Like I said, I currently live in Tally Town, and I personally love it here. Its a big enough city but not overwhelming, perfect for law school as I call the city "The commonwealth of Florida law firms". No joke, firms of all shapes and sizes occupy the bulk of downtown, and if its not a firm, its and gov. agency, court, or branch of the government. Downtown reminds me of Charleston, old style brick and colonial American architecture with a modern twist I would say. That being said, Tally is not in Florida, its southern Georgia (about 15 mins south of the boarder). Hence the trees and vegetation are far more lush than most of Florida and its a very hilly city, which is nice if your used to flat southern or coastal Florida, at least in my opinion.
Don't listen to UF kids purporting to call all of Tally a “dump”, I mean Gainesville is a called the swamp for more than its mascot. As for the city being a dump, well it is- that is if you live on the side of the town that some students live because its so cheap where the strips, pawn shops, and affordable housing are located. Tallahassee is a twofold city of less well off uneducated (sorry) individuals and more wealthy professionals and bureaucrats. There’s not much of a "middle" here. Hence, half the city is run down and poor and gross and the other half is very clean, professional, modern, lush greens trees, and well kept. Also it's occupied with Spanish moss on the native trees, not weeping willows. The law school is at the very heart of Tallahassee where the two halves of the city intersect downtown. You will see exactly what I mean if you visit here. This is a good area to find affordable apartments, but I would suggest getting here ASAP to find one that suits you (they fill up fast). Many of the law students live at a complex called "polos by the Park" so you can look that up. DON'T ISOLATE YOURSELF!!! Live with people in your situation who study, but want to have fun. The coolest bars, in my opinion, are downtown which are far more up scale than the undergrad strips, which are still fun for me (i'm 22). From what I understand you join the student bar association when you get to law school here for $100, and they set up weekly socials at these bars downtown.
I like the houses on the nicer side of town. Not the Mansion areas were the lawyers and bureaucrats live, but where some very nice and reasonably affordable houses (500- 600) are located down appalachee, thomasville, or Monroe streets. Anyways I will be attending ASD this friday, see ya'll there!