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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC vs Emory
« on: May 13, 2006, 03:54:30 PM »
you could go to BC and be a "flip-flopper" and you could also incur the biggest debt of your lifetime just like W is doing with the US.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 03, 2006, 06:57:40 PM »
is 10% a lot? i dont know too much about clerkships and such, educate me please  ;D

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GW or Emory w/25k?
« on: May 02, 2006, 04:44:03 PM »

If you look at LSAC's website under the schools' profiles, I think you'll see that Asians, generally speaking, are underrepresented in the South and the Midwest, at least in comparison to the west coast and the northeast, the DC area, and the Chicago area... or basically any major metropolitan area.  LSAC's statistics bear this out far better than the anecdote about your school, UF, which doesn't even apply to "the South."  Geographically, obviously, but Florida is hardly similar culturally to "the South" as most people think of it.

I'm not quite sure what you're saying here... that because there happen to be enough Asians in the University of Florida's engineering department yout think they're well-represented at most of the law schools in the South?

Just to cut to the heart of the matter, there are 64 Asian students in the entire student body at Emory as reported by LSAC... actually pretty good as far as standards in the South go.  If we take two similarly-ranked schools, let's say Boston College and UC-Davis, they have 88 and 134 respectively (and no I didn't go digging to show which would show the highest discrepancy... feel free to research others for yourself). 

But these are the more highly ranked schools... let's go beyond the first tier.  The University of Kentucky has 9 total.  The U of Arkansas-LR has 3.  Tennessee has 4.  Take a look at other schools in the South.... beyond Florida, that is.

Even Vanderbilt, the premier law school of the South, only has 38.

Compare these numbers with virtually any school in CA, NY, MA, DC, IL, etc. and you'll see that they are underrepresented.

Honestly I don’t want to start an LSD argument, so I am going to say what I want to say and this will be my last response.

When people say the south I think of the southeastern United States, where UF is located. It is unfortunate that when people mention the south everyone not from the south automatically associates it with a type of culture (a negative one in most peoples minds), which is what you did. If you say the north, people do not think of a culture, they think of some northern area, i.e. New England or Montana. So it is not up to me to only select schools that typify the southern culture in your mind to compare the Asian enrollments to other schools, that is totally up to your own discrimination, which I want no part of.

I mentioned that my “viewpoint might be skewed” because I am an engineering major and anyone who is or who has ever has been an engineering major knows that there are a great deal of Asians in engineering, if you disagree with that then you my friend are not an engineering major. This is not a generalization, it is simply an observation, if I said “all Asians are engineers” then that would have been a generalization.

If you saw my disclaimer “(with the exception of CA, OR, and WA)” then you wouldn’t have even brought up UC Davis, but you did and that is your own fault.  Then you compare it to Boston who has an international market that towers Atlanta’s, that might attribute to the higher Asian population at BC.

Then you bring up schools like: Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee, which are all SEC schools with UF, which makes me think you are a PAC-10 kid. And in addition, consider the actual Asian population of these states.  You say UT only has 4 Asian students, but how many Asians do you actually think live in Tennessee?  It is probably a comparable ratio to that of California and the number who attend UC Davis.

How can you even begin to compare these schools to a school located in Boston?!?   Vanderbilt may have a low Asian enrollment, but it is not the "premier" school in the south, Duke is, check out their Asian enrollment and let me know how that works out. Oh wait Duke is in North Carolina, does that classify as a “southern” state in your mind?

Well I hoped you enjoyed the trip in my MACK truck through all the holes in your argument. Take it easy.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 04:17:46 PM »
well after your paid internships you wont need 50k per year.

can you really get a well paid job from emory 1L summer?

i heard that you cant

oh yes you can. i am friends with a 2L at emory and he def got a paid summer internship (2k/week), granted he was in the top 5% of the class, but he def got one. it is possible.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 04:14:55 PM »
This is probably more of a question for a current student, but does anyone know if Emory has any sort of database or web site in order to help incoming students find roommates?  1 BRs are damn expensive...

ypu its called - Emory Class of 2009 forum. hahah, would be nice if they did have some sort of database, if i remember correctly there is something on their website, but you have to be a current student to log on, which none of us are.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 04:12:45 PM »
well after your paid internships you wont need 50k per year.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 03:54:32 PM »
i wonder if they would have thrown me any money if i had withdrawn

Mr Rodriguez, i didnt withdrawal, i was in it since the beginning and i am surprised by emorys current actions, because when i got my scholarship i called them and tried to bargain and they flat out said no bargaining, so the way they are operating this year is very interesting. but no worries senior, i will have big loans as well, b/c i am not rich and therefore will need to take out money for the 16.4k  left in tuition and money to live.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 03:45:56 PM »
Well, I was trying to decide between emory and GW and like you i want to practice in the south (Atlanta or Florida), but DC seemed like a great place to study law. I thought GW would give me some money, but they gave me a big hells no instead. Emory then threw me some dinero (20k/year) and then it was a no brainer.   

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 03:23:43 PM »
Hi all, I mailed in my deposit last Friday and I'm excited to be going to Emory.  The out-of-the-blue scholarship offer was just too good to pass up.  I feel like I'm getting to this party a little late, but I just wanted to see if there was anyone interested in rooming at the Claremont in the fall.  I'm a 23 year old male, graduating from LSU in May, and looking forward to working and playing hard in Atlanta come August.  Any takers?  PM me if interested.

congrats on your decision, were you able to make it to the admitted students weekend? Emory is a great place and you will not be disappointed.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2009
« on: May 02, 2006, 02:45:08 PM »
i was set on post, but as it becomes more of a reality, clairmont just seems to be so much easier!

p.s. i finished my last exam today...hells yes.

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