Martindale shows 913 GSU grads and 529 Mercer grads registered in Atlanta.
Would the age of the schools also affect these numbers? Mercer has been around for over a century, I believe, and GSU recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Considering that GSU's reputation seems to only be going up (fastest school to break into the top 100, but we'll see where that goes in the rankings this year), the numbers you provided might actually point to a significant current advantage for GSU.
Yeah, I think not a whole lot can be gleaned from the Martindale numbers. I wasn't really trying to make a point either way about the schools, and to be fair, I did say this:
Compared to Mercer, GSU is a relatively new school. As GSU becomes more established, I would expect the disparity to gradually grow.
What I really was trying to show was something resembling
hard data to raise a doubt as to the following comment, which was later acknowledged as being anecdotal rather than empirical:
GSU places SUBSTANTIALLY better than Mercer in Atlanta MIDLAW.
I have no problem with anecdotes so long as they are given proper weight. I think they can be useful, but I distrust sweeping assertions that are made based on one person's experience.