FSU v. Stetson for Criminal Law

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FSU v. Stetson for Criminal Law

Postby innocenceproject » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:24 pm

I am a non-resident of Florida and received partial scholarships to both FSU and Stetson. I want to go into criminal law (potentially work for an innocence project), and I’m not sure which school would be better for me considering FSU’s overall ranking and Stetson’s top rankings in trial advocacy and legal writing. Please help.


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Re: FSU v. Stetson for Criminal Law

Postby Lawworld19 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am

Where ever it is cheaper. My dad went to Stetson, did Plaintiff trial insurance work (sinkhole/hurricane damage), retired in his 40's with way more than enough to retire.


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Re: FSU v. Stetson for Criminal Law

Postby TransferAdvice18 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:21 am

I'd say take FSU because you'll have more flexibility to find a job throughout the state of Florida, whereas with Stetson you'll mostly be limited to the Tampa area. You're also more likely to get a job coming out of FSU than Stetson. According to LST, FSU's full time long term bar passage required employment is 72% and Stetson's is 55.4% with almost 20% under employment. Also, you can reclassify as a FL resident and get instate tuition after your first year.

Criminal law is a pillar of legal education so you'll get a fine background in crim wherever you go. I wouldn't pay too much attention to the secondary rankings, especially the trial advocacy one since over 90% of criminal cases are pled out.

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