FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

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Which one would you choose?

Florida State (in-state)
20
83%
Washington and Lee (sticker)
4
17%
 
Total votes: 24

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FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:01 pm

Would prefer to do big law/private practice. Lived in FL my whole life. Love FSU but scared of it's lack of private practice jobs upon graduation.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:13 pm

bump

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby flem » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:32 pm

noleknight16 wrote:Would prefer to do big law/private practice. Lived in FL my whole life. Love FSU but scared of it's lack of private practice jobs upon graduation.


1) unlikely
2) FSU, since W&L is stupid expensive and you have ties to FL. If you miss the biglaw boat (see #1) at least you won't be stuck paying back $200k.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby tennisking88 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:35 pm

Do not pay sticker for WL.

If you want Fl, for the love of God, go to Fl St.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:37 pm

What is the total COA for each law school ? Compute the COA for each, then select FSU.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby srfngdd6 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:40 pm

noleknight16 wrote:Would prefer to do big law/private practice. Lived in FL my whole life. Love FSU but scared of it's lack of private practice jobs upon graduation.



if only ucf med was ucf law instead haha staying in orlando would be easier then going to tally

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:43 pm

I have a family member who is a partner at a biglaw firm in NY, with offices in multiple cities in FL and VA. Does this change anything to do with my decision?

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby tennisking88 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:50 pm

noleknight16 wrote:I have a family member who is a partner at a biglaw firm in NY, with offices in multiple cities in FL and VA. Does this change anything to do with my decision?


It encourages you even more to take the cheapest option.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby romothesavior » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:58 pm

tennisking88 wrote:Do not pay sticker for WL.

If you want Fl, for the love of God, go to Fl St.

So much this. FSU and its not even close.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby PhiAlphaFLBeta » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Go to the school where you get the best legal education and will incur the lowest amount of debt. Go to FSU. If your parents are helping with living expenses, you'll be looking at ~60k of debt instead of >120k.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby arigoldwannabe » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:37 pm

Current FSU 1L willing to answer whatever...

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Postby Bless » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:01 pm

arigoldwannabe wrote:Current FSU 1L willing to answer whatever...

Likewise.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:13 pm

If I wanted to do mid-big private practice, is that possible from top 50% or do I need to be in the upper percentile of grade? I realize the FL legal market is in shambles.

What kind of summer work are you guys doing?

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby JamesChapman23 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:40 pm

noleknight16 wrote:If I wanted to do mid-big private practice, is that possible from top 50% or do I need to be in the upper percentile of grade? I realize the FL legal market is in shambles.

What kind of summer work are you guys doing?


Top 20 percent at least. "mid-big private practice" is also kind of a misnomer- you either get biglaw (160k in the big cities, 100kish regionally) or you end up in the small law/doc review slop. Some government jobs exist to, but are extremely competitive.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby d00d » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:09 am

If you are dead-set on going to law school, go to FSU and don't think twice. Entry-level jobs are really tough to come by right now in Florida, but this is probably the case most everywhere. Don't go in banking on being in the top 20% of your class either. There are jobs out there, but it takes a bit of hustling.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:12 am

romothesavior wrote:
tennisking88 wrote:Do not pay sticker for WL.

If you want Fl, for the love of God, go to Fl St.

So much this. FSU and its not even close.

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Re: FSU(in-state) v W&L(sticker)

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:17 am

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