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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pushing the envelope?
« on: March 22, 2006, 04:30:02 PM »
Congrats on being accepted to FSU!  If I may ask, when did you apply to FSU?

I went complete end of January.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 04:29:03 PM »
In @ FSU

Congrats BigRig!!!  I know how badly you wanted to go there.  That's great news!  Do you have a silly smile on your face?  btw, how did you find out?  It was only a couple hours ago that you called them.

Thanks Cay.  I am definitely excited, and am going to have some tough decisions to make. I will no more after I visit Toledo this weekend and FSU next. On paper I really like FSU (international law, business law, exposure to government, study abroad @ Oxford) and as an Economist know that Florida will be one of the best state economies during our professional years. I know the undergrad has a rep as a party school and less than stellar academic institution, which I don't think is fair, however, is the law school really viewed that way?  Looking at the new ABA numbers on LSAC, median lsat, gpa, acceptance rate, %employed, etc. are nearly identical. FSU's bar passage rate did fall this past winter, which I am not sure how to interpret.  Are FSU law grads really that far behind UF grads? Outside of Miami how do FSU grads compare against Miami Law grads? 

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:12:28 PM »
In @ FSU, will be attending admit day next friday and spending weekend in Tallahassee to assess if it's the right choice. For anyone else who will be attending, do communicate. For those who are still waiting, be patient, but also stay on them.  If you haven't sent a letter detailing why it's your top choice, do so. Also, update with any significant academic/professional accomplishments and/or where you stand with respect to other admits/scholarships/etc.  On paper I really think this is my top choice and it would be much more affordable than Villanova.  Plus I miss the South (for many reasons not the least of which is the weather that allows for motorcycle riding year round).  I also know that if you're in the top your class (law review), it's not difficult to find employment in major markets in the SE (Atlanta in particular -- check out Alston & Bird or Jones Day).

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Acceptances 05-06 Cycle
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:05:49 PM »
In @ Florida State, requested decision over the phone after being notified that a decision had been made.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pushing the envelope?
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:04:25 PM »
It worked, and I am in. Thank God. FYI, for those who might try something similar.  I very nicely explained that I had heard about their accepted students day next Friday and that, if admitted,, would need to notify work this week.  I was put on hold, transferred to Wendy somebody (asst. dean) and told of my acceptance. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Pushing the envelope?
« on: March 22, 2006, 12:53:14 PM »
So, I was told over the phone that a decision has been made today and I should hear in a week by mail (@ FSU, by the way). However, their admit day is next Friday and if I am accepted I would still have time to coordinate the visit at an okay price.  Is it reasonable to try to press for an answer over the phone or via email (admissions director)?  In the event that I am waitlisted I don't want to make a bad impression, but I really would like to attend admit day if accepted. It seems like if I were to be accepted they would've given me enough notice to attend.  Thus, I am expecting a waitlist or ding even though my numbers have lead me to believe otherwise.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 12:26:49 PM »
Nah man, I work in West Chester, PA but could get a round trip flight for $340 if they let me know today. Have you checked in on your status?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 12:04:56 PM »
I called the admissions office.  I asked if the lady (Shante) could let me know over the phone, she said no.  Do you think I could call back and explain to them if admitted I would really want to attend admit day next Friday, which I would need to arrange this week to be able to do so?

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: FSU Law Visit HELP!!!
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:51:41 AM »
I found out a decision has been made as of today and should receive something in the mail within one week.  I know that Sharon Booker has been calling students, not sure what to make of this since I've received no call.  Going to be a long wait for that letter.

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Say 2 people are preparing to run the mile, both having never ran it before. One decides to train on his own (let's refer to this person as A) and the other decides to train with a one-time champion of the mile (let's call this person B).  During their first effort, A runs a 6:00 mile (very good time for amateur) and B runs an 8:00 mile (arguable an average time for amateur). Is it reasonable to say that A should improve more quickly than B? I don't think so. Most likely A has already achieved/inherited a very high level of fitness whereas B is further behind for whatever reason. No matter one's genetics/background it will be much more difficult for A to drop a minute than B. The further one approaches a limit, the more difficult is improvement. Also, under timed conditions where any number of unforeseen distractions might cause one to miss a question, one or more questions missed because of distraction/mental parapraxis has a stronger effect on A than B who has room to allow for these parapraxes.

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