I am planning to transfer no matter what but how does St. Thomas fall in comparison to FIU, Nova, UM and the Miami market?
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« on: July 24, 2008, 01:13:29 PM »
I am so glad I took the summer off, just basking in the SUN in a caribbean island. I lost 12 lbs, figuring I will gain it all back during 1L. I've had so much fun I completely forgot about school, now it is all rushing back at once. Getting real excited...
« on: July 24, 2008, 12:53:29 PM »
I am attending a bottom T4 school (ST. Thomas, FL) and of course I am planning to transfer after my 1L to the highest ranked school possible. I have spent the last 3 months in Dominique, a small island in the caribbean West Indies, just enjoying the end of my free time as best as I saw fit which includes getting my SCUBA licence, snorkeling, sailing, reading and relaxing in some of the world's most beautiful beaches and having fun in the sun. Now that I am going back to the real world I am thinking that maybe I shoud take one of those Law Preview courses to make sure I have the "Upper Hand" so I can transfer. Does anyone have any experience with those?
Notice that the question is not "Should I transfer or not?", that decision has been made already. I am not taking loans to go to school, any school, and even though St. Thomas is giving me some money for my 157 LSAT no other school would take the chance with my 2.4 GPA. So the only option would be to transfer or apply earlier next year, which at 28 I don't want to do.
Hello there! I am a local kid so I know a lot about the campus and surrounding 'hood (No, I am not trying to sound cool, you can only describe Opa-Locka as Da Hood). It is a good thing that STU has a closed campus, it is very safe and has a lot of green areas. I believe that most students that live outside of campus live in Miami Lakes, I am leasing my apt in a couple of weeks,it is a very nice neighborhood about 4.5mi away or a 10-15 min drive depending on traffic. If you play golf you're in luck since Miami Lakes is home to the Don Shula Golf Course and Hotel which I've heard is great. It also has the Don Shula Steak House which is one of the Top 5 steakhouses in Miaim, plus its lots of Fun for football games and happy hours, which I'm sure we'll need!
www.miamilakes.com has a list of nice apartments, restaurants and other stuff you might need. If anyone has any questions about the campus, surrounding area or Miami in general, I'll be happy to reply. Hope to meet any STU students, alumni or 1Ls.