Re: Chances for Big Law
If you are interested in doing Big Law outside of the State of Florida, consider going elsewhere.
Can't speak for FSU. The statistics for the 2018 graduating class have not been released, but it is rumored *hint hint*
The University of Florida for the Class of 2018 has a 95% employment rate with many of these jobs being
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- in some kind of government work.
There are people who are ranked Top 10 of their class who cannot even secure a big law job outside of Florida.
If you decided to stay in Florida after knowing that, UF has a reputation for networking - you will find a Gator in literally every city around the country. Alumni are usually interested in responding to law students who want advice/help. Chances for big law outside the state are still slim, but you may be able to aggressively network yourself into the position you want if you have decent softs and hard criteria like Law Review, top 5%, etc.
Again: STILL SLIM. Re: Student Cultures & Different Cities
Don't know anything about FSU.
UF has gotten increasingly filled with more academic students. The classes are stacked with gunners right now so expect aggressive competition for A's. Everyone is involved in some kind of extracurricular or co-curricular. Everyone knows everyone's business - it's called "Levin High" for a reason. Gainesville is a chill-college town that's gotten built up over the last 7 or so years. There are a lot of hipster restaurants, not much else to do except drink.Re: Scholarship
The Dean at UF has been increasing aid for the incoming classes over the last three years. With the same amount of aid, UF is better than FSU.
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- This only matters if you decide to even stay in Florida at this point.