U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ns77770 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:24 pm

rman1201 wrote:
ns77770 wrote:alright thanks, I have an irrational fear of UGs that I must deal with lol.....


You're gonna love Gainesville.


Hahahaha that made me laugh irl.... I should've said I have an irrational fear of living around a bunch of drunk UGs (like I do now and have been for the past 4 years or so).

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:35 pm

To be honest, I live in an "Undergrad filled" complex, and I've only ever once had an issue with a party being obnoxiously loud etc. Avoid Gainesville Place, as I've heard bad things about it being a 24/7 pool party, but other than that, you won't be surrounded as much as you think you might be.

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Postby thewarflamingo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:07 am

I arrived in Gainesville today from Texas and I must say that I freaking love it here!!! I got to check out the football stadium, basketball stadium, took a picture with Albert and Alberta, and walked through the law school a bit. I even bought a UF law shirt from the bookstore. This place is awesome!

For the person who asked about living at the plantation, my aunt lives over there and it's really nice and quaint. It seems like a great area and everyone I've met is incredibly nice over here. It's a bit of a distance from the school, but it's not that bad.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ns77770 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:17 am

thewarflamingo wrote:I arrived in Gainesville today from Texas and I must say that I freaking love it here!!! I got to check out the football stadium, basketball stadium, took a picture with Albert and Alberta, and walked through the law school a bit. I even bought a UF law shirt from the bookstore. This place is awesome!

For the person who asked about living at the plantation, my aunt lives over there and it's really nice and quaint. It seems like a great area and everyone I've met is incredibly nice over here. It's a bit of a distance from the school, but it's not that bad.


I actually don't mind a little distance to be honest, I commute a long way to school now and the drive allows me to get focused a bit and just get ready for the day.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby gatorlaw2011 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:20 am

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:25 am

gatorlizzy28 wrote:It would probably be about a 20-30 minute drive to campus. The big problem would be the fact that parking is the biggest nightmare you could imagine on campus. You have to pay a lot of money to park in a lot that won't necessarily be anywhere near where you need to be, and definitely isn't guaranteed to have spots available. The buses or ability to walk/bike makes living close to the law school much more convenient overall.

You know what, last year was, admittedly, horrendous, but this year I have been able to find parking at almost any time of the day. Granted if you get to school past 10:30 you might face some adversity, but for the most part it hasn't been too bad. And if you get to school before 9 you're guaranteed to get something close.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby rman1201 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:26 am

gatorlizzy28 wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:I arrived in Gainesville today from Texas and I must say that I freaking love it here!!! I got to check out the football stadium, basketball stadium, took a picture with Albert and Alberta, and walked through the law school a bit. I even bought a UF law shirt from the bookstore. This place is awesome!

For the person who asked about living at the plantation, my aunt lives over there and it's really nice and quaint. It seems like a great area and everyone I've met is incredibly nice over here. It's a bit of a distance from the school, but it's not that bad.


I actually don't mind a little distance to be honest, I commute a long way to school now and the drive allows me to get focused a bit and just get ready for the day.


It would probably be about a 20-30 minute drive to campus. The big problem would be the fact that parking is the biggest nightmare you could imagine on campus. You have to pay a lot of money to park in a lot that won't necessarily be anywhere near where you need to be, and definitely isn't guaranteed to have spots available. The buses or ability to walk/bike makes living close to the law school much more convenient overall.


That and the awful traffic. It's never really a 'relaxing' drive anywhere in Gainesville. It feels like a city that was planned/engineered for about 10% of the current population.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Neo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:56 am

Does anyone know what motorcycle parking is like around the law school? Is it readily available? Is there covered parking nearby? I plan on bringing my bike to law school and this information would be great!

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:36 am

there's plenty of parking for bikes on campus. The law school lot has a bunch of spots but they're not covered. The only covered places you;ll find on campus are in the garages which are out of the way in terms of getting to the law school.

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Postby gotcha » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:57 am

Neo wrote:Does anyone know what motorcycle parking is like around the law school? Is it readily available? Is there covered parking nearby? I plan on bringing my bike to law school and this information would be great!


Parking is almost always readily available for motorcycles in Gainesville but if it doesn't have any scratches on it yet, prepare yourself.

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Postby Deuce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:39 am

gotcha wrote:
Neo wrote:Does anyone know what motorcycle parking is like around the law school? Is it readily available? Is there covered parking nearby? I plan on bringing my bike to law school and this information would be great!


Parking is almost always readily available for motorcycles in Gainesville but if it doesn't have any scratches on it yet, prepare yourself.


Sounds like you had a bad experience...? Other than that, yes motorcylce/scooter parking is the most open and available on campus, ESPECIALLY at the law school there is no problem.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Deuce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:41 am

gatorlizzy28 wrote:
ns77770 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:I arrived in Gainesville today from Texas and I must say that I freaking love it here!!! I got to check out the football stadium, basketball stadium, took a picture with Albert and Alberta, and walked through the law school a bit. I even bought a UF law shirt from the bookstore. This place is awesome!

For the person who asked about living at the plantation, my aunt lives over there and it's really nice and quaint. It seems like a great area and everyone I've met is incredibly nice over here. It's a bit of a distance from the school, but it's not that bad.


I actually don't mind a little distance to be honest, I commute a long way to school now and the drive allows me to get focused a bit and just get ready for the day.


It would probably be about a 20-30 minute drive to campus. The big problem would be the fact that parking is the biggest nightmare you could imagine on campus. You have to pay a lot of money to park in a lot that won't necessarily be anywhere near where you need to be, and definitely isn't guaranteed to have spots available. The buses or ability to walk/bike makes living close to the law school much more convenient overall.


UF has horrendous parking, no doubt. But if there is anywhere on campus where it is likely to be fine/open, it is the law school. And even if somehow every spot in the law lot is taken, frat row and its plentiful parking is a stone throw away.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby gotcha » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:44 am

Deuce wrote:
gotcha wrote:
Neo wrote:Does anyone know what motorcycle parking is like around the law school? Is it readily available? Is there covered parking nearby? I plan on bringing my bike to law school and this information would be great!


Parking is almost always readily available for motorcycles in Gainesville but if it doesn't have any scratches on it yet, prepare yourself.


Sounds like you had a bad experience experiences...? Other than that, yes motorcylce/scooter parking is the most open and available on campus, ESPECIALLY at the law school there is no problem.


So many vehicles so close together.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:06 pm

How nice are the ladies dressing? I'm thinking I'm going to pull out the slacks but I'm thinking sleeveless because its going to be hot.

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Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:08 pm

It's florida, business casual is shorts and sandals. :lol:

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:12 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:It's florida, business casual is shorts and sandals. :lol:


+0.5. I work in a professional environment and we have a 'business casual' dress code. Shorts and polos are good to go, but we are not allowed to wear open-toed shoes or shoes without backs.

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Postby 98234872348 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:22 pm

Just an FYI, the entire Florida Supreme Court is going to be at UF tomorrow for the Moot Court Competition. I am not sure if they're going to let you guys introduce yourselves, but I would dress nice.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Neo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:25 pm

mistergoft wrote:Just an FYI, the entire Florida Supreme Court is going to be at UF tomorrow for the Moot Court Competition. I am not sure if they're going to let you guys introduce yourselves, but I would dress nice.



Thanks for the heads up!

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Postby 98234872348 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:29 pm

Neo wrote:
mistergoft wrote:Just an FYI, the entire Florida Supreme Court is going to be at UF tomorrow for the Moot Court Competition. I am not sure if they're going to let you guys introduce yourselves, but I would dress nice.



Thanks for the heads up!

Yeah. And Fred Levin was here today (yes, that Levin), so there are bound to be a bunch of prominent people like that around UF tomorrow. They sure scheduled the ASW on the right day...

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:39 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Neo wrote:
mistergoft wrote:Just an FYI, the entire Florida Supreme Court is going to be at UF tomorrow for the Moot Court Competition. I am not sure if they're going to let you guys introduce yourselves, but I would dress nice.



Thanks for the heads up!

Yeah. And Fred Levin was here today (yes, that Levin), so there are bound to be a bunch of prominent people like that around UF tomorrow. They sure scheduled the ASW on the right day...


Dang. I just picked out my outfit and now I'm worried it isn't professional enough. It's a cute knit tank over a white cotton tank above kahki colored slacks and cream colored heels with a bit of an open toe. Grrrr....

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Postby 98234872348 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Barbie wrote:Dang. I just picked out my outfit and now I'm worried it isn't professional enough. It's a cute knit tank over a white cotton tank above kahki colored slacks and cream colored heels with a bit of an open toe. Grrrr....

I'm not a connoisseur of women's fashion, but that sounds fine to me.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Neo » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:52 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Barbie wrote:Dang. I just picked out my outfit and now I'm worried it isn't professional enough. It's a cute knit tank over a white cotton tank above kahki colored slacks and cream colored heels with a bit of an open toe. Grrrr....

I'm not a connoisseur of women's fashion, but that sounds fine to me.



This made me Laugh, I was thinking the exact same thing.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Barbie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:53 pm

mistergoft wrote:
Barbie wrote:Dang. I just picked out my outfit and now I'm worried it isn't professional enough. It's a cute knit tank over a white cotton tank above kahki colored slacks and cream colored heels with a bit of an open toe. Grrrr....

I'm not a connoisseur of women's fashion, but that sounds fine to me.


k :) I'm wearing it then. Its loose so its 10x less skanky than a lot of my srs business clothes that cling to me. Anyways, you going to hang out with us? I'm leaving GVille by 6 so... beers right after ASD are my plan

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:54 pm

Barbie wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
Barbie wrote:Dang. I just picked out my outfit and now I'm worried it isn't professional enough. It's a cute knit tank over a white cotton tank above kahki colored slacks and cream colored heels with a bit of an open toe. Grrrr....

I'm not a connoisseur of women's fashion, but that sounds fine to me.


k :) I'm wearing it then. Its loose so its 10x less skanky than a lot of my srs business clothes that cling to me. Anyways, you going to hang out with us? I'm leaving GVille by 6 so... beers right after ASD are my plan

Six? Possibly. I have an interview in Orlando at 2pm so I will likely but not definitely be back before six.

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Re: U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

Postby Moose Thompson » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:06 pm

Looking forward to seeing you guys out there tomorrow. Make sure to stop by and say hi to all the student orgs that will be tabling in the afternoon!




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