Stetson 2010

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ResolutePear
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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:51 pm

FIU = 36k JD good enough to open a traffic ticket clinic.

Theres your gravy train, sir.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:38 pm

ResolutePear wrote:FIU = 36k JD good enough to open a traffic ticket clinic.

Theres your gravy train, sir.


yeah, he PM'd me and said he was looking to corner the S. Fla traffic ticket clinic market...hence, FIU

I'm computer shopping and this is frustrating as hell

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:47 pm

GATORTIM wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:FIU = 36k JD good enough to open a traffic ticket clinic.

Theres your gravy train, sir.


yeah, he PM'd me and said he was looking to corner the S. Fla traffic ticket clinic market...hence, FIU

I'm computer shopping and this is frustrating as hell


Perfect. You can def. do ticket clinic with T4; just be ready to be massive rainmaker. I wouldn't put door-to-door marketing past one either. Any who, on to more important things: choices?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby Grizz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:52 pm

Gatortim, drove from St. Pete (Pasadena area) to South Tampa at 5. Traffic was fine.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:19 pm

rad law wrote:Gatortim, drove from St. Pete (Pasadena area) to South Tampa at 5. Traffic was fine.


Sweet! I def appreciate the info, this was something I was worried about.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:36 am

rad law wrote:
bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:what do you guys think of Stetson's reputation in Miami, fl?


Basically, going to Stetson hoping for Miami is bad news bears.



nooooooooooooo =(

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:32 am

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:
rad law wrote:
bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:what do you guys think of Stetson's reputation in Miami, fl?


Basically, going to Stetson hoping for Miami is bad news bears.



nooooooooooooo =(


I wouldn't worry about it, you'll still be able to dent the traffic ticket market... you'll just starve some nights doing it.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:22 am

just wondering... what is stopping stetson and other tier 3 schools from raising their grading curves to 3.0+ like other tier 2/1 schools?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby Barbie » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:57 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:just wondering... what is stopping stetson and other tier 3 schools from raising their grading curves to 3.0+ like other tier 2/1 schools?



bahh... I dont even know what this means!! I didn't know Stetson's curve to be any different from other schools. Someone essssplaaainnn please?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Well, according to what I have seen at tier1/2 law school websites many have grading curves that are 3.0+ or higher. However, for tier 3 schools, the curve is usually from 2.0-2.9. This basically means that the mean of the grades for 1st year classes have to be within that range. And my question was what is stopping Stetson from raising their grading curve as well in to the 3.0 range? Schools set their curves higher so that their students would seem more selective for internships or jobs, many which require at least a 3.0 gpa.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:45 pm

aww rejected at stetson.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby callofduty » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:18 pm

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:aww rejected at stetson.


How did you find out? What did they say? Ahhh!

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:41 pm

callofduty wrote:
bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:aww rejected at stetson.


How did you find out? What did they say? Ahhh!


They haven't called u or anything?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby callofduty » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:46 am

bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:
callofduty wrote:
bomedtheLSAT101 wrote:aww rejected at stetson.


How did you find out? What did they say? Ahhh!


They haven't called u or anything?


I've been in touch with them; I know I made the second wait list. Did they call you?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby carrowd3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:29 pm

Hi all! I just finished my 1L at Stetson. TLS was a great resource for me and I'd like to return the favor. I'd be happy to answer specific questions!

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby Barbie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:32 pm

carrowd3 wrote:Hi all! I just finished my 1L at Stetson. TLS was a great resource for me and I'd like to return the favor. I'd be happy to answer specific questions!



The question above about the grading curve. Is it really harder than, say, FSU's?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby carrowd3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:05 pm

No clue about FSU...

First semester was: 75th % = 3.25, 25th % = 2.75. After second semester, the average grade goes up because some of the lowest grades leave school. Average after 1L was 3.05. 1L profs are supposed to make their average between a 2.9 and a 3.1. Upper level courses are more generous with their average.

Most profs are tight with A's. My conlaw prof gave one 4.0 and five 3.75s out of 68 students. Btw, percentile is used much more than grades...e.g. employers list job ads with preferred percentile, not gpa. Worry about your ranking and not gpa.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby shawty18ga » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:04 pm

Carrowd3,

Thanks for taking questions. How are job prospects looking?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby carrowd3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:20 pm

A lot of 1Ls found work this summer. I can't say with any accuracy how good the average job prospect is. I don't really know many grads...only 1Ls. I can tell you that Stetson does get job opportunities, but I'd venture to guess that you'd need top 40th percentile to start getting into the high paid jobs. We get regular career center emails and it seems that there are some great jobs if you have the credentials. A lot of jobs seem to come from alumni connections and Tampa area firms that are familiar with Stetson. There is some placement in the rest of the state and region, but most grads just seem to stick around in Tampa. Stetson dominates the local market. I'd guess that the students on some of our successful moot court teams can get a job about anywhere in the US. Law review, moot court, grades, etc. make you more competitive and your job prospects are proportional to your credentials.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:28 pm

carrowd3 wrote:Hi all! I just finished my 1L at Stetson. TLS was a great resource for me and I'd like to return the favor. I'd be happy to answer specific questions!


Where are you working this summer?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby shawty18ga » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:25 pm

Thanks Carrowd3

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby GATORTIM » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:17 pm

hey Carrowd3, thanks for taking q's

Do you anticipate participating in moot court or making LR? What percentage of your time "studying" was spent on campus vs. your apt/house?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby carrowd3 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:49 am

GATORTIM wrote:hey Carrowd3, thanks for taking q's

Do you anticipate participating in moot court or making LR? What percentage of your time "studying" was spent on campus vs. your apt/house?


My GPA sucked first semester. Kicked ass second semester. All depends on the third semester, but probably won't make law review. I may try out for moot court. I had a good oral argument in R&W.

I only studied in my house. I live less than a mile from campus and always came back after class.
rad law wrote:
carrowd3 wrote:Hi all! I just finished my 1L at Stetson. TLS was a great resource for me and I'd like to return the favor. I'd be happy to answer specific questions!


Where are you working this summer?


No where. Studying for the patent bar exam.

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby GATORTIM » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:27 am

carrowd3,

Is Stetson tight with awarding scholarship for your second and third year?

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Re: Stetson 2010

Postby carrowd3 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:10 am

GATORTIM wrote:carrowd3,

Is Stetson tight with awarding scholarship for your second and third year?


Your scholarship carries through to your next two years provided you stay in the top 50th percentile (it was top 40th but was changed this year). If you drop below, you will be on probation for 1 semester to allow you the opportunity to get above the 50th. At least this is the rule for our class.




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