Best School for a job in Miami

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rbarcelo9
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Best School for a job in Miami

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:39 pm

I have lived in Florida (Miami) all my life and went to Undergrad at FSU. So I have never really ventured out of Florida and have never really wanted to until law school. My dream school is UChicago, however I realize that if I do get in, with my numbers I'd probably be paying sticker. I'm a Cuban male with a 3.78 162 Dec. 09 and hopefully somewhere around a 168-170 in Oct. My question is if it would be worth the money to go to a top school if I want to practice in Miami. Or would my best bet be to take $$$$ at UF and just try to finish in the top 10%. I have a bunch of friends that have graduated from FSU and UF that have struggled to find jobs, and thats what worries me about staying in Florida for law school. I'm am not completely closed to the idea of working in the city where I go to law school. I just want to have a good job when I graduate. Ideally that job would be in Miami but if I have to work in another city for a couple years, it wouldn't be the end of the world. But ultimately I definitely want to end up back in Miami for good. Any help, advice, or personal experiences are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

-Randy

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:40 pm

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rbarcelo9 wrote:just try to finish in the top 10%

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby tas817 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:37 pm

I know how you feel lived in MIA my how life and want to go away for law school and come back to work. But unless you get into a T15 school better off staying at a FL school. Right now the job market is so bad that it is hard to gauge job prospects for every school. Hopefully 3 years from now things will improve. UM is always going to be a great pick for working in Miami. The Alumni network is amazing in Miami. UF and FSU are great too with Stetson running just behind. If you look at the major firms in Miami they are filled with FL school grads but also T14 schools. So if you know for sure you want to stay in Miami and don't get into a UChicago type school stay in state. Good luck

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby trudat15 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:52 pm

kalvano wrote:Rank >
rbarcelo9 wrote:just try to finish in the top 10%


Get your Oct LSAT and apply broadly to T14. With your URM bump, you will get in a few. Even if you dont get Chicago, go somewhere else with in T14. You'll get something, and they will be much better than UF or UM in the long run.

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby nealric » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:52 pm

The best school for a job in Miami is Yale followed by Harvard and Stanford. Basically, I would go to any T14, and if that doesn't pan out go to UF.

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby dakatz » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:00 pm

What everybody else is saying. If you can go to one of the top national schools, go there. Otherwise, go to UF or Miami.

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:00 pm

Yale.

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Re: Best School for a job in Miami

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:54 pm

reasonable_man wrote:Yale.


Had to know that was coming.




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