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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?

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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


Read:

http://www.alligator.org/pt2/050323freedom.php

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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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Geragos (Winona Ryder & Michael Jackson) went to Loyola as well.  His hourly rate is $500.  Not bad for a T2.  Also his brother/son graduated from a T4 (Southwestern).  Pretty sure they are making a decent salary.

what did geragos do that was so great anyway?  he lost the peterson trial, couldn't even win a shoplifting case with ryder and he has a bad mustache.


he got rich entertainers to part with their "hard earned" money.  plus, are'nt these people guilty anyways...

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Geragos (Winona Ryder & Michael Jackson) went to Loyola as well.  His hourly rate is $500.  Not bad for a T2.  Also his brother/son graduated from a T4 (Southwestern).  Pretty sure they are making a decent salary.

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