drummerboy wrote:thanks guys. i want to stay in fl my entire family is there.
Well that's a no brainer then. Go to FIU or Stetson.
drummerboy wrote:stetson is great i hear that all the time but what about the shitty ranking. everytime i make a decision im derailed by the ranking issue
typ3 wrote: Do you care about a school's ranking or being by your family. Rankings aren't everything.
krad wrote:typ3 wrote: Do you care about a school's ranking or being by your family. Rankings aren't everything.
I have to agree with this one. The rankings are not the be all end all of choosing a school. You need to consider all of the factors! Why go to a higher-ranked school (that's still regional) if you know you want to be in FL and you may very well be unhappy elsewhere? Stetson is well-respected in FL (I'm a FL native with fam that are attorneys in FL). Denver would not give you much of an opportunity to get back to FL.
Ranking, cost, job opportunities, location, etc. are all factors, but you have to weigh them for your individual situation.
The only thing that I would advise is to be careful taking on too much $$$$ in debt at some of these schools.
Good luck fellow Floridian!
mrwarre85 wrote:Feel encouraged to disagree but both Denver and Stetson don't have major well known sports programs and with 40 % of the rankings being reputation/opinion from judges and lawyers across the country... They can be just as irrational as the rest of us and we are very influenced by the schools we have seen on TV over and over again. Speaking of LSAT medians there are some Big Ten schools that seem very overrated -- Iowa, OSU, Indiana, Wisconsin -- Forget the rankings after the T-14.
Stetson and Denver can get you a job in Tampa/Denver. Do well in that job and you can move somewhere else, or do incredibly well at Stetson/Denver and be one of those outliers who works out of state immediately.
I think you have two good options depending on where you want to work, and assuming you can graduate at median or better. Sounds like you want to be in Florida and that's awesome! I love the Bay area down there. Congrats on Stetson.
drummerboy wrote:Thanks you guys for the encouragement your words make a lot of sense I'm not at all interested in big law so the Stetson plan sounds great I was just held yesterday at fsu in anticipation oft fall transcript has anyone here been asked for fall transcripts from any school thanks again
typ3 wrote:sabenser wrote:Just withdrew my app. I like DU but not for sticker. Good luck to the rest of you.
Did you contact them?
Their scholarship committee doesn't meet every week.