Law School Discussion

Hurricanes in Florida

BAFF213

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2004, 04:29:58 PM »
I am very interested in Stetson.  It looks like a great school with a beautiful campus.  Despite the recent hurricanes, I am really considering attending law school there and living in the area for pretty much the rest of my life.

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2004, 05:16:51 PM »
I am very interested in Stetson.  It looks like a great school with a beautiful campus.  Despite the recent hurricanes, I am really considering attending law school there and living in the area for pretty much the rest of my life.

Where are you from?  What other schools are you considering.  If FL is where you're heading, you and I might be classmates by this time next year. 

BAFF213

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2004, 05:50:26 PM »
I am very interested in Stetson.  It looks like a great school with a beautiful campus.  Despite the recent hurricanes, I am really considering attending law school there and living in the area for pretty much the rest of my life.

Where are you from?  What other schools are you considering.  If FL is where you're heading, you and I might be classmates by this time next year. 

I'm from Boston (area), and I'm interested in school up and down the East Coast.  I am interested in Stetson, particularly, since I have family in the Tampa area.  I'm probably not going to apply to any Florida schools other than Stetson, however; I am strongly considering Stetson.

Gummo

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2004, 05:34:51 PM »
Okay Reeve,

Here's the deal of what I know.  I visited FL. earlier this year and spoke with several attorneys during my stay b.c. usually, the schools will tell you what you want to hear. All were graduates from FL LSs.  Stetson is one school on the rise and grad. students of Stetson attract mid to large size firms.  Granted, Stetson may not have the versatality of specializations that Miami offers, but they still offer the core.  Also, considering where in FL you'd like to reside plays paramount in the scheme when selecting LS.  If you want to practice more south, than go for UM.  If you also want an LLM in tax, go to UM.  Do the oppposite if you plan to practice north and if tax isn't your thing. Or attend UF, for they're program is extremely reputable. Think too, of the firms that come to recruit, their reps. will not drive 4 or 5 hours away from local. to local only to obtain students for summer programs, which is also key for networking and establishing foundations.  I hope this helped.  Let me know if you need anything else, and if I can, I'll answer.

BTW, visit thier websites to check out their programs.  Call w/qs. for general info. - for that, they will be honest.

Good luck.

Have you thoroughly ascertained what Stetson offers?  They're really looked highly upon by many firms there and many attorneys have told me they're just as competitive as UF.

Reeve Oliver is wondering about this statement.  Reeve Oliver would appreciate more information related to Stetson and UF.

It doesn't seem like it could really be described as "on the rise".  The regional rep is great, but isn't it the oldest law school in Florida and still not close to breaking through the third tier?

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2004, 06:24:32 PM »

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It doesn't seem like it could really be described as "on the rise".  The regional rep is great, but isn't it the oldest law school in Florida and still not close to breaking through the third tier?
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Based on U.S. News, Stetson graduates are ranked really high (not sure, I think it's number 3 or so) among all law schools in terms of having the highest amount of debts upon graduation.  Is it worth going to a 3rd tier law school in FL(I mention FL, because its pay is relatively low compare to other states) with such a big amount of debt?



BAFF213

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2004, 06:55:47 PM »

Based on U.S. News, Stetson graduates are ranked really high (not sure, I think it's number 3 or so) among all law schools in terms of having the highest amount of debts upon graduation.  Is it worth going to a 3rd tier law school in FL(I mention FL, because its pay is relatively low compare to other states) with such a big amount of debt?


Yes but the "average student indebtness at graduation" is one number.  It would be simplistic to look at this one number and base a decision on it.  This number could be due to any number of factors.

Gummo

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2004, 04:58:08 AM »

Based on U.S. News, Stetson graduates are ranked really high (not sure, I think it's number 3 or so) among all law schools in terms of having the highest amount of debts upon graduation.  Is it worth going to a 3rd tier law school in FL(I mention FL, because its pay is relatively low compare to other states) with such a big amount of debt?


Yes but the "average student indebtness at graduation" is one number.  It would be simplistic to look at this one number and base a decision on it.  This number could be due to any number of factors.

Stetson seems to be really generous with scholarship money.  A girl I know got a full ride with a 158 and a gpa slightly lower than yours last year.

BAFF213

Re: Hurricanes in Florida
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2004, 12:21:45 PM »

Based on U.S. News, Stetson graduates are ranked really high (not sure, I think it's number 3 or so) among all law schools in terms of having the highest amount of debts upon graduation.  Is it worth going to a 3rd tier law school in FL(I mention FL, because its pay is relatively low compare to other states) with such a big amount of debt?


Yes but the "average student indebtness at graduation" is one number.  It would be simplistic to look at this one number and base a decision on it.  This number could be due to any number of factors.

Stetson seems to be really generous with scholarship money.  A girl I know got a full ride with a 158 and a gpa slightly lower than yours last year.

Damn son.  Maybe I will go there then.  My GPA will be higher by the end of this semester too (not sure they'll see that though).