« on: December 27, 2007, 05:37:12 PM »
very new school, so not a lot of connections. Very high tuition for that kind of uncertainty. If you can muster the couple points, I would go to Ga. State instead b/c it is a Much better school!
JM ATL is nowhere near a new school, I think it was founded in 1933. But it is newly (provisionally) accredited by the ABA.
OP: If you plan to practice in GA, avoid going to JM. I have spoken to a few current students and know some graduates and recruiters who confirm their reputation is not nearly as well respected as the other four Georgia law schools. That's putting it mildly. Unfortunately, the reputation of the school plays a large role when it comes to job initial prospects. I'm sure there are exceptions, but it would be better to give yourself as many opportunities as possible...
I was set on attending JM ATL, but realized the debt is not worth the dismal job prospects coming out. I visited and I liked the atmosphere, the students and faculty seemed down to earth and it seemed like a close-knit environment, but not for 28k+ a year with no scholarships.
I have totally crossed them off my list. Unless you already have some connections who don't care where you went to school, maybe. I'd rather take the LSAT again before I'd attend there.