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3.8 of 5 stars (140 Ratings)

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4.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

First year classes focus more on Socratic Method, Second and Third Year classes are much more skills oriented

Quality of Life

Cost of living is very good in the area, especially for NYC
Facilites are more than adequate and they have begun construction on a new law building that looks amazing
Computer labs are always accessible and working
Neighborhood is safe and a great place to be for the school and for a social life

Admissions

Fairly smooth admissions process, they also have a pre orientation class for those that may need it

5.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Competitive
Professor always present
Ver clear teaching methods

Quality of Life

All is cheap nice and good

Admissions

Tofel over 100
Full application
I m an LLM

Level

Other

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Admissions

There are merit scholarships available, but most students probably didn't receive them. Nothing particular stands out about the application process - the application tracker was a good tool, but mailings were sometimes received later than expected.

Level

1L

4.5 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Quality of Life

Extremely expensive

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Fordham does a nice job of coupling the theoretical underpinnings of the law with practical application of relevant skills. In addition to using the Socratic method (particularly during 1L), the school has a wide range of opportunities (e.g., extra curricular activities, study abroad programs, externships, clinics, etc.) that are useful and challenging. The atmosphere is more collegial than competitive, but students still try to do the best that they can do. The school would be well served to provide better academic advising.

Quality of Life

New York City is expensive, but it is worth it for the Fordham experience. The law school is in a great location--on the Upper West Side near Lincoln Center and a growing academic area that also includes Julliard and John Jay. Perhaps most importantly, Fordham is building a new school, adjacent to the current law school, that is schedule to open in the fall of 2014 to replace the current facilities, which leave much to be desired.

4.3 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The quality of the academics is impressive. Many of the professors have practiced in the areas that they teach, so we really get a good understanding of the topic.

Quality of Life

Tuition doesn't really make sense, but very few schools are reasonable in this aspect. The dining facilities are also subpar, frequently failing health code inspections. Other than that, everything is just as I would expect it to be.

Admissions

Basically the same as all of the other schools, no obvious differences.

Level

3L

3.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

good balance of Socratic vs. non-Socratic professors after the 1L year, numerous clinics, drafting, and advocacy courses

Quality of Life

new building under construction, old building is dated and too small, high NYC cost of living, campus has very good location

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Decidedly practical, as evidenced by the large percent of courses being taught by practicing adjuncts, for better or for worse.

Admissions

Standard.

Level

3L

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

quality classes and professors. Competitive students but yet friendly. Many options.

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Classes are incredibly fulfilling, and you learn a great deal. A lot of theory, but as you get to the more advanced modules e.g. Mergers and Acquisitions which was VERY practical.

Admissions

Essays, application process, CV / resume

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