« on: April 09, 2008, 10:09:10 PM »
FWIW, I know plenty of people who came from up north who wanted to go back to NY after they graduated, and who will be doing so. I also know a couple of people who aren't from up there and had no intention of going to NY who are also going up there, much to their surprise. But I mostly know people who aren't from up there and have no interest in going up there (like me).
Despite what you may have been told or the impression you may have gotten, while there are a boatload of Yankees at Emory, the average Emory law student comes from Georgia, Florida, or the Carolinas, and has little interest in leaving the capital of the south after they graduate. If I had to guess, I'd say it is harder to get a good job in Atlanta than in is to get a similar job in NY, simply because most of us would prefer to stay here. I could be wrong about that - as I said, I never looked at jobs outside of the area. But the notion that people stay here because they can't find a job up north could not be more wrong. The vast majority of us from the South have no interest in dragging our asses way up to the frozen north, and a not-insignificant number of people who venture down below the Mason-Dixon line discover that after three years down here they don't have as much interest in going back up there as they once did.