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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How national is BU?
« on: April 19, 2008, 06:41:27 PM »
like most schools in that range it will be pretty national if you ahve the grades, no so much if you don't. BU places well in boston and nyc. if you have a specific market in mind that would help, a T1 in that specific market may be better than BU.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Wake Forest?
« on: April 13, 2008, 05:56:41 PM »
if you want biglaw go to duke. if you dont care about making 160k and want other jobs take the offer from wake and be debt free, it's a pretty good school.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« on: April 07, 2008, 11:16:38 AM »
apparently career services didn't have a lot of information for ya'll so i'll fill in what i can and give my own unsolicited opinion.

overall i'd say career services has been pretty good. like our peer schools you should aim to be around the top 1/3 of the class after 1L to guarantee yourself a six figure biglaw job. you can check NALP to see specifically what big firms interview at emory. aside from on-campus interviewing the school has interview programs in nyc, dc, chicago, dallas and los angeles. the largest of these programs is emory in new york which is exclusively for emory students and if i remember correctly had around 40+ employers in nyc including mainly big nyc firms, a couple prosecutor offices and a few large nj firms. if you don't have the grades to get a biglaw job career services is reasonably helpful, they do a good job of making it very easy for smaller firms to post jobs directly to the career services system. i got my current job with a small firm in atlanta from their job postings and will probably get a permanent offer if i'd like to stay with this firm after graduation, the overall employment rate for our grads is ~95% at graduation which is better than just about any of our peer schools. emory also has a great field placement program you can participate in as a 2L or 3L to get work experience for credit.

emory stayed the same

164 lsat median
3.4 gpa

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Open to opinions... a little help?
« on: August 25, 2007, 09:29:48 PM »
if you are certain about the kind of work you want to do and making money really isnt a priority i would honestly just go for a fullride in a city you love. the advantage of going to the best school is primarily better opps in biglaw, federal clerkships, presitigious federal govt work like doj or sec, and academia, none of which you're really interested in. if none of these opps pertain to what you really want to do then minimizing your debt and location are the only serious considerations in picking a school.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UNC v Wake Forest?
« on: August 24, 2007, 11:30:47 AM »
emory law, i went to THE best school in nc for ugrad though  ;)

what you said about overall quality of public universities may not be wrong at all, i was just thinking law school...

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: UNC fact and fiction
« on: August 24, 2007, 10:46:19 AM »

Having said that, take another look at the boards and see where UNC actually is. It stands with other (very good) state universities such as Maryland, Alabama, and Ohio. It does not stand in the first tier of state universities with Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Michigan.


one of these things is not like the other...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How good is GWU?
« on: August 23, 2007, 05:40:59 PM »
you're right, someone who has been through 1L orientation is probably a better source.

i learned at orientation that everyone graduating from law school these days makes 160k

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Am I gambling?
« on: August 23, 2007, 04:52:49 PM »
no i wouldnt stress at all, you'll definitely get into some t14s. that's a great gpa from uchi. the only thing you might possibly want to think about would be applying to a couple t25 schools for a free ride, but if you def want a t14 you shouldn't have any problems at all getting multiple acceptances.

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