How do the girls look at that school?
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That's not true. A bag of money and a Benz will do the trick as well. Seriously though, I have friends at SMU and from what they have said he's 100% correct. If you are not rich or ridiculously good looking, all you can do is watch. Other friends have said that the law school is a bit different though. (Not sure, never been there)
I don't know anything about Baylor though. Does anyone know if Baylor girls are generally the same way or are they down to earth in comparison?
hard decision. fiu isnt that great academically but at least you're in miami. stay away from the state of iowa its a shithole i lived there for 18 years so i would know.
congrats on miami, but honestly what do you know about fiu law's academic record and faculty? please keep the generalizations about your knowledge of the FIU undergraduate community to yourself especially since the only real objective test about a law school's "academics" (if you don't go there) is the bar passage rate.
the same FL bar passage rate that FIU students, in the school's short history, has been very competitive with, if not better, than UM. UM is still king in Miami don't get me wrong, but please leave the "not that great academically" generalization to the undergrads.
also, FIU isn't simply a breeding ground for you to pass the bar like some T3's that only teach black letter law. the 1L classes are actually pretty opposite to that and are taught in distinct styles by the faculty while using the same textbooks as T1's across the country.
FYI. Here are FL Bar Passage Rates for first-time takers since February '06:
February '06: FIU 86.4% and Miami 69.2%
July '06: Miami 85.7% and FIU 79%
February '07: FIU 94.4% and Miami 76.6%
Again, there is no doubt that Miami reigns supreme in Miami at this time. No need to debate that. Just trying to make you aware of some things you probably don't know.
ahhh nothing like an anecdote when counseling someone on a major life decision. quality of life has zero to do with what a young man like yourself might consider "boring". again, every year when the quality of life stats come out places like IA and MN and WI come out on top. I grew up in Rochester, MN. I was bored to tears during high school. this has nothing to do with the quality of life there since it routinely tops the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. (Fortune Magazine to name one). show him some facts or please stop boring us with your opinions.
I'm between FIU and Drake. FIU offered me Part-time which I'm not too enthused about, so I was curious as to what decision you made. Not to mention I've been following this thread for a while now. lol Congrats on your decision!
[/b]just keep in mind, going to Miami COULD be better, doesn't mean it WILL be better.
HUGE difference that many people seem to overlook...
Major point not addressed here. UM has the *potential* to create more employment opportunities than FIU COL based solely on its perceived prestige and long-standing presence in the Miami-dade area. Unfortunately, nothing is a sure thing. Placing in the top 10% is not a sure thing; neither is knowing you will enjoy classes, professors or students. With UM, it's an expensive gamble. With FIU, less so.