jpin22 wrote: rcsbball11 wrote:
AJaKe wrote:I just turned down FSU law for UF.
Also: Go to UF/FSU/Stetson/UM. Any other school isn't worth it.
This is a misconception that many people end up believing after looking around this site. I want to practice in Florida and turned down going to UM and Stetson because of the price tag and am going to FIU. Am I looking into possibly transferring after the first year? Yes. But FIU is up and coming and places well within Florida, especially South Florida, and in my case, having in-state tuition plus $5k in grants, it saves me a lot of money. So saying any other school isn't worth it is not accurate and sounds arrogant to anyone going to one of those "any other schools".
In certain situations a school like FIU isnt a terrible choice, and yes its cheaper but do you know your job prospects? Yes you'll save money but theres no guarantee you'll finish in the top of your class. I wouldnt want to looking for a job if I hadnt graduated in the top 35 percent from FIU. There are schools in FL that no one should go to (Fl. Costal and Barry etc) given this legal market. What you fail to take into account is the the legal market is saturated by lawyers and there certainly isnt a need so students graduating from UF and FSU are taking jobs that in the past they wouldnt have considered.
Yes, I know the job prospects are not as promising as UF or FSU, but saying that going to a school like FIU is not worth it is a little harsh. There are many people who went to FIU and have respectable careers, and once the school gets a little older and the alumni base gets a little larger, it will be easier for graduates. Of course you should aim to finish as high as possible in the class, especially when the school is newer and not as highly ranked, but if the idea of FIU not being worth going to is true, then basically it should be shut down. I just think there are many times on this forum when certain ideas get over-dramatized by people who are not wise enough to make the assumptions that they do, which then leads people to believe ideas that are not true.