FIU Law Prospective Students- ask your questions here!

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FIU Law Prospective Students- ask your questions here!

Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Hello prospective and accepted Florida International Law students. We have created this forum for anyone who is interested in asking questions regarding FIU law, its curriculum, faculty and lifestyle. We have student ambassadors standing by waiting to answer your questions. So feel free to ask away!
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Postby soj » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:24 pm

In a private message, the thread creator told me they are current FIU students, not an admissions officer. Please keep that in mind when you ask questions and read answers.

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Postby mephistopheles » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:04 pm

what're the job prospects like coming out of FIU?

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Postby howlery » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:09 pm

mephistopheles wrote:what're the job prospects like coming out of FIU?

Don't be a douche. If you are genuinely curious then click here.

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Postby mephistopheles » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:11 pm

howlery wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:what're the job prospects like coming out of FIU?

Don't be a douche. If you are genuinely curious then click here.



to FIU: care to comment?

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Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:16 pm

95% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation. Also, the career center at FIU is very helpful with finding jobs for current law students and graduates.

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Postby oaken » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:30 pm

tagging this thread cause it's going to be fucking wild

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Postby stillwater » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:32 pm

FIULaw_Admissions wrote:95% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation. Also, the career center at FIU is very helpful with finding jobs for current law students and graduates.


what sort of jobs do these 95% get? whats your biglaw percentage?

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Postby futureesqperhaps » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:34 pm

What's the social atmosphere like at FIU?

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

My two cents.

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Postby futureesqperhaps » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:41 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

My two cents.


What makes you say that? They look like valid questions to me...

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Postby howlery » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:43 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

My two cents.

Agreed. If the OP was an admissions officer trying to sell the school perhaps the vitriol would be more understandable. These are students.

Though I will say that the ~95% employment figure cited above is factually incorrect.
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Postby potterpirate04 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:58 pm

howlery wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

My two cents.

Agreed. If the OP was an admissions officer trying to sell the school perhaps the vitriol would be more understandable. These are students.


This. All of this, but especially the bolded.

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Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:28 am

this is going to end well.

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Postby 20141023 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:44 am

While I don't condone the unjustified bashing of others who are offering help, I am at the same time amazed how many lower-ranked schools post things on a website called "Top-Law-Schools.com" and expect a positive response.

Having said that, I do have an honest question for these current students:
Throughout this cycle, both myself and others on this website have received phone calls from students at law schools like Michigan State University (just to name one of the many institutions that have started doing this). Is your all's thread on this website a benevolent act of service, or have you been asked to do this by your law school? If the latter is the case, would you please describe how your school approached you about doing this?

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Postby cinephile » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:48 am

Even if it's done with the best of intentions, trying to lure people into making the biggest mistake of their lives is a moral failing.

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Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:11 am

stillwater wrote:
FIULaw_Admissions wrote:95% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation. Also, the career center at FIU is very helpful with finding jobs for current law students and graduates.


what sort of jobs do these 95% get? whats your biglaw percentage?


The 95% figure includes all kinds of jobs but are not necessarily law related. I will ask the career services department for the exact law related job percentage and post it on here once I have the information.

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Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:15 am

kappycaft1 wrote:While I don't condone the unjustified bashing of others who are offering help, I am at the same time amazed how many lower-ranked schools post things on a website called "Top-Law-Schools.com" and expect a positive response.

Having said that, I do have an honest question for these current students:
Throughout this cycle, both myself and others on this website have received phone calls from students at law schools like Michigan State University (just to name one of the many institutions that have started doing this). Is your all's thread on this website a benevolent act of service, or have you been asked to do this by your law school? If the latter is the case, would you please describe how your school approached you about doing this?


We have a program at FIU where the admissions office selects current law students to be student ambassadors. Our duties entail updating FIU's twitter account, posting on law school blogs, and contacting accepted students. We do this to promote FIU Law and encourage prospective applicants to learn more about us.

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Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:19 am

futureesqperhaps wrote:What's the social atmosphere like at FIU?


The social atmosphere at FIU Law is great! Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help. Each 1L section generally has 60 students so it is very easy to get to know each other. The Student Bar Association hosts events throughout the semester where students can hang out and get to know each other better.

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Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:44 am

FIULaw_Admissions wrote:95% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation. Also, the career center at FIU is very helpful with finding jobs for current law students and graduates.

lol

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Postby 20141023 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:54 am

FIULaw_Admissions wrote:We have a program at FIU where the admissions office selects current law students to be student ambassadors. Our duties entail updating FIU's twitter account, posting on law school blogs, and contacting accepted students. We do this to promote FIU Law and encourage prospective applicants to learn more about us.

Thank you for responding so quickly. Are you all selected at random or do you volunteer, and do you get something in return for your services?

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

So, based on FIU's response, we can act as though we are dealing with an adcomm here because, like with Michigan State University, the adcomms at these schools work vicariously through their students. (The OP is not a group of students who randomly decided to be nice and start answering questions on this forum; they are here for one thing: to represent their institution, and to bring benefit to that institution.)

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:57 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
FIULaw_Admissions wrote:We have a program at FIU where the admissions office selects current law students to be student ambassadors. Our duties entail updating FIU's twitter account, posting on law school blogs, and contacting accepted students. We do this to promote FIU Law and encourage prospective applicants to learn more about us.

Thank you for responding so quickly. Are you all selected at random or do you volunteer, and do you get something in return for your services?

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

So, based on FIU's response, we can act as though we are dealing with an adcomm here because, like with Michigan State University, the adcomms at these schools work vicariously through their students. (The OP is not a group of students who randomly decided to be nice and start answering questions on this forum; they are here for one thing: to represent their institution, and to bring benefit to that institution.)


Sounds like kappycaft1 is getting ready to start dropping bombs

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Postby FIULaw_Admissions » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:04 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
FIULaw_Admissions wrote:We have a program at FIU where the admissions office selects current law students to be student ambassadors. Our duties entail updating FIU's twitter account, posting on law school blogs, and contacting accepted students. We do this to promote FIU Law and encourage prospective applicants to learn more about us.

Thank you for responding so quickly. Are you all selected at random or do you volunteer, and do you get something in return for your services?

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Not exactly sure what the point of grilling and berating students is. Other than being mean-spirited to students trying to be helpful to potential applicants. Maybe shoot an email to an FIU adcomm or dean if you feel like being an ass to a random person.

So, based on FIU's response, we can act as though we are dealing with an adcomm here because, like with Michigan State University, the adcomms at these schools work vicariously through their students. (The OP is not a group of students who randomly decided to be nice and start answering questions on this forum; they are here for one thing: to represent their institution, and to bring benefit to that institution.)


The admissions office sends an application to students who have performed well during their first semester of law school and then selects a certain number of those applicants to be student ambassadors. We are compensated for our services. It's kinda like a work study job.

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Postby 20141023 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:04 am

WhiteyCakes wrote: Sounds like kappycaft1 is getting ready to start dropping bombs

lol nah with the exception of the accommodation kid, I generally try to stay out of battle. What I did do, however, was remove the no-fly zone stipulation from this thread. :wink:

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Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:15 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote: Sounds like kappycaft1 is getting ready to start dropping bombs

lol nah with the exception of the accommodation kid, I generally try to stay out of battle. What I did do, however, was remove the no-fly zone stipulation from this thread. :wink:


Context helps a lot, thanks kappycaft1. These kids applied for and are subsequently being paid to promote FIU.

Have at it folks, no more white knighting from me.




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