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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: U of Miami ($$$) or Emory ($$)
« on: April 17, 2007, 05:36:39 PM »
I am a 1L at Emory who went to the U for undergrad and transferred to UF. If you want international law focused on latin america go to miami and work in miami, dont got to the west coast. For everything else, go to Emory.

Are you seriously worried about how you look and fitting in?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2010
« on: April 17, 2007, 03:23:52 PM »
thought you future emory 1Ls would enjoy this, it was made as part of emory follies from a few years back.

This is my crim prof, he is amazing, i dont know the next lady, and then there is ahdieh, who you all know from admitted students day:


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory ASD
« on: April 10, 2007, 10:12:58 AM »
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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory ASD
« on: April 09, 2007, 04:47:24 PM »
people: it's not too hard to quickly discern a sense of the intellectual caliber of persons with whom you are speaking about topics related to law school academics, life, culture, etc.

Everyone who decides to go to Emory should be thrilled this person has decided to withdrawl and should take pity on whomever his/her future classmates are.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory ASD
« on: April 09, 2007, 04:28:01 PM »
Please scrap the "[less] intellectually competent" part. I agree that it's unnecessarily harsh. I didn't mean to generalize. I just found some of the more "academic" conversations I had with current students to be a bit lacking.

What kind of academic conversation did you want? academics at Emory Law? or an "academic" conversation about the law?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory ASD
« on: April 09, 2007, 05:39:23 AM »
Oh, and there were multiple subtle mentions of a desire to be ranked higher. One prof. I spoke to even said, "our goal is to be a top-15 law school."

No Comment from me on that...

That stems from being ranked the #1 most underrated law school, that tends to give people the feeling that we should be ranked higher.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory ASD
« on: April 08, 2007, 04:27:29 PM »
Perhaps more students were studying because Emory's exam week is one week earlier than W&M's and you were at W&M earlier than you were at Emory, just a thought.

They both relate to the concept of whether or not a joke can constitute a binding contract (even if it was not intended as such), I am assuming that the class will follow that angle and ask us to figure out why one joke WAS a contract while the other wasn't.

Perhaps with Lucy v. Zehmer the contract might seem like a joke at first, but the evidence confirms that both parties considered the contract to be a serious business transaction, at least through their observable actions, which are all that matters. 

The key to both cases seems to be contractual intent.  Lucy tells us that the outwardly expressed intent of both parties, as discovered through reasonable analysis of their actions, is the basis for contractual intent.  In Leonard, we can reasonably determine that Pepsi was not making a serious offer.  Granted, in the case of a comic offer, the explanation of why the offer is not serious can itself turn into comedy. 

The other possibility is that we'll work on a definition of a contract, as Lucy seems to provide a pretty good definiton within the case.  That is, within it you've got two individuals that have the capacity to make a contract, you've got an agreement, you've got consideration (the money), and you've got a legal purpose for the contract. 

Dont hurt yourself. Some of this is true, but there is a lot more to it. It's easier to have an idea about the case and  the underlying law and just go where ahdieh takes you.

I read through them last night...They're really pretty funny; the second one, LEONARD v. PEPSICO, cracked me up (you can practically hear the judge's eyes roll in the last two pages, especially where he says "Plaintiff's insistence that the commercial constitutes a serious offer requires the court to explain why the commercial is funny...").  I wonder what they're going to do with them in the session?

The he is a she. She actually was a playboy bunny.

Clinton nominated her for attorney general, ha!

Hey guys, I am a 1L and just thought I'd give you some suggestions. You probably want to go out to the highlands. The bars there are low key, which means you can hold a conversation without having to yell or get a drink spilt on you. The crowd in the highlands is basically young professionals, which I appreciate. Some bars you might want to consider are hand in hand, neighbors, noche [it's a tapas place, but people tend to go there for drinks as well]. Little 5 is fun as well, I just dont know too many places there to "go out" to, the Vortex is a great restaurant though. Concerning your assignment for the mock class, I would read it because he will call on people, but Ahdieh is a great professor and will not make you look stupid because he knows all of you wont know what the hell you are talking about. He'll ask simple questions like: what are the facts of the case, why do you think to court ruled they way it did, so you think the decision was correct, etc. I'll be volunteering for ASD, so I'll see you all there. Good luck!

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