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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anybody Hear from SMU PT?
« on: March 15, 2009, 11:33:08 AM »
My status just changed to "Decision Rendered". Anyone know what that means?

care to share #'s?  mine says "Held for further review"

159, 3.62, applied the last week of Feb. I'm getting a bad feeling about this. What are your #'s?

LOL at how none of the OP's links don't even work. I'll refrain from ripping into her since she's kinda cute (if thats her pic).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pros/Cons of Cornell?
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:24:22 PM »
con- the women  :D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WHERE SHOULD I GO NEXT FALL????
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:04:52 PM »
Still waiting to hear from a bunch of different schools, but so far I've been accepted to:

-Widener--Harrisburg campus (I have no real desire to live in PA, but I think it's the best of my options for right now)

-Florida Coastal (I had NO idea it was such a crappy school until I was accepted and started to do reseach on its reputation, which sucks, because I really wanted to relocate to Jacksonville)

-Florida A&M (I already pretty much crossed this one off the list, although I'm oh so tempted by the idea of living in Orlando)

So let's assume that I don't get accepted into any of the other schools I'm waiting to hear from now (God Forbid!) given my choices, which one is the best?

Is it too risky to go to Florida Coastal and try to transfer out for my second year...maybe to University of Florida or Florida State?  As an URM, (first generation Latina), do my chances of transferring increase?  I would love to live in north Florida after graduation.  I can't help wondering, are all Florida Coastal graduates really doomed to poverty?

Also, please keep in mind that I am not at all interested in BIGLAW, but I don't want to strave to death either.

I appreciate all responses.

Not sure if being a URM helps in transferring, but it sure as hell helps in getting accepted with much lower LSATs. Where else are you waiting to hear from?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Anybody Hear from SMU PT?
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:07:50 PM »
My status just changed to "Decision Rendered". Anyone know what that means?


Do you currently attend UM? Anything about the school regarding education? The only places I've been in Florida is Key West, Orlando, and Daytona Beach.

I went to UM for undergrad, so I can answer most questions about life, campus, the city, just not much of the school itself. The main reason I don't want to go to UM law and practice in Miami is because I feel not speaking Spanish is a dissadvantage in the business world down here and will be even a bigger disadvantage in the future. Not saying that you won't get a job only speaking English, you may be just fine depending on what you want to do. I just don't want to deal a corrupt Spanish Bureaucracy in the future when I get into real estate development myself.

You'll like the campus and have a hard time studying with all the things going on in the city.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Florida State 1L Taking Questions
« on: March 12, 2009, 01:32:57 AM »
Witnessed any athletes cheating so far?  ;D

Its were the most electrifying player in the NBA Dwyane Wade went to school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Nova Law School- Any good??
« on: March 12, 2009, 01:27:25 AM »
thanks for your response

i think you would be right if a person wants a job in big law being stuck in a library for 80 hours a week.

Not me i want to work in the public defenders office or da's office so im sure most graduates of those four schools would not want to work in local government for 30-40k a year but i would to get the experience for a few years then open up a office.

I reject the notion that one would not be successful unless they go to the "top four" schools in florda. I have a friend that goes to famu and interns for a lawyer that practices criminal law in orlando and graduated from barry. He makes 250k a year handling violation of probation and other criminal cases.

your right in the sense that going to those top 4 schools would give an individual a leg up in corporate law. But really lets be honest none of the schools in the southeast is no yale. I think for me the best route to go is to find the most cost effective school with a good bar pass rate so i have no debt. I have another friend that graduated from hofsta has 120k in debt and has not found a job after 9 months.

You are completely clueless. You said you don't want to stuck in a library 80 hours a week.. well the truth is in horrible schools you actually have to study more because everyone is competitive as hell. Most of them realize they have to be at the top of the class to get any jobs at all after graduation. The rest are trying to be at the top because they are trying to transfer. If you think going to a low rated school means you don't have to study as much you're going to end up dropping out.

You also might want to do research on public service jobs. They are NOT full of third tier law grads. Believe it or not there are tons of students at top tier law schools who are trying to be DA's. A lot of the times public service jobs that pay 40k a year are just as competitive as big law jobs.

Your example of a Barry grad is an exception. Terrell Owens went to Tennessee Chattanooga for football, I guess that means other football players from that school can expect to be in the NFL right?

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