U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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

Postby Barbie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:28 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Didn't he just tell you he wanted to go to NO lmao?

Barbie, go to UF. There is a reason you submitted your deposit as quickly as you did after visiting. It gives you the best opportunity at work anywhere in FL outside the T14, and if you want to leave after 5 years or whatever you can after you've established yourself as an attorney.


He wants to go to NO over UF.

He puts it as: Stetson>>>>>>>>NO>>>UF>>>>>>>ILLINOIS in his opinion lol.

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Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:34 pm

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

Postby leidice » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:35 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:He wants to go to NO over UF.

He puts it as: Stetson>>>>>>>>NO>>>UF>>>>>>>ILLINOIS in his opinion lol.

This has to be the oddest thing ever said on TLS.


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

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:36 pm

non-TLSers don't understand. My bf thinks I can go to UF and then just take the bar in whatever state we live in every time he wants/has to move.

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Every experience I have with actual, real life legal practitioners serves as a pleasant reminder of TLS' ridiculousness.

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Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:42 pm

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

Postby Barbie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:44 pm

leidice wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:He wants to go to NO over UF.

He puts it as: Stetson>>>>>>>>NO>>>UF>>>>>>>ILLINOIS in his opinion lol.

This has to be the oddest thing ever said on TLS.


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In terms of places he would like to live. I should have put it as
Tampa/St.Pete>>>>>>>> NO>>>>>> GVILLE>>>>>>> CHampaign


and even TLS will vouch for Stetson inside of Tampa. Everyone (and most law people) from here thinks Stetson is the best haha. Its kinda like how people all over Florida think UF is the best (ever) and don't understand there are roughly 50 schools ahead of it. "What? No. UF is #1. IN EVERYTHING!"

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

Postby thewarflamingo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:48 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Every experience I have with actual, real life legal practitioners serves as a pleasant reminder of TLS' ridiculousness.

For example? I'm genuinely curious about what TLS is skewed about. Rankings emphasis or what?

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:55 pm

Far and away the rankings emphasis. Every interaction I've had with every level of lawyers, judges, etc. had shown (once again, in my experience) an utter disregard for them.

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

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:33 pm

curious but has anybody received a FAFSA loan/grant package from UF? Both FSU and UM, before withdrawing, got back to me with my expected loans from FAFSA.

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Postby Barbie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:34 pm

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:curious but has anybody received a FAFSA loan/grant package from UF? Both FSU and UM, before withdrawing, got back to me with my expected loans from FAFSA.


I just got my Tulane acceptance, haven't even sent them my FAFSA, and already received it lol

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Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Barbie wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:curious but has anybody received a FAFSA loan/grant package from UF? Both FSU and UM, before withdrawing, got back to me with my expected loans from FAFSA.


I just got my Tulane acceptance, haven't even sent them my FAFSA, and already received it lol



UF is definitely the slowest in every step of the process compared to every other school :-(

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Postby Barbie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 pm

FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:
Barbie wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:curious but has anybody received a FAFSA loan/grant package from UF? Both FSU and UM, before withdrawing, got back to me with my expected loans from FAFSA.


I just got my Tulane acceptance, haven't even sent them my FAFSA, and already received it lol



UF is definitely the slowest in every step of the process compared to every other school :-(


You obv didn't apply to UNC ;) haha

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

Postby Bobo355 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm

Barbie wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:
Barbie wrote:
FortuneFavorsTheBold wrote:curious but has anybody received a FAFSA loan/grant package from UF? Both FSU and UM, before withdrawing, got back to me with my expected loans from FAFSA.


I just got my Tulane acceptance, haven't even sent them my FAFSA, and already received it lol



UF is definitely the slowest in every step of the process compared to every other school :-(


You obv didn't apply to UNC ;) haha


That's the freaking truth Barbie! The wait for UNC is agonizing!

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

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:35 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:I know I change my mind like every hour, but I talked to a couple people and right now I'm back on the UF bandwagon! :D :lol:


Everyone conversation I've ever had with anyone in the legal field in Florida is enough to choose UF over just about any school outside the T14 lol

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Postby 98234872348 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:10 am

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

Postby GatorStudent » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:23 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:Far and away the rankings emphasis. Every interaction I've had with every level of lawyers, judges, etc. had shown (once again, in my experience) an utter disregard for them.


Really? I haven't had the same experience, at least re: judges. Judges really care about rankings--or at least they hold in high regard the schools that are highly ranked.

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

Postby GatorStudent » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:30 am

Barbie wrote:
haha ahh! My husband is begging me to go check out Stetson with him this week. He told me if I go there he will make sure I don't have to take out a single penny in loans and he will pay off my UG loans so I can graduate completely debt free. I really shouldn't have visited Illinois in January! haha I almost DIED! I'm sad we will probably not end up in the same place though :( No running buddy!


You really need to sit down with your husband and continue to think about how strongly each of you want to stay in Tampa. Is there a stipulation on your Stetson scholarship? If not, and you both are virtually positive that you want to live in the Tampa region, then Stetson sounds like an awesome deal. Even if you decide to leave the Tampa area, you'd be debt-free. Don't underestimate how liberating that is. Even if you're struggling to find a job in other parts of FL (or outside of FL) after graduating from a place like Stetson, it's much less stressful with absolutely no debt than the average law student (such as at UF) that is 50k-100k in debt and also trying to find a job to survive.

At the same time, why are you going to law school? If you're looking for a posh "biglaw" job, then the calculus above might change. But to be fair, if you're looking for one of those jobs at any of those schools, you're going to have a hard time landing one of those jobs. The economy is brutal out there, and the FL legal market will probably be tough for quite a few years.

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

Postby JayneDough » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:54 am

Congrats to the Class of 14 admits! If anyone has questions about housing in gville PM me! I spent the last 4 years in gville and wouldn't have minded spending more but I wanted to get out of FL for law school!

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

Postby LevinAlum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:12 am

thewarflamingo wrote: I definitely plan to try to come back to TX right out of school, but I think my problem is that I'll be applying for FL residency so I think I pretty much have to work in FL during the summers or at least 1L summer to show that I'm committed to FL, right? If that's the case, it will make things a little harder for me to get back to TX initially, but I'm fine with working in FL for 5-7 years and then moving back to TX eventually. Who knows, I may end up falling in love with FL again, although the heat and humidity are way too much for me to handle sometimes.


Going from UF Law immediately to TX is very doable--I know a number of people from my class that did just that (most of whom came to UF Law from Texas). Do a Martindale Hubbell search of UF Law grads in Texas and you'll see that there's quite a few (even though the Martindale search misses about 80% of practicing attorneys).

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Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:23 am

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