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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 21, 2005, 11:05:52 PM »
Hi Venicejazz..

i was the previous poster who Dj'ed once upon a time.. but also lived for two summers in japan (with japanese host families).. one in Kagoshima and one in Tsukuba (about an hour west of tokyo).. where abouts in japan were you?

Anyhow, welcome.. like you i think everybody I've met on here and on campus seemed great.. i cant wait to put faces to all these funky names on here..

good luck with job hunting in Boston and apt hunting in Miami!

Hello all! So I'm officiall going to Miami in the fall. I can't wait! I never thought it would be the kind of city I would want to live in, but after visiting and reading about it, I stand corrected. I'm a little intimidated about finding an apartment, but I'm confident that it will work out. I'm 26, currently in Boston looking for a brief summer job. Spent the last few years in Japan. What else? I love books and music above all things, and wine just after. Proximity to the ocean is essential to me.  Right now as I'm typing this I'm looking out at boats going by.  :D My favorite foods are sushi, honest-to-G-d Italian food, and curry. Like a previous poster, I was a DJ during college, though I've lost any skills I might once have had. That's about it. Can't wait to meet you all. The prospective students I met while visiting were amazing, really nice and not at all arrogant. You all seem great too. Talk to you later.

So what type of music do you spin? Any Acosta in there?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 20, 2005, 03:34:49 PM »
have any of the out-of-towners started looking for apartments yet?  i was thinking of using a referral/apt. finder service.  is this a good idea?  do you think they can find something pretty nice/cheap?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 17, 2005, 06:17:14 PM »
i heard their fall class is almost full.  i hope to at least hear something in the next few weeks.  i need some sort of closure.

would that also be the case for transfers?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 16, 2005, 12:21:59 AM »
OKay so last night I went to a Georgetown Alum mixer with Harvard Biz School Alums in South Florida.. I have been attending some of these events in the last couple of months to kinda network and meet people.. so one of my buddies is a Georgetown Alum that works at White and Case here in Miami.. so he put a few things in perspective..

Starting salaries for first year associates is $115,000 a year.. as a second year summer associate you make that amount as well.. which is around $30K for a summer.. it takes about 12 years to make partner there.. at which point you start making somewhere around $800K+ a year..

I was pleasantly surprised by these numbers.. For some reason I thought salaries in Miami would be way lower.. If in NYC and DC you start at around $125K.. making $115K in Miami is MUCH better considering the cost of living is cheaper and that we dont have city and state income taxes..

Sure, getting a job there is super competitive.. but I'm sure its comparable to other big firms in Miami..

Anyhow, just wanted to share.. :)

800K+ a year - is that a typo?

that's pretty incredible...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 15, 2005, 12:56:18 PM »
some anecdotal information:

two co-workers who left to go to UM several years ago received starting offers of $125K.  don't know about their partnership track, but i'm sure it is pretty similiar.

it seems like the salaries are all there - but without the high cost of living.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 13, 2005, 01:07:01 PM »
with the study abroad program - you get six credits as well.  so i assume that should make your 2L and 3L workload lighter - giving you enough time for law review and such.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 12, 2005, 04:15:12 PM »
I probably wont be heading down till the middle of July - cause of work.  I hopefully will have my apartment ready before then though.

I guess with a 10-month lease that I have seen several places offer - I should be good till next May.  I will definitely take part in the study abroad program they have - so I rather not keep the apartment unoccupied for that long of a time.

Anyone else interested in the study abroad program?

Maybe this is in "response" to controversy started by Ward Churchill months ago....

I thought the Socratic Method was all about forcing you to think on your feet and forcing you to think from a different perspective.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 09, 2005, 10:29:52 PM »
just wondering -

i was in Miami during the first week of March and South Beach was packed.  I guess it was the week before Spring Break for most of the country.  But is it generally like this all the time?  When is/are the tourist season(s)?

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