FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

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FSU or Stetson

FSU
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rockydbull
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FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 11:31 am

TLSers I need some advice.

Right now I have an offer from FSU as an in state student for 10k a year with a top 45% stip which is about 10k a year in tuition. I have also just received a revised offer from Stetson for a Full Ride with now stips.

Additional information: I am a URM my numbers are 164 and 3.25 and I did my undergrad at USF Tampa. I am also originally from Miami. Not sure what part of law I want to practice in future.

I would like to hear the opinions of everyone and Yes I already know Yale or gtfo :lol:

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 11:33 am

rockydbull wrote:TLSers I need some advice.

Right now I have an offer from FSU as an in state student for 10k a year with a top 45% stip which is about 10k a year in tuition. I have also just received a revised offer from Stetson for a Full Ride with now stips.

Additional information: I am a URM my numbers are 164 and 3.25 and I did my undergrad at USF Tampa. I am also originally from Miami. Not sure what part of law I want to practice in future.

I would like to hear the opinions of everyone and Yes I already know Yale or gtfo :lol:


Did you apply super late or something? You should have way better options.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rad lulz » Tue May 22, 2012 11:34 am

Ask FSU to remove stips.

I might still go to FSU anyway even if they don't, because in-state at FSU isn't too bad.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby roaringeagle » Tue May 22, 2012 11:37 am

flem wrote:
rockydbull wrote:TLSers I need some advice.

Right now I have an offer from FSU as an in state student for 10k a year with a top 45% stip which is about 10k a year in tuition. I have also just received a revised offer from Stetson for a Full Ride with now stips.

Additional information: I am a URM my numbers are 164 and 3.25 and I did my undergrad at USF Tampa. I am also originally from Miami. Not sure what part of law I want to practice in future.

I would like to hear the opinions of everyone and Yes I already know Yale or gtfo :lol:


Did you apply super late or something? You should have way better options.


I second this. Re-apply next year to the top 25 schools. You will have a decent shot at lower T14 to large scholarship at a top 25 school.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:03 pm

flem wrote:
rockydbull wrote:TLSers I need some advice.

Right now I have an offer from FSU as an in state student for 10k a year with a top 45% stip which is about 10k a year in tuition. I have also just received a revised offer from Stetson for a Full Ride with now stips.

Additional information: I am a URM my numbers are 164 and 3.25 and I did my undergrad at USF Tampa. I am also originally from Miami. Not sure what part of law I want to practice in future.

I would like to hear the opinions of everyone and Yes I already know Yale or gtfo :lol:


Did you apply super late or something? You should have way better options.


No I applied normal cycle and got into better schools but scholarship money was like pulling teeth and out of state prices were very high which is why I am where I am. I would prefer not to sit out a cycle too

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:04 pm

rad lulz wrote:Ask FSU to remove stips.

I might still go to FSU anyway even if they don't, because in-state at FSU isn't too bad.



What do you think would be the best way to go about asking for the stips to be removed. The admissions person said that the stips are new this year also.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 1:05 pm

rockydbull wrote:No I applied normal cycle and got into better schools but scholarship money was like pulling teeth and out of state prices were very high which is why I am where I am. I would prefer not to sit out a cycle too


1) What's the hurry? Any retakes left?
2) Do you want to live in Florida permanently?
3) What are your long term career goals?

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:09 pm

flem wrote:
rockydbull wrote:No I applied normal cycle and got into better schools but scholarship money was like pulling teeth and out of state prices were very high which is why I am where I am. I would prefer not to sit out a cycle too


1) What's the hurry? Any retakes left?
2) Do you want to live in Florida permanently?
3) What are your long term career goals?


1) I would like to continue my education while I am still highly motivated and school mode. I am not sure of the retake number so far I took two lsats a 160 then a 164.
2. I would be happy either way
3. not sure yet but I could see myself doing many facets of law

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 1:11 pm

rockydbull wrote:
1) I would like to continue my education while I am still highly motivated and school mode. I am not sure of the retake number so far I took two lsats a 160 then a 164.
2. I would be happy either way
3. not sure yet but I could see myself doing many facets of law


1) You've got one retake left. Feel like you could improve on a 164? A few points would net you some awesome options. A year of work experience would help you in your long term career search
2) Be sure you'd be happy in FL long term, because these schools do not travel well, even outside of their region in Florida.
3) I meant more like, public interest or large firm, not necessarily a concentration.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:15 pm

flem wrote:
rockydbull wrote:
1) I would like to continue my education while I am still highly motivated and school mode. I am not sure of the retake number so far I took two lsats a 160 then a 164.
2. I would be happy either way
3. not sure yet but I could see myself doing many facets of law


1) You've got one retake left. Feel like you could improve on a 164? A few points would net you some awesome options. A year of work experience would help you in your long term career search
2) Be sure you'd be happy in FL long term, because these schools do not travel well, even outside of their region in Florida.
3) I meant more like, public interest or large firm, not necessarily a concentration.


1. Yeah the 164 was a nice jump I was practicing in the 158-162 area. I lucked out because some of my reading was science and economics which I am familiar with and destroyed those sections giving me a little boost. I am not sure I could replicate that .
2. I am happy long term in Florida
3. I think both would be interesting, I understand none of my options give me big law though so that is obviously out. I would give the edge to public interest.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 1:20 pm

Have you played around with Law School Transparency? Neither of these schools have great employment stats. Your debt load will be small enough from either to have the freedom to work in a small firm, but out of either (particularly Stetson) there's a good chance you'll never end up with a full time job that requires bar passage.

If you refuse to retake, FSU is definitely worth the extra money. Remember that a full tuition scholarship sounds awesome, but it's only as good as it compares to your next option.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:30 pm

flem wrote:Have you played around with Law School Transparency? Neither of these schools have great employment stats. Your debt load will be small enough from either to have the freedom to work in a small firm, but out of either (particularly Stetson) there's a good chance you'll never end up with a full time job that requires bar passage.

If you refuse to retake, FSU is definitely worth the extra money. Remember that a full tuition scholarship sounds awesome, but it's only as good as it compares to your next option.



well after looking at the 2010 job results FSU was looking a little rough so Stetson is probably NOT (sorry edit for forgotten NOT) worth it. Thanks for the advice.

Any suggestions on how to negotiate off the stips at FSU?
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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby flem » Tue May 22, 2012 1:32 pm

rockydbull wrote:well after looking at the 2010 job results FSU was looking a little rough so Stetson is probably worth it. Thanks for the advice.

Any suggestions on how to negotiate off the stips at FSU?


Say you've got a full ride at Stetson with no stips (send them the offer when they ask) and that, though FSU is your top choice, you can't pass up a full ride at Stetson for 10k/year at FSU unless it was guaranteed. See what they say.

In all honesty, it's not a horrible stip (roughly top half) because if you fell below it you might want to consider dropping out anyway.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rad lulz » Tue May 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Brah you have no idea why you want to go to law school and basically no idea what you want to do in the law. You've basically done minimal research and have nothing even resembling a loose plan. This is moronic. You need to sit down and think seriously about what you want to do and where you want to do it rather than just half-assing this life-changing and non-dischargeable debt-incurring decision. You are the type of person who should absolutely NOT go to law school right now.

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Re: FSU 10k vs Stetson Full Ride

Postby rockydbull » Tue May 22, 2012 1:35 pm

flem wrote:
rockydbull wrote:well after looking at the 2010 job results FSU was looking a little rough so Stetson is probably worth it. Thanks for the advice.

Any suggestions on how to negotiate off the stips at FSU?


Say you've got a full ride at Stetson with no stips (send them the offer when they ask) and that, though FSU is your top choice, you can't pass up a full ride at Stetson for 10k/year at FSU unless it was guaranteed. See what they say.

In all honesty, it's not a horrible stip (roughly top half) because if you fell below it you might want to consider dropping out anyway.



Sorry I meant to say Stetson is NOT worth it. Thanks for the help I will try the wording and maybe get a bite. I really hope law school is full of people not like TLSers so I can out smart them lol




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