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« on: April 16, 2007, 06:06:57 PM »
i'm not sure how emory compares with miami regarding international law, but that department in general seems to be getting stronger or at least stronger than it has been. this is anecdotal tho~
they also don't have their own study abroad programs or anything but you can go abroad with any ABA approved program with another school. so i would think that's a good thing.. you could pick schools a lot stronger than miami like American, GULC, NYU, Cornell and go abroad with them. don't kno how difficult it is to accomplish this as i don't kno if it's a matter of applying and getting accepted or just paying for it. usually within schools you have to apply and be accepted into these programs.
emory also has an international law journal, which will look great on your CV if you can place into with grades or get on by sheer writing ability.
« on: April 16, 2007, 05:57:34 PM »
i got a lot of $$ and a stipend to visit at both and felt obliged to visit. i live in dc and know gtown pretty well, already. the bay area was too pricey to visit, but i will do so soon. sorry you are all insecure about cornell. ask any recruiting people at big firms about what they think.
wait what? i spoke to lynell or however you spell her name in the admissions office before the visiting day and she specifically said emory does not give stipends for visits...
how did you get yours?
« on: April 16, 2007, 05:37:26 PM »
« on: April 16, 2007, 05:30:17 PM »
I think on rent.com they have Hampton Apts in the $600 range. Less than 5 miles away. There are some that are in the $500 range - they are 15 minutes away based on mapquest and not taking ATL traffic into account. Check the Emory law school website for off campus housing - I saw some people renting rooms from their homes for in the $500 range nearby the school.
i got similar results when i looked at emory's website for off campus housing. wat you could do is find a roommate or two and get a 2 or 3 bedroom for about 5-600 each and close to school if you take the time to sift through everything possible on that site and craigslist, etc..
« on: April 10, 2007, 04:50:44 PM »
I was without power at my house in South Carolina for ten days once because of an ice storm.
Oh god, was it really cold? I was without power last summer for 10 days. the mayor got reamed for neglecting us unwashed masses outside of manhattan...
« on: April 10, 2007, 02:24:50 PM »
wen ppl down in atlanta talk about "blizzards" they mean any snow that piles. the last "blizzard" they had i think was 1 1/2 inches lol. some girl i talked to said that wen she first moved in her realtor told her to go out and buy eggs, milk, and bread at the first hint of snow because everyone goes crazy with stockpiling perishables!
« on: April 10, 2007, 01:52:23 PM »
hi all, here i am at work, just checking out what everyone had to say about the weekend. due to weird flight scheduling i stayed in atlanta till tuesday morning and i'm sitting here with 2 hours of sleep.
hmm, someone asked what they should do while visiting atlanta... try to visit the highland and post apartments to get a feel for what it would be like to live off campus. definitely bring a car. if you have spare time go see the GA aquarium. *the largest in the world.
as far as the AVD... i actually chose NOT to sit in on the alumni panel they had in the auditorium because i had to go to the bathroom and wen i came back out i noticed that there were tables set up by the post apts where i loitered for a bit and picked up some brochures i have yet to look at. the BEST part about skipping that panel was talking to the career services table who seemed to not want to directly answer my questions. (i did read in a post somewhere that OCI offices are NOT allowed legally to speculate about your job prospects until you're a registered student?) however she did introduce me to a 3L from ny who had verbal diarrhea in a good way who gave me all sorts of anecdotes and stats. pretty much exactly wat's been said before: the higher ranked you are the easier it will be to find Big Law placement in ny and the lower ranked you are the harder it will be, but not impossible. most ppl just send out 50-100 resumes and hear back from 5-10 firms with offers. the ny'er with verbal diarrhea in particular was comfortable enough to give me his rank (30%) and had been flown up to ny and put up at the ritz at the firms' expense.
the way he explained the august NY OCI is like this: there are 25 firms you pick online after uploading a resume and letter, and then 10 firms pick you to interview, and then you have callbacks. (current students, please correct me if my memory has failed me) however, for the proactive person who knows they will be in ny you can always send out resumes saying that you will be in ny for nov/dec for thanksgiving/xmas and get interviews in that way.
i'm thrilled that i went to the emory avd because i met a lot of people who put my fears of leaving ny to rest. i basically grilled everyone i met about it and if you want to work outside of atlanta, it CAN BE DONE and done well.
as far as the parents that came along, er, i kno my mom wanted to come along just for fun not to "supervise" or anything. i ended up flying down alone since she had to work anyway. um, my small group was professor tung who teaches international transactions. he seemed smart and well-spoken. we talked about specialized legal education vs. general practical knowledge, how 2L's are less stressed but busier because of extra-curriculars, the field placements which he thought we should take advantage of.... um... the ny issue again...
lastly about the intelligence issue... on sunday night i met the president of AALSA to chat about the club and her perspective on emory and that topic actually came up. she said that i would find that emory students TRY not to be overbearingly intellectual outside of class. they want to be normal you know~ and if it means anything to anybody, i met an emory alum who's a partner at reed smith and he told me that in his opinion it seems that emory students have a rep for being intellectuals while fordham students seem to be known for being workhorses.
withasigh, refused party program - see you guys in august!
« on: April 06, 2007, 02:29:50 AM »
« on: April 06, 2007, 02:18:15 AM »
what's "puppying" a thread?
as far as being irony pwned... *shrug. i was born hot-tempered? wat can i say, i guess some stereotypes exist for a reason eh?
« on: April 06, 2007, 01:13:00 AM »
haha, yah historically korea's been alternately bullied and protected by china and totally occupied by japan for 50 years.
it's like as a nation we suffer from the napoleon complex.