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If a scholarship would make a difference in your decision, you should contact them.  If you are serious about going there but have offers from comparable or better schools, they may offer you something.  This worked for me! ;D

Worked for me too.  Give it a shot.

got an extension til the 24th, dropping it in the mail tomorrow.  It's between LLS and UF (sent their deposit in too, this indecision is getting expensive). gotta decide between Florida life and SoCal life after school. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Florida Residency
« on: April 13, 2006, 07:36:24 PM »
Smelly fluids and sleepless nights?  Sounds like college, loki13...  I have to decide now if I want to work in SoCal or SoFla, and where my smelly fluid machine (ie, newborn, for those of you who haven't read the earlier part of the thread) will be best off growing up.  Oh, Florida, why do you have to be such a pain in the arse?!  I grew up in Miami Beach, worked for the mayor down there, lived there on and off until late 2004, voted in Dade County in every election since Clinton's 2nd, paid hundreds of dollars in speeding tickets on the turnpike ...  If that doesn't make me a resident in their eyes, what do I have to do, marry Jeb's neice?  Is Janet Reno still single?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Florida Residency
« on: April 13, 2006, 02:03:37 PM »
I got non-answers from everyone - nothing seems to be guaranteed, even if you follow all the guidelines.  Thank you for your anecdotes, FLLawG8tr and mgcliff.  I called Loyola-LA yesterday and asked them to extend the deposit deadline so I can have more time to decide.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Florida Residency
« on: April 10, 2006, 10:14:39 PM »
I believe that even if you bought a house, etc, you would still need the year residency to qualify.  If you move there and work for at least a year, however, I'm pretty sure you would be a bona-fide Floridian, pooper, even if you didn't own property.  Speaking of poop, Loki13, I saw you mentioned changing diapers in another post about florida schools.  I will be a dad as of this May (or sooner, I guess - wife is in 36th week).  First time, so if you end up deciding on UF, lets talk daycare!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Florida Residency
« on: April 10, 2006, 09:42:01 PM »
Loki13:  I am in the same position, a Florida native, haven't lived there since Aug 2004, coming in to UF as an out-of-state.  I am going to talk to administration this week, if I get any useful info I'll definitely post it.  It's been a headache for me as well, I feel your pain.  I guess one upside is the low cost-of-living in gainesville, although i didn't catch your other options so this might not be the case for you.  Thx for starting the thread.

Congratulations, Oingo, from one soon-to-be father and 1L to another. I remember that day last September like it was yesterday, when my wife called me at work to tell me the second and third tests were positive and she was pretty sure there was a little "nugget" in there, and it's been quite a trip this past seven months or so...   Greatest thing in the world.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola (LA) v. Miami
« on: March 27, 2006, 12:37:16 AM »
Yeah, Miami and Loyola-LA are my two top choices, got into both with the exact same finaid package; I grew up in Miami and I've lived in LA before.  Both cities are great in their own ways, LA having perhaps more opportunities to meet interesting people but Miami quickly growing into its own.  The two schools are nearly equal in every respect, although Loyola did get those kudos recently from Princeton Review: top 3 academic experience, and somewhere in the top ten for profs that rock.  But of course rankings like that should always be taken with a grain of salt.  Speaking of salt, Miami as a city is more affordable, if that's a concern.  This decision has been bugging me since February, but I've decided to go with Miami for ease of life reasons, but that's because I'm married with a kid on the way.  If you're a single guy, LA might be a better choice, from personal experience.  Either way, don't think it's an easy decision.  Two good schools, two good cities.  Throw any la-miami q's at me if you'd like.  BTW, anyone who's decided on Miami, what about starting a class of 09 thread. 

jharris - thx for the perspective

Wow.  That is hard, I am so sorry.  Thank you for sharing that, though.  Life is so frail.  Every loss is so different too, I want to say I understand because I lost my sister recently and there was also nothing found in autopsy, her heart just stopped and that was it.  She was 32 at the time.  But I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a child after carrying.  I look at my wife and I just want to build an impenetrable wall around her to protect this little thing inside, but I know it's out of my hands for the most part.  I'll keep your comments on the OC in mind, and thanks again for sharing.

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