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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2009, 11:44:18 PM »
Eh, I've got a friend considering the same thing, and I'll tell you the same thing I told him. I grew up around a lot of lawyers in Florida, and none of them (even the FSU fans) will tell you FSU has the same reputation Florida does. As you say, Florida is the top school in the state, and regardless of what U.S. news says my anecdotal evidence suggests it's not really that close.  You can ignore my user name, since I obviously didn't stay at UF for law school.  The scholarship makes it a much closer call.. I would say definitely go with FSU because of the money, but low cost of in state law school in Florida makes it less of a factor.  I would just go with whichever school seems like a better fit... people grossly undervalue the lifestyle aspect of selecting a law school.  I think FSU law is a lot smaller than Levin? (most schools are)

Depending on where in Florida you grow up, you'll get vastly different opinions of which school is best. If you grew up in Tallahassee, you'd probably think the exact opposite based on the strong FSU bias here. If I didn't know better, I'd think UF was on par with Stetson or Nova based on what I hear here, and no one really ever talks about Miami. Even Stetson gets great word of mouth in it's area... and that's the funny thing about anecdotal evidence, it's functionally worthless.

FSU is about 500 people smaller.

Your dedication to your law school is commendable. However, the reality is UF Law >> FSU Law. Numbers and football don't matter, it is all about reputation. When you start looking for your SA position you will learn this very quickly.

And the reputation difference is... what? Besides in your (and K'08's) head.

I mean, the numbers don't lie, FSU grads are more employable (as 10% more pass the bar) and more employed than UF grads.
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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2009, 11:50:17 PM »
Having a problem? female dog please, I haven't even started looking. There is a world of difference.

lol.   ;D

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2009, 12:17:26 AM »
http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf page 9. Twice as many UF grads in biglaw.

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2009, 12:23:49 AM »
http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf page 9. Twice as many UF grads in biglaw.

And Penn outplaces Columbia.

NLJ 250 != every market paying firm.

UF outplaces FSU, but the Florida market isn't NLJ 250 friendly.

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2009, 12:26:46 AM »
Yeah, I know and I've never even been to fl. I was just reading through the posts and decided to look and that's what I found.

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2009, 10:14:57 AM »
http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf page 9. Twice as many UF grads in biglaw.

~10% v. ~5%... not exactly an earth shattering difference; they both suck at biglaw placement. Another (probably unfortunate) similarity.
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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2009, 10:33:29 AM »
Well I appreciate everyone's response...even if it seems to be getting a bit hostile! I checked out FSU and loved the school and it's environment, but I haven't visited UF yet. Decisions decisions...

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2009, 11:23:19 AM »
Well I appreciate everyone's response...even if it seems to be getting a bit hostile! I checked out FSU and loved the school and it's environment, but I haven't visited UF yet. Decisions decisions...

And you didn't even stop by to say hello... :)

But yeah, visit both and see which you dig more. That's probably the main point of consideration sans scholarship money.
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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2009, 11:50:21 AM »
Eh, I've got a friend considering the same thing, and I'll tell you the same thing I told him. I grew up around a lot of lawyers in Florida, and none of them (even the FSU fans) will tell you FSU has the same reputation Florida does. As you say, Florida is the top school in the state, and regardless of what U.S. news says my anecdotal evidence suggests it's not really that close.  You can ignore my user name, since I obviously didn't stay at UF for law school.  The scholarship makes it a much closer call.. I would say definitely go with FSU because of the money, but low cost of in state law school in Florida makes it less of a factor.  I would just go with whichever school seems like a better fit... people grossly undervalue the lifestyle aspect of selecting a law school.  I think FSU law is a lot smaller than Levin? (most schools are)

Here is a sample Florida grad in public interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

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Re: FSU v. UF
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2009, 12:43:23 PM »

Here is a sample Florida grad in public interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

And here is a sample UM law student ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJnA_mt_UA .
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