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« Last post by jackk on January 17, 2017, 02:38:23 AM »
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on January 16, 2017, 05:09:50 PM »
This should be a no brainer for you to decide--since you have a family...

Go to Stetson...it is closer to your family.

Hermaphrodite is correct....loki is still loki Ing for answers..

Tampa bay....big market as well

Peace and thank you for your service to our country...

Trump won this puppy and real change is welcome change to our semp fi!
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on January 16, 2017, 07:59:47 AM »
88547...

Peter Kadzik.....andrew McCabe....terry McAuliffe....

Obama appointed Inspector Generals have really been helpful to force the corrupt Clinton Family to their knees.

Cant wait to see Hillary at trumps inauguration....i bet she coughs a lot.....especially she shown on camera...

We will be counting how many times they put her on the screen.

Pop pop pop goes the Democrat party.....
Amazingly enough for all the posters on this boards stupid speculation about the Gop demise...

The GOP run the country now.

Better get something done or....

Vote the bums out!!!!



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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by 🍟💵🌲🍥 on January 15, 2017, 07:47:13 PM »
". She has a good job as a teacher there and has a support network of family and friends to help her while I spend my time studying"


Does your family not plan to move with you? Does SHE plan to commute the 3 plus hours? Or do you plan to not use the support structure and ask her to quit the job?
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by TimothySeiler on January 15, 2017, 06:37:54 PM »
Hermeneutic,

Yes, I will be using the GI Bill, but I will still have personal expenses and a family. So the money issue is about maximizing payouts from scholarships.

Loki13,

If I am looking to get into advocacy in either family or criminal law, you would recommend Stetson under reason 2 if I follow correctly.

I have been trying to figure out why Stetson is ranked so lowly. The US News and World Report explanation of scoring is a cobbling of numerous items that do not seem to relate to the quality of education directly. Is there a reason that you view them in lower regard?
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by 🍟💵🌲🍥 on January 14, 2017, 02:14:45 PM »
Didn't think of this until right now, but have you used up all of your post 9/11 GIBILL?
If not, then tuition isn't really a factor as much.

How many years out of school are you? you may want to go to a part time program if its been awhile. The transition back can be more than many are expecting for non k-jd.
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by loki13 on January 13, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
Hermeneutic,

I appreciate your response, and being as close to home as possible is definitely a strong consideration.

Just to clarify though, I do not plan to stay in the house with my wife. Even with Stetson (the closest) being three hours away, there is no way that I could commute there. My wife wants to stay where she is so that she has support while I go through the stresses of law school. I would be looking to commute only on the weekends two or three times a month.

I could still do this at UF, being four hours away, but they would be more expensive since there is no scholarship.

I was hoping to hear from some lawyers or other interested parties in Florida weigh in on whether the UF was worth the drawbacks. Or if I am stupidly underestimating a great opportunity at Stetson. I feel like it is the latter, but there are three good options overall.

When I applied to all three, I expected to only be accepted by one. Lucky me. I guess this is a good problem to have.

So here's the gist- Stetson is a good school, but is decidedly "less good" than UF and FSU in Florida, and while both UF and FSU can place regionally (Atlanta, etc.) Stetson doesn't.

Now, let me be more specific. Stetson does have an excellent advocacy program (trial team, classes). But that's ... not a whole lot. Florida basically has the following legal markets-
Tampa (incl. St. Pete, Clearwater)
Orlando
Miami
Other S. Fla. that is not Miami (think W. Palm Beach, Boca, etc.)
Tallahassee (esp. for government jobs)
Jacksonville
SW Florida (Naples, Ft. Myers)
Every where else (from Daytona to Lakeland).

UF and FSU both have excellent reputations throughout the state. They place everywhere. You can't go wrong with either. I'd give a slight edge to UF, for reasons, but it's slight enough that money, etc., could easily make FSU a better option.

Stetson is much more of a gamble. Ignoring the GPA requirements (but don't ignore them completely; Stetson, IIRC, curves on a 2.9-3.0 scale, so there isn't the GPA inflation you might remember from undergrad), I would still view Stetson as a distant choice. IMO, it's only a good choice for the following reasons-
1. You have money to burn and you didn't get into UF or FSU. Yes, a rich kids school.
2. You already know that you will be going into advocacy.
3. You want to practice in the Tampa market.

I say this not to slight Stetson, but to be realistic. There are Stetson grads that are some of the finest advocates that I have met. Stetson has great connections in Tampa, and there are some Stetson grads throughout the state. But the simple fact of the matter is that you have to do better at Stetson do get an equivalent chance for a job than you would at UF/FSU. If you don't have a particular reason to go there, don't.

I would finally add (pace what I wrote above) that if you ever hope to practice out-of-state, then UF/FSU are known, if for no other reason than the rankings and the football teams. People will assume (out of state) that Stetson is a hat.
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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UF, FSU, or Stetson with qualifications
« Last post by TimothySeiler on January 13, 2017, 10:07:25 AM »
Hermeneutic,

I appreciate your response, and being as close to home as possible is definitely a strong consideration.

Just to clarify though, I do not plan to stay in the house with my wife. Even with Stetson (the closest) being three hours away, there is no way that I could commute there. My wife wants to stay where she is so that she has support while I go through the stresses of law school. I would be looking to commute only on the weekends two or three times a month.

I could still do this at UF, being four hours away, but they would be more expensive since there is no scholarship.

I was hoping to hear from some lawyers or other interested parties in Florida weigh in on whether the UF was worth the drawbacks. Or if I am stupidly underestimating a great opportunity at Stetson. I feel like it is the latter, but there are three good options overall.

When I applied to all three, I expected to only be accepted by one. Lucky me. I guess this is a good problem to have.
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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« Last post by 🍟💵🌲🍥 on January 12, 2017, 04:21:06 PM »
Being new to this forum, I was interested to read this thread that was revived. I was a paralegal for 18 years in medium and large firms. I also taught paralegal courses as an adjunct instructor at two local colleges. When I first started out, I was asked in interviews how many words a minute I could type (not many) and did I know shorthand (no! anad some of you may not even know what shorthand is). Those firms needed a secretary and that wasn't me. I never thought of it as "just a job". I've been fortunate to work with great attorneys and learn fundatmentals from them.  Through my career (notice I didn't say "jobs"), I worked in a lot of different areas and gained experience in real estate, worker's compensation, personal injury, complex litigation, RICO actions, fraud cases and employment discrimination. I had all the stress that the attorneys had and put in plenty of overtime. I worked myself into a great niche and with the last firm I worked in, I prepared cases for mediation/arbitration and trial and put together the presenations that were used to present our case. I sat in ADR and trial and worked closely with the attorney and client. There were many times I was in the office or working when the attorney wasn't. So to say that a paralegal inevitably works less hours depends on the kind of work that s/he does. I worked with some who were strict 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and that was it. I was accepted to law school 10 years ago, but it wasn't the right time for me. (My brother was fighting cancer and in that period of time, I had my own severe health problems to deal with). Now is a good time for me and I'm headed to the Class of 2012. And you know what? All the years in my paralegal career have prepared me and will make me a better attorney. Because of the exposure I've gained, I know exactly what area of law I want to practice and what I don't, I know what to expect day-to-day, and I know how to treat a staff.

Just don't be the douchey ex-paralegal gunner for the first semester. Everyone hates that guy. ;)
The ex cops are the worst.........but yes the paralegals are annoying too.
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Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« Last post by 🍟💵🌲🍥 on January 12, 2017, 04:20:28 PM »
FYI interesting study ranking paralegal assistants as being a better job than an attorney or a federal judge!

...

Much is made of the fact that federal judges must make substantial financial sacrifices when they leave private law practice.

But the editors of a new best jobs list believe itís better to be a federal judge, and better still to be a paralegal assistant.

...

The list puts annual income at $109, 207 for lawyers, at $152,027 for federal judges and at $46,155 for paralegals.


And that's why they're editors of an unheard of internet job site and not anyone that matters. By their logic, being the fry guy at McDonald's in a state that has a high minimum wage is a pretty solid job.

I'll take the extra stress and the six figures, thanks.
Agreed. Let those who cant lead follow. BACK OF THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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