U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:26 am

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

Postby AU2010NC » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:28 pm

gmen42 wrote:Congrats, look forward to seeing all in the fall. AU, did some other school not offer 180k to go there? :lol:


Funny you ask, because Mississippi State actually offered 200k, but I gave UF a 20k discount because its a better program. :wink:

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Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:40 pm

AU2010NC wrote:
gmen42 wrote:Congrats, look forward to seeing all in the fall. AU, did some other school not offer 180k to go there? :lol:


Funny you ask, because Mississippi State actually offered 200k, but I gave UF a 20k discount because its a better program. :wink:


Wait, what? Who gave you 180k?

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Postby AU2010NC » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:54 pm

Barbie wrote:
AU2010NC wrote:
gmen42 wrote:Congrats, look forward to seeing all in the fall. AU, did some other school not offer 180k to go there? :lol:


Funny you ask, because Mississippi State actually offered 200k, but I gave UF a 20k discount because its a better program. :wink:


Wait, what? Who gave you 180k?


It's a cam newton joke

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:16 pm

&#%&$ Cam Newton #$$%^#

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Postby alicrimson » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:10 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:&#%&$ Cam Newton #$$%^#


+1. He's got crazy skills but as a part of the crimson tide, I say yuck. haha.

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Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:11 pm

its official....UF it is, just did the withdrawls

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Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:15 pm

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:its official....UF it is, just did the withdrawls


Yay! Welcome :D

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Postby ns77770 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:53 pm

Barbie wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:its official....UF it is, just did the withdrawls


Yay! Welcome :D


+1 Glad to see a bunch of ppl deciding on UF!

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:58 pm

Lifted from the FSU thread, and master-posting, but I think it articulates a lot of the non-empirical differences between UF and FSU specifically, but can apply to many people who may be on the fence between UF and another school.

I'll be more than happy to.

First and foremost, south Florida is my number one market. My entire family lives there, along with my girlfriend of nearly 3 years who I care about deeply. I want to be sure that I am giving myself the best opportunity to find employment there. UF does that better than any school in Florida.

The extra two hours driving from Tallahassee are considerable. I was drained by the time I got to FSU for ASD; UF felt drastically shorter as it was no different than visiting my grandparents, who live close to it (just a bit south) and where I often visit.

I loved the campus. As someone who has grown up spending most of my life in the city (both my parents work downtown), it was a bit of a culture shock. But it feels conducive to learning. The law building is in a perfect place on campus, just far enough to be removed from the UG nonsense but close enough that I could go on a bit of an adventure with no problem (the buses give me a bit of a problem, Neurotic knows about that lol)

Going back to what I mentioned earlier, its reputation in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and for just about all of Florida, is unparallelled. In terms of lay prestige, it is seen as on par with Duke and other legit schools. This is based largely on anecdotal evidence, but I talked to just about everyone I could and generally got the same response. While the rankings matter (though far less than I used to think they do) and reputation within the law establishment is important, Florida is not a biglaw state. The perception of clients is an important one, especially given that so many are unfamiliar with the hierarchy of law rankings. This is important in case my ultimate goal, which is to work for the SAO, doesn't pan out.

I can justify the extra 20,000 with the decrease in COL in Gainesville compared to Tally (its not substantial, but relevant) and IBR. I have a lot of connections to the public sector, and fully intend to pursue them for my career.

Lastly, and this is difficult to quantify, but there is a satisfaction in attending the best school in the state. I suppose it attracts a certain type of people, and that is not necessarily a bad or good thing at all. When I would tell my friends about being accepted to FSU, I got a lot of congrats. When the UF acceptance came, the consensus was "WOW". Its a good feeling.

A million arguments can be made both ways. FSU proponents can point at the rankings and financial generosity. UF supporters can look at their indisputable rep, lawyer/judge ranking (3.5 to 2.9), and firm rankings. I believe that either school is a fantastic choice and for people who have grown up and plan to never leave FL, are some of the best choices available outside the T14. I was WL'd at Emory and have no intention of pursuing it. Even if I was accepted, I'd still choose UF.

It feels right. Attending the best school is important to me. I spoke with a judge, a young SAO, and a recruiter at a high-level, Miami based firm. They all said UF is the clear number 1 choice in Florida. It was not an indictment of FSU, but an affirmation of UF's status.

Long, wordy, and all over the place, but I hope it helps. Best of luck to everyone.

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:32 pm

Just joined the facebook group, look forward to seeing you all at some point. BTW whoever is in charge of the group you are crazy fast at responding.

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:33 pm

gmen42 wrote:Just joined the facebook group, look forward to seeing you all at some point. BTW whoever is in charge of the group you are crazy fast at responding.

Also I suppose that ruins the anonymity of my profile....woops

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Postby Barbie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:42 pm

gmen42 wrote:
gmen42 wrote:Just joined the facebook group, look forward to seeing you all at some point. BTW whoever is in charge of the group you are crazy fast at responding.

Also I suppose that ruins the anonymity of my profile....woops


Its okay. I'll out myself to you sooner than later, if you cant figure it out by just surfing haha

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:43 pm

Barbie, you took .2 seconds to figure out (and I mean that in the nicest way possible lol)

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:45 pm

Meh, whatever, as long as there are no crazy people or people seeking vengeance against UF we should all be fine.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:51 pm

yeah, I'd say Barbie was easy to figure out, and now you too! haha

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:51 pm

Also future Gator Beal got the first points in the HS all American game, hopefully gator bball looks good next year.

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:53 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:yeah, I'd say Barbie was easy to figure out, and now you too! haha

Yeah, no worries, hopefully everyone here is trustworthy, :shock:

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Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:55 pm

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Postby gmen42 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:02 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
gmen42 wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:yeah, I'd say Barbie was easy to figure out, and now you too! haha

Yeah, no worries, hopefully everyone here is trustworthy, :shock:

I can make the group private where only members can see posts if y'all would prefer that. But then I guess that doesn't protect you against potential crazies within the group...hmm...

No problems, someone would have to be the craziest of the crazies to troll a group specifically for UF Law 2014, if a crazy person puts that much effort into it I guess they deserve the outcome.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Anyone looking for a roommate? :)

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Postby PleaseHelpThanks » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:47 pm

OMG I just went to the mail box, and UF pimped my ride! Need-Based grant FTW!

P.S. It's above 5k, below 12k, sorry, I won't say specifics /:

I feel like I just hit the lottery :D

Go Gators!

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Postby ns77770 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:01 pm

PleaseHelpThanks wrote:OMG I just went to the mail box, and UF pimped my ride! Need-Based grant FTW!

P.S. It's above 5k, below 12k, sorry, I won't say specifics /:

I feel like I just hit the lottery :D

Go Gators!


Nice!! Now I can't wait to check my mail

Does your grant show up on the ISIS thingy?

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Postby PleaseHelpThanks » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:07 pm

ns77770 wrote:
PleaseHelpThanks wrote:OMG I just went to the mail box, and UF pimped my ride! Need-Based grant FTW!

P.S. It's above 5k, below 12k, sorry, I won't say specifics /:

I feel like I just hit the lottery :D

Go Gators!


Nice!! Now I can't wait to check my mail

Does your grant show up on the ISIS thingy?


Not for me




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