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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: !@#$% on September 28, 2004, 10:41:08 PM

Title: Visit to Emory
Post by: !@#$% on September 28, 2004, 10:41:08 PM
I visited Emory on Monday (during the hurricane, of course).  A few tidbits, for those who are interested....

They don't have an early action/decision program.  As such, the adcomms don't begin reviewing applications until late December or early January.  However, those who get their applications in now are likely to receive their decisions earliest in the rolling process(starting mid-January). 

My application receipt notification email said that they won't request my LSDAS report for 4-6 weeks.  So maybe that means they start requesting in late October, or maybe it means that they request 4-6 weeks from receipt of application.  Not sure.

So those applying to Emory are in for a wait.

Nice building (Starbucks!), nice neighborhood.  Each student gets a locker.

Oh, and I met DesiATL.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: !@#$% on September 28, 2004, 10:47:15 PM
One more thing...they claim not to care how you fill out your application, as long as it's legible.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: Sportseditor23 on September 28, 2004, 11:04:39 PM
When did you send the app, and how long after did you get the receipt.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: !@#$% on September 28, 2004, 11:08:47 PM
I sent the app on 9/19 or 9/20, got the receipt email Monday afternoon (9/27).  The lady that did the info session is apparently also the person that processes the incoming applications and sends out the notification emails.  She had been away at a couple of law school forums (hence the delay) and is leaving again on Thursday.  So there may be some lag time.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: BAFF213 on September 29, 2004, 07:20:36 AM
Just thought I'd chime in - I'm probably applying to Emory.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: jacy85 on September 29, 2004, 07:21:23 AM
good to know!  Damn lag time.  Oh well.  I'll be thrilled to find out at most of my schools by Feb, since that's really when i'm solidifying my trip to go visit schools.  I don't want to plan to visit a school and then a week or day before I find out I got rejected.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: TheDecline on September 29, 2004, 07:35:20 AM
I visited Emory on Monday (during the hurricane, of course). A few tidbits, for those who are interested....

They don't have an early action/decision program. As such, the adcomms don't begin reviewing applications until late December or early January. However, those who get their applications in now are likely to receive their decisions earliest in the rolling process(starting mid-January).

My application receipt notification email said that they won't request my LSDAS report for 4-6 weeks. So maybe that means they start requesting in late October, or maybe it means that they request 4-6 weeks from receipt of application. Not sure.

So those applying to Emory are in for a wait.

Nice building (Starbucks!), nice neighborhood. Each student gets a locker.

Oh, and I met DesiATL.

Thanks for the info.  Did you sit in on a class or just talk to admissions?  Could you get a feel for how competitive the students are?
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: !@#$% on September 29, 2004, 12:08:55 PM
I sat in on a class.  It didn't seem very competetive to me at all.  In fact, the lecturer seemed to have sort of a hard time coaxing answers out of students when he didn't call on anyone specifically.  There definitely weren't any gunners in that one.  Overall, you could tell that students were serious about their work, but not in a cutthroat, non-collegial sort of way.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: BAFF213 on September 29, 2004, 12:40:20 PM
I sat in on a class.  It didn't seem very competetive to me at all.  In fact, the lecturer seemed to have sort of a hard time coaxing answers out of students when he didn't call on anyone specifically.  There definitely weren't any gunners in that one.  Overall, you could tell that students were serious about their work, but not in a cutthroat, non-collegial sort of way.

Sounds great.  Maybe I'll go to Emory then (if I get a 165 on Saturday).
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: BAFF213 on September 29, 2004, 12:41:11 PM
JK about the 165, I'll be lucky if I get a 161.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: The ZAPINATOR on September 29, 2004, 12:45:38 PM
Who knows, BAFF.  Some people do really well under pressure, and do several points better than their best practice test.

ZAP
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: lexylit on September 29, 2004, 12:55:04 PM
ooo, tell us what desiatl is like!  :D
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: Garbled on September 29, 2004, 12:55:40 PM
JK about the 165, I'll be lucky if I get a 161.

Just out of curiousity, what are your plans if you don't feel good about your performance on saturday? Not trying to jinx you or anything, i'm just trying to decide what i should do if i find myself in that situation.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: BAFF213 on September 29, 2004, 06:52:02 PM
Who knows, BAFF.  Some people do really well under pressure, and do several points better than their best practice test.

ZAP

I'm not sure how I do under pressure - I'm afraid I'll get nervous and @#!* up.  However, I scored a 151 on my first test, without studying and I took it very seriously (as if it was the real test).  Then I proceeded to score a 149 and 147 under timed conditions but I wasn't taking it as seriously (maybe I do, in fact, do well under pressure?).  Whatever the case, I am seriously not even nervous about Saturday - I'm actually excited.  I really just can't wait to get this over with - I've been studying since May and it's going to be such a relief when I'm done.  Hopefully I'll score well too.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: BAFF213 on September 29, 2004, 06:53:55 PM
JK about the 165, I'll be lucky if I get a 161.

Just out of curiousity, what are your plans if you don't feel good about your performance on saturday? Not trying to jinx you or anything, i'm just trying to decide what i should do if i find myself in that situation.


I dunno, I haven't really considered that much.  I'm being optimistic and hoping for the best.  It's kind of hard to tell how you are really doing because you're going so fast.  I guess if I really @#!* up the games, I might cancel and take December, but other than that I'll probably stick with it and bope for the best.
Title: Re: Visit to Emory
Post by: !@#$% on October 02, 2004, 04:55:56 PM
ooo, tell us what desiatl is like!  :D

He is as awesome in person as he is in his posts ;D

I only got to talk to him for a few seconds between classes, but he was very nice and loves Emory.  He wants everyone to go there!