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lawschool5523
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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawschool5523 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:33 pm

are you sure they are cutting down to 200? i was just there on a visit and they said nothing about that. they just noted the change from 400 to 300 last year

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:44 pm

boadicea wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
boadicea wrote:165, 167 LSATs, and ya'll are sweating over UF? Seriously? Unless you really want that in-state tutition...haven't you gotten into better schools?! UF cutting enrollment by 100 people this year = their response to falling below #50 in the rankings. Not a good sign, and the remedy doesn't bode well either.


Just saying, if your LSAT is above 165, good Lord! You should be fine! Gainesville isn't that awesome, trust me.


I hear what you are saying, and I do have other options, including some ranked higher, but UF fits my family's needs a little better. If I had a better GPA, well, it would be a different story all together, but that is basically just saying, "if I hadn't have been a stupid kid when I first got to college..." Obviously other schools like SMU and Alabama, appreciate my work experience a bit more than UF has seemed to.


SAE: down to ~200 from ~300 last year. Only cut this year.

I'm not a parent, but I wouldn't want my kid going to the schools that are zoned around the campus. Exception being maybe P.K. Yonge. Gainesville public school system is SCARY. I hope there's a choice program that Alachua offers!


My daughter is only one as of yesterday, so not really an issue yet, thanks though.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Moose Thompson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:08 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:
boadicea wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
boadicea wrote:165, 167 LSATs, and ya'll are sweating over UF? Seriously? Unless you really want that in-state tutition...haven't you gotten into better schools?! UF cutting enrollment by 100 people this year = their response to falling below #50 in the rankings. Not a good sign, and the remedy doesn't bode well either.


Just saying, if your LSAT is above 165, good Lord! You should be fine! Gainesville isn't that awesome, trust me.


I hear what you are saying, and I do have other options, including some ranked higher, but UF fits my family's needs a little better. If I had a better GPA, well, it would be a different story all together, but that is basically just saying, "if I hadn't have been a stupid kid when I first got to college..." Obviously other schools like SMU and Alabama, appreciate my work experience a bit more than UF has seemed to.


SAE: down to ~200 from ~300 last year. Only cut this year.

I'm not a parent, but I wouldn't want my kid going to the schools that are zoned around the campus. Exception being maybe P.K. Yonge. Gainesville public school system is SCARY. I hope there's a choice program that Alachua offers!


My daughter is only one as of yesterday, so not really an issue yet, thanks though.


It's never too early to get her started prepping for the LSAT. :wink: :mrgreen:

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ChattTNdt » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:37 pm

boadicea wrote:165, 167 LSATs, and ya'll are sweating over UF? Seriously? Unless you really want that in-state tutition...haven't you gotten into better schools?! UF cutting enrollment by 100 people this year = their response to falling below #50 in the rankings. Not a good sign, and the remedy doesn't bode well either.


Just saying, if your LSAT is above 165, good Lord! You should be fine! Gainesville isn't that awesome, trust me.



Well it is a regional issue for me. I didn't apply to many schools at all because I assumed I'd get in UGA or UF or both... I am from Tennessee, and want to stay in the Southeast but I don't want to live in Knoxville (lived there for 6 years before, won't do it again). With my GPA I don't stand a chance at Vandy, and I didn't apply to Emory because of $$$. I am on hold already at UGA. Didn't apply to Bama because I can't really see myself living there. So I just applied to UGA, UF, and Georgia State as a safety.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm

I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:54 pm

I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Moose Thompson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:13 pm

Margaret Cavendish wrote:I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)


Have you decided where you will be attending?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:22 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)


Have you decided where you will be attending?


Stetson :)

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Moose Thompson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:22 pm

Margaret Cavendish wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)


Have you decided where you will be attending?


Stetson :)


Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:24 pm

Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D[/quote]

Awesome! Hope to see you in the fall then!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby melaniec » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:50 pm

I got a small white envelope from UF today and thought it was a rejection! .. but it wasnt. They were asking about FL-residency information and requested a photocopy of my parents' most recent IRS1040 form to determine residency for tuition purposes... Is this a good sign?!?! They wouldnt care about residency if I wasnt getting accepted right?! At least I hope...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Franco Columbu » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:08 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)


Have you decided where you will be attending?


Stetson :)


Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D



What is it about Stetson that makes you choose it over UF? I'm very curious to know, its not even ranked in the Top 100.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby JCougar » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:10 pm

lawschool5523 wrote:are you sure they are cutting down to 200? i was just there on a visit and they said nothing about that. they just noted the change from 400 to 300 last year


I'm almost positive this is not true.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:24 pm

What is it about Stetson that makes you choose it over UF? I'm very curious to know, its not even ranked in the Top 100.[/quote]

PMed you, I don't want to take up the UF board with a discussion about Stetson :D

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:37 am

Moose Thompson wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
boadicea wrote:
My daughter is only one as of yesterday, so not really an issue yet, thanks though.


It's never too early to get her started prepping for the LSAT. :wink: :mrgreen:

God, I pray she chooses better than me. Maybe a Dr. or a writer or something.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Lomax » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:23 am

Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:
Margaret Cavendish wrote:I will be withdrawing next week...hope this opens up a spot for one of you :)


Have you decided where you will be attending?


Stetson :)


Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D


You two seem awfully giddy for a couple of blokes condemned to three years of pain and suffering at a school that most recently brought in a grand total (if you can call it that) of 8 firms for on-campus interviewing (servicing a field of approximately 400 graduating students). Stetson must have the ghost of Billy Mays pitching its program - either that or one hell of a pamphlet.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby nbatty » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:26 am

Any word on this cut? Seems unlikely they'd cut it by a quarter one year, then a third the next...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:10 am

Lomax wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D


You two seem awfully giddy for a couple of blokes condemned to three years of pain and suffering at a school that most recently brought in a grand total (if you can call it that) of 8 firms for on-campus interviewing (servicing a field of approximately 400 graduating students). Stetson must have the ghost of Billy Mays pitching its program - either that or one hell of a pamphlet.

Why this?^ You know, I am not overtly impressed with Stetson either, but they have made a choice for their future, and I am sure that it can still prepare them to be successful, so why trash it? Besides, you don't know if those 8 firms that come on campus place an emphasis on hiring Stetson grads, in that case, maybe there are only 8 but the prospect of a job is higher, I am just saying what is the necessity of bashing someone else's choice?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:14 am

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Re: University of Florida

Postby spearnreel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:21 am

isaiah6v8 wrote:
Lomax wrote:
Moose Thompson wrote:Congratulations! I will likely be joining you there. :D


You two seem awfully giddy for a couple of blokes condemned to three years of pain and suffering at a school that most recently brought in a grand total (if you can call it that) of 8 firms for on-campus interviewing (servicing a field of approximately 400 graduating students). Stetson must have the ghost of Billy Mays pitching its program - either that or one hell of a pamphlet.

Why this?^ You know, I am not overtly impressed with Stetson either, but they have made a choice for their future, and I am sure that it can still prepare them to be successful, so why trash it? Besides, you don't know if those 8 firms that come on campus place an emphasis on hiring Stetson grads, in that case, maybe there are only 8 but the prospect of a job is higher, I am just saying what is the necessity of bashing someone else's choice?


This guy is a buffer for the boys in the UF locker room. Seriously, no other ls school is worthy of anything besides ridicule...all hail UF Capt. Lomax. He pulled this data out of his ass and has been using it as his main argument in other threads.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Moose Thompson » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:45 pm

I've not decided between Stetson and UF yet. I think there are obviously several factors that one must take into consideration when deciding what law school to attend. Lomax makes valid points in his defense of UF, many of which are what have me in limbo between the two schools. The key is deciding what works best for you as an individual. I don't take it as him bagging on my decision, he is welcome to his informed opinion. My goals are the same regardless of which instituion I choose, it's really a matter of which one will serve my goals best.

Despite the overwhelming worship of rankings on this site, Stetson is held in very high regard in Tampa/St. Pete/Sarasota, which is where I intend to spend my life. You will only get out of any opportunity what you put into it, and I am prepared to give it my all at either school. I want to be on Law Review. UF, so far as I can tell, selects Law Review by class rank only, wereas Stetson has a write-on option. I am fairly confident I can perform at the top of my class, but as we all know law school grading is impossible to predict. Given that fact I like the idea of still having chance at Stetson even if I'm not in the top 5%.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Margaret Cavendish » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:40 pm

I'm sorry to see my comments cause such a discussion on the UF board. I was simply trying to say that for those of you still waiting, I will be withdrawing next week. Lomax- I welcome your thoughts via PM. I have done my research and I am happy and excited to have chosen the school that is right for me! If anyone else is curious about my reasoning, please PM me! But let's keep the UF board free of such a debate and keep it focused on UF.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:26 pm

Does everyone with "decision pending" have a space on the bottom right saying "seat deposit received"

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Moose Thompson
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Re: University of Florida

Postby Moose Thompson » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:31 pm

UFLS2013 wrote:Does everyone with "decision pending" have a space on the bottom right saying "seat deposit received"



Unforunately, yes. It's always been there. Sorry...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby traehekat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:42 pm

Lomax wrote:You two seem awfully giddy for a couple of blokes condemned to three years of pain and suffering at a school that most recently brought in a grand total (if you can call it that) of 8 firms for on-campus interviewing (servicing a field of approximately 400 graduating students). Stetson must have the ghost of Billy Mays pitching its program - either that or one hell of a pamphlet.


Hmm, trying to remember some words of wisdom from a certain rabbit's mother in a certain Disney film about not being a douche, keeping your mouth shut, etc. The words seem to escape me, however...




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