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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:27 pm

Thanks man. I'm really considering UF because it doesn't have that much competition regionally from other schools besides FSU and Miami. I know you're at Michigan but can you shed a little light on job prospects in Florida (and the Southeast) coming out of UF Law? Thanks a bunch man.


I did my first year studies at UF and transferred to Mich after my 1L year. I think the job prospects are the best in Florida with some limited penetration to Atlanta/DC. I think that if you have biglaw on the mind, that you should be realistic about your prospects. It takes Top 25% or so to be assured biglaw, and UF was more competitive at the top than I anticipated.

This economy is taking it's toll on UFLAW, for sure. My friends have placed pretty well all around Florida, ATL, and even in DC / NYC. But these biglaw gigs are the exception, not the norm. I know former classmates that have jack crap for job prospects right now. The upshot is that UF is cheap and in-state tuition isn't too hard to get after the first year.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby VAGATOR » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:11 am

geoanthem wrote:
VAGATOR wrote:
geoanthem wrote:Just got my acceptance. Was away for the long weekend. Very excited about it!


Congrads bro. I'm a Gator to the core, but UF Law is testing me. If I don't hear from them by March 1, I probably will withdraw my application. I have other options.

Thanks man. I'm sure you'll hear soon. Is UF one of your top choices? Can you tell me a little bit more about it? Thanks man.


Yup, UF is one my top choices. I graduated from UF a few years ago, and I want to return to Florida. I'm originally from Virginia. I applied to the big three in Florida, and a few other southern and Virginia schools. I might be a little impatient, but it has been over a month and half, and other than some email updates, nothing from UF. Considering the size and rep of UF Law, I thought they would have a pretty quick turn around based on the hard numbers for the most part. Honestly, the more I hear about the troubles with the UF faculty, drastic and deep budget cuts to the point they can't offer a lunch at an admitted students day, and declining job prospects, the more and more I wonder if I really want to go to UF if I get admitted. My dream of returning to Florida may have to wait a while. I'm still waiting on FSU too, while I got offered 20k at Miami.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ShiftyPig » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:19 pm

I haven't heard anything from UF either, despite getting an acceptance phone call from FSU about a month ago having sent my application the week prior.

Two things to keep in mind - they are still accepting applications and we were quoted a late March/early April decision. I'd rather have to wait a month or two and at least think that an admissions panel might have deliberated over my application versus hearing back immediately once a school just looked at my numbers.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby santdani » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:59 pm

my status changed to "Decision Letter in Transit"... I paid the fee on the 12th of Jan...so I was complete that day I guess.

Numbers 3.15 166...fingers crossed

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Re: University of Florida

Postby project40 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:04 pm

santdani wrote:my status changed to "Decision Letter in Transit"... I paid the fee on the 12th of Jan...so I was complete that day I guess.

Numbers 3.15 166...fingers crossed



nice from whats been said in this thread sounds like you're good!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:26 pm

if "decision pending" = WL/hold and "decision in transit" = acceptance (as of now), if i'm still at "all docs received" and people who have gone at that stage AFTER my date (1/15) have already gotten "decision pending" or "decision in transit" what should i guess about my current status? good or bad? :oops:

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Lod732 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:02 am

midrangejumper wrote:if "decision pending" = WL/hold and "decision in transit" = acceptance (as of now), if i'm still at "all docs received" and people who have gone at that stage AFTER my date (1/15) have already gotten "decision pending" or "decision in transit" what should i guess about my current status? good or bad? :oops:


Depends...what are your numbers?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:03 am

Lod732 wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:if "decision pending" = WL/hold and "decision in transit" = acceptance (as of now), if i'm still at "all docs received" and people who have gone at that stage AFTER my date (1/15) have already gotten "decision pending" or "decision in transit" what should i guess about my current status? good or bad? :oops:


Depends...what are your numbers?



155/3.77 non-urm non-FL resident....hoping for a miracle :oops:

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Lod732 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:04 am

good luck

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:11 am

Lod732 wrote:good luck



im gonna need it times 100 haha :cry:

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Re: University of Florida

Postby jpin22 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:53 am

how long did it take everyone to get their decision once they went complete?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby geoanthem » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:55 am

jpin22 wrote:how long did it take everyone to get their decision once they went complete?


around 3 weeks.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ShiftyPig » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:15 pm

jpin22 wrote:how long did it take everyone to get their decision once they went complete?


I've been complete since January 22. Sent application January 7. Still listed as "All Required Documents Received."

My status checker page doesn't list having paid the $30 app fee, even though I paid $31.75 (Image) on the 22nd. Not sure if that's normal.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby geoanthem » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:20 pm

ShiftyPig wrote:
jpin22 wrote:how long did it take everyone to get their decision once they went complete?


I've been complete since January 22. Sent application January 7. Still listed as "All Required Documents Received."

My status checker page doesn't list having paid the $30 app fee, even though I paid $31.75 (Image) on the 22nd. Not sure if that's normal.

Mine still doesn't and I was accepted last week, so don't worry!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ehshornet » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:43 pm

FINALLY!!! DECISION LETTER IN TRANSIT! Five months later and I finally have a decision. And honestly I could care less what it is! I just want the stupid decision

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:03 pm

ehshornet wrote:FINALLY!!! DECISION LETTER IN TRANSIT! Five months later and I finally have a decision. And honestly I could care less what it is! I just want the stupid decision



it's an acceptance :D

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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:48 pm

i did a tour this morning...I asked about application numbers and they told me they were basically flay, maybe even down slightly....i thought that was interesting

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Re: University of Florida

Postby hopeforthebest » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:57 pm

flhealth wrote:i did a tour this morning...I asked about application numbers and they told me they were basically flay, maybe even down slightly....i thought that was interesting


That is quite interesting. However, keep in mind that because of budget cuts, the incoming 1L class is supposedly going to be quite a bit smaller this fall than in past years, at least that is the word on the street around here (at UF for undergrad).

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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:21 pm

hopeforthebest wrote:
flhealth wrote:i did a tour this morning...I asked about application numbers and they told me they were basically flay, maybe even down slightly....i thought that was interesting


That is quite interesting. However, keep in mind that because of budget cuts, the incoming 1L class is supposedly going to be quite a bit smaller this fall than in past years, at least that is the word on the street around here (at UF for undergrad).

thats what he confirmed , smaller class....he said even though the numbers were flat they had a definite increase in applicants from the financial sector...sat in a Con Law class....very interesting...prof Lidsky i think....very cool
had three others on my tour from Orlando, Boston, and Indy....
career services was putting on a "mock dinner" tonight to teach ettiquite for summer interview dinners

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:17 pm

flhealth wrote:
hopeforthebest wrote:
flhealth wrote:i did a tour this morning...I asked about application numbers and they told me they were basically flay, maybe even down slightly....i thought that was interesting


That is quite interesting. However, keep in mind that because of budget cuts, the incoming 1L class is supposedly going to be quite a bit smaller this fall than in past years, at least that is the word on the street around here (at UF for undergrad).

thats what he confirmed , smaller class....he said even though the numbers were flat they had a definite increase in applicants from the financial sector...sat in a Con Law class....very interesting...prof Lidsky i think....very cool
had three others on my tour from Orlando, Boston, and Indy....
career services was putting on a "mock dinner" tonight to teach ettiquite for summer interview dinners


Lidsky is a tremendous professor. Big fan.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:27 pm

PKSebben wrote:
flhealth wrote:
hopeforthebest wrote:
flhealth wrote:i did a tour this morning...I asked about application numbers and they told me they were basically flay, maybe even down slightly....i thought that was interesting


That is quite interesting. However, keep in mind that because of budget cuts, the incoming 1L class is supposedly going to be quite a bit smaller this fall than in past years, at least that is the word on the street around here (at UF for undergrad).

thats what he confirmed , smaller class....he said even though the numbers were flat they had a definite increase in applicants from the financial sector...sat in a Con Law class....very interesting...prof Lidsky i think....very cool
had three others on my tour from Orlando, Boston, and Indy....
career services was putting on a "mock dinner" tonight to teach ettiquite for summer interview dinners


Lidsky is a tremendous professor. Big fan.

she was recruiting for her new running club...florida may be competitive...but man the people really seem to get along

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Re: University of Florida

Postby tiger87 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:30 am

so what is the general consensus on "reviewed by committee; decision pending"? I've been in committee review since the beginning of February and went complete in January..

Have they rejected/WL anyone yet?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby midrangejumper » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:55 pm

tiger87 wrote:so what is the general consensus on "reviewed by committee; decision pending"? I've been in committee review since the beginning of February and went complete in January..

Have they rejected/WL anyone yet?


that seems to be some sort of WL/hold, however nobody on LSN has actually received a WL letter or some sort

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Re: University of Florida

Postby TheNerdProject » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:04 pm

tiger87 wrote:so what is the general consensus on "reviewed by committee; decision pending"? I've been in committee review since the beginning of February and went complete in January..

Have they rejected/WL anyone yet?

That was my status for about a month but I finally went to "decision letter in transit" on Monday (haven't received the letter yet).

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Re: University of Florida

Postby GatorPi » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:16 pm

Let us know what happens with you Nerd :) It'll be a month for me with the "Decision Pending" on the 22nd. If you dont mind, what are your numbers?




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