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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Stetson Peeps-
« on: November 30, 2005, 01:24:00 PM »
Anyone in their PT program at Stetson?  ANy comments? pros, cons?  I am thinking about the PT program so I can work a few hours a week to offset the costs.  Do they given scholarships to the PT students as well?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida A & M
« on: November 30, 2005, 09:45:56 AM »
Over the weekend, i asked a partner at a med sized firm in Tampa agbout Bary and FAMU.  He said he would not even bother to interview a Barry student and FAMU is also a gamble as the prev poster said.  I think I will pass if i can get into a better school.  Besides, no one from FAMu has even bothered to respond to this thread.  I haven't gotten any input.

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LSAT horror stories / Re: Test center problem
« on: November 28, 2005, 08:01:33 PM »
I wish I had complained.  Several alarms went off, the desks were so tiny that if u werent a size 4, it was tough, not enough bathroom stalls and it was one of those days where i had to go badly.  i also misbullbed because i didnt see the one question below the RC passage and by the time i figured it out, there was only a minute or two left. i didnt cancel thinking maybe i was just nervous and probably thought I did worse than I actually did.  i scored 9 points below my first diagnostic on my self-study.  decided to apply anyway and see what happens. if i dont get in, i will retake in October and get a tutor.  no more of this self-studying crap.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida A & M
« on: November 28, 2005, 02:34:42 PM »
Well, it sounds like the FAMU folks just aren't here to  respond.  My guess is that their first graduating class from the "new" school is studying for the bar and there is no network of alumni to really pull for it right now.  I would love to go to a school with in-state tuition versus the 24k at Stetson per year, bt not at the expense of landing a job that can pay my bills.  Pulbic sector work is not appealing to me, got a kid, mortgage, bills, etc. and have aleayd been doing public sector work for over 6 years.  I don't want to continue.  I would love to get a good return on my investment since I already have plenty of student loan debt and no one else is financing this for me. 

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / FAMU (Florida A & M in Orlando)
« on: November 22, 2005, 09:46:53 AM »
Are there any firms hiring FAMU grads or are the majority going into public sector, working for their family or working for their employer who is holding a position for them upon passing the bar?  I have no legal connections, but the in-state tuition and location of the school makes it very tempting.  I also notice on their app, they ask for an essay on what public service means to the applicant.  Does anyone have any info, or are all of their prospective students, current students and new grads not reading this discussion board?  Any info would be appreciated.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida A & M
« on: November 21, 2005, 03:04:59 PM »
Are there any firms hiring FAMU grads or are the majority going into public sector, working for their family or working for their employer who is holding a position for them upon passing the bar?  I have no legal connections, but the in-state tuition and location of the school makes it very tempting.  I also notice on their app, they ask for an essay on waht public service means to the applicant.  Does anyone have any info, or are all of their prospective students, current students and new grads not reading this discussion board?

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What exactly does it entail to become financially successful if you do not attend a Tierl school?  say, for example, if one attends a Tier 4, what does he need to do to make a good living.  I know some people will say that the money should nto be a deciding factor.  I used to believe that, became a "public servant", and I now want to do something that will help myself and my family secure a good future where we don't have to go without, drive beat up cars, put kids in inferior schools, etc. etc.
Do u need to have a knack for finding clients?  or is it nore of just billing and geting the work done?  please elaborate if you have anything pertinetn that would be helpful. 

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Law School Applications / Re: RA as an extracurricular
« on: November 16, 2005, 08:58:36 AM »
I think it depends on th school and even to an extent the type of floor or building u were assigned to.  My undergrad was a tough one to be an RA at if u had a freshman building.  I was in an 11 story dorm with majority fresh and soph students, student athletes, lots of drama, etc ranging from assault, theft, drunkenness, suicide attempts, etc. etc.  When I finally was able to get the upperclass apartments, all I had to deal with were a few lock outs, and a couple of social events.  The contrast was night and day.  When I went to grad school, I lived in one of the areas that were upperclass students.  The RA did nothing but check-in and check-out. he did not know who I was and made no attempt to do ANYTHING else.  It surprised me how different it was for him. 
I think if your RA was more like my experience at a freshman dorm where u felt like u were working all of the time, then yes, it can be viewed as a job.  If it was like the RA in grad school, i think u can just refer to it as a EC. 
Given the difference of experiences for RA's at different places, i just think that it is not viewed as a major factor for law school because they have no way of figuring out how intense your RA experience was (unless you use it in a PS). 
The T14 statistic makes sense because becoming an RA requires some inerviewing skills, teamwork skills, and shows that u were involved in college and achieving good grades and not t solely sitting with a book in front of you. 

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Law School Applications / Re: RA as an extracurricular
« on: November 15, 2005, 02:12:26 PM »
Being an RA in  freshman floor or dorm was the toughest.  It affected my grades and took up so much time intervening, planning activities, etc.  Once I was at an upper-clas dorm, it ws smooth sailing.  I think the level of difficulty changes from school to school and depends on what type of dorm or floor you are in.  I don't think it is a factor that can weigh heavily on whether u get in or not.  I think it may correelate that RA's have a tendency to have decent grades, are involved in the school, have leadership skills and qualities taht may be a good fit with going to law school.   just my opinion.

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Yes, there is a difference between Stetson and FC.  Despite Stetson being considered a Tier 3, it has started to have higher admission standards.  YOu can be an autoadmit to FC with money if you have a 3.0 and LSAT of at least 150 I think. At Stetson, that could make u an autoreject.  They aren't the same.  Considering that BIGLAW is not in plans for the future, I was not too concerned about the ranks.  I just want a better return on my investment. 

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