Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: sksusa on May 17, 2012, 01:02:27 PM

Title: Nova Southeastern v. Stetson???
Post by: sksusa on May 17, 2012, 01:02:27 PM
Hey so I am from the Tampa area and I have been accepted to both schools. I know Stetson is the better school but I am torn on which to choose because I am factoring in certain details.

Stetson:
It is a tier 3 law school.
The school itself was much more impressive than Nova. Better professors, more social events, etc.
I do not like the location and I don't want to get stuck practicing law in the Tampa area, although I do have a few readily available connections in the area.
The attrition rate is about 4%

Nova:
It is tier 4.
The law school is just one building and seems dominated by the latin community. I was not very impressed with the school itself nor our tour guide.
I absolutely love South Florida and I want to live and practice law in Miami.
I received an $18,000 scholarship from Nova but the attrition rate is about 23% which makes me nervous.


Overall, I have no idea which school to choose and any advice would help. Should I go for the better, more expensive school in a bad location or the cheaper tier 4 school in the location I plan on staying at?
 
Title: Re: Nova Southeastern v. Stetson???
Post by: fortook on May 19, 2012, 06:23:51 PM
Did you apply to Miami or FL International?  What's Nova's attrition?  Looks like you've already made your decision.

Title: Re: Nova Southeastern v. Stetson???
Post by: Anti09 on May 23, 2012, 01:27:43 PM
These are both awful schools that you shouldn't be considering for even one second if you don't have a full ride.
Title: Re: Nova Southeastern v. Stetson???
Post by: john4040 on May 24, 2012, 08:08:01 AM
These are both awful schools that you shouldn't be considering for even one second if you don't have a full ride.

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