U. of Florida 2010-2011 Applicants!!

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

Postby amarkonthedoor » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Barbie wrote:
Did you have a driving ticket on your record? I know flamingo and I haven't gotten our loan info because of this. It'll show up around the 22nd with everything else The Hubernator told me ;)


I hope not. I did traffic school for both of them so they shouldn't be showing up anywhere. I'll give Carol a call just in case, or just wait till the 22nd. Thanks! Also, nice pics FTH...love that new courtroom!

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Postby GatorStudent » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:40 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Carol Huber is great about everything involving financial aid. I went by her office, she made sure I was up to date and had completed everything I needed to, and let me know when to expect the money. If anyone is confused I would definitely recommend calling her.


Carol Huber IS great. She's one of the best administrators at the law school.

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Postby GatorStudent » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:42 pm

Barbie wrote: It'll show up around the 22nd with everything else The Hubernator told me ;)


I enjoyed the nickname that you gave Carol Huber! That was clever. :D

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

Postby RudyBaylor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:29 am

I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:36 am

RudyBaylor wrote:I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!


It gets cold in the winter... :D

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Postby Rob1230 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:19 am

I am wondering how much books are going to actually run us for the first semester. I know there is a certain amount budgeted for it in financial aid, but is that an accurate number?

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:55 am

Rob1230 wrote:I am wondering how much books are going to actually run us for the first semester. I know there is a certain amount budgeted for it in financial aid, but is that an accurate number?


My friend said he bought all of his books used from the bookstore first semester and said the budget was pretty accurate. You can buy books elsewhere of course and get them cheaper.

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Postby amarkonthedoor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:50 pm

RudyBaylor wrote:I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!


Congrats! I Goodwill'd my FSU stuff, but that was after I tossed around the idea of tailoring some of it for my dog to ironically wear.

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Postby Deuce » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:53 pm

RudyBaylor wrote:I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!


happy hour?

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Postby Barbie » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:08 pm

RudyBaylor wrote:I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!


BURN IT :twisted: No, just kidding, sell it on Ebay bro!

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:09 pm

Barbie wrote:
RudyBaylor wrote:I may be the last one one in the door. Off WL yesterday, on my way to Gainesville to scratch out a place to live today. Now, what to do with all this damn FSU gear!


BURN IT :twisted: No, just kidding, sell it on Ebay bro!


Beat you to the burning part lol

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Postby slvrsk8r » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:58 pm

RudyBaylor, what were your stats if you don't mind sharing?

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Postby RudyBaylor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:29 pm

161 3.5 (4.0 graduate gpa for what it's worth- which wasn't much)

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Postby Moose Thompson » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:35 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
Rob1230 wrote:I am wondering how much books are going to actually run us for the first semester. I know there is a certain amount budgeted for it in financial aid, but is that an accurate number?


My friend said he bought all of his books used from the bookstore first semester and said the budget was pretty accurate. You can buy books elsewhere of course and get them cheaper.



WAY cheaper. If you can afford to order them in advance online I would highly suggest it.

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 pm

For the law students: any idea what percentage of teachers give closed book tests? I'm anxiously awaiting how UF can screw me next.

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Postby Barbie » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:02 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:For the law students: any idea what percentage of teachers give closed book tests? I'm anxiously awaiting how UF can screw me next.


2 & 3Ls, since we will be finding out our sections soon.. what should we hope for? Are there any specific professors... or anything else you can help us with, that we should hope to get or not get? I am tres curious <3 And anxious.

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Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:20 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:For the law students: any idea what percentage of teachers give closed book tests? I'm anxiously awaiting how UF can screw me next.


That's so hard to say. I found that in my section, 1L teachers were more likely to give closed book tests compared to 2L and 3L courses.

I'll be honest with you--in law school, having open book tests are not fun. They are often helpful in undergraduate courses, don't get me wrong, but there's too much of a time constraint to find something in the mammoth books. Even more importantly, though, is that often the answer isn't even explicitly in the book, as books tend to be just full of cases and questions without answers (you'll learn soon enough what I mean!). And...open book tests tend to be harder, as the professor often rationalizes that it should be since it's open book. However, open notes/outline exams can help you, since you've written down all the important things in a subject, but for many, it's more of a security blanket than anything else.

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Postby GatorStudent » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:37 pm

Barbie wrote:2 & 3Ls, since we will be finding out our sections soon.. what should we hope for? Are there any specific professors... or anything else you can help us with, that we should hope to get or not get? I am tres curious <3 And anxious.


I find that there are widely differing opinions here re: professors to take...which shouldn't surprise anyone, since law students tend to be opinionated! :D Many of my 1L professors are either: 1) retired/semi-retired; 2) on sabbatical; or 3) a visiting professor, so I can't give many recommendations about 1L professors. However, here are a few good professors off the top of my head:

1) Stinneford--I consider him one of the best professors here, if not the best. He teaches criminal law and procedure courses. He's not only very sharp (Moot Court Final Four at Harvard, and U.S. Attorney in Chicago), but very nice inside and outside of class, and he teaches via the Socratic method, but it's very non-combative. And, of course, he doesn't hide the ball, and makes it a point to really teach well. Lastly, he's very funny, which keeps class entertaining. His test was moderately difficult, but fair (note--some professors don't care about making exams fair, so this is a definite plus).

2) Mills--He teaches Florida Constitutional Law (2L subject). He has a world of experience (former Speaker of the House of Florida House, member of Florida's Constitutional Revision Commissions), and he does a good job teaching the subject. It's a lot of reading for a two-credit class, but you learn a lot, it's on the Florida bar exam, he gives good bump-ups for class participation (some professors don't care about this), and his exam is fairly easy if you keep up with the reading and do his old exams (which mimic one another). Again, though, it's a lot of work, but it's good to learn about your state's constitution, if you plan on staying in Florida (and it's often one of the essays on the bar exam).

3) Friel--He teaches income taxation (2L/3L subject). Class is a TON of material--it's absurd how much it is. But it's good to know tax law, as it's a field that will always need lawyers (and it's good to know if you're representing businesses/non-profits). But he teaches in the esteemed LLM taxation program, and he knows his stuff. And he only calls on you once a semester, if that (because the class is so big). One big drawback is many people who take it are on law review/accounting majors/looking to get into UF's LLM taxation program, so the curve is tough, despite it being a big class.

4)Zedalis--Trial practice. This is a class I REALLY, REALLY recommend taking when you can. (Normally, you can't take it until your second semester of 2L/beginning of 3L because it fills up quickly.) Even if you want to be a transactional attorney, you should take because: a) even transactional attorneys sometimes must go to court, or be willing to go to court if it is in your client's best interests, and b) you might find you actually like it. It's a decent amount of work, but it's pass/fail. You break up into workshops, with adjuncts who are often well-known attorneys from the area and judges. Then you get to try a case, as both a plaintiff/prosecutor and the defendant, with a jury of 1L's. Zedalis knows her stuff, and so do the workshop instructors. (Also, you "finally" learn evidence when you take the class.)

Sorry that these are 2L/3L classes, but as I said, most of my 1L professors aren't here much, if at all. If I think of anything else, I'll add it.
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Postby jnichols » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:19 am

Quick question, what is the general attire during orientation? It mentions casual dress for two days and courtroom attire for one, but any idea on specifics?

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Postby RudyBaylor » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:12 pm

For courtroom attire, I'm thinking of dressing up as Casey Anthony. :D

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Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:02 pm

One week people!!!!! :D

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Postby ns77770 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:50 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:One week people!!!!! :D


+1, so excited...

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Postby Barbie » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:54 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:One week people!!!!! :D



1 week til sections, 16 days until I move in! Yayyyy!




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