Jericwithers wrote:Whats wrong with Orlando?
I agree with what was said that there are no real 'biglaw' jobs in Florida. From my research there are no market paying $160k jobs in Florida at all. If the motivation is Florida or bust, then go UF or FSU. If it is biglaw $$$ or bust, then go Duke. I would just be worried paying off the debt load when the best firms in Florida pay at most $145k, and when those jobs are quite scarce.
Check out http://www.nalpdirectory.com for my info and to do some research into OCI at all these schools.
There is certainly the equivalent of BigLaw. A friend of mine used to work at H&K in Tampa and he made bank.
OP, tell your friend to go to Duke if he's chasing $$$. If that person is more debt averse and wants to do gov't/PI/small law and generally just wants Florida and nowhere else, then UF.