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Chelios
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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Chelios » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:38 pm

algid1113 wrote:i'm a fl resident and i'm torn between FSU, UF, and UM.
obviously, FSU and UF tuition is highly attractive (and better ranked than UM) but I would love to live in South Fla. UF has been dropping in ranks over the years, while FSU is slowly climbing... UF is still considered the best state school, but can anyone shed some light on the recent movements in usnews rankings? would FSU be better investment? additionally, I want to hear some opinions on UM. I heard its well established in south fla (good job prospects for people wanting to practice there) and UM has higher median starting salary than both FSU and UF... any thoughts?

FSU is def on of my top choices, but simply put, do u guys think UF is a better school? if i wanted to live in south fla, would miami be a better choice??

thanks!


if you want to live in Miami, Miami likely WOULD be a better school. The school does very, very well in the region, and has a corporate bent if that's your thing. FL is very regionalized though. Miami does very well in Miami; Stetson does surprisingly well in the Tampa/St. Pete area; FSU places a lot of people in government jobs in Tallahassee and in other, smaller firms in the area; and UF does pretty consistently well throughout the state, from the panhandle to Orlando to SoFlo.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:48 pm

algid1113 wrote:i'm a fl resident and i'm torn between FSU, UF, and UM.
obviously, FSU and UF tuition is highly attractive (and better ranked than UM) but I would love to live in South Fla. UF has been dropping in ranks over the years, while FSU is slowly climbing... UF is still considered the best state school, but can anyone shed some light on the recent movements in usnews rankings? would FSU be better investment? additionally, I want to hear some opinions on UM. I heard its well established in south fla (good job prospects for people wanting to practice there) and UM has higher median starting salary than both FSU and UF... any thoughts?

FSU is def on of my top choices, but simply put, do u guys think UF is a better school? if i wanted to live in south fla, would miami be a better choice??

thanks!


Simply put, UF isn't a better school than FSU. It may be better FSU in some areas, but FSU may be better in others. The two atmospheres between the two schools are also markedly different. If you want to live in Miami, UM might not be a better choice; it depends on what career path you are looking at. If you want to work in a big law firm, perhaps UM has an edge over FSU. If you want a job with the government, then the two schools are probably equal.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby scribelaw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:50 pm

UF = FSU > Miami > TTT

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby algid1113 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:21 pm

thanks for the replies!
gl to all

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:40 pm

scribelaw wrote:UF = FSU > Miami > TTT


It's really UF = FSU = UM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TTT

The only real difference between UM and FSU/UF is cost as UM is way more expensive.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby p_r » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:08 am

Among other things, my FSU status page says: "Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis based on the strength of the application." I wonder what sort of an assessment can be made as to the strength of my application without at least a cursory review.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawduder » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:10 am

p_r wrote:Among other things, my FSU status page says: "Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis based on the strength of the application." I wonder what sort of an assessment can be made as to the strength of my application without at least a cursory review.

A quick glance at LSAT and GPA...

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby sam7711 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:29 am

im also considering both fsu and uf law. ive heard a lot of people say that the cultures of these schools are very different. without going into too much detail, how are they so different?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby p_r » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:44 am

lawduder wrote:
p_r wrote:Among other things, my FSU status page says: "Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis based on the strength of the application." I wonder what sort of an assessment can be made as to the strength of my application without at least a cursory review.

A quick glance at LSAT and GPA...

I suppose. But you agree that the sentence is ambiguous, no?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:16 am

Maybe this will help.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60030

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby dancer330 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:08 pm

I've been under review at FSU since 12/8... I feel like that can't be good...

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:52 pm

dancer330 wrote:I've been under review at FSU since 12/8... I feel like that can't be good...


That's only almost 7 weeks. Hang in there!

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby JJWAL » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:36 pm

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby ram jam » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:23 pm

What time of day have people been receiving phone calls from FSU? Do you think it is acceptable to request a t-shirt by phone if I am accepted?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby keg411 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:25 pm

dancer330 wrote:I've been under review at FSU since 12/8... I feel like that can't be good...


I'm still at Complete on 1/8... not even in review yet. Bleh.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawduder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:30 pm

keg411 wrote:
dancer330 wrote:I've been under review at FSU since 12/8... I feel like that can't be good...


I'm still at Complete on 1/8... not even in review yet. Bleh.

I never went under review. My status went from "incomplete" to "complete" then "decision will arrive by mail." I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Moose Thompson » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:37 pm

I still haven't received my acceptance snail mail or phone call, but I did get an email to apply for a scholarship. Did anyone else get this today? Any anecdotal evidence of this being a good sign for $$$?

Edit for spell fail.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawduder » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:45 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:I still haven't received my acceptance snail mail or phone call, but I did get an email to apply for a scholarship. Did anyone else get this today? Any anecdotal evidence of this being a good sign for $$$?

Edit for spell fail.

I got the email too, nothing as come snail mail yet though I did get a phone call about being accepted.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby algid1113 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:49 pm

decision 1/19, received call on 1/21, and finally received the letter today (1/25).
i live in fl, so i wouldn't worry about it just yet... i think they send everything via snail mail.


*btw i went from incomplete to decision mailed (approx 2 wks) so i wouldn't really worry about the status.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby algid1113 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:08 pm

ram jam wrote:What time of day have people been receiving phone calls from FSU? Do you think it is acceptable to request a t-shirt by phone if I am accepted?



received the call around noon. whats with the t-shirts? is my acceptance less worthy than peolpe receiving shirts? :shock:

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby whuts4lunch » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:15 pm

How did people get shirts? Does someone wanna post a pic of the shirt?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:34 am

this might already have been discussed on this thread, but can out of state students get in state tuition at fsu for the second and third years??

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawschool5523 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:07 pm

decision mailed 1/25... i went from "complete" to decision mailed... no review in between!

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby msv5010 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:50 pm

I've been "application complete" since 12/15 with 162/3.4. It seems like most people are hearing within a couple weeks. Not sure what this means. Should I try calling soon?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby jlnoa0915 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:53 pm

Moose Thompson wrote:I still haven't received my acceptance snail mail or phone call, but I did get an email to apply for a scholarship. Did anyone else get this today? Any anecdotal evidence of this being a good sign for $$$?

Edit for spell fail.


Got the email for $$$ yesterday along with the snail mail acceptance letter(I live in NJ).




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