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Florida Coastal / Re: Chat about Coastal
« on: April 07, 2005, 03:52:58 PM »
Have any of you visted the area? I am going down there on the 15, so I will figure alot out then.  What area codes to you mean by south side and how far is it from the school?  I like the looks and stats on Jacksonville except it has high crime rates, you can only tell so much on the internet though, I am looking forward to a visit.  Have you found any particularly interesting websites on Jacksonville or the school?  The google site was real helpfull.

I went down a couple of weeks ago.  The Southside area is on the east side of the St. Johns River south of Beach Blvd and west of University of North Florida.  It is a great area in terms of neighborhoods and proximity to supermarkets, restaurants, etc.

The best thing I have found is the relocation guide from Jax Chamber of Commerce.  It includes a current apartment guide which you can then check against the google map thing.

The crime aspect worries me too.  I have been reading the Jax Times Union site every day at www.jacksonville.com and there is always a murder or something.  Statistics say that you are more likely to be killed by someone you know, so I'll just keep a close eye on my wife once we move and I should be ok. ;D

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Florida Coastal / Re: Chat about Coastal
« on: April 06, 2005, 06:03:55 PM »
I just received a relocation guide from Jacksonville today, and have been going over the apartment guide pretty heavily.

Something pretty fun to do is to use the Google map tool http://maps.google.com/ and type Florida Coastal, Jacksonville in.  ONce you get the local map, type in apartments and it shows geographically where they are in relation to the school.

From what I understand a good number of students live in the Southside area of the city.  That's where I'm planning to be.  It is loaded with apartments.

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That is a really neat idea.

I would be an undrafted free agent in that scenario.  Probably relegated to the practice squad - playing in the law school equivalent of NFL Europe.

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Personal Statement / Personal Statement Sample
« on: April 27, 2005, 10:50:48 PM »
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Law School Applications / Re: advice...please?
« on: April 27, 2005, 10:32:45 PM »
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A T4 school is not a horrible thing, but rest assured most people applying to law school would bend and Heaven and Earth to get something better if they could.

Bend heaven and earth?  Probably not that, but I have to say it would have been an interesting decision to make.  I am pleased with my 4th tier school - it is coincidentally in a city with nice beaches and an NFL football team.

But I would have been sorely tempted not to go if I had been accepted at one of my reach schools - UTK, GSU, etc.  I don't know that the education would be any better, but the schools reputation/ranking/prestige probably would have made me feel a little more secure in borrowing the money for school.

Then I realize - it doesn't matter where you go.  Do well in school and network well - and you'll be successful.  Goof off and be shy and you're going to fall short of what you want to achieve.

Long winded post just to say - the rankings aspect is a little intimidating from my vantage point.  But I am thankful that I avoided the insanity of retaking the LSAT (hoping to improve) and second guessing all of my choices - and applying to a variety of other schools because they are higher tier schools.

I am going to the best school I could get into that has beaches and an NFL team.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I took up golf as prep for law school
« on: April 22, 2005, 09:35:09 PM »
Approximately half of the people going to law school are women, so golf is probably the perfect sport for a law career.  The handicap factor of different tee distances is a nice feature.

I just hope I'm not ridiculed for teeing off from the senior women's tee.

BTW - you'd have to be a total boob to go to a stripclub.

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General Off-Topic Board / I took up golf as prep for law school
« on: April 22, 2005, 04:24:44 PM »
I bought golf clubs this week to prep for going to law school.  I thought that it would provide social opportunities now and later.  Especially since I am going to be living in Florida for the next 3 years.

I have already learned one important lesson - golf is like crack.  I have an ugly little addiction going.

Anybody else considering golf as a career/social tool?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I think I have narcolepsy...help!
« on: April 21, 2005, 10:22:09 PM »
Actually I haven't.  It seems like a good site though.

I always avoid being an abrasive jerk, and actually try to be nice.

Best regards!


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I think I have narcolepsy...help!
« on: April 21, 2005, 12:25:36 PM »
Seriously, if your are unable to stay awake during normal activities, even when sleeping 7-8 hours, you may have a sleep disorder.  Best thing to do would be to consult a doctor if you feel like it is something serious.

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