Though I am no longer a "1L Taking Questions", I am more than happy to continue answering questions (now as a 2L) if people find my point of view and answers helpful. I hope all those who browse this board find what they are looking for, if not, just ask away.
I appreciate if you answer the following questions:
1. How is the grading curve at your law school?
2. Do you see your law school as a cut-throat (very competitive) school or not so?
3. Does the school use the Socratic method?
4. Does the faculty lean more liberal or conservative? How about the student body?
5. How generous is the school in granting scholarships?
6. How do you rate the facilities?
7. How much is the FSU degree transportable for jobs in DC, Philly or NYC?
It would really really behoove you to reread this entire thread in case I miss anything by answering these questions again.
1. Grading- http://www.law.fsu.edu/current_students ... rading.pdf
2. I have never seen any student act in a cut-throat manner. We have a great study body that generally gets along and enjoys each others company. I highly
suggest a visit to see this first hand.
3. Some teachers do, some teachers don't.
4. I'll guess the faculty leans left; I believe that is fairly typical in an academic profession. The student body is pretty balanced as far as I can tell. The above guesses are truly that, just guessing, this is due mainly to the fact our faculty is not harping liberal ideology daily nor is our student body preaching one way or the other.
5. I know the school offers scholarships, the amount the disburse I am unsure of, to all levels of the law school. You must reapply for these on an annual basis.
6. The facilities are really great. We just got a new student lounge last year, we acquired the 1st DCA building across the street for our courtroom (badass right?) and just last semester they remodeled the 3rd floor of the library. I cannot stress enough to anyone reading this come visit
you will be impressed.
7. This is another question that is better reserved for someone in the placement office, which you can conveniently ask when you visit. I personally went to the state school that of the state I plan to practice in. You will find this is the most common response around most state schools.
Just start from the top of the thread if you want more info about FSU Law.