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FAMU Law School
« on: January 26, 2010, 12:35:25 PM »
Is anyone attending FAMU Fall 2010, or is anyone a current student at FAMU in Orlando?  If so, what have you liked or disliked about the law school?
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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 05:30:22 PM »
Diversity rules at FAMU Law – I’m a 1L and I have many friends attending who are single parents and hanging in and keeping up with the work. One of the best things about the school is that there are people from all over the world. In my class I have a lawyer from Checkoslovakia and another lawyer from China. There is also a local surgeon who wants to get his law degree as well as another attorney from from Florida – he didn’t graduate from an accredited law school 1st time around – although he’s been practicing for 20 years. We have students from Africa, Dominican Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain and -  Florida. The ages of the students run from 22- 60 and it makes for interesting discussions. Everyone is smart in different ways & friendly. The mix of cultures, ages, attitudes, backgrounds make the experience a blast. Be prepared – the Professors are tough – and the workload is huge. The school is determined to rise and succeed now that it has accreditation – and nothing short of performing at your highest level is acceptable – they will kick you out if you can’t perform up to their expectations. At the same time the Professors are really willing to help- they have an open door policy – if you want help you will get it – but it is up to you to ask. So if you decide to come – be ready to go all out – as 1Ls we have 6 classes this spring – it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the best experience ever – I’m having the time of my life.

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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 06:16:22 PM »
Diversity rules at FAMU Law – I’m a 1L and I have many friends attending who are single parents and hanging in and keeping up with the work. One of the best things about the school is that there are people from all over the world. In my class I have a lawyer from Checkoslovakia and another lawyer from China. There is also a local surgeon who wants to get his law degree as well as another attorney from from Florida – he didn’t graduate from an accredited law school 1st time around – although he’s been practicing for 20 years. We have students from Africa, Dominican Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain and -  Florida. The ages of the students run from 22- 60 and it makes for interesting discussions. Everyone is smart in different ways & friendly. The mix of cultures, ages, attitudes, backgrounds make the experience a blast. Be prepared – the Professors are tough – and the workload is huge. The school is determined to rise and succeed now that it has accreditation – and nothing short of performing at your highest level is acceptable – they will kick you out if you can’t perform up to their expectations. At the same time the Professors are really willing to help- they have an open door policy – if you want help you will get it – but it is up to you to ask. So if you decide to come – be ready to go all out – as 1Ls we have 6 classes this spring – it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the best experience ever – I’m having the time of my life.

Out of curiosity, what is the reasoning behind the attorney going back to law school if he has been practicing for 20 years? Is he looking to be admitted by motion in another state that requires applicants to have graduated from an ABA accredited school?

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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 01:45:10 PM »
Diversity rules at FAMU Law – I’m a 1L and I have many friends attending who are single parents and hanging in and keeping up with the work. One of the best things about the school is that there are people from all over the world. In my class I have a lawyer from Checkoslovakia and another lawyer from China. There is also a local surgeon who wants to get his law degree as well as another attorney from from Florida – he didn’t graduate from an accredited law school 1st time around – although he’s been practicing for 20 years. We have students from Africa, Dominican Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain and -  Florida. The ages of the students run from 22- 60 and it makes for interesting discussions. Everyone is smart in different ways & friendly. The mix of cultures, ages, attitudes, backgrounds make the experience a blast. Be prepared – the Professors are tough – and the workload is huge. The school is determined to rise and succeed now that it has accreditation – and nothing short of performing at your highest level is acceptable – they will kick you out if you can’t perform up to their expectations. At the same time the Professors are really willing to help- they have an open door policy – if you want help you will get it – but it is up to you to ask. So if you decide to come – be ready to go all out – as 1Ls we have 6 classes this spring – it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the best experience ever – I’m having the time of my life.

Thank you for the information.  It is somewhere I'd love to go. I visited, and the students and professors are great, so I am crossing my fingers!
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Re: FAMU Law School
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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 05:34:13 PM »
I am 57 and will start in the part time program Fall 2010. I was admitted to full time, but decided not to quit my job. I am looking forward to the fun. I love that FAMU is a very diverse school. I am an old white guy married to an old black women! She thinks this is one of the best decisions I have made. I hope so!

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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 05:16:56 PM »
I am 57 and will start in the part time program Fall 2010. I was admitted to full time, but decided not to quit my job. I am looking forward to the fun. I love that FAMU is a very diverse school. I am an old white guy married to an old black women! She thinks this is one of the best decisions I have made. I hope so!

Awww sounds like an old-school romance with a twist.

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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 05:21:59 PM »
Diversity rules at FAMU Law – I’m a 1L and I have many friends attending who are single parents and hanging in and keeping up with the work. One of the best things about the school is that there are people from all over the world. In my class I have a lawyer from Checkoslovakia and another lawyer from China. There is also a local surgeon who wants to get his law degree as well as another attorney from from Florida – he didn’t graduate from an accredited law school 1st time around – although he’s been practicing for 20 years. We have students from Africa, Dominican Republic, Japan, Puerto Rico, Spain and -  Florida. The ages of the students run from 22- 60 and it makes for interesting discussions. Everyone is smart in different ways & friendly. The mix of cultures, ages, attitudes, backgrounds make the experience a blast. Be prepared – the Professors are tough – and the workload is huge. The school is determined to rise and succeed now that it has accreditation – and nothing short of performing at your highest level is acceptable – they will kick you out if you can’t perform up to their expectations. At the same time the Professors are really willing to help- they have an open door policy – if you want help you will get it – but it is up to you to ask. So if you decide to come – be ready to go all out – as 1Ls we have 6 classes this spring – it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done and the best experience ever – I’m having the time of my life.

I am glad people attending the school are having a good time, and that they are appealing to people from around the world.  I do hope they rise, and that their graduates give back by providing opportunities for internships and post-grad employment to the ones behind them.  And I can see there was a real need for folks in Orlando to have a law school accessible to them (plus, unlike many of the rest of non-Miami Florida law schools, it's actually located in a city with an international airport).  UF and FSU might be the highest ranked, but they really do not have any curb appeal being in rather racist small town locations.

I wouldn't consider it because of previous experience with FAMU's administrative side...(and not wanting to live in Orlando). 

How have you found the experience with financial aid and such?

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Re: FAMU Law School
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 08:35:30 PM »
I graduated from there in 2009. I think that despite some of the challenges I had there, FAMU is a great place to study and learn the law. You are coming at the right time. They just recevied their ABA accreditation. Check it out and give them a call and reqest a handbook. Good Luck in your pursuit.
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Re: FAMU Law School
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