gatorlaw wrote: Intraining wrote:
backwards54 wrote:The 3.2 seems a little bit scary to me as well. Perhaps you could write them and email and ask them if they have stats regarding how many people keep and how many people loose their scholarships?
1L here. I think last year they said that 80 percent of the people that with scholarships kept them. You'll be fine if you're willing to work hard.
Intraining, how did your first semester go? Exams? How do you like UMiami?
The first semester is always difficult from what I hear. Mine was no different. For the first month or two your head is swimming, and there's no way around it. Looking back though, coming to Miami was the best decision I've ever made. The people are great, the city is paradise, and the classes are demanding.
Exams are scheduled 2-4 days apart for two weeks, and there is more than ample time to study...I started putting my outline together the day after Halloween, and from that point on the rest of the campus became pretty dead as everyone else did the same thing.
When it comes down to it I came to Miami because of the scholarship, but looking back it would have been a mistake for me to be anywhere else. If I can help it, I'll never leave this city, and going forward I already have a solid group of colleagues that I know will be around as well. Good luck making your decisions.
Except for legal writing, I don't know anyone that likes it. No matter where you go, get ready to write.