Miami versus a tier 3 school

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lealoa344
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Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby lealoa344 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:40 pm

So I have been accepted at Univ of Miami as well as a few tier 3 schools that have offered me $. Is it worth graduating from Miami with 150,000 in debt? Or should I choose somewhere like Michigan State who offered me $ ? My reasoning behind choosing Miami is the possibility to earn more after graduation...as well as being in a larger city I feel like I would have more job opportunities than somewhere like East Lansing, MI. Any input would be very helpful!

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby YankeesFan » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:44 pm

Michigan state is a Tier Two now and I think it will continue to move up.

I would take the money to Michigan State. That's a lot of debt from a school that is only 3rd best in a state that got hard hit by the recession. At least Michigan State places well in state (many Michigan grads leave). Plus, COL in East Lansing has got to be much cheaper than COL in Coral Gables.

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby FeelTheHeat » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Do not go to Miami if you are financing your own education.

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby drummerboy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:00 pm

+1

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby nodummy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:31 am

Would anyone on TLS advocate paying sticker at any school outside t-14? Probably not. You won't find many pro-Miami comments here...some reasons better than others.

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby TheFactor » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:24 pm

retake is TCR here

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby taxguy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:28 pm

I attended University of Miami Law School and didn't think it was worth it. In fact, I didn't like the legal education provided either.

Recently we toured Miami for my son just to see what changed. They had classrooms of 125 numbers seats. The tour guide admitted that Miami tries to fill up all the seats too. It isn't a nurturing environment and would, in my opinion, be very detrimental for most new law students. However, I can't compare Miami to that of other law schools since I don't have any experience for comparison.

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby nodummy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:07 pm

taxguy wrote:I attended University of Miami Law School and didn't think it was worth it. In fact, I didn't like the legal education provided either.

Recently we toured Miami for my son just to see what changed. They had classrooms of 125 numbers seats. The tour guide admitted that Miami tries to fill up all the seats too. It isn't a nurturing environment and would, in my opinion, be very detrimental for most new law students. However, I can't compare Miami to that of other law schools since I don't have any experience for comparison.


Who are you and why do you post this message in almost the exact wording every chance you get?

A. You attended UM Law and now claim to hate the whole thing? Seems a little self-degrading...something most TLS posters know little about. I find it hard to believe.

B. Also hard to believe is the idea that just because you toured with your son and heard this from the tour guide you believed it have now made it your life's work to go out and save other potential students.

If your story's true and you are legit you have too much time on your hands. Yet you still haven't taken the time to call UM for more information from someone other than a tour guide...if you had, why aren't you posting those details?


NOTE: His OP is all the way back in June '10 (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 8&t=119679). You've been on here posting this shit for that long? I don't understand why anyone would still be on here spreading the word about touring a law school with their son...

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby taxguy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:56 am

I am simply replying to the OP who asked for help. Since I did attend there, who else would be in a better position to respond? You?As for my posts being similar about Miami, they should be. You would really have a point if my opinions about the school were very different among posts. Of course, why the original poster didn't do a search for other threads is another question.

In fact, we had five people on the tour including one admitted student. All of us were a bit turned off by what we saw.

as to Nodummy's comments above,I don't know why these forums seem to attract such crass snarkiness. I would NEVER respond this way to any poster in a forum or in person. I happen to both like and respect the legal profession and being a southerner, I really don't like what I am seeing in these forums with rudeness, crass comments, snarkiness and the like. I have always believed in approaching life and the courtroom in a respectful manner or at least presenting ideas diplomatically. It does sadden me a bit about who is going into the legal profession. .

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Re: Miami versus a tier 3 school

Postby Wholigan » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:15 pm

nodummy wrote:If your story's true and you are legit you have too much time on your hands. Yet you still haven't taken the time to call UM for more information from someone other than a tour guide...if you had, why aren't you posting those details?


taxguy wrote:Let me share my son's softs.

First, he is a CPA and garnered good scores for each part.
Second, he is a CFP
Third, he worked for the IRS and got an award for his work
Fourth: he worked for an accounting firm and was loved by the partners and got a very strong recommendation
Fifth: he is working on a book and has some chapters written
Sixth: He started a fraternity in college and was an officer
Seventh: He played intermural college sports and was on the Ultimate Frisbee team
Finally, despite completely bombing the GMAT he graduated valedictorian from a grad business program.

OH yes, he has a guaranteed job offer once he graduates from law school. Now in my opinion, these are GREAT soft factors.


If I were in his position, I wouldn't call the school either. It's clearly not for his son. No one who has achieved the status of intermural ultimate frisbee team member should be subjected to being a class of 125 students where his special snowflake status cannot be individually nurtured.




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