UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby dobie1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:36 pm

Hey I don't know where else to post this, so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place, but is anyone going to the admitted students day on 4/11? I'm trying to decide if I should stay that night (do people go out after?), or just drive home (Jax). Also, has anyone had any luck getting travel stipends...I'd definitely stay if my hotel were free.

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Postby nebula666 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:52 pm

pat4redick wrote:
nebula666 wrote:I still think FSU is better for government but not for private practice.

# of grads from each school

Greenberg Traurig - 20 FSU / 60 UF

Akerman - 31 FSU / 94 UF

Holland & Knight - 24 FSU / 100 UF


Blizin Sumberg - 2 FSU / 33 UF


The rest of the largest 10 in FL I checked don't let you sort by law school. Search any firm you would want to work at and compare. I haven't really found any decent sized firms with a significantly higher FSU presence, unless it is in Tallahassee or the Panhandle.


Know that in order to work at the bolded, you need to be at least top 10% in your class (likely w/ LR or Moot Court)... something that you shouldn't count on. You may get a screener interview with lower numbers but the people who get the jobs are in that 10% area.

Note: Akerman didn't even interview here this past OCI.


Oh, I know I'm just saying that it is representative of hiring for the rest of private firms, especially those outside of the Panhandle and Alachua County. Edit: Also, it was easier to do a cursory search at firms with many attorneys and a sort-by-school function.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby phireblast » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Kanye West wrote:
phireblast wrote:Is prestige something that really matters? Neither school is Harvard, let's face it. Just because some UF alumni says UF is more prestigious, what does that exactly mean? That a lesser qualified candidate for a job from UF gains preference over a more qualified candidate from FSU just because of some unwritten prestige factor? I do understand that having an alumni network definitely without question does help you in finding a job, and in that case, of course having gone to the same educational institution would give you that connection.

But I don't really envision a scenario where an employer would ignore how you perform during an interview and the material experiences on your resume just because someone went to a more "prestigious" school.

I ask this because at this point... my decision to choose between UF and FSU is being complicated by these potentially irrelevant factors. At this point, I'm really thinking this argument doesn't really matter. If prestige was such a great factor, I'd expect there to be more UF grads finding long term, bar passage required jobs, ESPECIALLY because there are more of them graduating.

But it's not the case. According to LST, the FSU class of 2012 actually placed more graduates in long term, full time, bar passage required jobs than UF did. Say what? That is NOT to say that LST is perfect. They rely on the information made available, which isn't 100% and complete, but it's one of our best resources.

Also, anyone receive scholarship information recently?


It's about the Alumni base. In FL, from my experience, UF's is larger and more loyal. It's the ability to check the alumni DB that gets you in the back door of a decent job, or to get advice from an insider of a firm you're looking to work at.

UF also has a much larger class, if I'm not mistaken, so that might account for the slight difference in numbers in LST. Even with the higher rank, and better LST #'s, I'd go to UF because frankly, if I wanted a job in FL, the UF alumni base is larger, stronger, and more active. Odd metric to consider, but it's one I've encountered over basically two decades.


Right, and this seems to be the accepted train of thought. I'm a FL resident and can agree with this.
But the numbers aren't adding up. If UF has MORE students and a LARGER and more loyal alumni base... then how the heck did FSU place MORE students in JD required long term full-time jobs than UF?

This is reminding me of the paradox questions on the LSAT :o

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby foundingfather » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:40 am

I'll be withdrawing my app from UF if all goes will at an ASW I'm planning on attending this weekend. Hopefully one of you guys gets the scholarship I was offered (if that's how it works...)

Yes, even you, drake duckface avatar person. even you.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:58 am

Anyone think we will see movement today? I've been in comparative review this whole week.

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Postby racqueld » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:12 am

rdelaney wrote:Anyone think we will see movement today? I've been in comparative review this whole week.


I've been in Comparative Review for an entire month...it would be nice for change to happen.

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Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:18 am

That's rough. I just put my app in after the Feb LSAT. I hEard back from FSU within a week. Waiting on UF now to make some decisions.

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Postby racqueld » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:48 am

rdelaney wrote:That's rough. I just put my app in after the Feb LSAT. I hEard back from FSU within a week. Waiting on UF now to make some decisions.


Yea I put mine in after Oct. Should have retaken (152) but Engineering doesn't really give you time to sit around and study for it very much. :/

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Postby itachiuchiha » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:20 am

As the cycle moves on, UF has been less appealing to me. Especially since they never got back to me about scholly. Maybe withdraw app soon and go to Emory

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby plsg » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:06 am

I was admitted last week. My admission letter came in the mail (large envelope). I received my scholarship info this week (large envelope). I applied early Feb, so the entire process took about one month for me.

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Postby Nucky » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:14 am

itachiuchiha wrote:As the cycle moves on, UF has been less appealing to me. Especially since they never got back to me about scholly. Maybe withdraw app soon and go to Emory


I agree. No scholarship makes UF an absolute no go.

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Postby dobie1 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:19 am

plsg wrote:I was admitted last week. My admission letter came in the mail (large envelope). I received my scholarship info this week (large envelope). I applied early Feb, so the entire process took about one month for me.


What are your numbers? Still haven't gotten scholarship info and I'm above both 75ths. Just got a sizable scholarship from Emory too...thinking I'll just go there.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:02 pm

Hmph. No movement today. I'd really like to know what these adcomms do while they work. Maybe next week.

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Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:34 pm

rdelaney wrote:Hmph. No movement today. I'd really like to know what these adcomms do while they work. Maybe next week.


They're planning outreach programs (like admitted students day, law preview etc.), reviewing your disclosures and following up on them, answering questions from OLs, wasting time answering phone calls from 0Ls and saying that they won't give out admissions decisions over the phone, reading essays that people didn't even bother to half-ass, scheduling tours, giving tours...

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Postby Nucky » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:02 pm

LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
rdelaney wrote:Hmph. No movement today. I'd really like to know what these adcomms do while they work. Maybe next week.


They're planning outreach programs (like admitted students day, law preview etc.), reviewing your disclosures and following up on them, answering questions from OLs, wasting time answering phone calls from 0Ls and saying that they won't give out admissions decisions over the phone, reading essays that people didn't even bother to half-ass, scheduling tours, giving tours...


I think you're confusing adcomm with secretary or 3L on some of these, but I agree with the spirit of your post. Adcomms do a lot more than look at applications.

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Postby cricketlove00 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:28 pm

How many of you guys will be there for ASD?

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Postby rdelaney » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:15 pm

Nucky wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
rdelaney wrote:Hmph. No movement today. I'd really like to know what these adcomms do while they work. Maybe next week.


They're planning outreach programs (like admitted students day, law preview etc.), reviewing your disclosures and following up on them, answering questions from OLs, wasting time answering phone calls from 0Ls and saying that they won't give out admissions decisions over the phone, reading essays that people didn't even bother to half-ass, scheduling tours, giving tours...


I think you're confusing adcomm with secretary or 3L on some of these, but I agree with the spirit of your post. Adcomms do a lot more than look at applications.

Yeah, I do get that. It's just, I feel like they are taking their time when the main competition (FSU) cranks out decisions and has two ASDs.

If I get in by the time ASD occurs, I'll be there.

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Postby Nucky » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:21 pm

rdelaney wrote:
Nucky wrote:
LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:
rdelaney wrote:Hmph. No movement today. I'd really like to know what these adcomms do while they work. Maybe next week.


They're planning outreach programs (like admitted students day, law preview etc.), reviewing your disclosures and following up on them, answering questions from OLs, wasting time answering phone calls from 0Ls and saying that they won't give out admissions decisions over the phone, reading essays that people didn't even bother to half-ass, scheduling tours, giving tours...


I think you're confusing adcomm with secretary or 3L on some of these, but I agree with the spirit of your post. Adcomms do a lot more than look at applications.

Yeah, I do get that. It's just, I feel like they are taking their time when the main competition (FSU) cranks out decisions and has two ASDs.

If I get in by the time ASD occurs, I'll be there.


Fair enough, but many of us have been admitted for a while with no scholarship info. So unless youre prepared to pay sticker, or even instate which still isn't worth it, ASW won't be as appealing as it should be.

I was pumped for ASW until I realized scholarship money is not imminent. Now I don't know what to think. Considering withdrawing from ASW. Quite perturbed with UF to this point.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby itachiuchiha » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:00 am

with that ranking drop, they have no room to act like their shit don't stank and not give me a scholly
middle finger to UF
hmphhhhh

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby Stanzy1 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:18 am

Have any of you guys that are still under comparative review noticed that the fees window has changed? I think mine used to be blank, but now it has seat deposit option and an ILSP fee option (both have no balance due as of yet). I still don't have a decision, but do you think that could be indicative of admission?

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Postby rdelaney » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:26 am

Stanzy1 wrote:Have any of you guys that are still under comparative review noticed that the fees window has changed? I think mine used to be blank, but now it has seat deposit option and an ILSP fee option (both have no balance due as of yet). I still don't have a decision, but do you think that could be indicative of admission?

My screen has had those from the time I put my app in. I don't think those are indicative of admission. If only...lol.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby rdelaney » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:57 am

"Final Decision Reached, Notice Issued" AND the real wait begins. :/

EDIT: Appears I am able to send in a seat deposit...I guess that means Accepted?? :/
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Postby acc123 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:47 pm

Does anyone have any experience so far with negotiating scholarships yet with UF?

I'm a current undergrad there and I got a "pretty decent" offer and have good offers from schools that compete with or are better than UF (FSU, Miami, Emory WUSTL, Bama). I would really like to stay at UF for three more years, but it would have to be a full ride pretty much to get me to do it, way above 75% LSAT, GPA at 25th.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby w7ldcard » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:46 pm

rdelaney wrote:"Final Decision Reached, Notice Issued" AND the real wait begins. :/

EDIT: Appears I am able to send in a seat deposit...I guess that means Accepted?? :/


I have the same situation

Seat Deposit Paid 0.00 .00
ILSP Fee Paid 0.00 .00

This was my last application and the first to receive a decision. I applied on the 15th and went complete on the 16th decision on the 24th.

I am on vacation so I cant anxiously wait by the mail box.

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Re: UF C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby w7ldcard » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:51 pm

cricketlove00 wrote:
nebula666 wrote:
cricketlove00 wrote:I have been waiting ages for my decision to come in the mail. It's been like 7 days... and I'm a FL resident. :(


well if you are waiting for mail than it is an acceptance so it's not like you don't already know you got in


Cool. Didn't know this. :oops:


So if you dont receive an email then you got in?




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