for me.

I think I will decline Fordham' offer for this reason.

50,000 USD (tuition, flat and daily life) is a huge amount of money and Fordham does not worth it.

I am waiting for the answer of Columbia ...
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rocky

Regarding Columbia, I sent an email yesterday to see if I could have a decision and I received an answer a few hours later (negative).
Maybe you could do that. Given the content of the answer, I really don't think that they felt pressured by my request and that it was negative because of that.
Good luck anyway

Regarding Columbia, I sent an email yesterday to see if I could have a decision and I received an answer a few hours later (negative).
Maybe you could do that. Given the content of the answer, I really don't think that they felt pressured by my request and that it was negative because of that.
Good luck anyway
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Kavale

Sorry for that.

But their behavior is weird. You asked them to answer and directly they answered "no".

Btw, has anybody accepted Fordham' offer ?

On which ground ? Reputation or last chance to be enrolled in an LL.M. program ?

Sorry for that.

But their behavior is weird. You asked them to answer and directly they answered "no".

Btw, has anybody accepted Fordham' offer ?

On which ground ? Reputation or last chance to be enrolled in an LL.M. program ?




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Frenchie

I am currently enrolled at Columbia and I heard that there were over 2000 applicants this year. How would you react if you got 50 calls a day from people inquiring about their personal decision?
It just takes time. I received my notification last year in mid-april and frankly there haven't been any single day I regretted my choice. CLS is a great law school and living in NY is an amazing experience. In addition, the NY job market for LLMs at Columbia is really good.

Bonne chance!

I am currently enrolled at Columbia and I heard that there were over 2000 applicants this year. How would you react if you got 50 calls a day from people inquiring about their personal decision?
It just takes time. I received my notification last year in mid-april and frankly there haven't been any single day I regretted my choice. CLS is a great law school and living in NY is an amazing experience. In addition, the NY job market for LLMs at Columbia is really good.

Bonne chance!
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Kavale

Hi Frenchie,

Don't worry, I know I am not the only one to expect to be accepted by Columbia.

Wait and see !

Just one question : if the market is good for Columbia, how is it for Fordham ? Is there an irretrievable gap between the both ?

Thanks.

Hi Frenchie,

Don't worry, I know I am not the only one to expect to be accepted by Columbia.

Wait and see !

Just one question : if the market is good for Columbia, how is it for Fordham ? Is there an irretrievable gap between the both ?

Thanks.
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mafenyc

Zedi

I applied to Fordham for the second deadline, that until last week was April 1, 2006, and I realized today it was extended until May 15, 2006. I am applying for half-time program, I am currently working in a small law firm here in Manhattan. I am not a european attorney, I am Colombian. I have yet to take the Toefl exam, that I will be taking this upcoming saturday, and after that I believe they will review my application. You should inquiry w/ them, it's been a while and maybe they tried to reach you and something happened, who knows?

Good Luck!

Zedi

I applied to Fordham for the second deadline, that until last week was April 1, 2006, and I realized today it was extended until May 15, 2006. I am applying for half-time program, I am currently working in a small law firm here in Manhattan. I am not a european attorney, I am Colombian. I have yet to take the Toefl exam, that I will be taking this upcoming saturday, and after that I believe they will review my application. You should inquiry w/ them, it's been a while and maybe they tried to reach you and something happened, who knows?

Good Luck!
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