Florida State Class of 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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fiery_searcher
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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby fiery_searcher » Tue May 03, 2011 9:52 pm

ManofGod78 wrote:For those still house hunting, check out http://www.padmapper.com. Thought I'd share.


Yes, recently discovered that site and it is my new favorite home hunting tool!

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby alicrimson » Wed May 04, 2011 9:21 am

fiery_searcher wrote:
ManofGod78 wrote:For those still house hunting, check out http://www.padmapper.com. Thought I'd share.


Yes, recently discovered that site and it is my new favorite home hunting tool!


+1. I have some lag time but my goal is to start looking and wrap up a place to live between June 10-June 20.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Bill Cosby » Wed May 04, 2011 9:30 am

I'm going to be in town next week to search and settle on a place.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby minuit » Wed May 04, 2011 9:31 am

My house is gonna be up for rent on August 1st... it's a 3/2 in Midtown West/Lakeview area, about 2 miles from the law school (takes 5 minutes to drive there). Big fenced in backyard, quiet, old (aka pretty and lots of foliage), hardwood floors, recently renovated, nice landlord. It's $500/mo for the big bedroom with private bath, then $450/mo for the other two bedrooms that share a bath. Cable and internet come included, but that's it. It's a tad on the pricey side, but I think you are paying for the location. Just throwing that out there!!

Also, more people need to join the facebook group! I haven't gotten new requests for almost two weeks now, boooo. We'll have to spread the word to join this fall to non-TLSers :lol:

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby CharlieBucket » Wed May 04, 2011 3:26 pm

Add one more to the TLS group (I'll be joining the Facebook group as well) Deposit went out today. I've lived in Central FL for 15 years and have never been to Tally so finding a place to live is kind of frightening. Anyone have advice for Apartments? I want to be close enough to the school without drowning in undergrads.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby 2011Law » Wed May 04, 2011 11:50 pm




Did UG at FSU, wanted to say something about this map.

The avoid with the X in it is a definite. That is a ghetto. So is much of the the brown area directly next to it (I lived somewhere there very cheaply). I do not mean student ghetto, I mean dealers and prostitutes are doing business out in the open (though at least finding weed wasn't hard, since some neighbors were dealers). Some of it isn't so bad (GrandMarc) but it isn't a quiet place to live.

I also lived in that bottom avoid area in the student ghetto area. Loud place to live. Some of that area is real ghetto.

The top left brown area is at least mostly nice as far as I could tell.

There are also some nice places off apalachee.

Have fun in Tallanasty. Go Noles.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby CharlieBucket » Thu May 05, 2011 7:23 am

What happened to the link for CB's housing map? I can't find it anywhere.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby amarkonthedoor » Fri May 06, 2011 11:35 am

CharlieBucket wrote:What happened to the link for CB's housing map? I can't find it anywhere.


--LinkRemoved-- ?

As for your question about apartment advice, I'll pm you some stuff I've sent others.

warmweatherseeker
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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby warmweatherseeker » Wed May 11, 2011 4:36 pm

I need to get on apartment hunting. Does anybody know how much I can expect to pay for a 1 bedroom in a decent area (just trying to get a baseline).

Also, anybody in need of a nice, clean, female roommate? :)

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Mattfl88 » Thu May 12, 2011 3:32 pm

I'll be going up to Tallahassee sometime next week to look around at apartments. Amarkonthedoor provided some great information. I can forward that along to you if you'd like. I'll be checking out most of the places on that list next week and a few others.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby SelormKK » Fri May 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Hey guys, I accepted my offer in April, just been too lazy and busy to get on this. I also just requested to join the facebook group. I'm from Maryland, did my UG in Canada, and really excited for Tally. I'll be heading down around the end of June to find a place. Feel free to add me on facebook, Selorm King Kumah. See you guys around.

ps Thanks for that padmapper site, it's sweet.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby warmweatherseeker » Fri May 13, 2011 7:28 pm

Mattfl88 wrote:I'll be going up to Tallahassee sometime next week to look around at apartments. Amarkonthedoor provided some great information. I can forward that along to you if you'd like. I'll be checking out most of the places on that list next week and a few others.


That would be great! PM me please.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Cool Brees » Wed May 18, 2011 11:21 am

While reading through old FSU threads on TLS, I found this cool link to a google map titled Florida State Law City Guide ALL. It is kind of an aggregate/ mashup of comments on popular places in town. Probably pretty cool, if you know nothing about Tallahassee. It doesn't have a ton of info, but it hits some of the highlights (Bella Bella, Bullwinkle's, Club Publix). It asked for a password, but I just hit the red "x" to close the box.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=101134515785164163607.00045ed630c3cce98177f


Thanks to adjutor http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60030&start=75

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Cool Brees » Wed May 18, 2011 11:27 am

I have been curious as to a timeline of events coming up, and I found this on the FSU Law website. I'm sure this might interest some of you, as well:

NOTICE: this was for class of 2013; so, the dates will likely not be accurate. I still think it will give an idea of what to expect.

http://www.law.fsu.edu/admitted_students/first-year_tips.html

First-Year Tips

June 7: Director of Admissions Jennifer Kessinger welcomes you to the class of 2013.

June 11: Orientation information from Associate Dean of Student Affairs Nancy Benavides.

June 18: Health Compliance Checklist: Health forms and proof of insurance are due by July 16.

June 25: Tips and information from the Information Technology Department.

July 2: Consent to Release and Employment Duty to Disclose forms — due by July 16.

July 2: Register for Orientation — due by July 30.

July 9: 10 Tips for Getting Your Financial House in Order AND Deadline Reminders

July 16: Tips from current 2Ls, 3Ls and recent alumni on how to prepare and how to succeed in law school.

July 23: Tips on Bar-Related Matters from the Office of Student Affairs

July 30: Tips and information on several important departments at the College of Law.

August 6: Newsletters with important information for first-year students as well as transferring and visiting students.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby minuit » Wed May 18, 2011 6:36 pm

anybody else thinking about doing the one week optional/additional law school orientation? i am thinking about it because it's free and probably helpful, even if only a little bit. but i dunno if it's overkill or not.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby SelormKK » Wed May 18, 2011 11:04 pm

Yea, I'm planning on it. I was never great at taking notes. Also, I think it's gonna be a different skill set for law school than for my engineering classes. Gets me out of the house too, and I meet new people. Sounds like a win win to me.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Cool Brees » Thu May 19, 2011 8:33 am

minuit wrote:anybody else thinking about doing the one week optional/additional law school orientation? i am thinking about it because it's free and probably helpful, even if only a little bit. but i dunno if it's overkill or not.


Honestly, I am not really considering it. Mainly because I plan on working up until the mandatory orientation, which is the 24th - 26th. Additionally, I was worried about overdoing it, before school starts. If you look at the orientation from last year, it seems to cover some of the topics of the optional week course, just not as in depth (assuming, this is the schedule for the mandatory orientation). For example, on day one, you go over "how to dissect a case".

--LinkRemoved--

I got that link from this page, but that schedule clearly has not been updated yet, as the dates are off and the url says 2010: --LinkRemoved--

SelormKK wrote:Yea, I'm planning on it. I was never great at taking notes. Also, I think it's gonna be a different skill set for law school than for my engineering classes. Gets me out of the house too, and I meet new people. Sounds like a win win to me.


Now, in this case, I could really see the added value. Coming from a hard science major or any one of the other traditional past participant backgrounds, I could see wanting the extra week. I'm sure it can only help, but at this time, I do not plan on attending.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby minuit » Sun May 22, 2011 9:09 am

hmmmm... i probably won't do it and will just browse through the TLS threads on how to prepare for 1L, and how to take notes, outlines, etc. but yeah, for those coming from a hard sciences background, it will probably be a good introduction to literary based studies.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby leefair123 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Im going up next week to look at one bedrooms. is cloisters worth it? do they have washer dryers?
furnished?
any last minute suggestions?

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby minuit » Fri May 27, 2011 9:49 am

leefair123 wrote:Im going up next week to look at one bedrooms. is cloisters worth it? do they have washer dryers?
furnished?
any last minute suggestions?


i'd never heard of the cloisters, so i just googled it, and i had no idea those condos were called that! that's a trendy area, and those condos are all new and gorgeous. i have no idea how much they cost, or if they come furnished (my guess is no), but if you can afford it, that would be perfect. the ONLY downside is that they are right above/next to/near a very popular beer lounge called fermentation lounge, so there might be a noise issue if you are in a condo really close to the bar. but i still think it would be worth it, because it's close enough to walk to class, etc.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby leefair123 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:18 am

minuit wrote:
leefair123 wrote:Im going up next week to look at one bedrooms. is cloisters worth it? do they have washer dryers?
furnished?
any last minute suggestions?


i'd never heard of the cloisters, so i just googled it, and i had no idea those condos were called that! that's a trendy area, and those condos are all new and gorgeous. i have no idea how much they cost, or if they come furnished (my guess is no), but if you can afford it, that would be perfect. the ONLY downside is that they are right above/next to/near a very popular beer lounge called fermentation lounge, so there might be a noise issue if you are in a condo really close to the bar. but i still think it would be worth it, because it's close enough to walk to class, etc.



yeah i am looking into them I can't get anyone on the phone I am going to tallahassee for a few days next week to find a place and i want to look at the cloisters. Have you looked at them?

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Mattfl88 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:29 am

I was in Tallahassee last week and wanted to look at Cloisters but couldn't get in contact with anyone. I did see an ad for one on craigslist and I believe the price was around 1250 a month. For that price they better have a washer and dryer. I think rent will vary though because they are privately owned condos and then the owner rents it out themselves. I'd say that the minimum is probably a thousand a month. They do look awesome though.

I am ending up at Blairstone at Governor's Square. Pretty affordable and rent includes water, sewage, trash and cable.

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby Bless » Fri May 27, 2011 11:57 am

Checking in...

I was set in STONE on Villanova for about three months, with no thought of FSU. I figured even if I did get accepted to FSU off of the wait list, I would still be attending Villanova 100%.

I was wrong. I got the call of acceptance, and it all made sense.

Lately, anxiety started hitting me about moving to the NE and perceptibly spending the rest of my life there. The cold weather. No beaches. No boats. No pools. No sun. No laying out. No t-shirts. No shorts. ETC. All things I now appreciate more than ever! What a relief...that in-state tuition is just SUCH a relief. Today, I'm going to celebrate at a bar on the intercoastal overlooking the water! There's no place like South Florida!


I did my UG at FSU and I also have a few friends already attending FSU law, so if anyone has any questions about anything, feel free to give me a shout!

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby leefair123 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:03 pm

called cloisters and nothing is available hoping craigslist comes thru!

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Re: Florida State Class of 2014

Postby leefair123 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:04 pm

Does any one know anything about VictoriaGrand?




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