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Where should I go?

American (sticker)
2
18%
Cincinnati (with $23,000 + no living expenses)
3
27%
Florida State ($2,000)
6
55%
Stetson (sticker)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 11

pearlmc
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Help!

Postby pearlmc » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:24 am

So I want to do some sort of public interest law--not sure exactly what though. I would ultimately like to end up living in Florida. I currently live in Virginia though so I'm going to be OOS at all of my schools. I hear mixed things about doing public interest--go to school where you want to work, but keep it to the lowest amount of debt. With the scholarship from Cincinnati and the fact that I could live with my grandmother and have virtually 0 living expenses, it is definitely the cheapest option. However, I definitely do not want to live there the rest of my life. Would it be possible to go to Cincinnati, graduate with much less debt and eventually move to Florida or is that completely unrealistic?

Also, I'm still at no decision reached for UF. I don't know if that changes anything though. I was really hoping to get scholarship money from one of the Florida schools and I'm a bit surprised I didn't (at least from Stetson--I visited over the summer and they told me I would almost definitely get money) and I met with a rep from student affairs at Academic Scholars Day at FSU and she said I would be getting something...didn't expect it to be a one time only $2,000.

Oh and in my mind I've pretty much eliminated American, but should I consider that at all?

So help please!! THANKS!

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snapdragon
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Re: Help!

Postby snapdragon » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 am

IMO, if you definitely want to live in FL, FSU gives you the best shot at doing that. I think one can get in-state at FL schools after the first year, and it's a much better option than Stetson.

I understand the temptation of Cincinnati, but you will almost certainly not get a job in FL with no connections to the state and a Cincinnati JD. If you are OK with living in Cincinnati, then it'd be a different story, but if you want FL, go FSU.

fakemoney
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Re: Help!

Postby fakemoney » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:35 am

pearlmc wrote:

Oh and in my mind I've pretty much eliminated American, but should I consider that at all?


Hard to fnd any virtue in considering American.

Looks like FSU or UF are the ticket if you're set on Florida. How hard is it to get in-state tuition for years 2 and 3?

pearlmc
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Re: Help!

Postby pearlmc » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:44 am

fakemoney wrote:
pearlmc wrote:

Oh and in my mind I've pretty much eliminated American, but should I consider that at all?


Hard to fnd any virtue in considering American.

Looks like FSU or UF are the ticket if you're set on Florida. How hard is it to get in-state tuition for years 2 and 3?


I've heard it's pretty easy to get in-state for years 2 and 3.


snapdragon wrote:I understand the temptation of Cincinnati, but you will almost certainly not get a job in FL with no connections to the state and a Cincinnati JD. If you are OK with living in Cincinnati, then it'd be a different story, but if you want FL, go FSU.


I do think I could live in Cinci for a few years after graduation (I don't want to, but I could survive)...I just don't want to be stuck there forever.

Thanks for the responses so far!




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