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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:34:33 PM »
Where do most Emory student say they want to go?  To clarify, what is the consensus geographical and concentration preference (if any)?  Also, does Emory offer anything above full tuition scholarships (such as a stipend) and if so, what kind of numbers do you need to get it (or, selfishly I'll cut to the chase and say will my numbers make me competitive for it?)
Emory places MOST students in Atlanta and the southeast. That said, students are interested in, and do go all over the country. You probably need to be in the top 25% to top 1/3 in the class to be guaranteed your choice of firms in any given market. Emory has a rep. in Atlanta of having a lot of kids go back north, so if you have a "northern" resume, Georgia firms will be wary of you. Also, a lot of smaller markets like to see some connection.

FWIW, I have a summer associate position lined up in New Jersey. A lot of my classmates are going to be working in NY or DC as well.

Emory has the Woodruff Fellowship, which covers tuition and fees plus a $3000 stipend per year.

Finally, could you justify going to Emory over a better school (let's say 11-16 range) if it saved you $40,000+?

If Emory were free, I'd take it, but in this Economy, I'd play it safe.

Would you classify Emory as a school, which is primarily interested in GPA/LSAT score?
Aren't they all?
What LSAT score do you think I need to get into Emory with a GPA of 3.71 (LSAC GPA)? How low is too low?
A 165 should seal the deal for you. That was the median this year, but your LSAC GPA is higher than the median of 3.55. That said, you might be able to go as low as 164 to be safe. I don't know if they will give you any special consideration as an international student, I would assume that there is some "diversity bonus in there, but I still wouldn't stray too far from the medians.

Emory, like most schools puts more weight on the LSAT than on GPA these days.

I remembered you posting on here last year.  I'm trying to figure out who you are!

Everyone knows who I am.  ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:16:17 PM »
What are the scholarship cutoffs?
It's going to change every year, and the GPA/LSAT scores are most likely going to go up a little every year.
. . .
I'm not sure how much of an effect this had on our 25-75 rankings.  Also, before someone asks, I don't know much about this year's numbers other than that our median GPA is about 3.55 and LSAT is "92%" (my LSAT was 166 and I was 93%, FWIW).

Your class's median LSAT is 165. Median GPA is 3.55. I signed up to give tours, so they tell me these things. Medians for my year were slightly lower, something like 164/3.45-ish.

The current 1L class' scholarships were bigger than those offered to my year, FWIW.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:12:04 PM »
I'm an Emory 2L. I'll toss my hat into the ring here too.

(1) Don't pick a school because you think it will have an awesome student body
This is going to differ every year for your school.  Our 1L class is markedly different from our 2L class socially.

Seriously dude. This year's 1L class is LAME. The 3L's are more in-line with my class socially, so there is some continuity. Not all of you guys are socially incompetent though, I still have hope for class.

(2) Keep in mind that people on here are unique and have different perspectives
The second day of school some of my classmates were stressing.  At week 7, I am not stressed at all.  Some people think the people at the school are total alcoholics and not serious.  Some others think we don't go out enough.  It's all about where you come from and what your personality is like.
Who thinks we're alcoholics? What a loser . . . 1L isn't hard, it's all about institutionalized stress. I refused to participate in that (and if you keep up that trend, it sounds like you won't either), and I did just fine.

(3) I wouldn't look much into what the undergrad population of various schools is like, nor the general population of the surrounding city.  I'm pretty outgoing, but neither I nor really any of my classmates has a real group of friends outside the law school.
Yeah, for the most part, you have to bring your non-law friends with you. I have a friend outside the law school who happens to be one of my undergrad friends who also moved to Atlanta after college. I still mostly hang out with law people though.

Various groups try to organize mixers with other grad students, but that really doesn't result in too many lasting friendships.

Current Law Students / Re: JD-LLM - Good Idea?
« on: June 01, 2008, 09:29:29 PM »
LLM in Tax is one of the few LLM's that I hear people recommending for non-academic purposes.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Georgetown overrated?
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:25:43 PM »
Says the federalisTTT society member  ;)

Don't be intolerant...

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Georgetown overrated?
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:24:31 PM »
When one thinks of Georgetown, Georgetown Law is the first thing that usually comes to mind.

OVERRATED is the first thing that comes to my mind. Like [. . .]  GULC Law Center.


Is redundancy something else that comes to your mind?

You are aware that Georgetown isn't just a law school, right? They have a whole university over there.
Didn't those guys play in the national championship one year?  I wonder how that turned out.

I heard it was a pretty boring game. I don't think anyone was watching.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:16:37 PM »
So pretty much all there is to do right now is: 1) send in 500 dollar 2nd tuition deposit, 2) choose lender, 3) complete entrance counseling, and 4) sign up for parking?  Please fill me in if I am missing anything.

Also need to send official transcripts (LSAC won't work) and vaccination records (this seriously sucks, I have no idea where to get them.)

Your doctor has them, most likely. The pediatrician you went to def. has them.

Current Law Students / First Space Lawyer Graduates
« on: May 12, 2008, 02:22:42 PM »

First Space Lawyer Graduates
By Staff
posted: 08 May 2008
05:26 pm ET

A student at the University of Mississippi will leap into the final frontier of the legal system Saturday when he receives the first-ever space law certificate in the United States.

Michael Dodge of Long Beach, Miss., earned the special distinction along with his law degree through the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the university's law school.

"The professors and personnel here are the highest quality that can be found anywhere in the world, and I have learned from them the necessary skills I will need to effectively practice space law," Dodge said in a statement. "Ole Miss is, simply put, the space law expert, and anyone wishing practice in this field should get their legal education here."

Any future space lawyer might have to deal with issues ranging from the fallout over satellite shoot-downs to legal disputes between astronauts onboard the International Space Station. The expanding privatization of the space sector may also pose new legal challenges.

Dodge's interest in space law grew from an early fascination with space exploration that was based mostly on science and history.

"Once I came to the law school, I read that there was an attorney here that specialized in space law," Dodge said. "After that, I became curious as to why space needed regulation, and how legal regimes could be constructed to govern such an expanse."

That led to a meeting with Joanne Gabrynowicz, director of the University of Mississippi's space law center.

"Students in this program have unparalleled opportunities to participate in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition, the Journal of Space Law, center conferences and events, and internships that strengthen their future employment options," Gabrynowicz said.

The university offers the only dedicated aerospace law curriculum in the nation from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and requires courses on U.S. space and aviation law, international space and aviation law, and remote sensing; participation in the publication of the Journal of Space Law; and independent research. The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law was founding in 1999.

"We are particularly proud to be offering these space law certificates for the first time, since ours is the only program of its kind in the U.S. and only one of two in North America," said Samuel Davis, law dean at the University of Mississippi.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: May 08, 2008, 09:10:40 PM »
Does Emory send out reading lists for the summer?

Does any school do this? What an awful idea.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Is Georgetown overrated?
« on: May 08, 2008, 08:59:26 PM »
When one thinks of Georgetown, Georgetown Law is the first thing that usually comes to mind.

Not true. When I think of Georgetown, OVERRATED is the first thing that comes to my mind. Like Patrick Ewing, Roy Hibbert and GULC Law Center.


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