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Studying for the LSAT / Tampa Bay LSAT Study Group
« on: January 26, 2011, 01:23:48 PM »
All,

GG7773 has a great idea!  I would like to start a June LSAT study group here in the Tampa Bay area?   Are there any takers?  I like the idea of possibly meeting once a weekend or every other weekend to do timed tests together and brainstorm.

I am flexible on location.  I am just starting the PowerScore books.  Please message me if you are interested.

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Non-Traditional Students / Non Trads and Judicial Clerkships
« on: October 11, 2010, 08:25:18 AM »
Does anyone know if non-trads can be at all competitive for selection as federal law clerks?  For me, that
is something so far the road that I need binoculars to see it (LS class of '15), but other non-trads may
be interested to know, too.

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Where should I go next fall? / Scholarships....subtle negotiation
« on: October 05, 2010, 02:21:31 AM »
Does anyone have any success stories about negotiating higher scholarships?  In other words, playing one
LS against the other?

Just wondering.

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I visited the campus this past week during a trip to Miami.  Being a native Floridian, the call of South Beach clubs and the aromas of Cafe Cubano and cigars wafting from Calle Ocho were really not part of the equation for me.  I am pretty familiar with the positives and negatives (yes, there ARE those) of Miami.

I had a pre-planned visit to UM in which I was lucky to be given a tour with just one other prospective student, another non-trad.  The tour was given by a pleasant, intelligent, non-nerdy young 3L. 

As many of you may know, the Coral Gables campus of UM is downright beautiful and the facilities are excellent and plentiful.  The Coral Cables area itself is both vibrant and attractive.  The law school itself is a different story in terms of facilities.  The UM Law physical facilities (with the exception of the law library) reminded me of a rather "adequately" funded public junior college.  Why did I even mention this?  Well for tuition in excess of $38K per year, I think a few upgrades are in order for UM.

That said, the staff were absolutely wonderful, and I had a good impression just observing the interactions amongst the students in the quad.  I was fortunate to have a private meeting with the Assistant Dean of the School, who was both gentlemanly and encouraging.

UM's atmosphere was really laid back when compared to other law schools I have been exposed to.  That could be a plus for some folks.  Overall, it is definitely a school to be considered.  In my opinion, UM's closest competition in-state is FSU.


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D, E, F, G / Florida International
« on: September 28, 2010, 04:10:39 AM »
Here goes for a Florida International folder.

FIU-Located in Miami, FL
Public T-4
students: 625 (294 full time)
faculty: 48

2010 Tuition: $12,450 (in state), $26, 250 (out of state)

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Everest Dude: HEY! IMMA TALKIN TO YOU!  WHY YOU JUST BE SITTIN ON THAT COUCH, HOMIE?  YOU NEED KEEP IT REAL...INSTEAD
A GES' TEXTIN' ALL YO FRENS FOR BAIL MONEYWHEN YO COUSIN BEEBEE GOES TO COUNTY.....BE A LAWYER!  DEN YOU KIN GO TO DAT "RAIN THANG" WHERE DA JUDGE BE, AN GIT COUSIN BEEBEE OUT!  YA KNOW...YOU KIN GIT ALL YO HOMIES OUT, TOO.

Everest Dude:  YOU KNOW.  YOU SEE THEM FLY ASS HOMIES ON DEM TV LAW SHOWS?  THAS' RIGHT!  EVEREST IS NOW AFFLIATIN WIT MR. JERRY SPRINGER TA BRING DA LAW TO DA HOMIES!  DA JERRY SPRINGER COLLEDGE OF LAW WANTS YOU!

Everest Dude:  MAN...IT'S EASY.  WHAT YOU WAITIN FO?  YOU KNOW DA ONLIEST READIN YOU DO IS WEN YOU GOT TEXTED.  WHY NOT READ FO DA BIG MONEY, G?  LOOK---AT---THE--SCREEEN---HERE'S DA NUMBA.  CALL IT.  [under his breath] dumb mutha.....

1-800-LAWHOMY

Announcer [speaking softly at 5000 words per minute while fine print is scrolling]:

"The Jerry Springer College of Law is a for-profit Institution of Higher Learning, licensed by the State of California, and Accredited by the Church of Scientology and The Western Conference of Snake Oil Federal Funds Sucking Schools.  No warranty is implied in terms of bar exam performance or employability, both of which have been scientifically determined to be directly related to intelligence and literacy.  Should not be undertaken by those who are pregnant, could become pregnant, can potentially impregnate, or who have numerous impregnations currently subsidized by public assistance.."

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[fade in]

Everest Dude: HEY! IMMA TALKIN TO YOU!  WHY YOU JUST BE SITTIN ON THAT COUCH, HOMIE?  YOU NEED KEEP IT REAL...INSTEAD
A GES' TEXTIN' ALL YO FRENS FOR BAIL MONEYWHEN YO COUSIN BEEBEE GOES TO COUNTY.....BE A LAWYER!  DEN YOU KIN GO TO DAT "RAIN THANG" WHERE DA JUDGE BE, AN GIT COUSIN BEEBEE OUT!  YA KNOW...YOU KIN GIT ALL YO HOMIES OUT, TOO.

Everest Dude:  YOU KNOW.  YOU SEE THEM FLY ASS HOMIES ON DEM TV LAW SHOWS?  THAS' RIGHT!  EVEREST IS NOW AFFLIATIN WIT MR. JERRY SPRINGER TA BRING DA LAW TO DA HOMIES!  DA JERRY SPRINGER COLLEDGE OF LAW WANTS YOU!

Everest Dude:  MAN...IT'S EASY.  WHAT YOU WAITIN FO?  YOU KNOW DA ONLIEST READIN YOU DO IS WEN YOU GOT TEXTED.  WHY NOT READ FO DA BIG MONEY, G?  LOOK---AT---THE--SCREEEN---HERE'S DA NUMBA.  CALL IT.  [under his breath] dumb mutha.....

1-800-LAWHOMY

Announcer [speaking softly at 5000 words per minute while fine print is scrolling]:

"The Jerry Springer College of Law is a for-profit Institution of Higher Learning, licensed by the State of California, and Accredited by the Church of Scientology and The Western Conference of Snake Oil Federal Funds Sucking Schools.  No warranty is implied in terms of bar exam performance or employability, both of which have been scientifically determined to be directly related to intelligence and literacy.  Should not be undertaken by those who are pregnant, could become pregnant, can potentially impregnate, or who have numerous impregnations currently subsidized by public assistance.."

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