FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

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FortuneFavorsTheBold
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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby FortuneFavorsTheBold » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:27 pm

i was at that publix today! CRAAAAAZY lol...but yea came up to tally for st. pats, was tired of gville. Amazingly i didnt visit the law school during opening hours (sloppy on my part)

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby highdraws » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:27 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Genuinely happy to see that FSU is now officially a T1 school. It would seem that the disparity between them and UF is next to nothing more than undergrad rep, and further reinforces my belief that the main deciding factor between the two schools is lifestyle and how much someone enjoys one over the other. Regardless, the two schools are unequivocally the top dogs in Florida and attending either is something to be proud of. I'm visiting Gainesville in about 2 weeks, and unless it totally blows me away I'll be taking the $$$ and running.

I have a feeling FSU is going to continue to fluctuate between where they are over the next few years, rising one or two sports because of all the money they are giving out, maybe dropping a few. Either way, it seems to have definitely solidified itself as a school that (I hope) will give decent job opportunities ITE throughout the state.

I've noticed the main thing holding back FSU is the peer assessment rankings, unfortunately. Hopefully they (we?) find a way to improve that in the coming years.


Definitely glad to see us moving up again. All in all, the USNews rankings are garbage. The equation is easy to game. Some of the factors that carry more weight are easy to fudge, and a lot of schools do it. Also, some things that are very important don't carry enough weight, such as faculty reputation / production. FSU's faculty is extremely respected w/in academia, and regularly ranks in the top 25.

I don't know how much the acquisition of the 1st DCA has been factored into our numbers as of now, but when it's operational that should be a big boost. We dropped a large chunk of money on it, and once it's renovated our facility size will nearly double, not to mention the fact it looks completely awesome.

The peer assessment rankings are killing us. It's basically how schools rank one another, and if I'm not mistaken some practitioners are asked to submit rankings too. No conflict of interest there whatsoever, of course. Basically, I think we struggle because FSU is a young school in comparison to others, and it takes time to build a reputation.

That being said, despite the fact rankings matter a great deal to prospective students and are the subject of much fodder on message boards, it's really the farthest thing from your mind once you get to school and I'd bet that most firms couldn't tell you who is ranked #42 if you gave them five guesses. FSU is and will always be a regional school. Being #50 or #40 won't change the fact that hard work and networking will lead to a good job.
Still, hearing that we are a top tier school for the first time has been a source of great pride the past week, and all of you that decide to attend FSU Law are making a fantastic choice.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Mattfl88 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:56 pm

A buddy of mine got the acceptance phone call today. So there must have been a batch that got accepted today. He only went complete last week and is just below 160 LSAT with about a 3.8 GPA.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Mattfl88 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:59 pm

A buddy of mine got the acceptance phone call today. So there must have been a batch that got accepted today. He only went complete last week and is just below 160 LSAT with about a 3.8 GPA.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby ChiCubs14 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:06 pm

Mattfl88 wrote:A buddy of mine got the acceptance phone call today. So there must have been a batch that got accepted today. He only went complete last week and is just below 160 LSAT with about a 3.8 GPA.



Thanks for the info, My numbers are similar maybe they'll get to my app next week...

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:50 am

Did anyone receive their reimbursement checks from the Feb. academic scholars day yet?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:51 am

NCtoDC wrote:Did anyone receive their reimbursement checks from the Feb. academic scholars day yet?


Yes, about two weeks ago.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:46 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Did anyone receive their reimbursement checks from the Feb. academic scholars day yet?


Yes, about two weeks ago.


Hmm...this is interesting...did you submit stuff once you got home or the day of? I had to mail in receipts after I got home too.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:14 am

I submitted it there, it totaled about $230 and I was too lazy to mail the rest, they cut me a check for $250 anyways.

Sending in my seat deposit Monday, yippikiyay mofos.

Anyone watching the game tomorrow night against Notre Dame?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby jackattack17 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:40 pm

anyone going to ASD this friday? coming from the carolinas here and looking for possible driving buddy. PM me

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby last.chance » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:36 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:I submitted it there, it totaled about $230 and I was too lazy to mail the rest, they cut me a check for $250 anyways.

Sending in my seat deposit Monday, yippikiyay mofos.

Anyone watching the game tomorrow night against Notre Dame?



I am, but the Irish are really good this year. I'm a Big East fan by default, so it's going to be quite a change cheering for an ACC school. At any rate, GO NOLES!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Rivers711 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Hey all! I'll be in attendance this Friday. Can't wait to meet all of you after having read and followed these forums for the better portion of my waking hours. Go Noles!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby last.chance » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:33 am

last.chance wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:I submitted it there, it totaled about $230 and I was too lazy to mail the rest, they cut me a check for $250 anyways.

Sending in my seat deposit Monday, yippikiyay mofos.

Anyone watching the game tomorrow night against Notre Dame?

I am, but the Irish are really good this year. I'm a Big East fan by default, so it's going to be quite a change cheering for an ACC school. At any rate, GO NOLES!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Bless » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:35 am

#50 JON KREFT my brother from another! GO NOLES!

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Postby leidice » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:37 am

What a win!!!

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:12 am

I picked a damn good time to start going for the Noles lol

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby bigben5289 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:08 pm

Quick question people

I have been complete since 1/14 and I haven't heard anything With the April 1st deposit deadline approaching should I assume that I am going to get rejected?

Thanks

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Neo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:28 pm

bigben5289 wrote:Quick question people

I have been complete since 1/14 and I haven't heard anything With the April 1st deposit deadline approaching should I assume that I am going to get rejected?

Thanks



Those admitted later in the cycle will have a different deposit deadline. So if you're admitted, you won't have anything to worry about!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby bigben5289 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:43 pm

Should I be worried that I haven't heard back yet?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby procrastinator » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:52 pm

No. I didn't hear from them until around April. 15 last year.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby EricBerry » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Deposit deadline is April 15, no?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Mattfl88 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:09 pm

April 1

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby EricBerry » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:24 pm

Mattfl88 wrote:April 1


Maybe it's different for me because I was only accepted a couple of weeks ago. My checklist says first seat deposit is due the 15th.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby SixStrings11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:41 pm

bigben5289 wrote:Quick question people

I have been complete since 1/14 and I haven't heard anything With the April 1st deposit deadline approaching should I assume that I am going to get rejected?

Thanks


I've been complete since 9/22 and I'm still waiting/praying. As more time passes chances seem slimmer... but I just keep telling myself there must be something in my application that's still keeping me alive. For the moment, anyway.. :?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby alicrimson » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:10 pm

SixStrings11 wrote:
bigben5289 wrote:Quick question people

I have been complete since 1/14 and I haven't heard anything With the April 1st deposit deadline approaching should I assume that I am going to get rejected?

Thanks


I've been complete since 9/22 and I'm still waiting/praying. As more time passes chances seem slimmer... but I just keep telling myself there must be something in my application that's still keeping me alive. For the moment, anyway.. :?


Six, you and I are similar stats. It'll come. Don't worry and then Florida after that or shortly before.




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