I'm in the same boat - 5.6 index, solid UF-centered recs, current in-state UF undergrad, rejected. Who knows, they might be trying to recruit more out-of-staters, hurting people like us. I was advised to take another chance and appeal the decision (check out the law school's admissions web page for details on this), but I went to FSU's Admitted Student's Day and was impressed by it. The presentation wasn't perfect by any means, but the people I met there were great and the law school was impressive. I was pretty pissed when I found out about my UF rejection too, but I feel like I would not have taken FSU so seriously if UF had let me in.
Think about it this way - whichever school you end up at, if you excel over the next three years then you'll have a great job waiting for you after graduation. The slap in the face may hurt, but it'll heal, too.
My only rejection so far is the one place I wanted to go, my alma mater. . .
This is very, very disappointing if not for UF I might not have applied to any law schools at all.
What I dont get is how I wasn't waitlisted with my index of 5.6 when others got waitlisted with 5.5? I realize that candidtes with 5.7's got rejected outright as well. However I did have letters of recommendation specially written for UF by several important people at the university, including the dean of students, the former student body president, former student honor court chancellor (now well respected attorneys), etc
Anyone else got rejected from UF if it was your first choice? Is it possible to appeal and get added to the waitlist? Or is this unheard of?
Sorry to hear that, dude. Your numbers are solid, so unless UF is trying to play up to the rankings, I have no idea what their problem is. Crazy!
Are you in-state as well? Because that would make it so much worse!