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Stetson / Anyone starting Stetson in the Spring?
« on: September 29, 2005, 11:26:54 PM »
I sent my deposit today--can't wait for Jan to come around. So now the debate is do I move across the bay (I'm in Tampa now)?

Any Stetson students out there? What do you think about living near campus? Is there a huge benefit? Also just a general question--I understand that as a 1L a lot of your schedule is planned out for you but if you start in the Spring 'must' you take courses your first summer?


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Found this article on Lawyer job satisfaction...

http://www.law.indiana.edu/publications/particulars/2001winter/lawyersat.shtml

"Predictably, attorneys in large private firms report the highest average annual income ($79,140 five years out; $184,300 15 years out), while attorneys in public interest report the lowest average annual income ($35,120 at five years; $50,620 at 15 years). But perhaps less predictably, the high-earning practitioners in large private practices report the lowest average job satisfaction while the lower-earning types of practice all report higher average job satisfaction..."

My problem is I can't afford with private loans to be on the bottom scale--so it looks like I'll have to hate life. Thoughts?

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Anyone have this test? If so, would you be willing to sell it and/or share it?

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It might be too late for any of that talk... but does anyone know what kind of score the lenders require for loans? I'm looking at Sallie Mae LAWLOANS. I will probably be attending in the Spring so I have a few months to try to pay off debt and get my score up. I also might not be able to find a co-signer due to the fact my family and friends are lazy a$$ b1tches.

650?

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Where should I go next fall? / Case is done.
« on: May 23, 2005, 04:25:47 PM »
I've been told they're done processing the hold apps. Everyone that still hasn't heard will hear probably this week. Good news is delivered by phone.

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Okay here's the basic problem. I haven't heard back from my final two schools yet (why not state them--Case and FSU) but I am below median in both LSAT and GPA so I'm not confident. I need to decide if I want to reapply to Stetson (local) for the spring--with my numbers and a LOR I can probably get in fine OR wait until next October, retake the LSAT, and try again at FSU.

My take: FSU is 20K a year cheaper, a better school, and I want to get out of the area. I'd really like to go there and it distresses me that they seem to be taking a lot of people with an LSAT of 156+ and not too many below that (mine: 154). That's beside the point though. Money is a factor, and of course placement after is a factor.

The only thing that concerns me is waiting another year to start and there's no guarantee that I'll be taken the next round. I'm in my mid-late 20s, I am not in the legal field (I'm in the IT field--I'm good at it, and I hate it) so I'm not gaining experience, and I'm anxious to start my legal career. I should mention that I have a Criminal Justice + International Studies degree, so I am not an "engineer" as most people would think of one--though it's in my title.

So I'm leaning towards waiting a year. I'm probably writing this just to hear you guys tell me that this is what I should do... But I'm open to all comments--you can even bash me if you want! :)

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I called the office today (still on hold) and I got the "you should hear within a week" response.

Good luck to anyone else out there who's still on hold... It might be that I am the only one. At least it feels like it.

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I'm still PENDING at two schools. I think this late in the game that's fairly ridiculous. Anyone else with me?

Edit: I should probably say my two schools are Case and FSU.

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General Off-Topic Board / what ya drink'n?
« on: May 15, 2005, 12:14:08 AM »
rum + coke... I'm still pending at my top school. Here's to the next two weeks!

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Acceptances / Anyone hear from FSU recently? Anything?
« on: April 21, 2005, 08:04:55 AM »
When I emailed them a while back they said that they "hope" to get to "most" applicants by late April or early May. Well, here we are!

Has anyone recieved a rejection or acceptance recently? Know anything?

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