UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

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UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby randyn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:22 pm

UM full sticker 40k
vs.
FIU TTTT 14k

I am highly anticipating acceptances to both, but am unsure whether I will get money from UM.

I don't care about big law but I do want solid employment prospects in south Florida.

*need to live in SFL

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby movieguru873 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:33 pm

Most people will probably tell you to go to U of Miami. I however, don't think Miami is worth going 120k in debt. Sure, the job prospects sucks for FIU, and there's a very real likelihood that you will come out making around 40k, but with Miami there's a big chance that you'll be making the same salary with 3x the debt.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby randyn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:35 pm

That is what I am worried about. Of course I want to make 100k plus coming out of school, but if I have to start between 40-70k that is okay for the first few years UNLESS I have 120k in debt.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby It's a trap! » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:40 pm

randyn wrote:if I have to start between 40-70k that is okay for the first few years.


You should be on your knees begging for that.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby randyn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:15 pm

any other input?

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Cupidity » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:20 pm

FIU $$$ over UM any day. FIU isn't terrible, and they are getting better. Miami has some serious systemic issues, ie: paying half their class to defer a year.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby js87 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:22 pm

What is your goal? If you don't have any biglaw desire, take FIU and minimize your debt load. It's an up and coming school in the region. Just avoid Nova and St Thomas like the plague

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:25 pm

If you want/need to stay in South Florida and don't get $$$ from UM, 100% FIU.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:25 pm

UM isn't considered TTTT? Gah, what's this forum coming to.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:26 pm

Helmholtz wrote:UM isn't considered TTTT? Gah, what's this forum coming to.

You didn't even know UM had a law school 2 weeks ago!

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:26 pm

missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:UM isn't considered TTTT? Gah, what's this forum coming to.

You didn't even know UM had a law school 2 weeks ago!


I'm still skeptical.....

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:37 pm

randyn wrote:That is what I am worried about. Of course I want to make 100k plus coming out of school, but if I have to start between 40-70k that is okay for the first few years UNLESS I have 120k in debt.

UM 2 and 3Ls are struggling (anecdotal) right now ... not just finding 100k plus jobs but finding ANY jobs. Not that prospects coming from FIU would be better, but at least you won't be in crippling debt.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby avacado111 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:38 pm

I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby summerschooled » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:38 pm

avacado111 wrote:I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

No, UM's the one with the good football team!

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:39 pm

summerschooled wrote:
avacado111 wrote:I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

No, UM's the one with the good football team!

:lol: When talking about Florida (or football), UM = Miami.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:39 pm

summerschooled wrote:
avacado111 wrote:I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

No, UM's the one with the good football team!


You have a very loose definition of "good."

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:41 pm

Helmholtz wrote:You have a very loose definition of "good."

Yeah, I guess they're only T20 ... wouldn't register for you. :wink:

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:43 pm

missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:You have a very loose definition of "good."

Yeah, I guess they're only T20 ... wouldn't register for you.


I don't concern myself with teams not able to secure a BCS bowl.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby 98234872348 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:44 pm

missvik218 wrote:
randyn wrote:That is what I am worried about. Of course I want to make 100k plus coming out of school, but if I have to start between 40-70k that is okay for the first few years UNLESS I have 120k in debt.

UM 2 and 3Ls are struggling (anecdotal) right now ... not just finding 100k plus jobs but finding ANY jobs. Not that prospects coming from FIU would be better, but at least you won't be in crippling debt.

I don't think this problem is unique to UM, nor even to TTTs, FWIW.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby summerschooled » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:44 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
summerschooled wrote:
avacado111 wrote:I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

No, UM's the one with the good football team!


You have a very loose definition of "good."

Haha, UM ( ll_ _ll ) is on it's way back. Michigan, on the other hand...

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby keg411 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:29 pm

summerschooled wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
summerschooled wrote:
avacado111 wrote:I thought UM=University of mich. not miami. OMG Lol.

No, UM's the one with the good football team!


You have a very loose definition of "good."

Haha, UM ( ll_ _ll ) is on it's way back. Michigan, on the other hand...


+1. Jacory Harris is made of awesome.

ESPN is going to have a movie on "The U" in a couple of weeks. Saw a promo for it last night and am super excited. I'm pretty sure they had screenings at school and in SoFla, but I'm not there anymore :(.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby pearl_earrings » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:43 pm

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby js87 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:37 pm

pearl_earrings wrote:What about Stetson?
They're not high in the rankings, but they have a solid reputation as a regional school.


Stetson is not a bad choice for the west coast of Florida. Keep in mind that Miami and Tampa are really secondary biglaw markets, if that. The legal market on the west coast of Florida is not very big. If you want to practice in Florida (or if you go to a school in Florida) I would advise against taking out more than 75k in loans, tops.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:43 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:You have a very loose definition of "good."

Yeah, I guess they're only T20 ... wouldn't register for you.


I don't concern myself with teams not able to secure a BCS bowl.


not gonna lie, my hopes rest on Texas this yr haha

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Moose Thompson » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:25 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:You have a very loose definition of "good."

Yeah, I guess they're only T20 ... wouldn't register for you.


I don't concern myself with teams not able to secure a BCS bowl.


not gonna lie, my hopes rest on Texas this yr haha



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