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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: March 21, 2008, 05:52:45 PM »
negativeexternality- TLS is, another forum like LSD.  And thanks Jacks25 for your insight, I appreciate it!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: March 21, 2008, 05:05:19 PM »
I can't promise you guys fireworks at the Emory ASW but you should at least hit some bars around town. Also, if you're nervous about moving to a new town, get to Atlanta by August 1. The parties & get togethers should be in full swing by then.

So what's the deal with the Borat video?  Do you know this student?

Also, look at these two posts on TLS:

I have heard criticisms about the school that are weighing on my decision. I have heard from some people that, while the campus is beautiful, the populace at the school is elitist and extremely competitive, even for a law school setting. Whether or not this is actually true I cannot answer, but I believe that's the gist of where he's going. Personally, I have found their Admissions office to be disorganized, although my experience with their Financial Aid office was wonderful. That's all I can really speak for.

I graduated from UGA. However, I don't really have any general Emory bias. Great undergrad, got a lot of friends there, beautiful campus, etc.

However, in regards to the above post, that doesn't even begin to touch it. Outside of the disorganization in the admissions office (granted they have had a key person out on medical leave) and career office issues (don't even get me started), the general atmosphere of the law school makes me the urge to take a shower if I talk about it, get near it, or talk to someone there.

I've got friends there, friends who have been there, etc. The odds are, you can probably get a great education and come out with a good job. That said, you will more than likely be miserable. As I've commented on in other threads, and as other posters have also commented on, the school is cut-throat. This may offend some of you, or all of you, but my view on it is that SOME Emory students are the elitist assholes who wanted to go elsewhere, but weren't able to get in. Others are the students from GA who get in and look down at every one else because they are at Emory. Some how, from what I've heard, this sense of snotty prestige bleeds into the rest of the student body there. Maybe not everyone at first, but there is this sense of competition that sets in that makes me shiver to think about. Ever heard of anyone tearing pages out of books? Any Emory student that is honest with you will have a story about it. Sharing briefs? Ha. Miss a day of class, and you better hope you have a really good friend.

In general, what I was referring to is the atmosphere is intensely competitive. I've never in all of my experience heard of another school where people are more miserable. Intense, unbridled aggresion, with a pattern of rumor-spreading, stealing, and general screw-your-neighbor mentality.

As I've mentioned in the past, I know people that are transferring out of Emory to attend lower ranked schools. People are transferring out of the top 90 (Mercer) just to get out of that place.

All of that said, some people will no doubt thrive there and have a blast. The experience is different for everyone. Atlanta is a great place to live, and some people can handle the Emory "nature" better than others. I'd probably be just fine there, but I doubt I would be happy for three years. Good luck to you all.

Do you have any insight?  Digressing from this notorious reputation Emory has (well founded or not [seems to be false from all the Emory students I've spoken to]), how well does your school fare regarding job prospects?  That Vanderbilt thread that The Decider and JNSL created has weighed heavily on my mind and I'm wondering if Emory is as great as Vandy is.


I saw those posts too and it kind of worried me, do any current students want to comment? But if I do go there (and I'm pretty sure that's where I'm headed) if any of you miss a class, I would totally share my notes with you!  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: March 21, 2008, 03:02:02 PM »
Also, try going to clark howards website.  He always has awesome deals on tickets, but I cant remember if they are only going OUT of ATL. 

I also would like to say that I am very happy about the fact that my favorite 166ers are pretty likely to attend Emory w/ me :)

You 166ers are so exclusive... :'(

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: March 20, 2008, 07:09:32 PM »
Georgia is like right next to Florida.  You could rent a car (most rental cars have maps).
yeah... that would require me to drive.

the larger problem is that it's super expensive to rent a car in one place and drop it off in another.

So, am I the only one who started living outside my means when I heard about the 90k?

Ha, still going to be in debt though even with my 96K because of not so much. But I'm about 95% sure I'm going to Emory now, and I just RSVP'd to the ASW. I'm so excited!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Looking for advice! Emory vs. OSU
« on: March 19, 2008, 03:48:02 PM »
No one has any advice?  :(

Choosing the Right Law School / Looking for advice! Emory vs. OSU
« on: March 19, 2008, 12:08:41 PM »
Deleted for privacy.

Thanks for all the advice, I really appreciate it!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:34:25 PM »
Thanks! I appreciate the info!

I was wondering this too...does anyone know if it's alright to do this?

Law School Admissions / Re: Multiple Seat Deposits?
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:12:04 PM »
I dont think this information is saying that you cannot put in a seat deposit while waiting to hear from other schools... if that was the case, deferals and WL's wouldnt be ethical either... what the comment is saying is that its not right to send in 3 deposits to 3 schools that you have already been accepted to-- and I have to say here that I agree with this. There are people waiting for answers based on those deposits.

Also, schools expect you to put a deposit in at another institution if they are delaying an answer until after April 15-30th. Harvard and Penn's Deferal/WL emails both say to do just that to hold a spot at another school. But sending in multiple deposits? I don't think thats right. Withdraw from one, then send in another if you are fortunate enough to get into a school that you would rather go to.

But what if you don't even hear about financial aid packages until after the deposit deadlines? It's extremely difficult to decide before you know all the information if you have been accepted to multiple schools you want to attend.

Law School Admissions / Re: Multiple Seat Deposits?
« on: March 18, 2008, 12:03:21 PM »
That is so strange. When I got my Emory acceptance, their deposit form even includes a space to say "I am tentatively deciding to attend Emory but I have put down deposits at ______ schools"

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