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I am a 3L who is pretty fed up with law school and having to deal with on an everyday basis the inept students who bask themselves in the phony prestige that is a 'legal education.' I'm tired of the law review douches, the public intrest bs'ers, trial team fools, and the idiots who think they're gonna make it big when no one really cares.

Who's with me?

I just got a call today and UF took me off the waitlist for Fall 2005 (beg. THIS TUESDAY) Meaning I'd miss orientation.  I just moved out to Kentucky from FL (where I am a resident) to go to UK law school out here--on in-state scholarship.  I have everything set up here and it cost me $3000 already to move up here. To get out of my apartment lease would cost me $2000, plus I would have to hire movers to come out and get me into some apt that I haven't even signed with or looked at yet in Gainesville, FL.  In a matter of 3 days, therefore, I would have to pick up and leave everything here, find an apartment, and begin classes--a total of about $6000 to move and sign a new lease. Plus I would have to dish out another $6000 for a semester of tuition because my govt loans wont transfer quick enough. The question is then is it worth it? Do I go to FL (ranked 41--and $4000 cheaper a year for a resident) OR do I stay at Kentucky (ranked 53)??
I have my family in FL, but I do not plan on working there, I want to end up in New York City (I went to NYU undergrad).  So either way, I was looking into maybe transfering to a better law school at the end of the first year (whether I attend UF of UK), because where I want to go is New York (but I didn't get into the schools of choice there before).
Would UF have better connections than UK for getting me to NYC? either as a transfer or as a job at the end?
AND: is UF that much better in the rankings than UK that it would matter, given that it's still not T14??
I have a friend lawyer from yale, older, who says "drop everything and go to UF, hands down its a better name, its hard enough to get in there to begin with"...but I don't know what to do! ???  I have 2 days to make a decision...please help, any input would be great

Hello all!
I have a tough decision to make and would like any input.  My LSAT numbers are no good (150), I have a 3.47 GPA from NYU. I have heard from most of the schools I applied to, and have narrowed it down to 3: University of Kentucky (ranked 50th) New York Law School (3rd Tier) or Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale (4th Tier).  I am originally from FL, where my family and long-time bf are, but I did study in NYC for 4 years which is why I am considering returning for NYLS. I am almost positive I want to practice in FL (and if not there, NYC) I most def. DO NOT want to practice in Kentucky of any of the surrounding areas. I am on hold at FSU, if I were accepted I would go there hands down--but it doesn't look good. 
Some pple tell me to wing it and go to the top ranked school (UK) just because of that--its ranking--but I dread the thought of living in the tiny town of Lexington after living in NYC and not having a very diverse group of classmates (I am Hispanic and feel more at home in places like Miami or NY)
Some say to go to NOVA because it is where I want to study (but I hate that it is ranked so LOW...however their facilities are the best I've seen, and I did visit all those schools and a number of others). I hear very mixed reviews about NOVA and how it is regarded in FL, most of them not good. :-\
NYLS has the positive of being in Manhattan, which is a city I love, --and being diverse-- but it is VERY expensive and the cost of living is very HIGH...I would be in debt about $130,000 if I chose to attend there. 
UK gave me an in-state scholarship, NYLS gave me $10,000/yr granted I maintain a 3.2 avg. Nova is about $25,000/yr; they gave me nothing, it would also be all loans, leaving me with about a debt of $106,000.
OR, FINALLY, some have said to WAIT a year, work and re-apply, retake the LSAT (though I probably won't score higher than 155/156-- if that at all), and endure the application process all over again.
If it means anything-- in all honesty, my dream schools would be NYU Law/Fordham, or FSU/U Miami if I was sure I would stay in FL, but these, as we all know, are hard to come by. I thought about transfering, but first year of law I hear is very hard and you have to have the grades to make these schools...which isn't something I can depend on.
Okay so I know this is long, but even if you don't read all the details, please give me some advice and vote!
Thanks so much!

Incoming 1Ls / Kentucky?
« on: May 04, 2005, 07:18:49 AM »
Anyone going to Univ. of Kentucky in the fall? If so, why did you choose there?

Hi there,
I was wondering about waitlists, and "hold" lists.  ??? I am on WL at Miami and Brooklyn, and FSU I believe put me on what pple call a "hold" list.  I sent extra essays to the other two schools, should I also send to FSU?  It would be one of my top choices because I am in FL and want to practice there (and it's very good for the $$$).  Can anyone recommend what to do to help my chances? I have heard of sending letters of "continued interest" but what exactly are these? Are they long/short? Is it just explaining why that school is the best for you, or what? I'm really not sure what to say that would be worth while.  People also tell me to call, but I have called schools before and they are very ambiguious and seem to want to just get you off the phone, and I know FSU isn't going to tell me much, but does anyone recommend calling anyway? And if so, say what?  aghhh!  Yeah so I'm kinda lost on what to do here, any suggestions would be great! thanks! ::)

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO CHOOSE! I recently graduated NYU but I live in Florida. I have been accepted into Nova Southeastern, University of Kentucky, New York Law, Pace and I've been waitlisted at Miami, UF, and Brooklyn.  I have not heard anything from FSU.  Is there anyone who can tell me about Nova (good/bad?) and make any recommendations?!  I went to visit all the schools, and Kentucky was in the middle of nowhere, but it is the best ranked one I got into (my stats are 151, 3.4).  I'm pretty sure I want to practice in Florida, but what are my chances of getting a decent job as an Alum from Nova? (or even UK/NY LAW in FL. Or how about getting a job in NYC from NY LAW, (it is 3rd tier)...
Does anyone have any advice or opinion on NY Law, UK, or Nova?
Also, what are the chances I get off a waitlist at Miami? I have written an additional essay to them but still no word.
I am used to being in NYC, and Lexington (UK) was a lotta nothing for me, would anyone recommend attending a law school where the location wasn't stimulating but the degree might be worth it? 
  Thanks for any advice or response!  ::)

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