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UofArizona and Washington & Lee

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Animal welfare law
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:59:39 PM »
Steven M Wise is my favorite animal rights scholar.  I knew he taught at Harvard, but according to wikipedia he also teaches at "Vermont Law School, John Marshall Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine."

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I recently sent a last minute app to Tulane...what do you guys think my chances of getting in are? I'd seriously consider attending.

You have a very good shot (I also think you have a very good shot at UF with that GPA in Finance, for whatever that's worth).

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:46:06 PM »
Got the acceptance phone call today.  In at both UF and FSU now.  I'm going with FSU because Gainesville is the worst and FSU has a better bar passage and placement ranking, that being said you really can't go wrong with either both are great places

The numbers are negligible when you consider that FSU and UF are separated by 2 percentage points and that more UF grads sit for the exam than do FSU grads: "FSU topped those who took Part A and Part B of the general bar exam; 146 of the 164 FSU grads passed...Next was The University of Florida, where 178 of 205 graduates passed, or 86.8 percent."

As for placement rankings, I assume you're talking about percentage employed at graduation...because UF's degree travels much further than FSU's (check the NALP data). 

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Acceptances / Re: Accepted to Florida State 2008!
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:26:16 PM »
Woke up with a call from FL State today...Accepted! However I did my UG at UF and already got accepted to the law school as well, so I don't see why I would accept FSU over UF...Anyone know what kind of advantages FSU would offer? I'm not interested in doing public interest law/working in govt. so the whole capitol of FL thing isn't a draw.

I've been accepted to both as well.  When I first got into FSU I tried really hard to like Tallahassee, but couldn't.  If you want to work at the Capitol/at a firm in Tallahassee, you can always just do so over the summer.  UF's main draw over FSU is in the reputation department.  UF has graduated so many more judges than FSU, it's not even close.  It will be interesting to see where USNews ranks the two schools this year, since they were so close last year (47th and 53rd, respectively).

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Recruiting at Florida Schools
« on: March 06, 2008, 09:47:14 AM »
What the H people!  If Florida depresses you (I don't think that's possible) why are you going to law school here?

I think all Floridians have a love/hate relationship with the state. I certainly do. Also, there's a good chance I'll be getting out of the state for law school, but the reason wouldn't be because I necessarily hate the place.

Really?  Wow.  I'm a native Miamian though so maybe I have a skewed view?  I don't know many people from Miami who would even consider leaving.

and yes, Florida as in UF is depressing.  Refer to my previous post re Gators sucking.  LOL.

No one thinks about leaving FL until they visit Miami and realize that they live so close to that thing.

JK--I don't mind Miami so much now that:
1. I'm old enough to drink
2. I can get a gun permit

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Recruiting at Florida Schools
« on: March 06, 2008, 08:45:05 AM »
So, for the current term 3 UF grads are clerking and for the term that has already ended 1 was clerking (according to incomplete data, which the author admits). 

Just another one of the many points you made in this thread that is far less than "empirical".

You are discredited by virtue of your dogged insistence that my information did not reflect the 2007-2008 term. You now admit you were wrong.

Bottom line: UF does not place outside Florida, market Biglaw does not go into the top 25% at UF, and FSU has better US News employment numbers (not to mention a higher LSAT)

Well instead of relying on the most recent numbers you chose to rely on less-complete, less-flattering, older stats.  Both of their median LSATs were 159 last year. 
This year, UF's median is 160 http://www.law.ufl.edu/admissions/
FSU's latest on their website is 155 http://www.law.fsu.edu/prospective_students/admissions/faq.html

The median LSAT on FSU's site is from the 2002 entering class. Their current median is 160. I am copying the portion in regards to their average straight off of their website here:

Twenty-five percent of the students in our 2007 entering class have LSAT scores of 162 or higher and the average LSAT is 160. The average GPA is 3.5.



Yeah, I know.  I was just "pulling a remizz22" and posting older information when newer is available. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Recruiting at Florida Schools
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:25:15 AM »
So, for the current term 3 UF grads are clerking and for the term that has already ended 1 was clerking (according to incomplete data, which the author admits). 

Just another one of the many points you made in this thread that is far less than "empirical".

You are discredited by virtue of your dogged insistence that my information did not reflect the 2007-2008 term. You now admit you were wrong.

Bottom line: UF does not place outside Florida, market Biglaw does not go into the top 25% at UF, and FSU has better US News employment numbers (not to mention a higher LSAT)

Well instead of relying on the most recent numbers you chose to rely on less-complete, less-flattering, older stats.  Both of their median LSATs were 159 last year. 
This year, UF's median is 160 http://www.law.ufl.edu/admissions/
FSU's latest on their website is 155 http://www.law.fsu.edu/prospective_students/admissions/faq.html

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Recruiting at Florida Schools
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:04:33 AM »
So, for the current term 3 UF grads are clerking and for the term that has already ended 1 was clerking (according to incomplete data, which the author admits). 

Just another one of the many points you made in this thread that is far less than "empirical".

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