I’m always interested to learn how students decide which law school to attend. This explanation is somewhat unusual:
When I first had the inkling of attending school at UM. I knew nothing about Miami – the city. So I started watching Animal Planet’s Miami Animal Police on tv. I felt it was important to know which mammals, insects, and reptiles to run away from as an initial frame of reference for everything else in the area. Apparently, from the several episodes I saw in which “flight and flee” emerged as a common, team response to crazed-animal attacks, many of Miami-Dade’s finest believe the same.
Upon gaining confidence in my knowledge of the dangers inherent in South Florida wild-life (i.e. hungry gator – bad/black-nosed Coral snake – worse), I graduated myself to CSI-Miami. That’s when I made the decision to move to Miami. Dead people in Chicago, D.C., New York are invariably overweight, pale and pasty. But in Miami, corpses have the greatest bods and tans.
Then again…hot bodies and crazed wild critters does capture some of what makes Miami different. But only some.