UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby js87 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:31 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:
GO GATORS!


I never thought I'd root for Alabama, but this weekend I am. I'm so sick of Tebow. The enemies of my enemies are my friends :wink:

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby summerschooled » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:21 pm

js87 wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:
GO GATORS!


I never thought I'd root for Alabama, but this weekend I am. I'm so sick of Tebow. The enemies of my enemies are my friends :wink:

Seriously, I hate the Gators. These past few years have been nauseating.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby Chelios » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:55 pm

FSU

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby crazycanuck » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:03 pm

U of Miami. Just so you can meet this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJnA_mt_UA

Please don't take my opinion on this seriously.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby keg411 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:03 pm

summerschooled wrote:
js87 wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:
GO GATORS!


I never thought I'd root for Alabama, but this weekend I am. I'm so sick of Tebow. The enemies of my enemies are my friends :wink:

Seriously, I hate the Gators. These past few years have been nauseating.


+1

I hate Tim Tebow. So much. 'Bama better win tomorrow.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby sarlis » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:38 pm

crazycanuck wrote:U of Miami. Just so you can meet this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJnA_mt_UA

Please don't take my opinion on this seriously.


HAHAHAHA whoa, that judge really let that guy have it

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby tigerlilly17 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:47 pm

randyn wrote: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


I am in the same boat. Looking to go into Environmental law, public sector. The debt I would accumulate at UM is difficult to swallow and I applied too late to get any money.

Edit: Accepted to both FIU and UM.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby RVP11 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:50 pm

js87 wrote: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


...and if you DO have any BigLaw desire, abandon all hope right about now.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby 1armedscissor » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:52 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:

GO GATORS!


+1

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby miamiman » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:59 pm

Let me put an end to this thread. And quickly.

I have spoken to hiring partners of some of miami's biggest firms. And a lot are UM grads. They don't see tremendous differencess between these programs (and, for that matter, across most of the programs in the state).

FIU is legitimately up and coming. Miami has an abhorrent, near-apocalyptic debt to job prospect ratio. If you can't get into UF or even FSU, go to FIU. At least, even if you can't land a decent firm job, you won't kick yourself for saddling yourself with an additional 70k in debt.

For the record, my mom is a partner at a big firm in miami. She was magna at UM.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby xeneize » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:39 pm

Considering FIU ... .
FIU's bar passage rate is very good, but their grading curve is rough. <<important factor in a very competitive South Fl. market.
take everything into account.

FIU has a very promising future.
the new building (huge courtroom, library), great faculty + awesome weather should make it very pleasant to go there.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby tigerlilly17 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:18 pm

I have the booklets for both schools and while FIU's is thicker it mostly profiles the faculty and administration where UM's actually details the Miami Scholars Program and other activities students can participate in.

I wonder if I can participate in these programs even though they are not specifically advocated in the FIU materials, or are they only for students of particular schools...

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:29 pm

tigerlilly17 wrote:
randyn wrote: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


I am in the same boat. Looking to go into Environmental law, public sector. The debt I would accumulate at UM is difficult to swallow and I applied too late to get any money.

Edit: Accepted to both FIU and UM.


If you think that the late application is the only thing holding you back from money at Miami, I suggest you wait a year. The 23k scholarship is worth at least 23k (do not maintain requisite gpa) at most 69k (maintain gpa). I think those savings more than offset the opportunity cost of putting off school for a year, especially if you can find something worthwhile to do for that year.

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Re: UM VS. TTTT in south Floria

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:33 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:
tigerlilly17 wrote:
randyn wrote: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


I am in the same boat. Looking to go into Environmental law, public sector. The debt I would accumulate at UM is difficult to swallow and I applied too late to get any money.

Edit: Accepted to both FIU and UM.


If you think that the late application is the only thing holding you back from money at Miami, I suggest you wait a year. The 23k scholarship is worth at least 23k (do not maintain requisite gpa) at most 69k (maintain gpa). I think those savings more than offset the opportunity cost of putting off school for a year, especially if you can find something worthwhile to do for that year.

Also, if you have numbers to get $$ at UM, you must have gotten a full ride at FIU, right? Also, no FSU/UF option?




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