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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004, 11:50:21 AM »
Hey, congrats on your admission to UM. I currently work in the Alumni Relations department of that school so I might be able to give you some information. UM is located in Coral Gables wish is basically the South Part of Miami. Just to put things in perspective, if you are looking to go to South Beach, it is about a 20 minute drive Northeast. The law school is basically a 4 building complex that surrounds a small courtyard that is known as "the bricks." At any given point in the day you'll find students studying or sociallizing with their professors at this location.
As far as job prospects go, most of our alumni are living in Florida; however, we also have a strong base up in the North Eastern part of the US as well as in Georgia. All of the students that I have spoken to are very happy with the law school and have some type of placement lined up.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

SleepyGuyYawn

Re: Miami info?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2004, 12:21:43 PM »
I visited Miami in October and was blown away.  The Univ. of Miami has the most beautiful campus I've ever seen.  If you are trying to make a decision and haven't been there for a visit, just go. 

It's definately one of my top choices (and the first place I was accepted, yea!). 

And even though South Beach is a bit of a drive (like he said, 20 min or so), the location in Coral Gables is great -- probably better than being downtown.

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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2004, 12:25:33 PM »
i am super excited about miami as well.  i could eat congri every day.

i just need to figure out a time when i can go and visit.  i went last year for calle ocho, but it was a little too much to fit into too little of a time period.  maybe i'll skip mardi gras this year - it comes way earlier than normal - and head down there at that time.

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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 04:26:56 PM »
phishie and casino, can i ask what were your stats, ug majors, and ug schools? did you guys have any WE or anything "special" in your apps?

thanks! i just want to know what kind of people usually get in as I am very interested in um as well...

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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2004, 10:19:20 PM »
hell it's so f-ing cold in atlanta that I might join you all in Miami next year as a transfer student  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Gummo

Re: Miami info?
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2004, 10:23:20 PM »
i am super excited about miami as well.  i could eat congri every day.

i just need to figure out a time when i can go and visit.  i went last year for calle ocho, but it was a little too much to fit into too little of a time period.  maybe i'll skip mardi gras this year - it comes way earlier than normal - and head down there at that time.

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would you take UM over tulane?

SleepyGuyYawn

Re: Miami info?
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2004, 10:33:11 PM »
You know... that's such a good question.  I hear a lot how Tulane is over-rated (how the hell do you spell overrated?)

I got into Miami and applied to Tulane.

I suspect that Tulane's admissions stats make a big difference in the fact that it's ranked a bit higher than Miami... it is 25% of US News ranking.

As far as campus, I would take Miami over Tulane.

Re: Miami info?
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2004, 03:47:29 AM »
Another thing to consider is that UM is the ONLY school in Miami. I guess you can count Nova Southeastern, but you know what I mean. Really the competition is only from UF and FSU students and like someone else mentioned above, those students often opt to stay in the northern part of the state because of the huge culture differences.

What I'm trying to say is that if you want to practice in Miami, I'm pretty sure it won't be hard to find a job if you graduate from UM - even if you're grades are pretty low.

I've heard the Florida Bar is easier than some other states too?

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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2004, 06:08:07 AM »
hey gummo, that would be a tough choice for me since i went to tulane undergraduate, i live in new orleans, and tulane is a higher ranked school, and a more national one.  that being said, i want to live in miami so miami would make better sense, plus i would graduate with the same amount of debt.  i am 95% sure i will go to miami, despite the outcomes of my other schools.

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Re: Miami info?
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2004, 06:18:59 AM »
i don't think tulane is overrated.  i just think that a graduate from tulane, especially if one plans on moving to new york or california - or anywhere outside of louisiana, for that matter - is going to have to do a lot more go-get-em style job searching because of its location, and the fact that it competes with all the new york schools and the california schools. 

personally i felt that tulane undergraduate was a bit like that.  it was always difficult finding summer internships, for example, when i went back to dc.  i felt like all of my friends at george washington had great internships every summer; one of my friends worked year-long at the world bank while at college.  gw and tulane are similar in quality of undergrad, but gw students were at a distinct advantage because of their location. 

just something to think about.  law school is obviously difficult to compare with undergrad, but some of the same priciples, i believe, still hold.

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