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I know that W&M went haywire this year with fee waivers and as a result received a ton of applications from people who probably have no intention of going. In addition I've heard around this board that many people aiming for the T14 had W&M as their "safety du jour" this year. That said, I'm done with exams and I am planning on stopping in tomorrow to take a look around, say hi, and see if I can't pick up any intel regarding the waitlist situation, I'll let you guys know whatever I find out.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 11:22:56 PM »
I'm way bigger than David Spade and my spine is fully intact, have fun in Lex-vegas, out.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 11:15:06 PM »
Sorry, things escalate quickly. If its any consolation, I think we're about done.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:52:47 PM »
How silly of me, I thought you couldn't handle the rigor of your University...thank you for explaining to me how it was actually that you just didn't "apply yourself." 

You probably are on the right track in assuming your numbers are better than mine, you know, given the results.

We'll just go ahead and count the "applied at the deadline" excuse again...

Excuse ticker: 6

The debate isn't about Wake, it's about UM, numbnuts.  You said UM is better than UF.  I couldn't possibly care less about Wake or GMU, they are totally irrelevant to your argument, which is the one I addressed.

I'd like to get back to the actual subject.  I think UF is the better school, and it is more prestegious in the entire southeast (including miami).  If you want an opportunity to live in Miami during law school, go to Miami.  If you want to work in Miami, you should probably pick the better and less expensive school, which is UF.  Gettingoutof's opinions are planted solely in the name of self-affirmation.  You should be aware of this by now.

Actually, this is the exact quote to which I responded:
  "I don't come up with some nonsense about how I didn't want them anyway and they aren't as good as the schools I DID get into"...Wake and GMU and it isn't, you weren't talking about UM at all, you were addressing the fact that I have said that UF is not a factor in my decision making because I was accepted at better schools, nice try though.

What you just did was the message board equivalent of yelling rape, I'll take that as a complement. As for the numbers, given that you go to UF I'd assume that your GPA is probably considerably higher, given what you've tried to pass off as arguments (see above) I can't see you being an LSAT superstar.

Now that you've effectively said uncle, we can get back to the topic, however I think you are fooling yourself as to whether anyone cares anymore, I think the OP has as good of an idea as she could get from an LSD thread. In case I'm wrong, I think that if you want to work in the Miami area UM affords you more opportunities, If you want to work elsewhere in FL then UF is the place to go. AJF disagrees. As I said many posts ago, the OP needs to visit both and see how she feels about the schools, they are very different.

BTW, AJF, 27 of the 48 voters on this board disagree with your analysis, goodnight.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:27:05 PM »
Somebody should have told W&M Law how difficult W&M Undergrad is!!!!!!!  That probably would have helped your chances there too!  You are pathetic, you have some sort of rationalization or excuse for everything.

Here's my deal:  I got rejected from every T14 to which I applied (except Penn who is yet to reject me, but they probably will). I don't come up with some nonsense about how I didn't want them anyway and they aren't as good as the schools I DID get into, and how their admissions personnel don't take candidates like me (Fredd has less than a 3.0 gpa, nuff said).  If it makes you feel better to talk about the difficulty of your undergrad, or the portability of a third tier school to which you were accepted fine.  Just remember, these are the type of things the psychologists can help you with.

Also, Trey would be embarassed by you.

 Critical difference= T14 are better than W&L while UF is not better than Wake or GMU - completely negates your argument. Again I applied everywhere on the deadline, see if I don't get into W&M in May, I'll bet your dignity on it, wait...

Also, Trey thinks I'm the sh*t, ask him.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:19:16 PM »
Also, I thought you got rejected because you applied late? Or is it the gpa? Or is it that your zodiac didn't allign when you applied?  I'm soooooooo confused! I thought even the Harvard of the south (I'm speaking ofcourse of W&M), would give AT LEAST a B average to a hard working and deserving student such as yourself. IF ONLY you had gone to UF for undergrad, maybe then you would finally have to own up to your scholastic failures. 

I'm not a hard working or deserving student, never said that I was, I'm looking forward to law school as being an opportunity to apply myself for the first time with results that matter. Thankfully I did not go to UF so I have that luxury (try not to compare the academic rigor of our respective universities again), it's pretty easy to spread derogatory buckshot at someone's numbers when you reveal nothing about yourself, don't bother now, the stats will be obvious flame. Thanks for playing.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 09:41:57 PM »
there's a difference between a typo and being a retard, e is nowhere near o on the keyboard, explain away...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 09:29:41 PM »
No, I like Atlanta because, although a big city, It does not have the same materialistic and fake feeling, and you can really save on the hair gel and ferrari expenses by living there.  I also never called my acceptances "rock star," I just pointed out that I don't consider you and I to be in the same position.  Also, you can tell yourself you only got rejected because you applied late all you want... The truth of the matter is that UF's seat deposit deadline hasn't even arrived yet, which means they would gladly have waitlisted viable candidates when you applied.  They just realized that under no circumstances would they have taken you.  Hey, atleast you can spell.

WOW, what a d-bag. You're right, getting money at a school that outperforms UF in every conceivable area of interest pretty much proves that I would never be a viable candidate. What I've heard is that UF doesn't take sub-3.0 GPA's regardless of how much higher my LSAT may have been then 99% of UF law students or the fact that my 2.8 is worth about as much as whatever GPA you have at UF - unfortunately many schools with better reputations disagree with this method. Once again, however, I don't want to work in FL, the fact that with a UF degree you'll never leave the state is why it's not a viable option now that I've gotten into better schools with better job markets outside of FL - the point is moot. You're right, we aren't in the same position - you have a choice of spending another 3 years in the same lame city or moving to Lexington (umm... have you ever been there? I won't ruin the surprise)- way to overestimate your reach. BTW, yes I can spell, you might want to look into some improvement on that front before you start law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 06:59:05 PM »
Without getting into the slapfight going on, UF does better in Atlanta than UM.  I went to UF undergrad and lived in Atlanta for a while and worked with a number of people in the legal field, so I've had occasion to talk to them about it when I was applying.  It is well thought of in Georgia, anyway, if you wanted a big city that wasn't Miami and that had a suburban lifestyle.

UF does allright but the competitiong from Emory and UGA is pretty stiff, AJF will tell you its only because UF grads don't like Atlanta.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Death Battle!! UF vs. UM
« on: April 29, 2007, 02:10:16 PM »
This is one of the dumbest conversations I've ever seen.  The fact that a guy who got rejected by UF is leading the crusade against UF doesn't give his argument much pull.  All I'll throw in is that the last time I went to Miami (spring break 2 years ago) my car window was punched out and everything I had in there was stolen all within an hour of leaving arriving in downtown Miami.  I've lived in Jacksonville my whole life and Philadelphia for undergrad and have never been a victim of crime except for that hour I spent in Miami.

Oh you got me, if I felt any concern regarding my ding from UF I probably wouldn't have kept it in my sig. Last time I checked an argument was judged on the merit of its ideas. I'm not leading any crusade, and honestly I don't think that takes any more pull away from my argument when the only people who oppose me and bash Miami constantly are, wait for it... UF students or admits, imagine that. Let me read into your sig some, hmm, Ivy student with a 171 that is bitter about the fact that UF is the only place he's been outright accepted. Gee, does that accurately sum up your argument? I wouldn't tend to think so, but apparently for you this would be a basis for judgment. In addition I'd like to point out that for undergrad I was accepted to UF and waitlisted at Miami (maybe yeild protection, but who's to say?), strange isn't it, why wouldn't I be bitter towards UM, same reason I'm not bitter toward UF now - it doesn't matter in the scheme of options that I'm considering as you can see. By the way, I applied on the deadline, check out LSN for other folks with my index, you won't find many other rejections, especially for FL residents, I just applied too late.

It boggles my mind that someone could state that this is one of the dumbest conversations they have ever seen and then procede to make an argument based on an unfortunate experience they had in a single hour-long visit. You're right there gunner, I guess I'll pack it in now that you've told me the way things are, thanks.

If you aren't bitter, you've sure got a funny way of showing it.  Maybe listen to the ones who could get into both schools (which includes everyone who gets into UM)...

Lol, I don't need to listen to your snotty elitism. FYI there's a difference between bitterness and defending yourself when some assclown looks at your sig and decides he's got you pegged. And again, there is no reason for me to be bitter, with how late I was applying I applied to all the Florida schools for security but none of them are a realistic option for me now, same as UG when Miami didn't let me in. Saying that we should rely on you guys who have "gotten into both" is ludicrous when all of you who I have seen on this thread are going to UF and are huge gator trolls. You guys seem to think you've found a trump card for all of my valid arguments that you've failed to rationally contest because I didn't get into Florida, sad. BTW, are you turning down that scholarship to W&L to go to UF? I didn't think so. If UF rejected you but you still got a scholarship to W&L would you care about UF? of course not, that's where I stand.

1-People generally get in to their safety schools, so don't act above UF

2-I still fail to see how we stand in the same place, unless you are hiding your rockstar acceptances from us.

3-All I'm saying is I don't think you are familiar enough with this state to make any judgements about prestige, job opportunities, culture, or anything else for that matter. You have been completely unable to demonstrate to the contrary.  Look back through this thread, even people FROM miami generally agree with my perspective.  I do not understand why your panties are in a twist...

1. I am looking for DC/ATL biglaw so no, UF is not a realistic option. Had I not gotten into other schools that afford me better opportunities in those markets, then I would be bitter.

2. Speaking of snotty elitism... way to "stoop to my level." I wouldn't call Wake with money or GMU in-state rockstar acceptances (I wouldn't call W&L one either - nor would anyone who's actually been to Lexington) but considering my purposes they are much better options than UF (even with in-state tuition), making it a non-factor.

3. I was born, raised, and still live in FL, end of story. I just don't think that the short-sighted perspective of someone so obviously terrified of big-city life should govern what you tell everyone is the consensus opinion of Floridians, I don't know why your panties are in such a twist.

BTW, way to stick to your guns, it's more convincing if you spell preposterous right:
"I don't need self affirmation by arguing against your proposterous assertions."
It seems that's exactly what you need, unfortunately I can keep this up forever, so it's unlikely you'll ever get any without making a real point.

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