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ram jam
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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby ram jam » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:27 pm

The status checker says that those apps that are held will be reviewed again immediately after the april 1 app deadline. That is the same time that many seat deposits are due, etc. I have a feeling that a majority of those that are being held will be admitted following the april 1st deadline as people withdraw to attend other schools. Our numbers are too competitive at FSU for them to scrap our apps... they will shoot themselves in the foot that way. I think they are giving it their all to beat Florida this year.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 pm

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby ksd05c » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:55 pm

ram jam wrote:The status checker says that those apps that are held will be reviewed again immediately after the april 1 app deadline. That is the same time that many seat deposits are due, etc. I have a feeling that a majority of those that are being held will be admitted following the april 1st deadline as people withdraw to attend other schools. Our numbers are too competitive at FSU for them to scrap our apps... they will shoot themselves in the foot that way. I think they are giving it their all to beat Florida this year.


Well yeah your 164 will probably take you off hold fairly quickly, but I feel like I am soooo borderline with a 161. It's funny though I got such a good offer from UM and they said I should be so proud of my credentials and then FSU is like "Haha, not so fast there! We're not THAT impressed." Ohhh admissions!!

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby minuit » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:59 pm

Tuyarp wrote:
mango26 wrote:
ram jam wrote:Held with a 164, 3.1 and good softs, plus decent work experience, and Florida resident...


wow, maybe they over-admitted too early in the cycle??

and is it true that they are cutting the class 50 smaller this year?


An FSU 1L who has a friend in admissions told me that they are aiming to have a class of about 200 people this year, which is about 50 less seats than the previous year (she has 249 people in her class).


An FSU Law prof told me that they over-admitted for last year, because more people chose to go there once accepted than on average. So it's perhaps hard for them to gauge what their yield will be this year, because they do prefer a smaller class.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:40 am

ram jam wrote:The status checker says that those apps that are held will be reviewed again immediately after the april 1 app deadline. That is the same time that many seat deposits are due, etc. I have a feeling that a majority of those that are being held will be admitted following the april 1st deadline as people withdraw to attend other schools. Our numbers are too competitive at FSU for them to scrap our apps... they will shoot themselves in the foot that way. I think they are giving it their all to beat Florida this year.


good ( :D )
i actually couldn't care less if fsu is ranked higher or lower than uf, but i'm already tired of explaining to friends why i would choose fsu over uf, and i haven't even decided to go there yet.

ramjam, you are probably right that a lot of those being held will be admitted after the april 1 deadline, especially with a 164 lsat

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:03 am

mango26 wrote:
ram jam wrote:The status checker says that those apps that are held will be reviewed again immediately after the april 1 app deadline. That is the same time that many seat deposits are due, etc. I have a feeling that a majority of those that are being held will be admitted following the april 1st deadline as people withdraw to attend other schools. Our numbers are too competitive at FSU for them to scrap our apps... they will shoot themselves in the foot that way. I think they are giving it their all to beat Florida this year.


good ( :D )
i actually couldn't care less if fsu is ranked higher or lower than uf, but i'm already tired of explaining to friends why i would choose fsu over uf, and i haven't even decided to go there yet.

ramjam, you are probably right that a lot of those being held will be admitted after the april 1 deadline, especially with a 164 lsat


I'm in the same position. I'm curious about your reason(s), though. If you don't mind, would you share them with me? PM, if you'd like.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:51 am

Tuyarp wrote:
mango26 wrote:
ram jam wrote:The status checker says that those apps that are held will be reviewed again immediately after the april 1 app deadline. That is the same time that many seat deposits are due, etc. I have a feeling that a majority of those that are being held will be admitted following the april 1st deadline as people withdraw to attend other schools. Our numbers are too competitive at FSU for them to scrap our apps... they will shoot themselves in the foot that way. I think they are giving it their all to beat Florida this year.


good ( :D )
i actually couldn't care less if fsu is ranked higher or lower than uf, but i'm already tired of explaining to friends why i would choose fsu over uf, and i haven't even decided to go there yet.

ramjam, you are probably right that a lot of those being held will be admitted after the april 1 deadline, especially with a 164 lsat


I'm in the same position. I'm curious about your reason(s), though. If you don't mind, would you share them with me? PM, if you'd like.


1. I have done government internships while in college and am interested in working in government after law school.
2. I have close friends attending both UF and FSU. They each like their schools, but I have heard the negatives too about both. Both of them think that I would be happier at FSU based on my personality, what I like to do, etc.
3. I like the small class size.
4. I hate Gainesville.

That being said, I'm still not completely decided on whether or not I want to move back to Florida. But if I do, I will go to FSU.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby iShotFirst » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:52 am

mango26 wrote: 1. I have done government internships while in college and am interested in working in government after law school.
2. I have close friends attending both UF and FSU. They each like their schools, but I have heard the negatives too about both. Both of them think that I would be happier at FSU based on my personality, what I like to do, etc.
3. I like the small class size.
4. I hate Gainesville.

That being said, I'm still not completely decided on whether or not I want to move back to Florida. But if I do, I will go to FSU.


This.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby qualster » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:00 am

iShotFirst wrote:
mango26 wrote: 1. I have done government internships while in college and am interested in working in government after law school.
2. I have close friends attending both UF and FSU. They each like their schools, but I have heard the negatives too about both. Both of them think that I would be happier at FSU based on my personality, what I like to do, etc.
3. I like the small class size.
4. I hate Gainesville.

That being said, I'm still not completely decided on whether or not I want to move back to Florida. But if I do, I will go to FSU.


This.


I've never visited either but applied to both. What sucks about Gainesville?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby iShotFirst » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:04 am

qualster wrote:
iShotFirst wrote:
mango26 wrote: 1. I have done government internships while in college and am interested in working in government after law school.
2. I have close friends attending both UF and FSU. They each like their schools, but I have heard the negatives too about both. Both of them think that I would be happier at FSU based on my personality, what I like to do, etc.
3. I like the small class size.
4. I hate Gainesville.

That being said, I'm still not completely decided on whether or not I want to move back to Florida. But if I do, I will go to FSU.


This.


I've never visited either but applied to both. What sucks about Gainesville?



For me it is above all the location. Hours drive from other cities, nothing around for miles. Weather is not my favourite and in summertime you have to leave for work. I like to be closer to the ocean as well.

In addition I cant imagine being there as a graduate student.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby qualster » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:05 am

iShotFirst wrote:
qualster wrote:
iShotFirst wrote:
mango26 wrote: 1. I have done government internships while in college and am interested in working in government after law school.
2. I have close friends attending both UF and FSU. They each like their schools, but I have heard the negatives too about both. Both of them think that I would be happier at FSU based on my personality, what I like to do, etc.
3. I like the small class size.
4. I hate Gainesville.

That being said, I'm still not completely decided on whether or not I want to move back to Florida. But if I do, I will go to FSU.


This.


I've never visited either but applied to both. What sucks about Gainesville?



For me it is above all the location. Hours drive from other cities, nothing around for miles. Weather is not my favourite and in summertime you have to leave for work. I like to be closer to the ocean as well.

In addition I cant imagine being there as a graduate student.


Thanks. Makes sense.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:44 am

ya, i have many friends who went to/go to uf for undergrad and most of them love it. i can't stand being there for a couple of days...i guess it's all about personal preference and what you are used to.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby ram jam » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:04 am

For those held: I think if you have over a 160 and above a 3.1 you will be admitted. FSU cannot go from accepting anything over 160 last year to waitlisting people that are being accepted at 30 something ranked schools this year. They are trying a new policy in order to move up in the rankings with scores and are probably concerned about class sizes for various reasons stated on this forum. Its a kneejerk reaction from FSU, a really conservative admittance policy foolowing, what it seems like, a very liberal policy last year. We will see...

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby minuit » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:39 pm

For those going to Scholars Day, I just called admissions and asked about proper attire, and the nice lady I spoke to told me that it's business casual!

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:44 pm

minuit wrote:For those going to Scholars Day, I just called admissions and asked about proper attire, and the nice lady I spoke to told me that it's business casual!


thanks for the info! i was wondering about that.

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:22 pm

Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby minuit » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:31 pm

Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


lol i don't think so

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:32 pm

minuit wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


lol i don't think so


Haha, what are they gonna do? Give me a stern look and ask me to leave? :mrgreen:

Edit: maybe this is helpful viewtopic.php?f=5&t=108728

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby SAOJD10 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:53 pm

for those of us who have been held,

I have wrote up a LOCI to send to FSU but should I send it via email or snail mail? They gave no directions on how to contact the school via the information on the status checker. Is anyone else going this route?

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby lawduder » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:04 pm

minuit wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


lol i don't think so

Business attire is terrible, I was totally going to wear jeans too until I called. This is why I want to go back home to the Florida Keys and wear flipflops and sandles to work :D

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:10 pm

Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


haha, i'm sure there will be some people in jeans. but, since they said business casual it probably isn't a good idea

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:08 pm

mango26 wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


haha, i'm sure there will be some people in jeans. but, since they said business casual it probably isn't a good idea


You know what they say. Bad decisions make good stories. :lol:

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby Moose Thompson » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:13 am

lawduder wrote:
minuit wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:Can I act like I didn't know and wear jeans?


lol i don't think so

Business attire is terrible, I was totally going to wear jeans too until I called. This is why I want to go back home to the Florida Keys and wear flipflops and sandles to work :D



It doens't make sense to me. Wouldn't you prefer your prosective students to be as comfortable as possible for their visit? I realize business casual isn't exactly a five-piece suit, but the average college senior probably doesn't sport around in slacks, button downs and dress shoes all that much.

I mean, I know they have to prevent us UF folks from wearing jorts, but they could just stipulate that rather than enacting a business casual dress code. :lol:

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby hhg » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:01 am

just withdrew, so that frees up an oos spot. best of luck to everyone!!

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Re: Florida State 2010

Postby married0L » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:18 pm

Business casual is not difficult, even for the laziest of college students. How hard is it to throw on a pair of slacks, button down, and sport coat? Give me a break. This is law school for crying out loud, you are going into a profession. Look halfway decent professional. It is not that difficult.




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