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bananas131
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Re: University of Florida

Postby bananas131 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:17 pm

green918 wrote:
bananas131 wrote:Anyone else at the ASD yesterday? What did you guys think?

I was surprised by how many people brought their parents. This was my first ASD though, I wonder if that's typical everywhere...


I did. I was also surprised at how many parents there were but it didn't seem to keep people from talking with one another.
The classrooms and law library were very nice and I was happy to see that they gave us an opportunity to mingle with the faculty. I also thought it was good that they broke us up into smaller groups with current students so we could ask specific questions. The students in my group were very helpful.
It was also my first ASD, so I'm guessing it was pretty standard as far as the information about the school, financial aid, etc. Personally, I already live in Gainesville and am kind of anxious to leave. Gainesville's a good college town but I'm leaning toward trying out somewhere new. All in all, I didn't come away with any better or worse impression of the school than I already had. Nice campus, welcoming students and faculty, great alumni network in Florida...It didn't really sway me though.


As a fellow gator, I completely agree. For example, in my small group the students continued to reiterate how great our athletic program is, how many championships we've got, etc. and while I'm sure that may be appealing to a sports fan or someone who never experienced college football tailgating and rooting on a successful team, I feel like I've got that all out of my system. I'm looking forward to moving to a bigger city that has more to offer than just the ultimate college-town vibe. All in all though, UF is great and coming here for undergrad was one of the best decisions I ever made. I'm sure most would be happy attending law school in Gville, especially if you didn't go to UG here.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby HenryDavid » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:17 pm

ASD yesterday was an enjoyable experience. I was in group C. I have nothing to compare this to, as it was my first ASD.

I am also attending the Stetson Scholar Retreat next weekend.

I have some personal debt that makes me wonder if it would even be possible to attend any school that does not offer a full ride. If the student budget is $47K at UF, and I take out $47K in loans, how do I cover the personal debt? UF's budget also does not allow for a car...and I am not going to sell my 2 year-old car at a loss and then be stuck with no way to come back to Tampa on holidays, etc.

Kill it at Stetson 1L and see what my options are at that point may be the only viable option...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:17 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby AJaKe » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:23 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:25 pm

it's called the SLB not SLC, and I thought it was pretty cool, they need to fix their theater. If I was to work in the SE, which I won't, and you were excluding T14, I'd say go to Vanderbilt, Emory, Tulane, UMiami or bust (almost) in that order.
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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:28 pm

misbuble wrote:it's called the SLB not SLC, and I thought it was pretty cool, they need to fix their theater. For the record, UF law is terrible, FSU law is terrible. Gainesville is a bad school in a worse location.

did you apply to UF law? if so why? If not, shut the hell up and go away

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:29 pm

that's not very professional of you, i'm trying to give you some advice, read the previous post

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Re: University of Florida

Postby AJaKe » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:30 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:33 pm

They realize this, but they take on more students than they can adequately employ. If you want to get down to semantics that's another issue. Their faculty is actually worse than FSU, both faculty will leave because state funds are going into stupid things like 20 mil spent on textbooks that most schools don't need. All fl public schools are dependent on the misappropriated funds, and UF's stats are fake.
and i don't hate the slb, i thought it was tight
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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:33 pm

misbuble wrote:that's not very professional of you, i'm trying to give you some advice, read the previous post

ohhhhh ok......thanks i appreciate that.....miami and tulane :roll:

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:34 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:37 pm

misbuble wrote:They realize this, but they take on more students than they can adequately employ. If you want to get down to semantics that's another issue. Their faculty is actually worse than FSU, gross.



Exactly how do you justify this? There are a lot of beefs at UF that are legitimate, but the strength of their faculty isn't one of them. For similarly situated schools, they have a tremendous faculty. Plus, for those looking to work in Florida, I can't see a better school to attend. If you're SURE you want to stay in Florida, UF > every school you listed, including Vandy.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:38 pm

misbuble wrote:take my word for it, fl public schools ftlose...what do I have to gain by this anyways? I'm heading somewhere that isn't near FL, and I didn't apply to any FL schools (for many, many reasons besides the fact that they are so unspectacular)


Translation: I GOT INTO UVA SO EVERYONE KNEEL BEFORE ME.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:38 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby HenryDavid » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:39 pm

misbuble wrote:They realize this, but they take on more students than they can adequately employ. If you want to get down to semantics that's another issue. Their faculty is actually worse than FSU, both faculty will leave because state funds are going into stupid things like 20 mil spent on textbooks that most schools don't need. All fl public schools are dependent on the misappropriated funds, and UF's stats are fabrication plus Gainesville is redneck gross.

and i don't hate the slb, i thought it was tight


UF is reducing class size this year from 400 to 300, per Dean Jerry at ASD yesterday, so that should go a long way toward handling that issue.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:39 pm

"MANY" teachers. Of course you did. You are a fool. LOLOLOLOL

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:40 pm

a fool? for speaking with faculty?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:41 pm

misbuble wrote:no, i recently talked with many teachers in fl about the funds going into every which way except where it's needed. And the schools i mentioned were not uva, they were Vandy, Emory, Tulane, and UMiami which is a much safer bet than UF for the foreseable future.


You have terrible reading comprehension. I was talking about Vandy, Emory, Tulane and Umiami. UF > Miami every day of the week and twice on Sunday for SE placement. The UVA comment is in relation to the post I quoted. Better start learning to read better than that before law school, dooder.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby flhealth » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:41 pm

misbuble wrote:no, i recently talked with many teachers in fl about the funds going into every which way except where it's needed. And the schools i mentioned were not uva, they were Vandy, Emory, Tulane, and UMiami which is a much safer bet than UF for the foreseable future.

dude you were in here a couple of weeks ago bashing rednecks...youre not even going to florida so the only reason youre here is to flame...you have NO IDEA what anyone's situation is, yet we're supposed to be grateful for your advice???
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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:42 pm

lol that's funny that you mention reading comp, -0 here bud

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:42 pm

I ask for evidence that UF's faculty is terrible and you quote your "many" discussions with "teachers."

LOLOLOLOL

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:43 pm

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Re: University of Florida

Postby atlantalaw » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:45 pm

no, misbuble. you are a fool for posting on the uf thread for no good reason other than to get on people's nerves. you aren't helping anyone, don't even try to pretend you are. you are just lucky one of the mods hasn't banned you yet.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 06072010 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:46 pm

Really? I know dozens of UF faculty and talk to several on a regular basis. I'm sure that they would agree that their faculty is strong. But let's take an objective view:

http://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2 ... tion.shtml

UF was runner up for Top 40, a bit above it's ranking -- indicating the faculty is stronger than the USNWR ranking suggests.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby misbuble » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:47 pm

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