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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU or UF?
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:53:06 AM »
Is there any scholarship money offered to you from either school?  Have you visitied both schools??

Yeah, cost is a key factor.  What would be the cost of attending each school? 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Stetson Law
« on: March 13, 2010, 11:03:21 AM »
I am trying to decide whether or not to go to Stetson Law School? Can anyone give me some advice or opinion on Stetson Law?

Stetson is a solid school if you know that you want to practice in the Tampa area. (When doing research into firms/judges in the Tampa area, I recall seeing many Stetson graduates.  This research was done about a year ago, in the interest of full disclosure.) However, its reputation declines significantly, as far as I can tell, outside the Tampa area.  If your debt won't be too high to go there, it's a good choice!


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF & FSU
« on: March 10, 2010, 09:18:06 PM »
Hey guys,

Quick question.  Will a 165 and a 2.9 GPA get me into either FSU or UF, and if not what LSAT score should I aim for?

The LSAT is solid for either school, but it's hard to say your odds with your GPA.  A good website to compare other applicants at those schools, and others, is lawschoolnumbers.com.

Good luck!

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Job Search / Re: How to locate Immigration Law internships in PA?
« on: March 07, 2010, 06:14:59 PM »
I know little-to-nothing about immigration law, but I do know that a good resource for "public interest" internships (and even jobs after graduation) is: http://www.pslawnet.org/

(Unfortunately, I know that this website had a interesting imm. law internship near Harrisburg a few weeks ago, but they took down the posting.  :-\)

I hope this helps you a little, and I wish I could help you more. 


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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: February 18, 2010, 10:24:24 PM »
i'm pretty sure a higher percentage of grad students get them than undergrads.

Yeah, I'm fairly certain of that too. 

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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: February 06, 2010, 08:15:55 AM »
I was joking and serious..a little bit of both..but you said most law/grad students easily attend f-ball games, right?

Most people that I know here do attend football games.  I don't have empirical data, though!  :D

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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: February 05, 2010, 04:53:05 PM »
What! That is unlawful! You should sue them, you are obviously a student and are guaranteed the normal rights that any regularly matriculated student has.  UMich law students attend football games any time they want, what is this discriminatory and untoward agenda UF has against its law students?  If most go, how were you one who was precluded; what happened?  Please describe..

I'm assuming you're joking!  :D  That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: February 04, 2010, 08:51:00 PM »
Awesome! Sounds good so far.  I was a bit confused when you said most law students attend f-ball games if they win the lottery..what does this mean? Just a slang or something I'm missing?

Sorry about that.  All students who want student tickets for all the home football games must enter a lottery to get them.  Supposedly, most graduate students get them, but I was one of the few who wasn't so lucky.   :-\

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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:58:42 PM »
Awesome! How's UF?   My question is a bit unorthodox..so hope you can give it a go..HOW is the student life there, for grad students?  How has your experience been like?  Do you go to football games, what does the grad body do for fun, is there always stuff to do, etc. Do you recommend?  And what's the age range in your law school class?  How are the teachers?  thanks

The student life is great here.  Keep in mind that I came from a small undergrad., but the law school is nice, because you get the "small-town" atmosphere, but you can take advantage of the larger campus functions.  (The law school, even though it is by "frat row" and the sports complexes such as the golf course, track, and football field, is on the edge of campus, so it's quieter there.)  Many law students play basketball, tennis, etc. at the sports facilities, and many play intramurals.  Also, many play in the Grad Cup, which is a competition between the graduate schools. 

Most law students go to the football games if they win the lottery (and many do).  There's a downtown, which has its upscale (and downscale) bars/clubs.  And there's plenty of other stuff to do, such as hiking (seeing wild alligators/etc.). 

Most law students are young, although UF values diversity.  I don't just mean ethnic and racial diversity, but UF law students come from all walks of life.  That's something I really enjoy here. 

The professors are solid, although I think sometimes they dwell too much on the theoretical.  Again, though, they're top-notch.

If you have any other questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask.  I don't come on here too often, but I try to check this site daily. 

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Current Law Students / Re: UF 2L Taking Questions
« on: January 28, 2010, 08:31:53 PM »
When you transfer, do you get an official ranking at the end of it all? How does that work? Just a personal ranking for the 2 years you were at the place you finally get teh JD at?

That's a good question, and I don't really know.  UF only ranks those in the top 15%, and even then they only rank at the end of your 1L year, and then don't do it until you graduate.  It's an odd system, IMHO....

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