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Law School in Florida

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:08 pm
by ladylaw06
I have a question. If I go to law school in Florida and take the bar exam for FL, can I practice law in Texas too?

How hard would it be to take the Texas bar exam after going to school in FL?

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:07 am
by seatown12
It's not the TX bar that will be hard but rather getting a TX job. If you aren't going to a national school (none of which are in FL) you should go to a school in the area you want to end up working with as big a scholarship as possible.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:15 am
by quakeroats
Texas does not have a reciprocal agreement with any other jurisdiction. Out-of-state attorneys with at least five years of recent practice may pursue "Admission without Examination" under Rule XIII. Interested individuals should review the Board's Attorney Admission page for U.S. licensed attorneys for more information.

Texas attorneys who seek admission to another jurisdiction will have to contact the licensing agency for that jurisdiction. The National Conference of Bar Examiners provides contact information for all U.S. jurisdictions at --LinkRemoved--
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Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:30 am
by Stanford4Me
I can almost positively say that you will not find a job in Texas coming from a school in Florida.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:26 am
by Grizz
With a 148 / 3.86, I recommend retaking due to bad job prospects of schools you can get into with those numbers.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:43 am
by gwuorbust
with those number your only possible FL options would be Coastal, Nova, Barry, or Ava Maria. You will not find meaningful employment from any of these school. And you certainly won't find meaningful employment in Texas. Retake or don't go.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:52 am
by NYC Law
gwuorbust wrote:with those number your only possible FL options would be Coastal, Nova, Barry, or Ava Maria. You will not find meaningful employment from any of these school. And you certainly won't find meaningful employment in Texas. Retake or don't go.


You forgot FIU. Get your FL shit schools straight.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:21 pm
by romothesavior
Stanford4Me wrote:I can almost positively say that you will not find a job in Texas coming from a school in Florida.

This.

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:31 pm
by flcath
There are many excellent law schools in Florida from which to school, most of which** will qualify you to sit for the Texas Bar Examination! Good luck!


**status subject to change

Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:59 pm
by ShiftyPig
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Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:55 pm
by OldManHunger
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Re: Law School in Florida

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:50 pm
by northwood
OP if you want to work in texas- go to either a national school ( top 14 or even top 10), or a highly esteemed school in texas. If you go to a school in florida- sure you can take the texas bar, but you need to be allright with the prospect of working in florida after graduation ( unless you have a guarenteed job in texas- which for the vast vast majority of people out there is not an option).

You can go to law school in any accredited school and be able to take whatever bar exam you want. You will need to study for that schools bar exam afterwords. The bigger issue will be obtaining employment. You need to establish ties to the area you want to practice in and start building and maintaining your professional network. This is commonly done by going to school in the region you want to practice in ( or spending a lot of time in the region before law school).