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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:31:34 AM »
It's actually off campus, basically in Emory Village, right next to the Falafel King (now with sushi!).

There's also a big main university bookstore kinda of in the middle of campus (I have been there precisely once), which has all sorts of Emory schwag.  But you'll get all your books at the law school bookstore, or online after fall of 1L year.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« on: April 07, 2008, 02:03:52 PM »
We share the bookstore with other schools?  News to me.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 06, 2008, 03:28:29 PM »
One question: What's up with MARTA access?  Do we get free transportation around the entire city via MARTA by just flashing our Emory ID?

No.  I think maybe you can get a student discount if you use it a lot, but hardly anyone does.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Is this Really the Case?
« on: April 06, 2008, 03:13:08 PM »
I love know-it-all 0Ls. 

I especially love thinking of all the hard lessons they're going to learn over the next 13 months.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 06, 2008, 05:29:28 AM »
Congrats and welcome to all the incoming 1L's!  Law school on the whole sucks, but at Emory it sucks less than most places (note that the fact that exams are less than a month away may coloring my response).

I'd be cautious about planning on commuting on a scooter if you have too far to go - a girl in my section did that last year, and right before finals she got in a minor disagreement with one of our local crummy drivers and ended up with a couple of broken ribs.  I reckon it wouldn't be too bad if you could mostly take side streets to campus, but otherwise.. danger!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 05, 2008, 08:17:39 AM »
Yeah, it's not too nice out. Sitting in on an actual class now. The prof is Freer. Funny and energetic guy.

You brought your laptop?

And posted during class, no less!  Hilarious.

Hey, the guy is farting around in class on visiting day!  I think that's awesome - he'll fit right in.  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 04, 2008, 07:57:52 AM »
Yeah, there are a ton of places to live quite near campus, I wouldn't live all the way over in midtown.  Definitely not anywhere OTP (outside the perimeter - the perimeter is I-285, which loops around Atlanta).  I have two classmates who live way far out and their commute really really really sucks.

Then again, I may be biased, I live roughly half a mile from the law school, which means I can be out my door and in my seat in as little as 7 minutes if everything breaks right.  It's really really nice.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: To prep or not to prep?
« on: April 04, 2008, 07:51:33 AM »
To respond to an earlier question, I know two people in my class who prepped the summer before we started LS, and neither is sniffing the upper reaches of the class.  Your mileage may vary.  The people I know who did do well, on the other hand, didn't prep at all - but they are all excellent writers (and I mean really really excellent - virtually everybody who goes to law school was a "very good" writer in their previous life, these folks are pretty much on a different plane of existence).

I suspect that the worse the school you go to, the more prepping will help.  At least where I go, pretty much everybody is so wicked smart that having a slight head start doesn't mean anything by the time exam period rolls around.

I dunno about LEEWS either.  I know lots of people swear by it, but we had a group of about 10 take it last year and it's not like all (or even most) of us did conspicuously well.  Might be worth it if for no other reason than you may feel better going into the exam with a plan of attack.   That said, I didn't bother with any of the LEEWS business last semester and wound up doing way better than I did on the exams where I did use it, so go figure.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: To prep or not to prep?
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:54:41 PM »
It's not really that simple, but if it makes you feel better, knock yourself out.  I don't think it will help (and it didn't seem to for the people I know who did it), but suit yourself.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: April 03, 2008, 08:20:49 AM »
Well have fun - it's a pretty good shindig from what I recall.  I actually met my 1L study partner during ASW.  If you have questions, just ask somebody - the current students are generally very friendly and will probably be glad to answer your questions, no matter how dumb.  I won't be around myself (no Friday classes) but don't be shy.

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