Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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mjw36
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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mjw36 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:45 pm

mjw36 wrote:
lavarman84 wrote:
mjw36 wrote:
emilycc1026 wrote:Anyone on here know about Jax's legal market? Interested in moving there post-grad (family is there) and wondering what those chances are from FSU.


Hi yes I'm actually from Jacksonville, and I'm committed to FSU for next fall. The population is double that of Miami, roughly, so it stands to reason there are plenty of opportunities here, but I don't know how directly that translates into a strong hiring market. A friend of mine just graduated from UF and instantly got hired by legal aid here in Jax, but he'd volunteered for them for years throughout school and pursued that specific goal. I don't know if I have any real answers but I've been thinking a lot about this myself obviously. It's a good question.


I went to UF, but I can offer some perspective on Jax (am from there and have a strong legal network there due to family connections). The bigger firms (Foley, Smith Hulsey, McGuire, etc.) are pretty picky, so you'll likely need top grades from FSU to get a shot at a SA. Beyond those, it will come down to networking and figuring out what you want to do. Jacksonville is an insular market so having ties is a big boost. If you know you want to practice in Jax, I recommend trying to work there both summers and network as much as possible. I have a number of friends heading to Jax. They all worked as law clerks or interns in the city during law school.

Once you get away from the bigger firms, it's just going to be networking and luck that gets you in the right door (practical experience also helps). There are a lot of opportunities, but it's not like biglaw firms where it's widely advertised and easy to find. Building a network is key. If you have lawyers willing to put in a word for you, you'll likely find a job. It's a very insular, close-knit market for a bigger city.


Thanks for the tip, I will try to work in Jacksonville both summers. Pardon my ignorance, but what did you mean by "SA"? Staff attorney? I feel like it's something I should know, but don't. Thanks again for the reply.
mjw36 wrote:
lavarman84 wrote:
mjw36 wrote:
emilycc1026 wrote:Anyone on here know about Jax's legal market? Interested in moving there post-grad (family is there) and wondering what those chances are from FSU.


Hi yes I'm actually from Jacksonville, and I'm committed to FSU for next fall. The population is double that of Miami, roughly, so it stands to reason there are plenty of opportunities here, but I don't know how directly that translates into a strong hiring market. A friend of mine just graduated from UF and instantly got hired by legal aid here in Jax, but he'd volunteered for them for years throughout school and pursued that specific goal. I don't know if I have any real answers but I've been thinking a lot about this myself obviously. It's a good question.


I went to UF, but I can offer some perspective on Jax (am from there and have a strong legal network there due to family connections). The bigger firms (Foley, Smith Hulsey, McGuire, etc.) are pretty picky, so you'll likely need top grades from FSU to get a shot at a SA. Beyond those, it will come down to networking and figuring out what you want to do. Jacksonville is an insular market so having ties is a big boost. If you know you want to practice in Jax, I recommend trying to work there both summers and network as much as possible. I have a number of friends heading to Jax. They all worked as law clerks or interns in the city during law school.

Once you get away from the bigger firms, it's just going to be networking and luck that gets you in the right door (practical experience also helps). There are a lot of opportunities, but it's not like biglaw firms where it's widely advertised and easy to find. Building a network is key. If you have lawyers willing to put in a word for you, you'll likely find a job. It's a very insular, close-knit market for a bigger city.


Thanks for the tip, I will try to work in Jacksonville both summers. Pardon my ignorance, but what did you mean by "SA"? Staff attorney? I feel like it's something I should know, but don't. Thanks again for the reply.


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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mpk11d » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:48 pm

WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
marshallu wrote:Does anyone know when we should be getting our schedules for first semester? I called and heard first week of August but that seems a little late to get our books and everything in order? I know we basically already know what classes we take but just anxious to see what professors I have and what my weeks are going to look like.

Also curious about this. Beginning of August does sound a bit late, but classes don't actually start until the 28th. Still would be nice to at least have a little more time to find the best priced books and get them shipped before having to deal with moving and orientation.

Anyone going to be at the Orlando Meet Up on the 22nd?



First week of August sounds about right. I'm a 3L at FSU, and that's the timeframe I remember from the last few years. It is more than enough time to get all of your books.

Go to this link and you can see the course schedules. You won't know which Section you're in, but you'll see that all 1Ls will have the same schedules (for the most part).

http://www.law.fsu.edu/docs/default-sou ... ?sfvrsn=22

Also, I'd highly recommend going to the Orlando Meet-up on the 22nd if you get the chance.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby marshallu » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:29 pm

mpk11d wrote:
WamBamThankYouMaam wrote:
marshallu wrote:Does anyone know when we should be getting our schedules for first semester? I called and heard first week of August but that seems a little late to get our books and everything in order? I know we basically already know what classes we take but just anxious to see what professors I have and what my weeks are going to look like.

Also curious about this. Beginning of August does sound a bit late, but classes don't actually start until the 28th. Still would be nice to at least have a little more time to find the best priced books and get them shipped before having to deal with moving and orientation.

Anyone going to be at the Orlando Meet Up on the 22nd?



First week of August sounds about right. I'm a 3L at FSU, and that's the timeframe I remember from the last few years. It is more than enough time to get all of your books.

Go to this link and you can see the course schedules. You won't know which Section you're in, but you'll see that all 1Ls will have the same schedules (for the most part).

http://www.law.fsu.edu/docs/default-sou ... ?sfvrsn=22

Also, I'd highly recommend going to the Orlando Meet-up on the 22nd if you get the chance.



Thank you!!

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fsulawlateingame » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:35 am

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby grand inquisitor » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:27 am

jacksonville's population is double that of miami?

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:31 am

grand inquisitor wrote:jacksonville's population is double that of miami?

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fsulawlateingame » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:50 pm

Hey everyone I was just accepted yesterday w/ a scholarship that was hard to turn down. I am looking for best areas to live preferably looking for a 1/1 in an apartment complex or townhouse. I am saving a lot of money coming here so looking for anything under $1200 a month! Just need advice on complexes and areas that aren't too loud or undergrad. Thanks!

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby emilycc1026 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:46 am

When do we get our schedules/sections?

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jcburns » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:25 am

emilycc1026 wrote:When do we get our schedules/sections?

First week of August, according to posts in the Facebook group.

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Re: Florida State c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby marshallu » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:01 am

I just called admissions and they said we don't get our schedules until orientation? Does that sound right? She said all the books for the classes are the same and can be found on their website but buying them at orientation is plenty of time. That doesn't seem accurate to be but maybe I'm wrong. I thought we'd be getting that info a lot sooner.




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