mtk04 wrote:Proud to say that, after pursuing the forums since the dreary LSAT days without posting, I am coming out of the 'cave' to post on this thread. I applied to all Florida and DC area law schools, except for Georgetown because of my lowly 161 LSAT score, and was accepted to all (didn't apply to Nova, Barry, Famu, or St. thomas, sorry guys not worth the app. fee) and without a doubt was most impressed by FSU when taking in all factors. Look, at some point we all need to admit that when it comes to rankings there are some serious flaws. Schools ranked within 20 or so spots of each other below the top 20 carry near equal weight in their respective regions. Plain and simple. Feel free to debate me on the point. The connections you make at firms and so forth while in law school are far more critical to your first job than where you go to law school following the 20+ spot rule. Where you go from there is as the saying goes: the cream always rises. So this UF vs FSU is really ridiculous. FSU clearly makes up for any academic or reputable shortcomings (if thats the argument, which I think was valid in 1998, but not in 2008) by it's clearly superior location in Tallahassee which is one giant city of law and lobbying firms (450) while boasting the Supreme Court, all lower courts, legislative and executive branches of Florida's government, etc. Two great schools, different strengths.
Anywaysssssssss, after visiting most of the schools I am absolutely thrilled to be choosing FSU. I was impressed top to bottom with everything. And when they said that all the courts/firms/capital were in walking distance, they weren't kidding. They are all within 5 minutes WALKING distance. The students there are also a major plus. They were all very intelligent and well spoken as well as very personable and sociable- signs of successful individuals (sorry, some traits are just preferred by firms, I've worked for quite a few). Loved the campus. Loved even more the tuition. I will be walking away with a very small debt, which if you have done any research, is a large component of future professional freedom among attorneys these days. In any case, show the love, because I think FSU is a great choice for law school!
Nice, one more! Glad to see more and more people committing. I Agree with all the above sentiments! Welcome to the FSU fam. I was really impressed by the cohesiveness of the class (which every student I have met or talked to has echoed) as well. Are you headed towards the April 11th Admitted Students Day?