"The Florida market gives almost no advantage to T14 schools. Biglaw, yeah, there is a little leg up there. But from what I've seen, interviewers are more likely to be impressed by kids who know Gator football than those who go to T14s."
A little leg for Biglaw? Gimme a break lol.
Also, $80k is chump change and not worth the cost of law school. You can make that in Government without a law degree....
I've already pointed out that 80K in FL is a lot more than in other states. But let me also note that tuition at UF law, last time I checked, runs under 10K a year for in-state. (And its easy for out-of-state kids to get in-state after a year.) So the "not worth the cost" argument doesn't really hold for many students attending UF/FSU.
Not to mention that you may actually have your weekends off, and be surfing on a Sunday (rather than reading contracts for typos)... Gasp! What fun would that be?
I'd take $80-100k in Florida over $140-160k in New York. It all depends on what you want from you J.D.