Florida State vs. Florida

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Which is better and why? Vote and offer an opinion.

Florida
15
65%
Florida State
8
35%
 
Total votes: 23

qualster
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Florida State vs. Florida

Postby qualster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:08 am

Both rank in the low 50-ish range. How different are they?

ram jam
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby ram jam » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:51 am

Florida is The Gator Nation. UF dominates law in Florida. Both schools are on par for their academics. But I think that FSU is gaining influence. UF will probably always be more prestigious.

ChaotiCait
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby ChaotiCait » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:00 am

There's already a ton of threads for this, including at least one with a poll. Search bar is on the top left.

lawduder
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby lawduder » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:41 am

FSU probably has the better facualty and eventually will "outrank" UF, though rankings at this level don't matter. UF probably is still better if your goal is to find a job after law school because of their massive alumni network in Florida as we as their "lay prestige." A good number of gators and gator alumni actually think of their school as the long lost ivy league institution in Florida. Unfortunately, while completely untrue, that notion perpetuates throughout the state and if you're an FSU grad, most people will think it's becuase you couldn't get in to UF.

lawschoolstudent85
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:58 am

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qualster
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby qualster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:04 am

ChaotiCait wrote:There's already a ton of threads for this, including at least one with a poll. Search bar is on the top left.


Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to waste your time. Thanks for the informative response.

Tuyarp
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby Tuyarp » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:22 pm

I would visit both schools.

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whuts4lunch
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Re: Florida State vs. Florida

Postby whuts4lunch » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:29 pm

I think FSU > UF, because of the difference in location. Neither school is prestigious enough to overcome not having a regional feeder market (like UVA or Cornell). At the level of schools that UF and FSU are, it is imperative to take advantage of networking and during school work experience, which UF doesn't offer. If UF were located in Tallahassee and FSU were in Gainesville, my opinion would be reversed.

The lay prestige factor is definitely annoying, because it is in no way a consequence of the law programs at each school.




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