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General Board / Re: GETTING YOUR FINANCIAL AID CHECK
« on: June 09, 2006, 12:32:33 PM »
I think he means cost of tuition and fees because cost of attendance is usually more.

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Law Firms / Re: Prospects in Miami
« on: June 03, 2006, 01:36:20 PM »
What do you mean by prospects? It's a major city so there's some of everything: federal and state government work, firms of all sizes, public interest work. The larger firms are competitive. It helps if you speak spanish.

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General Board / Re: Free stuff
« on: June 02, 2006, 12:27:18 PM »
The guy who made this website, Andrew, has a whole long thing about points in his blog. I think the opposite wound up being true - I think points are worth more if you hang on to them.

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General Board / Re: FSU or SMU
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:29:27 PM »
The big problem with Miami is that both the cost of living and tuition are very, very expensive, and you're not really getting what you're paying for considering the state schools are much cheaper and similarly ranked. If cost isn't a problem, I'd probably recommend Miami over FSU. I loved living in South Florida. However, if you're looking for government work and opportunities that are more abundant in Tallahassee (the state capital), FSU might be a better choice.

Ultimately, I decided that I'd rather go to the cheaper school then take a chance and be saddled with $100k in loans at Miami.

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General Board / Free stuff
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:25:05 PM »
Over the course of my first year in law school, I've collected a respectable pile of free junk. What free crap did you get? Don't count stuff that you earned like scholarships and what not.

Here's my list that I still have around the house:

Barbri - Highlighter, some pens, a folder
Acquired by redeeming Westlaw or Lexis points - IPod shuffle, a set of knives
Westlaw - Two "padfolios," pens, a Nalgene-type water bottle, key chain, mouse pad, stress ball
Lexis - a weird looking waterbottle, pens, one of those foam things that you put on a beer bottle to keep it cold
Micromash - stress ball with a tether so I can hit people in the forhead with it when they're stressing me out
The school - a CD travel case (during orientation), a pen, a plastic no-spill coffee mug, a t-shirt, a bunch of folders

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General Board / Re: FSU or SMU
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:15:26 PM »
I'm at FSU and the big selling point for me is the cost beause I get in-state tuition. Tallahassee pretty much sucks as a city. I don't know if FSU is considered a better school than Miami or not. It seems that more people have heard of UM, but I think FSU has more alumni in the judiciary. As far as SMU goes, they're so close in ranking that I don't think you should even worry about that. Visit both and pick the one where you'll be happier.

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Socratic Method / Re: STANDOUT CASES
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:10:31 PM »
The flaming rat case and the one where the dude survived a plane crash, but died when a volcano erupted on the island he crash-landed on.

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Socratic Method / Re: STANDOUT CASES
« on: June 01, 2006, 12:45:18 PM »
Palsgraf.

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1L job search / Re: What are you doing this summer!!!
« on: May 30, 2006, 05:43:06 PM »
I'm spending money like I'm on welfare!

Holy sh%^, That's the best post ever. I'm with you. The library is always looking for RA's if you're still looking for work.

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General Board / Re: Completely useless and irrelevant post
« on: May 28, 2006, 09:32:22 PM »
Oh that sucks!

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