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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 29, 2005, 02:30:46 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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 29, 2005, 08:06:35 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......

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:30:15 PM »
OOh look - there's that negativity again, and of course, no answers to the questions at hand.....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 01:40:37 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..

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 24, 2005, 11:02:41 AM »
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......

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 23, 2005, 03:11:03 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. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 23, 2005, 04:47:13 AM »
Wow - talk about negativity. 

I thought this board was about sharing information - not tearing each other down. 

Looking at the number of posts you both have each day, posting to this site is apparantly a major part of your daily routine.  I have 4 kids and work full time, and don't have endless amounts of time like you guys do to post opinions.  I was just trying to be helpful -

Hopefully you will both be satisfied with what you have chosen to do in the fall - I know I have chosen the best available for me. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas University
« on: April 22, 2005, 06:26:48 PM »
I just joined, and as a S FL resident I wanted to share my thoughts about St. Thomas...

I live in Broward COunty (About 10 miles away), and yesterday in major traffic it took me 30 minutes to get to school.  I would NOT live in the vicinity of the school. however, if you pick close to the major highways (75, FL Turnpike or 95) you can live further away than you might think and get there pretty quickly.  GIve up the thought of living near the beach - too costly and too far - the east west highways still leave you about 15 - 20 minutes on a good day from the beach.

Yesterday was law preview day, and I must say I really had a great time.  Do a google search on Benton Becker - he is the COn 1 and 2 prof.  He was such a nice down to earth person, then when I googled him at home I was astounded by his background.  Judge David Levy of the 3rd district appelate court is a p/t prof who says he is going f/t next year - again, great credentials and seems like a genuinely nice person.  Bob Butterworth and George Sheldon - the dean and his asst were very warm and friendly - I can really go on and on.  The students I spoke with said that Butterworth has major plans for this school and the President of the University is more than happy to oblige. 

They told us that their main objective is for us to graduate and pass the bar - none of this "Look to your left,look to your right - only one of you will graduate" attitude.

They hired their 2003 Valedictorian for the position of Academic support - they have workshops for each class from the getgo on how to brief, outline, etc.  If you don't take it the first semester and do poorly, they require that you take the support the second semester.

Anyway, I was very impressed.  Yes it is a very small school , but Dean Butterworth is extremely respected in the state, and whenever I mention to my friends that he is there the general consensus is "WOW".

If you need anymore info - please let me know and I can try and answer any questions!!

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