canesfan1986 wrote:Yeah, you're right, but seriously why should I feel bad for attending the school that I WANT to attend. It's funny, but I feel like the entire point of this board is to have people going to HYS tell you that you can't make it if you go somewhere else and to boast about their accomplishments, which as of now only involve being accepted. Success at those schools, as well as any other, is not a guarantee. What if they fail and don't graduate? Then all the talk is for nothing because nothing will have been accomplished. This reminds me of playing basketball at the gym. There's always people who are better than you and like to act all cocky, when at the end of the day, they suck too because none of us are in the NBA! None of us have even begun law school, so how can anyone come on here and assume more success before it has come even remotely close to fruition? I know I'm going on and on here, but I can't stand people like that. Go get a life, a girlfriend, a boyfriend, whatever keeps you from being a dick for no reason.
I get what you are saying, but if you hate people like that you may be getting into the wrong field lol
To get this back on topic, I do not believe UM to be a bad school by any means, and its connections to the south Florida market go a long way. That being said, while FIU is a relatively new school, I do not believe the discrepancy in rankings validates the difference in tuition between the two. While many on this board will dismiss it if they are not from the 305/954 due to its fourth tier placement, I believe that the more than $25,000/year difference, not including housing which is FARRRRRR cheaper by FIU, gives the opportunity to escape school without the weight of $150,000 in debt and come from a school that is on its way up and will be relevant in coming decades. Furthermore, if you are at auto-admit level at UM and wish to stay in south Florida, you may very well get a scholarship to FIU, greatening the cost discrepancy between the two schools.
It sounds like heresy, but the basis of my conclusions is that the boost given from UM's ranking isn't substantial enough to justify the probability of sever debt without means to satisfying it when there are other viable options available. Also, this obviously goes for those who must weigh the risk/reward aspect of law school and do not come from a wealthy family, have a guaranteed job no matter what, etc.