Did career services say anything on placement of Emory in the South Florida Legal market?
Hey -- You would think that Florida is one of Emory's large markets, but it is not. I know of only one other person in my class aside from myself who wants to work in Florida. It seems as though people want to work in ATL, NYC, DC, Texas, or Cali and [rightly so] career services caters to that. However, this is not a bad thing. The Florida firms are flooded with applicants from UF, FSU, UM, etc., so being from Emory, you will automatically stand out. I know the alumni argument could be made about how Florida firms are dominated by Florida law school graduates and therefore they like to hire their own, but at the same time Emory law graduates are fiercely loyal to other Emory grads because of the fact that there are so many Florida law school grads at the firms. Fortunately I went to UF for undergrad, so I have the UF connection with the UF law grads. Additionally, when I interviewed in Florida for a job this summer (I am a 1L and interviewed with 8 judges in Florida (2 federal, 3 state, and 3 county)) and everyone one of the judges made some kind of remark about how good of a school Emory is and I got an offer from all of them. The federal judge that I am interning/clerking for is a UF law grad and a bull gator (for all the non-gators out there, a bull gator is an alumni who donates gobs of money and get the respective perks attached to that donation) and told me how good of a school Emory is and subsequently gave me an offer. I am not saying that Emory alone got me a job, but a federal judge who donates at least $10,000 a year to UF (that's the minimum amount required to be a bull gator), hired someone who doesnít go to UF law over (I can only assume there were) other UF law students that applied. SO, I know I didnít answer your question about the S.FL placement, but I just felt the need to give you as much insight as I can as a 1L into Emory's strength in the Florida market in general.