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UFLS2013
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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:30 am

does anyone know if UF released a mixed pool at the end of last year's cycle?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:13 pm

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traehekat
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Re: University of Florida

Postby traehekat » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Lets talk about gaining residency in Florida for tuition purposes. Initially I heard it was difficult, but the TLS article states Florida is one of the easier states to gain residency in.

FLORIDA: Obtaining residency in Florida by 2L is a relatively straightforward process for those who know what needs to be done and set out deliberately to do so right from the start. Living in Florida for 12 straight months without extended time out of the state and getting a Florida driver's license as early as possible should be enough to get the job done.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-school-residency.html

This is not as easy as it sounds. If your parent or legal guardian is a resident and you are a dependent, and they have maintained residency for a year, you may qualify for residency. Otherwise, we have this information from Dean Jerry himself:

There are some additional requirements for a student to be classified as an in-state resident for tuition purposes. The key point is that simply living in or attending school in Florida does not, in and of itself, establish legal residence for tuition purposes.

Instead, residence in Florida must be a bona fide domicile, which is more than merely maintaining residence while attending the university. This determination is based on a variety of factors which are evaluated by the University of Florida Office of the Registrar after a student submits information to that office.

Factors that weigh in your favor are the following: having a driver’s license and a Florida license plate and registration for twelve months, owning property in Florida for a year, demonstrated commitment to community service, filing and paying taxes in Florida, and a clear desire to staying in Florida after completing the law degree. Gaining residency has been reported as difficult, though since four out of every five students are already Florida residents, there is little anecdotal evidence to go on.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/uf-college-of-law.html

Would moving back out of state for the summer count as an extended time out of the state? I am guessing the answer is yes. Just wondering if anyone else has some information on this, because gaining resident status for tuition purposes would save almost $40,000 over two years.
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Re: University of Florida

Postby rcharles » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:46 pm

waverider wrote:Rcharles...

Nice to see a broncos fan in a Florida thread.

Go Broncos!
(Let's just hope we can finish off the season of apps a little better than the Broncos)


For sure! My cycle has been about as unpredictable as last years offseason!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:06 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby traehekat » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:30 pm

wiggsb - didn't even see your post actually, haha. I'm not sure what is standard procedure for UF regarding in-state applicants, since I was out-of-state.

UFLS2013
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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:02 am

if anyone receives a 3/11 decision, please post

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Re: University of Florida

Postby trialjunky » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:33 am

Grrr, I should have gotten my package/letter in Saturday's mail. I am from Florida and I have a friend who sends me letters from UF. It normally gets to me in about three days. Hopefully, a fat package will be stuffed inside my mailbox today!

Here's for hoping...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby cigator » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:23 am

My status has been Reviewed by Committee / Decision Pending since 2/11. Has any one from that timeframe received their decision letter? Im at 3.62/162

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Re: University of Florida

Postby steven3579 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:47 am

Same. RC:DP since 2/15. 3.40(4.0),162.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby k10370 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:48 am

RCDP since 1/14, 161/3.4

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as stars burn
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Re: University of Florida

Postby as stars burn » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:23 pm

UFLS2013 wrote:if anyone receives a 3/11 decision, please post


+1!

I live in Tampa, FL...not that far from Gainsville so I was really hoping to get the DIT 3/11 letter Saturday or today. I predict Wednesday at the latest. But I'll post when I get it. I'm 80% sure it's a waitlist though.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:44 pm

as stars burn wrote:
UFLS2013 wrote:if anyone receives a 3/11 decision, please post


+1!

I live in Tampa, FL...not that far from Gainsville so I was really hoping to get the DIT 3/11 letter Saturday or today. I predict Wednesday at the latest. But I'll post when I get it. I'm 80% sure it's a waitlist though.


numbers?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ChattTNdt » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:47 pm

cigator wrote:My status has been Reviewed by Committee / Decision Pending since 2/11. Has any one from that timeframe received their decision letter? Im at 3.62/162



Reviewed by Committee / Decision Pending since 2/11 here as well. 165/3.23

Other applicants from our time frame have gotten their decision letter, while others have been stuck at RC/DP since as early as 11/30. It seems that after the auto-admits, there is no preference for early applications. We are all in the same "held" pool.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:37 pm

im guessing UF didn't really send out DLIT 3/11 on 3/11

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Re: University of Florida

Postby GTLAWSCHOOL » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 pm

UFLS2013 wrote:im guessing UF didn't really send out DLIT 3/11 on 3/11


I think so, I am in Orlando and still nothing.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby waverider » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:22 pm

I was surprised that some got the DIT dated 3/11.

UF was on spring break last week. Even if thier admissions department was "making decision" I doubt that the University Courrier service would be putting those decisions in the mail.

Unfortunately, I expect that they were sent off today.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby redvelvetccake » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:39 pm

I was a 3/5 and didn't get mine until the 11th in Miami.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby GTLAWSCHOOL » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:56 pm

Does anyone know if they sent out mixed batches last cycle it would be greatly appreciated?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby cigator » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:44 pm

UF Law really drags this out. I was admitted to FSU Law within 7 days after I applied. Are the standards that different?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby katereklaw » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:32 pm

So I looked through all the posts from around this time last year and those who had DLIT on March 18, 2009 were a mixed batch with acceptances and waitlists.....so we still have hope! :P

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Re: University of Florida

Postby J-tow10 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:35 pm

katereklaw wrote:So I looked through all the posts from around this time last year and those who had DLIT on March 18, 2009 were a mixed batch with acceptances and waitlists.....so we still have hope! :P


This makes me happy :)

(Well for now anyway...until I get my fail letter in a few days)

/pessimism

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawduder » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:07 pm

cigator wrote:UF Law really drags this out. I was admitted to FSU Law within 7 days after I applied. Are the standards that different?

The admissions office over there at FSU is about 300% more efficient than UF.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby cigator » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:11 pm

lawduder wrote:
cigator wrote:UF Law really drags this out. I was admitted to FSU Law within 7 days after I applied. Are the standards that different?

The admissions office over there at FSU is about 300% more efficient than UF.


Hmm, wonder if that says anything about the Law School

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Re: University of Florida

Postby lawduder » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:15 pm

cigator wrote:
lawduder wrote:
cigator wrote:UF Law really drags this out. I was admitted to FSU Law within 7 days after I applied. Are the standards that different?

The admissions office over there at FSU is about 300% more efficient than UF.


Hmm, wonder if that says anything about the Law School

In UF's defense, they've thrown contact after contact at me including an alumni, a current student, a member of their board of trustees and a professor all offering to answer questions/chat over the phone with me about the school in general.




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