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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU vs Miami
« on: May 23, 2007, 11:08:28 AM »
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!

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.

Quality of life in iowa is about the worst you will find in any state other than alaska. trust me i lived there for 18 years.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU vs Miami
« on: May 22, 2007, 12:26:35 PM »
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.

Not really. If you plan on getting a job after going to FIU you better be sure you can be in the top 1 percent or so. I would say that's much more of a gamble.

Nothing good is in the state of Iowa. Stay the hell away from it. Trust me. Miami would be by far the best to live and work out of the 3, Madison being 2. Iowa grads go to the biggest firms in the state and make 50k hahahaha.

Miami > Wisonconsin >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Iowa/

Studying for the LSAT / f*ck reading comp
« on: May 19, 2007, 04:12:40 PM »
this is the stupidest section on the test. why is this even on the LSAT, the *&^% they talk about there has nothing related to being a lawyer except for the law passage. On my best day im sure i can get the ar and games all right but i can never miss less than 10 on the reading comp.

On both my diagnostics i took from testmasters i did way better on the scored reading comp and games than the nonscored reading comp and games. i hope i get that lucky in the real test.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: April 29, 2007, 06:48:50 PM »
Thanks.  This seems a little counter-intuitive though.  Isn't most of the affordable housing to the north?

Most affordable housing in Miami is way north...north of downtown, in the North Miami Beach/Little Haiti area, as well as west and in Broward county. Other affordable housing is south, in the Kendall area, and the area around Coral Gables is relatively affordable.

Rush hour traffic heads towards downtown. If you are south of downtown, which is where Coral Gables is, you want to drive south in the morning/north in the afternoon to avoid traffic.

No one going the the U shoud be living anywhere north of downtown.

Incoming 1Ls / Can cops arrest you without breathlyzing you?
« on: April 29, 2007, 04:28:22 PM »
Just wondering for anyone into criminal law. One of my friends was arrested being charged for public intoxication, he doesnt remember what happened, but he was told by the cops he was given an alcohol test. Can they do this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 10:20:35 PM »
are there ibanks not in new york and do they pay about as much?

Yes, there are ibanks in Chicago and San Fran (the next two big I-Bank cities), as well as LA and Boston, and you'll find a hand few in DC, Miami, Houston, and Dallas (mainly boutique firms).

They usually pay the same or a little less, though the bonuses might not be as nice (depends on the company's policies). Those jobs aren't any easier to get, and still require the Ivy/Northwestern/Chicago/Etc. degree for a good shot. The only difference is that sometimes they might also recruit at the local schools.

So pretty much no chance with a 3.6 from miami?

As a former analyst in a bulge-bracket I-Bank, I have to say that most of the work you would be doing as an analyst isn't that hard, unless you're building a model to forecast a complex transaction.  Its very interesting from a transactional perspective, and it takes an inordinate amount of precision and attention to detail.  An analyst has to continue to be precise even though he hasn't slept for a couple of days, which isn't uncommon.  In my three years as an analyst, I was actually averaging about 115 hours per week, but its not like that in every group.

For most, much of the strategic analysis is performed by associates, VPs, directors and MDs.  But I have learned much in my three years, especially when it comes to finance, and if it hadn't been for my strong desire to go to law school, I would have stayed on as an associate.

From a purely superficial point of view, the pay is much better in I-banking than in law.

did you work in new york? i really dont want to live there so are there and bulge banks in other cities and do they pay close to ny salaries?

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