Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Interested in how people targeting Florida (tampa or so. fla) biglaw have done. I know one person with a Foley & Lardner tampa offer. Other people I know targeting FL aren't doing so hot, few CBs, no offers. Anybody out there doing well?
I'm from UF and the kids interviewing at FL biglaw here, myself included, have done just fine. Many in the top 10-15% have multiple offers from Florida big law firms. A lot of those kids haven't accepted yet so just wait it out. As soon as people start responding to offers, there should be more movement.
I also go to Florida and this is a little rosier than the truth. There is a smallish group of people who have done very well, but only a handful have multiple biglaw offers unless you include the mid-sized Florida "baby" biglaw (e.g., Fowler White). Top 10%+LR as a group are doing okay, but this includes placement in reputable midsized firms rather than just biglaw. I would bet no more than 15-20 (5%) have a biglaw offer at this time.
Florida is very difficult to crack because there are very few SA spots, and they strongly prefer people from within the state, and often from within the city (Tampa vs. Miami). The out-of-state people generally have very good grades and did undergraduate within the state.