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Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida, Anyone?
« on: March 19, 2008, 05:21:18 PM »
Anyone else hear from UF?

For those admitted and attending, where are you thinking about living?? I'm just starting to look into my options since it looks like I'll be a gator for another 3 years :) (providing I get denied from UNC and William and Mary...with a 157, very likely) Also, whos attending the ASW in April? And are you bringing a guest?

So you decided not to retake the LSAT and reapply next year, huh?  I'm going to be living in a house near the law school or in an apartment in midtown (most likely).  Where are you looking?

Yeah...in the end, I just don't think I can wait a year and go through this whole process again. It's rough and annoying. I think I'll still have great opportunities at UF, and its close to home. Maybe I'll wonder if I could have gotten in somewhere else. But I don't think I'll really regret FL and the low costs, gator football, wide curriculum, FL prestige, close proximity to home, and all the other great things about the school...

I just started looking into my housing options. All of my friends staying in town have already either signed a lease, or I don't especially want to live with them. So right now I'm looking for people that are looking for roommates (through the UF roommate message board). It will be strange, I've never lived with people I don't know. I'm looking at houses around law school/midtown for the most part.

There's an area in Gainesville named Midtown?  I have lived here for a total of 6.5 years and have never known such a place.

Seriously? There's really only Midtown and Downtown. Midtown is the area right across from campus on University with all the bars.

Oh you mean the Student Ghetto.  Nice how they try to change the name

Its still called the student ghetto, I guess. He just meant, by the midtown bars. College Park area.

Yeah, and older people that went to UF consider anything west of 13th not to be the student ghetto.  I lived in Gville 2001-2005, and we used to call those bars "the bars on University" so we'd say we're going out on University--not "in Midtown", as the young uns seem to call the area nowadays. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Florida State's website
« on: March 19, 2008, 03:55:48 PM »
Their frequently asked questions section hasn't been updated in 5 years.
http://www.law.fsu.edu/prospective_students/admissions/faq.html

All-in-all an awful website.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Florida, Anyone?
« on: March 19, 2008, 12:03:13 AM »
Anyone else hear from UF?

For those admitted and attending, where are you thinking about living?? I'm just starting to look into my options since it looks like I'll be a gator for another 3 years :) (providing I get denied from UNC and William and Mary...with a 157, very likely) Also, whos attending the ASW in April? And are you bringing a guest?

So you decided not to retake the LSAT and reapply next year, huh?  I'm going to be living in a house near the law school or in an apartment in midtown (most likely).  Where are you looking?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Miami vs. FSU, please respond
« on: March 18, 2008, 11:58:04 PM »
NALP Placement Data:

                          FSU            UM              UF
New England               0%             1.3             0
Middle Atlantic           0.8%           6.0             2.5
East North Central        0.4%           1.7             0
West North Central        0.8%           0.4             0.3
South Atlantic            90.7%          79.2            94
East South Central        2.3%           0.9             1.2
West South Central        0.4%           2.1             0.9
Mountain                  2.3%           3.0             0.3
Pacific                   1.2%           5.5             0.6
Non-US                    1.2%           0.0             0

New England= CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Middle Atlantic= NJ, NY, PA
East North Central= IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
West North Central= IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD
South Atlantic= DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
East South Atlantic= AL, KY, MS, TN
West South Central= AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain= AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY
Pacific= AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Non-US= Other


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Law School Applications / Re: Miami Award Letters
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:13:18 PM »
On an only semi-related note:  On the suggestion of Unbiased, I also emailed the admissions office inquiring as to a scholarship but was told that I had NOT been selected for one.  I imagine that a lot of people (or at least some) who were awarded scholarships won't attend Miami....could I contact them again and ask them to reconsider since I'm for sure attending?  I don't know how kosher (or successful) that would be since I've already contacted them once.

Keep in mind they offer X number of scholarships knowing that most will not take them and instead matriculate at other schools.

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:48:07 PM »
Didn't get an email, but I logged in to my account and there is $1000 there for me too. :)

Does anyone know if we need to do anyhting to apply for aid? I'd love some out-of-state tuition help.

I received the fin aid email as well.  Unfortunately, I can't loggin to see what's going on :-(.  I'll have to get that checked out. 

If you call FiAid they can give you your login info.

There's a need-based financial aid form that they should have sent you or will be sending you. 

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
« on: March 12, 2008, 03:27:47 PM »
What are the numbers (LSAT/GPA) for those of you who have received scholarships? I applied a couple weeks ago, and haven't heard anything yet. My numbers are 166/3.6, and I'm hoping for a significant scholarship since it is my #1 choice.

Thanks

160/3.4 but I'm pretty sure you have to have filled out your fafsa to have gotten the grant (it's listed in my financial aid package).  With your numbers they might just send you the standard high numbers scholarship of $5,000/year (more if you're out of state).

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
« on: March 12, 2008, 03:05:55 PM »
Anyone else that received the email about financial aid packages being available at FSU today?  I've only got info for federal loans and a measly $1000 grant from FSU...does this mean no scholarships???

I got the same email and grant today.  I'm not sure if it means no scholarships--you might want to call and ask.  And $1000 is by no means measly for those of us that are instate.   8)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Deposit deadlines?
« on: March 10, 2008, 10:20:29 PM »
Probably not since most people only pay a deposit to one school, and the dates presumably change every year. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Got into a tier 1 but...retake?
« on: March 09, 2008, 09:31:32 PM »
I'm in a similar situation.

I took the June 2007 LSAT and thought I had bombed it.  When i walked out of the test I figured I had scored around a 155-160.  I decided that if I scored a 160+, I wouldn't retake.  I ended up getting a 160.  I had missed 10 on the games section and the scale was unusually tough.  So I applied to a bunch of first and second tier law schools with the hopes of ending up at UF.  By January I was already in at FSU, Miami (with $$$), and Tulane.  But the more I researched law schools, job prospects, etc., the more I realized I should (according to boards like this, at least) be aiming for a T14.  I was especially interested in UVA or Columbia (where my grandfather went to law school).  A couple months ago I decided I would start studying for the LSAT again and take it in June.  I bought a bunch of LSAT books and assembled a binder containing every single LSAT game ever released.

But then I got into UF, listened to some Allman bros., Skynard, Less than Jake and Mofro albums and decided I didn't want to leave FL. 

I could spend the next three months studying for the LSAT, then the next year after that agonizing over applications, waiting for the mail, etc. but I'd rather go to UF and graduate debt free, while enjoying a few more football seasons. 

But that's just me.

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