Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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SunshineMagic
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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SunshineMagic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:00 am

snakemongler84 wrote:I'm in my last semester at Stetson. Feel free to pose questions; I will do my best to check back a couple of times.



What is the process to make it on the mock trial team or moot court?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SunshineMagic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:19 am

shawty18ga wrote:I can echo what snakemongler says about ties. I have not found them to be super important in this part of Florida. The truth is that most people here are from somewhere else. Being unique can help.

I've had good success in interviews and great success in trial ad partly because people here find my accent intriguing.

When I interviewed with the firm I currently work for, the two partners who interviewed me were both from other places. One from NYC and the other from Pittsburgh. I think maybe one or two attorneys at my twenty attorney firm are from Florida originally.

Like snakemongler said, this might be a bit different if you move out into some of the rural areas.


Did you do OCI at the school if so what was it like?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:35 pm

SunshineMagic wrote:
snakemongler84 wrote:I'm in my last semester at Stetson. Feel free to pose questions; I will do my best to check back a couple of times.



What is the process to make it on the mock trial team or moot court?


I'm not sure about moot court. I think there are a couple of ways.

Trial team tryouts consist of two rounds and an interview if I remember correctly. The first round is a closing argument. If you make it to the second round, there's an interview first. Then the second round is a cross examination and a closing for the opposite side. The selection criteria are extremely subjective based on whatever the coaches think the team needs that particular year.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:38 pm

SunshineMagic wrote:
shawty18ga wrote:I can echo what snakemongler says about ties. I have not found them to be super important in this part of Florida. The truth is that most people here are from somewhere else. Being unique can help.

I've had good success in interviews and great success in trial ad partly because people here find my accent intriguing.

When I interviewed with the firm I currently work for, the two partners who interviewed me were both from other places. One from NYC and the other from Pittsburgh. I think maybe one or two attorneys at my twenty attorney firm are from Florida originally.

Like snakemongler said, this might be a bit different if you move out into some of the rural areas.


Did you do OCI at the school if so what was it like?



I did not. I was eligible, but I didn't bid on anything. There were a few good sized firms and and State Attorney's office or two (the latter were looking for 3L's obviously).


I don't know of many people who got something through OCI. If you come here, know that you are likely going to have to find employment outside of OCI.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SunshineMagic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:58 pm

shawty18ga wrote:
SunshineMagic wrote:
snakemongler84 wrote:I'm in my last semester at Stetson. Feel free to pose questions; I will do my best to check back a couple of times.



What is the process to make it on the mock trial team or moot court?


I'm not sure about moot court. I think there are a couple of ways.

Trial team tryouts consist of two rounds and an interview if I remember correctly. The first round is a closing argument. If you make it to the second round, there's an interview first. Then the second round is a cross examination and a closing for the opposite side. The selection criteria are extremely subjective based on whatever the coaches think the team needs that particular year.


So is it a script you are doing a monologue from or can you create your own?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby shawty18ga » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:11 pm

So is it a script you are doing a monologue from or can you create your own?


Oh no. No script at all. You have a fact pattern and you have to make up your own closing. One of the things they like a lot (it seems) is if you can come up with a catchy theme. You decide 100% what to say.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GatorCTS » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:36 pm

Going on a tour next week since i will be visiting another shcool during the ASW on the 14th. Whos set on attending Stetson?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SunshineMagic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:09 pm

shawty18ga wrote:
So is it a script you are doing a monologue from or can you create your own?


Oh no. No script at all. You have a fact pattern and you have to make up your own closing. One of the things they like a lot (it seems) is if you can come up with a catchy theme. You decide 100% what to say.


When do you tryout?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby shawty18ga » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:35 am

SunshineMagic wrote:
shawty18ga wrote:
So is it a script you are doing a monologue from or can you create your own?


Oh no. No script at all. You have a fact pattern and you have to make up your own closing. One of the things they like a lot (it seems) is if you can come up with a catchy theme. You decide 100% what to say.


When do you tryout?


In the fall.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kellie0021 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:48 am

Snakemongler - you said you didn't get a scholly coming in, implying you received one second/third year. is that the case?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby snakemongler84 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:32 pm

kellie0021 wrote:Snakemongler - you said you didn't get a scholly coming in, implying you received one second/third year. is that the case?


Yes, that is the case -- although it hasn't / won't make much difference for me because of the PSLF route I am taking.

Stetson has many "Named Scholarships" (mostly for Alumni donors) that one can apply for throughout law school. The amounts vary. I've gotten one for $2,500 per semester (if you're a max-aid borrower, this only reduces what you need to take out -- it is NOT an additional amount on top of loans) since the start of my 2L year (total of $10,000 @ graduation). I also got another one-time $3,500 scholarship. For me, $13,500 out of $200K+ (total debt grad & undergrad) isn't a big dent -- especially because of PSLF.

There are bigger ones too; you just have to be industrious about applying for them, and good LoRs don't hurt. Below is a link to some of the possibilities:

http://www.law.stetson.edu/admissions/f ... rships.php

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kellie0021 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:28 pm

cool thanks.

Has anyone created a facebook group yet? Or want to? And, who is coming next week?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby weatherswaysme » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:42 pm

kellie0021 wrote:cool thanks.

Has anyone created a facebook group yet? Or want to? And, who is coming next week?


I don't think anyone has made a facebook group yet. If you want to start one that would be great. Not going to be there next week, but I will be attending. Feel free to pm me if you want

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SunshineMagic » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:10 am

kellie0021 wrote:.

Has anyone created a facebook group yet? Or want to?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GatorCTS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:36 pm

For all of you that havent visited or been to Stetson's law campus, you will enjoy it. Just met with the associate director of admissions and took a tour since i am not able to go to the asw this weekend. Its a great campus and everyone is extremely nice and friendly.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby disconnected » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:45 pm

I have scheduled an appointment to meet with Darren J. Kettles and tour the campus.
To the beach afterwards :)

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby weatherswaysme » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:17 pm

Got my financial aid package today

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby arizonastategirl23 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:55 pm

Is everyone on Stetsonconnect already too? P.s. we definitely need a facebook group!

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GatorCTS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:30 pm

disconnected wrote:I have scheduled an appointment to meet with Darren J. Kettles and tour the campus.
To the beach afterwards :)

Thats who I met with today and then toured afterwards as well. You coming from out of state?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GatorCTS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:30 pm

arizonastategirl23 wrote:Is everyone on Stetsonconnect already too? P.s. we definitely need a facebook group!

I am. And someone should make a group and then post the link in here for everyone to join.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby disconnected » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:22 pm

GatorCTS wrote:
disconnected wrote:I have scheduled an appointment to meet with Darren J. Kettles and tour the campus.
To the beach afterwards :)

Thats who I met with today and then toured afterwards as well. You coming from out of state?


I live in Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville. I have not been accepted at this point. Kettles talked to me about Part time via email two weeks ago. I hope a personal visit will make the difference in being accepted Full Time. I have been accepted to Syracuse, but would rather stay in Florida near family and the beaches.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby GatorCTS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:59 pm

disconnected wrote:
GatorCTS wrote:
disconnected wrote:I have scheduled an appointment to meet with Darren J. Kettles and tour the campus.
To the beach afterwards :)

Thats who I met with today and then toured afterwards as well. You coming from out of state?


I live in Florida, between Ocala and Gainesville. I have not been accepted at this point. Kettles talked to me about Part time via email two weeks ago. I hope a personal visit will make the difference in being accepted Full Time. I have been accepted to Syracuse, but would rather stay in Florida near family and the beaches.

I'm in the exact same situation. I was accepted to the part time program about a month ago after speaking to him thru email about my interest in the part-time program. He's a nice guy but he told me any move to the full time program wont be till summer after they go through their waitlist. So if any spots are open after that he said he'd consider moving me over to full time. But if you can't move over in the summer he said you can do it after your first year, which includes classes next summer.

And do you live in like Micanopy if you live between Gainesville and Ocala?

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby disconnected » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:41 pm

Reddick actually.

Good afternoon XXX,

I wanted to reach out to you at this time to update you regarding the
Wait List (WL) at Stetson Law. At this time, we have yet to go to the
WL. We certainly appreciate your patience with this process - we know
it is a tough place to be and we are working diligently to make
decisions and hopefully look to secure a seat for you off of the Wait List.

We will begin reviewing your WL status beginning the week following April 15, 2012.

Etc.

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beauTfully_free » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:29 pm

GatorCTS wrote:
arizonastategirl23 wrote:Is everyone on Stetsonconnect already too? P.s. we definitely need a facebook group!

I am. And someone should make a group and then post the link in here for everyone to join.



+1 :lol:

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Re: Stetson Law c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beauTfully_free » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:30 pm

snakemongler84 wrote:I'm in my last semester at Stetson. Feel free to pose questions; I will do my best to check back a couple of times.


Does the gulfport campus have an excerise facility...I know theres a pool plopped somewhere but what about a gym?




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