lawduder wrote:starky259 wrote:UF for Biglaw
[strike]FSU[/strike] UF for government work
Yup. There should be only one law school for the state of FL.
starky259 wrote:UF for Biglaw
FSU for government work
Cestjustemoi wrote:gottaloveJAG wrote:Although UF used to be held in much higher regard than FSU, that is quickly changing.
Not only is UF now only one place above FSU in USNWR rankings (at 50 and 51) with UF steadily going down in the rankings and FSU going up, but FSU is also located in a real city (not just a college town).
There are many opportunities for law students being in the capital, as you can imagine.
Rankings aren't that important. Tally is not a city nor is it close to one. UF has wayyy more prestige in florida even outside of law. People who can't get admitted to UF UG tend to go to FSU and even tho FSUs law school is good it can't escape it's second best name. UF is close to both Tampa and Orlando which are actualy cities worth being in. Go to UF it's an awesome school and congrats my friend!!!
Mastiff wrote:fsuundergrad -[strike]If you will check, you will see that the bar passage rate for FSU this Feb exam was 65%, just slightly higher than UF's rate.[/strike]
flhealth - tragically budget cuts do affect even the law schools, however, many professors are teaching in endowed chairs, and that does protect them. Where you will see the affect is thru the little things, for instance, the library used to have pizza at the weekly training classes, no longer.
Lawof_theLand wrote:I'd pick FSU just because Tallahassee is so much more of an intellectually engaging place to study law.
Within walking distance of:
the Florida Supreme Court - (just 2 Blocks east of the Law Library).
the 1st District Court of Appeals
the main office of the Florida Northern U.S. District Court
the State Legislature
countless headquarters of state-wide advocacy organizations
Outstanding public policy law firms like Bryant, Miller, Olive
Really, what does Gainesville offer? If you want to network in school, I'd go to Tallahassee. If you want to tap in to 'Gator Nation' go to Gainesville, but you'll miss out on a lot of really unique opportunities.
mistergoft wrote:starky259 wrote:UF for Biglaw
FSU for government work
I'm sure that the 405 students in our 2L class that didn't get biglaw SAs (read: I am almost positive less than ten students from UF were offered summer associate positions at what are regarded as "biglaw" firms) would disagree with this...