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Emory People Generally Talking Amongst Ourselves

Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2008, 04:47:36 PM »
I'd be interested in hearing the 2L's comments on the job issue, given current "conditions."

And keep in mind, if you start school in Fall of 2010, then you want the economy to be good in the Fall of 2011, because that's when you interview for your 2L job (..and the firms apparently register in February 2011), which is what matters.


And I'm not sure what the deal is going to be with the money this year.  We got a letter from the President of the entire university basically saying their investments (endowment) were looking rough, and so they're not going to be dishing out as much cash-money for social events and scholarships until things pick up.  But, I think the law school looks to be getting more and more attention now, so it might come close to evening out.

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Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2008, 07:46:23 PM »
Thanks, Number81! As far as specific questions go, I'm good on Atlanta in general (used to live there, visit frequently, etc) but will definitely want to pick everyone's brains about Emory-specific stuff as the time gets closer.

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Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2008, 07:25:09 PM »
I'd be interested in hearing the 2L's comments on the job issue, given current "conditions."

Oh ok... well, since you pulled my leg, I'll take yet another break from studying...

Most of the people that I know who are in the top 1/3 or so have a job lined up for the summer. Not all of those count as "BIGLAW," though, but I'd venture to guess that if you are in the top 1/3 and make a journal, you're in good shape, so long as you attack the bigger markets. I know of two people who are on a journal and don't have jobs. I think it had a lot to do with them skipping big markets and applying to niche markets that either cut back on hiring or that they didn't have a connection to, but honestly I am just guessing.

The ATL jobs were seemingly unavailable if you had a strong connection to a geographic area outside of the southeast, however. I don't think many interviews were granted to people who had "New York, NY" listed anywhere on their resume, for example, regardless of rank. At least on the east coast, NY is the only market that doesn't seem to care about local connections at all. Even if you do have a connection to a market, it may not be strong enough (for example, I have a connection to Philadelphia through my undergrad, but apparently that wasn't convincing enough for Philly firms).

RPP can probably do a better job of commenting on this, but I think the job market for Patent/IP lawyers is still pretty good. I don't think I know of any Enginerds who are unemployed at the moment. I don't, however, know every future patent lawyer at Emory.

I've mentally excluded people from this analysis who want to work for the government, or small firms, or anything outside of BIG/MID-LAW. Those jobs might not be filled until next semester.

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And keep in mind, if you start school in Fall of 2010, then you want the economy to be good in the Fall of 2011, because that's when you interview for your 2L job (..and the firms apparently register in February 2011), which is what matters.
True, but if the economy heats up after firms do their hiring for Summer 2012, they will likely have slots open for 3Ls in Fall 2012 OCI. So, at most he'd miss out on a really nice paycheck during 2L summer.

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And I'm not sure what the deal is going to be with the money this year.  We got a letter from the President of the entire university basically saying their investments (endowment) were looking rough, and so they're not going to be dishing out as much cash-money for social events and scholarships until things pick up.
We can't be doing that bad... Harvard apparently lost more this past year than the entire value of Emory's endowment.

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But, I think the law school looks to be getting more and more attention now, so it might come close to evening out.
Partlett is apparently a pretty impressive fundraiser. He brought in some big checks last year, IIRC, which goes into a separate endowment for the law school. So, while the University as a whole may be having a rough year financially, that doesn't mean that the Law School endowment is necessarily in bad shape. Nonetheless, I don't know any specifics about the school's finances and I don't think I care to learn about it until after I fully understand Hearsay and all of it's glorious exceptions.

Oh, and hi Sarapi, welcome to the Emory.

Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #83 on: December 14, 2008, 10:54:55 AM »
Your post makes me full much better.  I would be glad to take a midlaw job.

Back to Torts.

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Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2008, 02:01:04 PM »
Your post makes me full much better.  I would be glad to take a midlaw job.

Back to Torts.

NP. This thread should probably be titled something more like, "Emory 1Ls and 2Ls having a chat to themselves and occasionally Taking Questions

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Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« Reply #85 on: December 14, 2008, 03:26:41 PM »
ITT, Guess What Grade Reezy Gets in Torts.  GO!

(If you guess higher than flat B, I'll have the moderator kick you out for being flame.)

Which prof?

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Re: Emory People Generally Talking Amongst Ourselves
« Reply #86 on: December 15, 2008, 09:05:17 PM »
Thanks, Captain!

Since my whole thing with Emory is wanting to settle in Atlanta, where I went to high school (Decatur represent!) and lived for 5 years, I'm hoping that will constitute enough ties to the area to get a job there. And my four years between undergrad and law school have been spent in NC, and my family is in the South.

(I'm clinging to those factors, hoping they will cancel out the New England undergrad and California undergrad summer internships.)

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Re: Emory People Generally Talking Amongst Ourselves
« Reply #87 on: December 15, 2008, 09:51:37 PM »
Awesome. I'm psyched about the new thread name.

Re: Emory People Generally Talking Amongst Ourselves
« Reply #88 on: December 15, 2008, 10:31:48 PM »
I am too!

Re: Emory People Generally Talking Amongst Ourselves
« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2008, 12:45:49 AM »
I am too!

Get out of here you troll!

He who was once named Decider, any idea if Emory is going to go along w/ the employer/city lists plan come February?  It'd be sweet if we could get everyone in the T25 together on this... GULC has been approached by a prospective and I think the UT accepteds will be pushing for them as well.  It would be a big help to the schools outside the NLJ250-laden markets to publish full lists of employers so students can see how well the placement is in under a broader 'biglaw' distinction.  And I know someone said they think top 1/3 of the 2Ls are secured for biglaw work, but there's got to be better statistics for total firm placement that you'll want to be promoting so prospectives don't get scared away.  There's a rumor going around that the larger schools were hit harder by the market retraction this year... if that's true, the Emory could be touting a better investment opportunity than larger schools this year that may seek to hide where the bottom half of their classes are working.

In the meantime, if any 1Ls are looking for environmental work in the Southeast I spoke with a few of the Riverkeeper programs last week at a conference...they're looking to start pairing up with more law schools offering legal interns on a consistent basis.  Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is based in ATL and Black Warrior Riverkeeper is based over in Birmingham... cool people at both orgs and it's a fun summer experience. A lot of those orgs also get legal assistance from firms in town, so they're a good way to network with local environmental attorneys for those looking to stick around.

Sincerely,
Shameless Waterkeeper Alliance Troll.