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mike29

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #190 on: May 05, 2005, 11:16:26 PM »
Pumpkin-- I am also.  Been in the freak-out state myself....but it is what it is...

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #191 on: May 05, 2005, 11:20:37 PM »
Wait, so is anyone else taking out loans for the full amount of the COA? I'm trying not to freak out about this...

I am, the first year at least. 
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #192 on: May 06, 2005, 01:27:21 AM »
In terms of entertainment, are there other places other than South Beach to hang out at (places that are'nt so touristy) like bars and lounges.


Also whats the deal with the grade curve at Miami?  I know it was mentioned somewhere before.  I think at Miami, it is something like a B+ or B.  What does it mean to have a B+/B grade curve?


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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #193 on: May 06, 2005, 04:46:21 AM »
In terms of entertainment, are there other places other than South Beach to hang out at (places that are'nt so touristy) like bars and lounges.


Also whats the deal with the grade curve at Miami?  I know it was mentioned somewhere before.  I think at Miami, it is something like a B+ or B.  What does it mean to have a B+/B grade curve?



I believe it is offically a B curve but a student I talked to said everybody thinks it is actually more like a C+.
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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #194 on: May 06, 2005, 06:58:58 PM »
I can't figure out why Miami has a low curve, UM graduates are competing with UF grads who have a 3.2 curve.  You would think UM would want to help their students compete in the work force, not hinder them.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #195 on: May 06, 2005, 07:00:39 PM »
I can't figure out why Miami has a low curve, UM graduates are competing with UF grads who have a 3.2 curve.  You would think UM would want to help their students compete in the work force, not hinder them.

true.. but that is why there are class rankings, i guess.. rank is more important than GPA

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #196 on: May 06, 2005, 07:01:17 PM »
FLA-Matt, i think you are somewhat mistaken about salaries.  just look at nalpdirectory.com or any other similar site and you can see that all of the big firms in miami pay $105,000+ starting.  if you want to go into govt or public interest of course you wont make near that, but saying that people are delusional if they expect six figures is just wrong.  in addition, all of the big firms do oci at miami, so if you do well, you will get a job at one of them.

just look at a few of these salaries for miami firms:

 Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:    $2,019    $2,019
  2L summer $/week:    $2,019    $2,019
  POST-3L summer $/week:         
  Entry - Level base $/year:    $105,000    $105,000
Entry level associates receive a $5,000 sign-on bonus.

 Carlton Fields

SALARY INFORMATION:
       2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:    1500    1500
  2L summer $/week:    1500    1500
  POST-3L summer $/week:         
  Entry - Level base $/year:    93000    105000
$5,000 sign-on bonus for law graduates, judicial clerks, and LL.M. candidates.

 Holland & Knight - Miami
SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:    $2,000    $2,000
  2L summer $/week:    $2,000    $2,000
  POST-3L summer $/week:         
  Entry - Level base $/year:    $110,000*    $110,000*
*Includes a $5,000 starting bonus.

 Hunton & Williams LLP - Miami Office
SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:    1,800    TBD
  2L summer $/week:    1,800    TBD
  POST-3L summer $/week:    1,800    TBD
  Entry - Level base $/year:    110,000    TBD

 Jorden Burt LLP
SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:         
  2L summer $/week:    $2,000    TBD
  POST-3L summer $/week:    $2,000    TBD
  Entry - Level base $/year:    $110,000    TBD
2004 starting base salary was $110,000; additional compensation includes $5,000 starting bonus, plus year-end performance bonus, judicial clerkship bonus

 Steel Hector & Davis LLP
 SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:    $1,700    $1,800
  2L summer $/week:    $1,700    $1,800
  POST-3L summer $/week:    $1,700    $1,800
  Entry - Level base $/year:    $105,000    $110,000
First year associates salary is $110,000. An additional $5,000 sign-on bonus

 WHITE & CASE LLP - MIAMI
 SALARY INFORMATION:
     2004    2005
  1L summer $/week:         
  2L summer $/week:    $2,211    $2,211
  POST-3L summer $/week:    $2,211    $2,211
  Entry - Level base $/year:    $115,000    $115,000


Those firms don't hire that many every year, so if you do great at Miami you're going to get hired, but most Miami grads don't land those jobs.  But, you're still going to make 70-80s working in the S.Florida market due to the cost of living, and thats better than making 40k even in cheaper areas of the country IMHO.  BTW, Steel, Hector and Davis broke up last week, the firm won't exist much longer, lots and lots of internal problems.

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #197 on: May 07, 2005, 02:52:06 AM »
what is IMHO?

By the way, random funny story:

My friend and I were driving home from the bar tonight. She had two drinks and I had one. She pulls over on the side of the road and tells me she is too drunk to drive (she thinks someone may have slipped something in her drink). Since I was fine, I got behind the wheel. On the way home we were going through a subdivision to take a shortcut, and we got pulled over. Turns out there was a home invasion in that neighborhood and the cops wanted to make sure we werent the robbers. He asked if we had anything to drink. My friend, sitting the passenger seat, points to me and says "I'm driving, and she's drinking". Luckily he understood her drunkin dyslexic comment and that she was wasted and I was the DD for the night. He told us to drive safely and said my friend should take two aspirin before she goes to sleep. :O)

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TheFloridaGuy

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #198 on: May 07, 2005, 10:08:11 AM »
IMHO = In my honest opinion.  My opinion isn't worth much, but that doesn't stop me from giving it.  ;D

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Re: University of Miami
« Reply #199 on: May 07, 2005, 06:44:15 PM »
IMHO = In my honest opinion.  My opinion isn't worth much, but that doesn't stop me from giving it.  ;D

I always though it meant "In my humble opinion".
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