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1. Where to live - Most of the student body lives off campus (Emory will most likely not have housing for grad students next year.) The most popular apartment complex is Post Briarcliff which is just up the street from the school. They do not allow undergrads to live there so from what I have heard its pretty nice, a bit pricey, but new and a good location. There are plenty apartment complexes around the school, most are not cheap, but not overwhelmingly expensive. A lot of students live in the midtown and highlands area (the trendy part of the city) obviously it will be more expensive to live there, but the commute is not terrible and you are close to everything. The cost of housing in atlanta is below average for a city its size and I have not heard of any anybody having problems finding housing.

2. The Assistant DA job in chicago could be tough if you are not coming from HYS, U.Chicago, or NW, or any of the other big boys. I would agree with angel that if you are looking to work in LV and are considering a T3 or T4, UNLV would be your best bet, but remember DA jobs are not easy to come by, there are a lot of politics involved and just going to a school in that area will not cut it. Obviously good grades are a must and networking your ass off is necessary. Emory has a field placement program with the SEC during your second and third year, so I would say definitely consider Emory. I know people who have participated in the field placement program and they have loved it.

1. The Student Body - Emory does a great job of putting together a diverse mix of students. Most of the people I know took off sometime between undergrad and law school and most have done some pretty incredible things in between. The class is no more competitive than any other school I suppose, but everyone here is bright and very serious about their education. Like most private schools you have your trust fund babies, but they're not that bothersome.

2. Atlanta - Atlanta is an amazing city. It is the business and cultural hub of the south. There are amazing restaurants, shows, venues, festivals, and everything you could think of. It is not urban like DC or chicago, it definitely is the definition of urban sprawl, but Emory is located near everything there is to do. Yah traffic sucks but the job opportunities seem to be pretty abundant, especially for Emory grads.

3. Facilities - The library is nice, plenty of studying areas and such. The main law school is all right, the classrooms are a bit cold and boring. The main area where the students congregate is a bit blah as well (its called the bus station). But Bacardi plaza (a gift from the son, who graduated from emory law, of the Bacardi rum guy) is pretty nice and some organization usually has a keg out there at least once a week.

Hope that helps!

emory is great on the east coast, the west is not as good. If you are considering a tier one (i.e. 30 - 50) west coast law school i would recommend to stick with that. I have a few classmates from USC, berkeley, and stanford, but they have DC and NYC aspirations.

Fire away.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need some advise!
« on: October 09, 2006, 05:13:03 PM »
Thank you all for great advise

Through my college's career services I sent in my resume to nyc public accouting firms,
and 3 have contacted for interviews.

Working and finding out what I want to do, I think is the best option for me.

Thanks! this really comforts my mind. whew!

Not to be anal, but that should be advice.  You give advice (noun).  You advise (verb) somebody.  Worth noting whether you give legal advice or advise someone on their tax situation!

you have a promising career as a legal writing professor.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Need some advise!
« on: October 06, 2006, 05:43:16 PM »
I am 6 weeks into law school and the best piece of advice I can give you is that BE SURE YOU REALLY WANT TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL. I am fortunate, I love law school. Yes there is A LOT of work and yes it is not FUN. But i am not hating life right now. I knew it was going to be tough, but I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. So, if you arent sure if you want to be a lawyer I say take another year before you apply and find out what it is really about because law school is expensive and serious. Good luck.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: First Time post: What are my chances?
« on: September 22, 2006, 02:05:19 PM »
I was kind of like you. I got my degree in Industrial and Systems engineering, minor in math and finished up with a 3.53. Beware of your practice score and your real score. Towards the end I was getting lower 170's on my practice tests and when the real thing came i got a 165. The real deal is different than sitting in your room at your desk taking the test. However I came straight from undergrad, so you have that going for you. I got into GW and did not apply to any of the other schools you listed. I got rejected from UMich and BC (wtf?). I got into ND, Wake, Emory, Vandy, UF, FSU, waitlisted at Chicago So take that for what it's worth.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Intolerant Left
« on: August 11, 2006, 08:10:07 AM »
All I gotta say is that I am so so happy that we're spending billions rebuilding Iraq because lord knows we dont need that money here in the US. Everyone in the US has healthcare, a home, food on their plate, and a good education. Lets not spend money on research that could save millions of lives (yes I am talking about stem cell), rather lets spend ridiculous amounts of money on this disaster called "Operation Iraq Freedom." Social Security? Who needs it! The Iraqs are free and they love us for it ... dont they? W you are the beacon of freedom ... unless you are gay and want to marry, come on now freedom does have its limits.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: August 11, 2006, 07:47:13 AM »
3 Things

1- I am surprised nobody has replied to my post about the "Leo" e mail.

2- How much do you plan on spending on books. I know Emory has allotted $1200, which seems a bit much. I spoke to my roommate (who is a 2L) and he told me that once everyone gets their section assignment at orientation they make a mad dash to the bookstore and end up paying way too much for their books, something I would like to avoid.

3- Who is doing the ropes course the 25th? It sounds like good clean fun and in spite of that I signed up ;).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: August 07, 2006, 09:00:10 PM »
Hey did anybody catch this e mail from "Leo" to the listserv. If you didnt you MUST see it. It goes:


My name is Leo. I am a new subsriber to Legal Eagles.  I just wanted to
introduce myself and make sure that everyone knows me.  Because not
knowing me is one of the biggest mistakes people make in law school. 
Not only am I unebelievably cool, I am also a brilliant legal scholar.
Emory is very lucky to have me and as a part of Emory, you are thereby
a very lucky individual.  Keep this in mind as you wander the halls.


"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing
that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all."  - Socrates"

Seriously you cant make this *&^% up. God I cant wait to meet my classmates, This guy wrote this e mail on a listserv that the dean of admission is on. Unless it is some 2L having fun, which is just as pathetic.

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