Quote from: Blue Angel on February 01, 2007, 02:10:13 PMso, anyway, how hard is it to take a degree and leave your home state?these schools would be hard to beat for tuition, but its looking less n less like im going to stay in floriduh after school...UG or law school degree?I have a degree from a Florida school, and I've done quite well. Unless you're coming out of UG from an Ivy, don't expect any favors or handouts when you leave your home market. It's possible, but it takes hard work and a lot of networking, which most people are more than happy to provide. This is a good time to join a professional group or national service club.
so, anyway, how hard is it to take a degree and leave your home state?these schools would be hard to beat for tuition, but its looking less n less like im going to stay in floriduh after school...
well, you posted your ? in the pre-law in high school section it won't be a cakewalk, but you do one or more of these three things:* Get amazing grades* really stand out on law review or moot court* get ridiculously good internships out of state in the summerthen, you will be fine. You will still have to work hard and network, but it is doable. I've been talking to alumni of the FL schools I have applied to with these same concerns, and they've shared success stories of classmates who did one or more of the above three things and scored great jobs in other states and other major markets.At worst, you'll be in-state for a few years and by then, your experience will carry you. It's not the end of the world, and it goes by so very fast. At best, you'll be a law school rockstar and land a fabulous job in NYC, LA or ATL. Or wherever you want to be.
Yes, they are... but the poster will probably have 75%-100% of his tuition covered from the Bright Futures Scholarship (if he didn't have this, he shouldn't be even considering UF because it's doubtful that he'd be admitted). Additionally, I know that the greatest academic merit award (not counting national merit and stuff) is like $1200 a semester (for FSU). Then you can still get need based aid, private scholarships, departmental scholarships, etc. It's very manageable to high achieving in-state students. Out of state will get you.
Keep in mind that if you can get into UF, you may be able to get significant scholarships from other schools. When applying to law school, the quality of your institution doesn't really count as much as how well you do, and at big public universities, you'll be in a lot of lecture classes where you may never even see the professor. If you go to a smaller school, be it public (a school like New College, for example) or private, you're likely to have smaller classes and can get to know your professors better so they can give you good recommendations. I've spent some time teaching in high schools and I know that they tell you where you go to UG matters, but in your case it doesn't really matter that much.
i have heard that the floriduh schools are somewhat stingy with $$$.any confirms/denials on this?