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First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby bradleygt89 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:08 am

Hello there and so happy I have found this forum.

I am currently in my last class at Ashford University and will finish with a 3.5+ GPA for my BA in Public Relations and Marketing. I'll be 40 in December and have over 10 years experience in business/sales. I have always had a strong interest in Law, but never thought about pursuing it as a career until the last few months. My interest in Law would be Family Law and working with children.

I have several questions and any honest responses would be appreciated.

1. Since I am a business major, would a JD/MBA joint degree be worth it. Reading through some previous posts here, I can see that if I am going to pursue a career in Law, that a MBA may not be needed.

2. I currently live in St. Augustine/Jacksonville area, BUT my GF and I are planning on moving to the Sarasota/Tampa area this coming summer of 2011. Who are the best Law Schools in that area for me to look into? And do any of them offer evening/weekend courses since I DO have to continue working to support my family (GF & a six year old son)

3. Are there any reputable Online Law schools? As previously mentioned, I am finishing my BA at Ashford U and have done all this Online. If there is not a good Law School in the Sarasota/Tampa area that offers evening/weekend classes, an online Law school may be my only option.

Thanks again for any advice,

Bradley

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Grizz » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:59 am

The only place you're looking at for part-time in Tampa/St. Pete is Stetson. But they're not prestigious, and employment prospects are dim in this economy. Also, it's expensive, and it's not worth going to unless you can get probably a full scholarship to hedge risks. The legal economy is that bad right now. If you already have a successful career, I'd think long and hard about going into law right now.

Do NOT go to ANY online law school. Waste of money.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:39 pm

I can see Sarasota having a law school in the next 20 years. Seems like its the same model for the rest of the TTTT ones in FL, attract people with good weather/beaches and Sarasota has the best.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Grizz » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:38 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I can see Sarasota having a law school in the next 20 years. Seems like its the same model for the rest of the TTTT ones in FL, attract people with good weather/beaches and Sarasota has the best.


Too many olds though.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby mst » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:40 pm

Stetson, unless you're willing to go to school in Gainesville (UF). Job opportunities are not great for Stetson, but it's OK if you get a decent scholarship, if only for placement in the Tampa area, because that's all you can do with a Stetson degree basically...

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby gwuorbust » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:08 am

Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby shawty18ga » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:16 pm

Stetson would be all right if you get a full ride. Honestly, if I were you I would get the hell out of Florida.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:37 pm

gwuorbust wrote:Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.


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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:57 pm

Sandro777 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.


I went to UG in Tampa. TTTTampa is more like it.


USF? U Tampa?

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:12 pm

rad law wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.


I went to UG in Tampa. TTTTampa is more like it.


USF? U Tampa?


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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:14 pm

rad law wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I can see Sarasota having a law school in the next 20 years. Seems like its the same model for the rest of the TTTT ones in FL, attract people with good weather/beaches and Sarasota has the best.


Too many olds though.


Perfect place to start up your malpractice firm!

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Grizz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:20 am

Sandro777 wrote:
rad law wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.


I went to UG in Tampa. TTTTampa is more like it.


USF? U Tampa?


B B B B B Bulls


How was going to school next to Suitcase City?

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:27 am

How was going to school next to Suitcase City?


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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Grizz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:41 am

Sandro777 wrote:
How was going to school next to Suitcase City?


Gave me mad street cred when I moved to the hood in Atlanta.


What part? That's where I went to college.

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Barbie » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:05 am

Sandro777 wrote:
rad law wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:Stetsons limits you to TTTampa (bias alert: I'm from there), UF gives you the option of all of the state. plus, UF is cheap. choose UF.


I went to UG in Tampa. TTTTampa is more like it.


USF? U Tampa?


B B B B B Bulls


ME tooooooo Sandro. (I transferred here for medical reasons. Been here 2 years)

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Re: First time poster: JD/MBA & Florida Law School Programs?

Postby Sandro » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:21 am

rad law wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:
How was going to school next to Suitcase City?


Gave me mad street cred when I moved to the hood in Atlanta.


What part? That's where I went to college.


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