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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vanderbilt waitlist
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:45:25 AM »
Were those lawyers from South Florida or from all over?  Not doubting you -- I'm only curious.  I have a feeling that Emory would carry a good name in North or even Central Florida, and on the same token I wouldn't be surprised if Miami doesn't think much of it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vanderbilt waitlist
« on: June 28, 2005, 06:40:14 AM »
If anyone has advice I'd greatly appreciate it.  I'm stuck between Vandy and Emory.  I had my Vandy visit this past weekend, and the campus and the school are awesome.  Vanderbilt virtually matched Emory's financial package, so the cost difference is now negligible.

I'd guess I'm not the only one who finds the waitlist a tough place to be.  You wait for so long, but when it finally comes through you have a tough decision of leaving behind a decision you made months ago and have since grown comfortable with -- for me that decision was Emory.

Anyone have any opinions on the 2 schools?  I love the southern draw of Vanderbilt, and the town seems like a great place -- but I've long since convinced myself that Emory would be a perfect place to spend 3 years.  Do yall think that Vanderbilt is that far above Emory as far as career prospects in the southeast go?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vanderbilt waitlist
« on: June 02, 2005, 04:38:52 PM »
Thanks for the advice/opinions... I think the range of responses thus far at least validates my confusion.

To answer the question above, I did not send in anything other than my final transcripts.  However, I have kept in contact with their admissions office over the past month or two, and I think that was helpful.  I remember hearing people suggest that calling is not something you should do; I strongly disagree.  I think that in the "post-waitlisted period" it is very important to continually confirm your interest in attending the school; it's something that everyone does at first, but it's not as prevalent come summer.  By no means did I call every week.  Instead, I made sure I talked to the same person in the admissions office each time I called.  I'd guess that he vouched for me when it came time to go to the waitlist.

Moving on...this issue would be much easier to tackle if I were sure of where I want to practice.  At this point, I definitely like the idea of Atlanta or Jacksonville, but I'm surely not ready to discount the prospect of other areas throughout the southeast.

I'm going to visit Vanderbilt in a couple weeks, and hopefully I'll have a gut feeling one way or the other.  If I had to decide today, I'd be at Emory come this fall.  I'd still welcome anyone else's opinions/advice -- it's all very helpful.

Choosing the Right Law School / Vanderbilt waitlist
« on: June 01, 2005, 01:35:26 PM »
Did anyone else hear anything from Vanderbilt today?  I got a call around noon to notify me that I had been accepted off the watilist. 

I'm not sure Vanderbilt would be worth it at this point.  I decided over a month ago to head to Emory -- found an apartment and everything. 

I definitely want to practice in the South, and, like many kids, I'm paying for school completely.  Emory offered a nice chunk of change (you can see in my LSN profile if you want), while Vanderbilt (obviously) offered none.  Do you guys have any advice?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Emory Law Day/ Admit Wekend
« on: April 13, 2005, 05:50:26 AM »
Did they have anything to say about the slide in the rankings?

The drop matters little if any to me -- I'm going to be attending Emory regardless.  Just curious...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Bling Bling at Emory
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:33:58 AM »
Just bumping this to see if anyone might be able to answer my previous question.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Bling Bling at Emory
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:42:00 PM »
For those who have received merit scholarship at Emory, can you verify whether or not that award shows up in your online account (through OPUS)?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Bling Bling at Emory
« on: March 28, 2005, 12:02:22 PM »
I guess that Timmy's scholarship is now bequeathed to Jacy...and I saw that Andi already secured half of that.  Jacy and Andi: I was thinking that maybe you guys could each give me 1/3 of your cash after the split.  Thus, Timmy's money will be divided nicely between the three of us and we can all reap the benefits of his success. Deal?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Bling Bling at Emory
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:24:01 AM »
That's so awesome.  I'm totally on edge about receiving my scholarship decision -- if it's anywhere close to yours then I'll definitely be attending Emory this fall.  Congratulations!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: WUSTL $$$
« on: February 24, 2005, 12:59:06 PM »
No scholarship at GW thus far -- you think I have a shot?

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