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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU: no waitlist yet? WTF??
« on: May 20, 2008, 07:48:38 PM »
congrats.. i think you're in because i got no such email.  can you PM me with your numbers if you don't mind?  i'd like to get a gauge for what they're looking for off the hold list.

i just got a black macbook and WOW.  best computer i've ever owned, desktops and laptops included.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU: no waitlist yet? WTF??
« on: May 19, 2008, 10:22:09 AM »
I'm not belittling the school itself; I know it's a great school.  I'm belittling their admissions process.  They are slaves to the rankings and if they accepted enough students to fully utilize the facility, I would be there this fall.  They accept nearly a quarter of their entire incoming 1L class in 2L transfers.  That is the highest in the country by far.

Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:57:12 PM »
Hey Jeff, I see the death count of the Iraq war, the current state of the economy, gas prices, and high-profile scandals haven't turned you against your party like they have for millions of Americans.  I admire your tenacity.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU: no waitlist yet? WTF??
« on: May 17, 2008, 06:54:34 PM »
Yes I've also heard FSU is transfer-friendly.  So transfer-friendly in fact that UF ridicules them at their ASW by implying that the only way FSU has incoming class numbers even close to UF is by letting in very few (190) 1L's then taking everyone with a pulse in the transfer process.  I suppose it's smart for rankings but unfair to qualified in-state applicants.  I'd rather see them ranked in the low 60's/high 70's where they belong and duly accept residents of their state.  Yet another example of USNWR tarnishing the law school scene. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU: no waitlist yet? WTF??
« on: May 16, 2008, 03:36:37 PM »
thanks for the info.  200 still deferred and im a white male... better luck next year me.

Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 16, 2008, 03:35:44 PM »
i was the biggest windows person ever.  i just bought a macbook and ill never go back.  windows is for all intents and purposes, a joke.

Seriously? No one is going to mention Bill O'Reilly?  If I hear him try to rush in a feeble, hypocritical argument then quickly hang up on his guest via satellite one more time I'm going to go ape *&^%.

Jimmy Fallon can also rot in hell.

Choosing the Right Law School / FSU: no waitlist yet? WTF??
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:09:03 AM »
FSU has not even made a waitlist out of their deferrals yet and we are in the middle of May.  WTF are they thinking?  Has anyone heard of something like this before?  What should I expect as a deferred candidate?

Ha, that's great, coming from you.

But no, none of this makes any sense. The fact that schools in New Jersey or Washington might now be ranked higher than Miami doesn't matter, but Miami's reputation in comparison to schools like Florida or Florida State, or other schools in the region does matter. And those schools didn't fall 12 spots in the rankings this year. We can debate how much the drop in rank matters to employers, but to an extent, US News rank does play a role in general reputation - and it would be laughable for you of all people to suggest otherwise.

And of course, let's not forget that regional schools probably want to strive to become national schools (or increase the region they place well in). Also, justified or not, US News rankings play a significant role in recruiting prospective students, which in turn, improves the reputation of the school.

I couldn't have said it better myself.  Pat yourself on the back.

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