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Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:20 pm
by tdaniellep
Which Law School do you think might be easier to get in or rather who is better out of:
1. Georgia State University
2. Florida State University
3. FAMU Law

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:34 pm
by fatduck
Do you want to work in Atlanta? Do you want to work in Florida? Do you have ties to either?

I would learn towards GSU because I've heard the Florida market is abysmal right now, and my mom graduated from GSU a couple years ago and has a good job. Otherwise it's probably a toss-up, and I hope you're going for cheap.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:35 pm
by ResolutePear
UF. Followed by FSU.

/thread.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:43 pm
by Grizz
FAMU is terrible. Just terrible. Grade doctoring and fen-phen give this place a miserable reputation.

GSU feeds a desirable, crowded market. However, if you want to work somewhere else in GA that's not Atlanta, it might be a good choice if you can go for really, really cheap.

FSU would probably be your best option here, but only if you can go for really cheap.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:45 pm
by 2014
Omg do I get to say it first???

Retake.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:45 pm
by 2011Law
FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:48 pm
by Grizz
2014 wrote:Omg do I get to say it first???

Retake.


Damnit! I actually answered the question. amidoingitwrite?

But this advice is also very credited.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:49 pm
by ResolutePear
2014 wrote:Omg do I get to say it first???

Retake.


Totally retake. Spending 150k on a T14 is TCR, especially when 40k at a T50 will give you a pretty good chance at finding gainful employment.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:51 pm
by Grizz
2011Law wrote:FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?


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Reppin dat Trigger City all day every day.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:55 pm
by ResolutePear
2011Law wrote:FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?


Anybody that mentions FSU and UM without mentioning UF has to check themselves.

UF *is* the school, especially if you ever plan to do a Tax LLM.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:57 pm
by 2011Law
ResolutePear wrote:
2011Law wrote:FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?


Anybody that mentions FSU and UM without mentioning UF has to check themselves.

UF *is* the school, especially if you ever plan to do a Tax LLM.


Umm, I did mention UF

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:59 pm
by kalvano
2011Law wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
2011Law wrote:FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?


Anybody that mentions FSU and UM without mentioning UF has to check themselves.

UF *is* the school, especially if you ever plan to do a Tax LLM.


Umm, I did mention UF



Then you didn't wreck yourself. Good job.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:59 pm
by ResolutePear
2011Law wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
2011Law wrote:FSU>GSU>FAMU

That said, none of them have good employment prospects right now. If you're from Florida and want to practice here, UF is the best option if you can get in. After that, it's FSU unless you specifically want to work in Miami in which case go to UM, then everything else. As a Floridian (at FSU), it is pretty tempting to go to UF (or FSU) for law school since it's so dirt cheap (15 a year + low COL), but if you have any doubts about living in the gunshine state the rest of your life you might want to reconsider. Also, did I mention job prospects?


Anybody that mentions FSU and UM without mentioning UF has to check themselves.

UF *is* the school, especially if you ever plan to do a Tax LLM.


Umm, I did mention UF


I'm glad you caught that.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:01 am
by 2014
ResolutePear wrote:
2014 wrote:Omg do I get to say it first???

Retake.


Totally retake. Spending 150k on a T14 is TCR, especially when 40k at a T50 will give you a pretty good chance at finding gainful employment.

1. Retake, get t14 numbers
2. Get Schollys at TTT and come out with no debt
3. ????
4. Profit

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:03 am
by ResolutePear
2014 wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
2014 wrote:Omg do I get to say it first???

Retake.


Totally retake. Spending 150k on a T14 is TCR, especially when 40k at a T50 will give you a pretty good chance at finding gainful employment.

1. Retake, get t14 numbers
2. Get Schollys at TTT Florida Coastal
3. ????
4. Death

FTFY.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:07 am
by tdaniellep
FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:09 am
by ResolutePear
tdaniellep wrote:ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard!

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Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:13 am
by Grizz
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:16 am
by ResolutePear
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.


TBF, if UM stacks a 25% scholly and you have family in Miami, it's not a bad deal. Otherwise, yeah.. keep looking.

The only firm I can say for sure hires from UM is Weil & Gotshal.. and that was ages ago IIRC.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:20 am
by tdaniellep
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.



I do not believe atlanta is all that tough. There are many great opportunities its more so a question of are you qualified...of course a person who BS their law school career will be the first to scream "hard job market", "bad city"...etc. GSU is smack dab in the middle of the city there really isnt a reason why one shouldnt exceed. Miami is overpriced...expect their schools to be overpriced as well

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:22 am
by ResolutePear
tdaniellep wrote:
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.



I do not believe atlanta is all that tough. There are many great opportunities its more so a question of are you qualified...of course a person who BS their law school career will be the first to scream "hard job market", "bad city"...etc. GSU is smack dab in the middle of the city there really isnt a reason why one shouldnt exceed. Miami is overpriced...expect their schools to be overpriced as well


/facepalm

It doesn't matter if you're top 20% of your class if your school gets 2 firms for OCI and not much else. *THATS* what gives ranking: placement.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:25 am
by beachbum
tdaniellep wrote:
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.



I do not believe atlanta is all that tough. There are many great opportunities its more so a question of are you qualified...of course a person who BS their law school career will be the first to scream "hard job market", "bad city"...etc. GSU is smack dab in the middle of the city there really isnt a reason why one shouldnt exceed. Miami is overpriced...expect their schools to be overpriced as well


Your beliefs are wrong. HTH.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:26 am
by Grizz
tdaniellep wrote:
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.



I do not believe atlanta is all that tough. There are many great opportunities its more so a question of are you qualified...of course a person who BS their law school career will be the first to scream "hard job market", "bad city"...etc. GSU is smack dab in the middle of the city there really isnt a reason why one shouldnt exceed. Miami is overpriced...expect their schools to be overpriced as well


It is actually really tough there. Firms halved or cut summer classes entirely. Jobs that used to go to GSU students are going to desperate UGA students. Furthermore, there are plenty of grads from prestigious schools (UVA/Duke/Vandy/Emory) that want to work in the city. It's not a question of BSing your law school career or not. There are plenty of kids over median at UGA who are scrambling for jobs. It's a question of GSU students being low on the totem pole for available jobs, of which there are not enough to go around.

Re: Which Law School to choose????

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:27 am
by ResolutePear
beachbum wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:
rad law wrote:
tdaniellep wrote:FAMU is the absolute last choice!!! Would love to go to FSU if you havent took a tour of the school you might want to...yes ive heard of UF and how great their school is...question....who can get into it? mini harvard! GSU was the next option since I would love to live in atlanta. I didnt see a problem going to FSU then taking the bar in GA...Atlanta is the land of opportunity...UM is indeed a good school but it doesnt make sense going there when I might not make it out with my life...ratchet surroundings!


lol wut UF is not mini Harvard that is absurd. Atlanta's gonna be tough; UGA would be a MUCH better option for Atlanta. FSU also isn't gonna do much work for you in Atlanta. Don't go to FSU hoping to work outside of FL. UM is not "ratchet surroundings," but it is hilariously overpriced for the job prospects you will have.



I do not believe atlanta is all that tough. There are many great opportunities its more so a question of are you qualified...of course a person who BS their law school career will be the first to scream "hard job market", "bad city"...etc. GSU is smack dab in the middle of the city there really isnt a reason why one shouldnt exceed. Miami is overpriced...expect their schools to be overpriced as well


Your beliefs are wrong. HTH.


I need people like this in UF to pad their curve.