Florida vs. Wake

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)

UF or Wake

UF $13,000
5
56%
Wake $26,000
4
44%
 
Total votes: 9

jangag
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Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:55 pm

***Update****

UF at 13,000
Wake at 26,000

No need for any more contemplation. Thanks for all of the advice.

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UF at $22,000 per year
Wake at $26,000

I am a FL resident, and in state tuition in guaranteed. Wake's scholarship requires that I stay in good standing.

I have worked 2 years in the legal field in the state of FL. I do not care to make it to big law. I have no attachment to the state of FL. All I am looking for is a JD with an opportunity for a middle class job. Any solid advice would be useful. Please do not post if you only have run of the mill misinformation. Thank you.
Last edited by jangag on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:10 pm

A JD is not a ticket to a middle class life.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:11 pm

Agreed. However, a JD is an opportunity for a middle class life. All I am looking for is the best opportunity.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby GatorEagle1 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Less job competition in NC, where only Tar Heels are your main competition (most Blue Devils go out of state).
In FL, you have FSU and UM as your main competition, and then a bunch more "less elite" schools fighting for jobs.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby LetsGoRangers » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:46 pm

Depends if you want ACC Basketball or SEC Football? :)

But in all seriousness. I think the Research Triangle is an exciting part of the country with lots of room for growth in its economy. I do not know anything about the Florida or NC legal market but I imagine the NC Research Triangle has a healthier economy, thus stronger legal market, with more room for growth.

UF is also a big school while Wake is very small. It just depends where you would like to end up after school

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby rad lulz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:48 pm

What is total cost of attendance (including interest and cost of living) at each

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby hephaestus » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:04 pm

GatorEagle1 wrote:Less job competition in NC, where only Tar Heels are your main competition (most Blue Devils go out of state).
In FL, you have FSU and UM as your main competition, and then a bunch more "less elite" schools fighting for jobs.

True, but both markets are insular. The better choice will be where the OP has ties to, which it sounds like is FL.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:46 pm

rad lulz wrote:What is total cost of attendance (including interest and cost of living) at each


Without interest, I am looking at $111,000 for UF, and $123,000 for Wake.

*Please note that I added $15,000 per year for room and board.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby rad lulz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:55 pm

jangag wrote:
rad lulz wrote:What is total cost of attendance (including interest and cost of living) at each


Without interest, I am looking at $111,000 for UF, and $123,000 for Wake.

*Please note that I added $15,000 per year for room and board.


If those are the without numbers, absolutely don't go

When you add interest, you're gonna need biglaw money to repay loans

But biglaw chances are slim from those schools

Retake or don't go dude

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Ha, so don't go to either? Either my numbers are off, or other in state residents have gotten bad advice from other TLS members. I have read numerous times that in-state at UF is not a terrible deal.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby rad lulz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:12 pm

jangag wrote:Ha, so don't go to either? Either my numbers are off, or other in state residents have gotten bad advice from other TLS members. I have read numerous times that in-state at UF is not a terrible deal.

Look at lawschooltransparency.com

I'd go like $75k in debt for UF

Good chance you'll be pleading for a $55k job

If you're worried about math use the Georgetown law debt calculator (google)

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby envisciguy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:37 pm

Have you tried showing UF the Wake scholarship to see if they might give you something? Neither one is a slam dunk at those prices.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:17 pm

I have, and UF told me they would send the offer over to the admissions committee.

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Re: Florida vs. Wake

Postby jangag » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:16 pm

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