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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Anyone Attending St. Thomas?
« on: May 17, 2005, 07:30:11 PM »
Yes - I am.  I tried to start a board under the school names.  Are you from the area or are you moving here from out of state?

I have lived in S FL for 10 years - going back to school after a loooong time.....  How about you?

My 2 cents...

I bought a Mobile Edge bag on Dell - fake croc - I have a 15" laptop ( what was I thinking??) and it fit perfectly along with a couple of books anc accessories

My friend has an adorable sriped tote bag/purse from Bath and Body Works that she carries her Sony VAIO in ( tiny thing) that has quite a bit of room for extras....

The Target bags are absolutely adorable but are really sleeves with handles.  That's about all the inspiring and informative info I have......

I have lived outside Fort Lauderdale for 10 years - being a homeowner and having to put up shutters and stuff is a major hassle, but the community really comes together during the watches and warnings......

Last September was a pain in the ass - we just got over one storm and took everything down and another came through.  BUt do I feel unsafe?  No.  I have lived in Kansas where they have tornados - now THAT was scary.  Like the last poster said - everywhere has some weather negative, and January in florida more than makes up for the negatives!!!

let me know if you have specific concerns etc - I'd be more than willing to help.  And by the way - I am going to St Thomas which is inland.  Even if you live near the beach, there will be people to help if you have nowhere to go.....

Just my 2 cents.....
Have you actually been to St John's?  I went there undergrad and my dad was a college of business teacher for 30+ years.  I can't see liking Jamaica Queens over North Carolina.  St John's is the largest Catholic university in the country - the Law School is on the far side of the campus and a whole world unto itself - I don't have direct experience with it. 

St JOhns has built dorms since I was there, but I think it is still primarily a commuter school.  The area to the north of the school is ok, but you definitely don't want to go too far south of the campus. I would worry about walking around campus at night.

Think about what type of environment you would like - an urban school or a college town. 

Hope this helps

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 29, 2005, 05:30:46 PM »
quote author=northbynw link=topic=23732.msg502631#msg502631 date=1114794468]
"I don't know the full story behind this, but I do know someone that went to STU. He had pretty mediocre numbers and had been out of school for a while. He ended up failing out after his first semester because of some school policy that weeds out the lowest ranked students."

DO you know when this occured?  I'd be curious to hear if it happened in the past 2 years or previously.  I know all schools have a grading curve the first year - if this is for weeding out or not I am not sure.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 29, 2005, 11:06:35 AM »
I am a mermaid - no fins, just a tail and scales. I have a custom made lounge chair with a mister to keep everything in tip top shape.

Did you make any decision about where you are going?

 Whatever happened to FLoridaLaw?  He seems to have disappeared......

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 05:30:15 PM »
OOh look - there's that negativity again, and of course, no answers to the questions at hand.....

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 04:40:37 PM »
You guys will make good attorneys - you never directly answer any questions and always twist it back to the other party...

All I know that at STU I will studying outside the library within wireless internet range in a lounge chair all year round.....

I don't know too many other places where you can do that in January..

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:02:41 PM »
I did read Lane's review when it was first posted.  It relayed what his impressions were on his "road trip"  When I relayed my impressions, including what I have learned after living in south Florida to help others with the housing situation, I am biased.  Go figure.

I must say that this makes for very interesting reading....

As for the ignorance reference, remember when you are pointing a finger at someone, there are 4 pointing back at yourself......

Where should I go next fall? / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 23, 2005, 06:11:03 PM »
Just curious Florida Law - have you ever been in any type of proceeding, court room, law firm etc?  Let's make a pact to compare notes this time next year to see who had the more successful first year of law.  A sign of maturity is listening to the facts and making and observation and comment about the facts, not about the person making them.

Not everything about law has to be cut throat - that is why I liked St Thomas - it is beneficial for everyone  to succeed.  I have an extremely hectic life and need a supportive environment.  Obviously you and Laneswerver would not be willing participants in a situation like that.

HOpe you and laneswerver find the party school that just happens to provide you with a law degree that you are searching for. 

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