whoo hoo! FIU is my alma mater! I didn't apply because I would like to leave Miami (I am originally from there). I don't know much about the law school but I do know that they are making waves! The school itself pretty awesome...and we have Pollo Tropical lol!
Also, their deadline isn't even until May 1 so hopefully you won't be on that hold list for long.
As a current 1L at FIU, I'll go ahead and defend the school and attempt to answer any specific questions any prospective students might have...First off, FIU already has higher standards than most of the South Florida law schools outside of UF, FSU and UM. The median scores for our incoming class was roughly 3.3-3.5 and 154-156. With our brand new 156,000 sq. ft. law building and accreditation, the standards will only go up from our class.Secondly, FIU is in a dynamic situation being the only public law school in South Florida. While that might not mean much now, in a few years when the alumni base is established, prospective students with top tier numbers that want to practice in South Florida will begin to realize that 8K per year in-state is a hell of a lot better then 35-40K per year at Miami or Nova. Miami is a much more desirable place to live than Gainesville (loved it for undergrad) or Tallahassee with 100 times more job opportunities.Third, if you want to come down to a diverse campus with a strong faculty and a beautiful climate, then FIU might be the school for you. If you are a "prestige whore" then, perhaps, you wouldn't fit in here. The people are down to earth, non-competitive and very friendly. We work hard, and find time to play as well. To rebut the previous posters comments, if you did go to FIU for your first year then it obviously did the job to get you into your Tier 1. However, I find it hard to believe that with your grammar and spelling, they would let you into a T1 let alone undergrad for that matter. It's lose not "loose" buddy. In fact, I'd almost like to call a "flame" on the previous post. Pretty pathetic. The faculty here rivals any school. I encourage prospective students to check out the bios of our professors. Again, ask any questions you might have. You'll get a straightforward answer.