Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

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Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby burge104 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:35 pm

I applied to a series of schools in late January, and these are the only schools I've heard back from. Any help in making a preliminary decision is helpful... I have researched both schools but I'd like some outside opinions

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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby burge104 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:43 pm

Coastal offered me $5000, and my parents live in the area, so I wouldn't have to shel out for housing.
Ave Maria has yet to offer me anything...
I'm interested in becoming a criminal prosecutor, and possibly working for the government or going JAG

I have my sights set on CUNY or Hofstra, with long shots at FSU and Alabama, and a huge huge reach at Notre Dame, but I haven't heard from any of them, and it is getting close to some schools seating deposits are due

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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby Grizz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 pm

The best advice I can give to you is to not go to either at anywhere near sticker, because it is a phenomenal waste off money. Job prospects from both are going to be absolutely atrocious. If you can't get a legal job from either (distinct possibility), at least you will have minimal debt. The FL law market is terrible right now.

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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:46 pm

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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby Grizz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 pm

wiggsb wrote:I know you don't want to hear this but you have to re-take the LSAT. Your GPA isn't half bad and with a score between 157-163 you'd be golden at a lot of great places (FSU and UF included).


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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby Grizz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:56 pm

If you're WL at FSU or Bama, ride it out to the bitter end.

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Re: Florida Coastal vs. Ave Maria

Postby burge104 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Thanks for the replies. I am hoping to be accepted to a better school. I still have a lot of apps out there and Mercer has just made a decision and its in the mail.

I do not plan to retake the LSAT. If these are the only schools I get into, I will have soem decision to make. Fortuantley, I am not DEAD SET on attending law school, and am considering a military career. Whatever the case, I have options.

I worked at a local DA's office and met plenty of FCSL alumni fresh out of school, working side-by-side with graduates from Cornell, Duke, and FSU, but I've never seen a Ave Maria alumni.

Thanks again for the insight




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