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Yeah funny avatar, sad situation. WTF is going on with him? I saw online they were saying it wasn't drugs but a medical condition. Think it might be a coverup?, I almost hope so as the alternative would be some serious and bad mental issues.

A buddy of mine from the team said it was always known that he had a bit of a weed habit. But no one suspected he'd hit anything harder than that. They could get away with saying it's not related to a drug abuse problem and drugs still have been the cause of this one isolated incident. They're going to do all they can to make things look best for the program, but I don't think they have anything to coverup. We Criminoles have seen worse from our own team. And since it's preseason, and our other QB's aren't exactly average, I think it's a situation that can be managed legitimately.

You're right though. Sad situation regardless. Why does a guy with so much going for him, including a better shot at the draft than Rix ever did, resort to hard drugs like that? The root of that issue is the sad part.

But football is the most important thing!  ;)

I did not apply yo any Florida school. I am just saying what I have seen and heard here in Tampa and also in Tally. I think Stetson is a fine school. What an area to go to LS in!

Holy crap, that's probably the funniest avatar I've seen on here. EVER.

Hey! I was a crim major at FSU! When did you graduate?

Just a few months ago... at the end of April. How about you?

I do not think it is the oldest law school though. I dunno. You would love St Pete though. It is really great. If you don't mind the heat and humidity  ;)

Agreed. Great town.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Can anyone tell me the "useful" parts of PLS 2?
« on: June 15, 2005, 01:02:31 PM »
Third to agree. I'm doing the recommended primers for now. I've read PLS 1 and 2. And like everyone said, it's helpful to give you an idea of what you're getting into and how the game is played. But for now, focus on the preparation in chapter 16. There's also a discussion board on yahoo groups for the book.

Stetson has a great reputation here in Florida. Especially here in Tampa. But out of the state it does not. This doesn't really mean that much. Look at it this way, a Stetson degree (if you do well) will get you in the door at a LOT of Tampa, Orlando, etc firms. Once you have worked there for a few years, where you went to school will matter less. You will be able to go many more places on your job experience than you will in the beginning with a Stetson degree. Basically, going to Stetson does not preclude you from working anywhere. It just may make it a little harder or a little longer wait to get a job out of state.

As far as Barry goes, stay away from there. They lost their accreditation once and everyone in school there at the time had to start all over. It is possible it will happen again. Not worth the risk in my opinion. Stetson is MUCH better. Probibally tied for the second most prestigious LS in Florida.

I would agree with staying away from Barry. No lawyer I've ever talked to has much respect for it. A much better 4th tier choice is Florida Coastal in Jacksonville.

My only problem with Stetson is the cost. Its tuition is so obnoxious for a school in a solid 3rd place in Florida. No chance that UM ranks higher than UF. FSU may have been tied with Stetson at one point, but I think FSU pulling away to its own 2nd place. They've highered some better faculty and keep raising the stakes for acceptance significantly each year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: To all those on HOLD at FSU.....
« on: June 15, 2005, 06:42:48 AM »
that index number must be higher or something....

/index of 84 according to LSN and still on hold

nm, missed the middle class white male part.....

damn AA

I am not a big fan of AA either; however, I do believe in diversity, which including unique work experience, life experience, special honors, etc.

Totally agree, however, not the diversity she was referring to, I'm afraid.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: To all those on HOLD at FSU.....
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:51:08 PM »
that index number must be higher or something....

/index of 84 according to LSN and still on hold

nm, missed the middle class white male part.....

damn AA

Right. It probably is higher though. Just kinda ballparked it for the story.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: To all those on HOLD at FSU.....
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:39:11 PM »
They said they made a decision on mine on the 13th.  I dont' know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that your decision won't be made until the end of the week.

I don't buy it. There's no way they're still sitting around mulling over all those applications. I've posted this info before, but I'll repost it here.

My thesis professor's wife is on the admissions committee at FSU Law. We spoke informally about the process one time. When applications come in, hey are placed in 2 piles based on the index: auto admits and nons. People above the cut off of 83 or whatever it is this year are perused over to make sure they aren't felons or anything but are sent acceptances immediately. Applicants below are sorted by other merits, or as she put it, "we usually get most of our diversity from below the index cut off." I think my index at the time came out to an 81 or something and she found out last year's cut off was an 82. She goes, "yeah, you're application is pretty normal. Middle class white kid with decent grades and decent LSAT. Probably a C student in law school. It's unlikely you'd be accepted. When can you take the LSAT again?" I asked if there was anything I could do to make my application more attractive. Her answer: "if you had a medal of honor or something, yeah."

Obviously there are other people involved besides her, but my point is to let any of you white males like me know that if you didn't get accepted already, barring some mixup that got your application reviewed late, don't keep your hopes up. If anything, they're holding out to see who cares enough about FSU Law to either risk going there or nowhere or those that are continuing to place deposits at other schools while they wait.

Personally, I think whatever the reason, it's absolutely ridiculous and unprofessional for them to take this long.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Facebook
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:27:09 PM »
So I've recently discovered the phenomenon known as facebook . . when I pick a law school do i have to create a new account and build a whole new friend group. . . or is it possible to transfer my friend base?

I know this is an old thread, but I did a search and found it. Anyway, the answer to your question is yes, you can transfer your friends. I emailed and told them my old and new school email addresses. You have to redo all your interests and that stuff, but your friends, messages, and wall will be transferred. Took them a few days to get around to it. But it's seamless. Your friends will all of a sudden have you listed as from your new school. As a grad student, you can use the geography feature as well.

so did that get rid of your old account or was the result two accounts with the same friend list?

No, the old account was still there with all my interests, info, etc. but the friends, wall, and messages were missing.

The options from that point are to leave the old account as is with maybe something in your info saying, "check out my other account at x school". Or just deactivate it. I went with the latter and noticed that old wall edits I had made did not click through to my profile anymore. It just came up as an empty search. So that's kind of a downside. But with the former method, people could do a global search on you and you'd risk having people adding you as friends on your old account or both accounts.

It's just easier to deactivate the old one to avoid confusion I think.

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