Stetson vs. FIU

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mlewis87
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Stetson vs. FIU

Postby mlewis87 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:47 pm

Considering both schools, Stetson having $30K/yr tuition and FIU having $12K/yr tuition, is there a huge, significant difference in their education. I know Stetson ranks really high in Trial Advocacy and Legal Writing and FIU is still new, but is Stetson worth the amount of debt? Thanks...

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NoleinNY
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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby NoleinNY » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:53 pm

I hate being one of those guys, but...

Neither is a good bet, especially without a scholarship.

What are your numbers? (gpa/lsat) Retaking the LSAT and getting some $$ is TCR.
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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby snakemongler84 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:54 pm

What do you want to do & where do you want to live? I'm a Stetson 2L.

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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby mlewis87 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:43 pm

Well, I would like to live in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville/Orlando type area....I guess you could classify that as Northeast Florida, but willing to flex a bit....not quite sure exactly what area I want to pursue...

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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby NoleinNY » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:15 pm

mlewis87 wrote:Well, I would like to live in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville/Orlando type area....I guess you could classify that as Northeast Florida, but willing to flex a bit....not quite sure exactly what area I want to pursue...

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Retaking and reapplying next year might be the best choice. A few more points in each section could get you a) more money at Stetson or b) admission to FSU or UF.

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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby snakemongler84 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:02 am

Honestly I don't know Stetson grads do in those areas of FL. I would imagine they do not do nearly as well as they do in the Tampa Bay region.

I would advise you to keep your career goals in mind (and continually refine them) as you make this decision. I would not have come to Stetson, which required taking on considerable debt, had I not been dedicated to pursuing a public service career (IBR + PSLF).

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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby Grizz » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:23 am

mlewis87 wrote:Well, I would like to live in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville/Orlando type area....I guess you could classify that as Northeast Florida, but willing to flex a bit....not quite sure exactly what area I want to pursue...

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Retake, get a 162ish (eminently doable) and go to UF or FSU. Both Stetson and FIU, in general, are bad ideas in this economy.

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Re: Stetson vs. FIU

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:07 pm

Stetson is probably a bit of a better school but it does not come close to being worth sticker. I would go FIU just because it's cheap. But I also agree that you should retake and shoot higher, or at least get a scholarship at Stetson.




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