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I agree.  I've heard of Temple.  I'm not entirely sure who or what NYLS is.

I've had a really great experience with UGA. Weird. (and I had the avatar before I loved UGA)

Maybe it's better now, but back when I was applying (two cycles ago), they were horrendous.  Though I think I saw someone on LSN who had a similar bad experience with them (left in limbo for months and months and months, evasive answers that turned out to be completely fictional, and a generally too-big-for-their-britches attitude) this year too.  Eventually I got tired of their BS and decided to go to Emory instead, who was much nicer to me and will suit me better for what I eventually decided I want to do, so all's well that ends well.

I guess your mileage may vary.

Agree with what has been said above, except Tampa >>>> Tally.  The TB area is a wonderful place to live.

There are 2 types of undergrads that you'll likely see.

Type 1 - The one that is locked and loaded and ready to kick your butt.  Wanted to be a lawyer his or her whole life.

Type 2 - The other is the burnt out undergrad who should have taken some time off.

The higher the ranked school, the more of Type 1. 

The Type 1s will study 24/7 while you, being out of school, may have obligations like a kids and spouse to deal with, so you can't study 24/7.  You don't want to compete with Type 1s, you want more Type 2s in your class.

This is right on the money.  My wife and all three kids had the flu last week, so guess who got to take care of them, while all his classmates were in the library cramming for exams.

OTOH, I'm not eating fast food and pizza every night, so it balances out.

UGA, hands down.

Temple ITCR.

And unless you're really afraid of numbers, think about doing tax.  That and trial advocacy is what Temple does really well.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYU/GULC/Duke/UVA
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:57:17 AM »
You'd much rather go to Duke over any of those other three hellholes.  Cheap to live there (unlike DC and NY) but not out in the middle of nowhere (unlike Charlottesville).

But really, you can't go wrong with any of them once you've graduated.  So go to the place that will suck the least while you're stuck there.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Rutgers Newark v. Georgia State
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:52:56 AM »
Look here:

It appears that your employment chances look pretty much the same at either school.  That being said, it's way cheaper to live in Atlanta than New Jersey.

By and large, getting a clerkship = prestige and more $$$ when you're done with it.  It's not something you get because you couldn't get a real job.  It's something you get and then the firm that hires you gets to brag about it.

That being said, not all clerkships are created equal.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« on: April 10, 2008, 12:09:10 AM »
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.

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