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.