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Emory ASW Review [Long]

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Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2008, 06:02:57 AM »
Oh yeah, you can park right there.  Here's a tip - go in there as soon as you get your section assignments and get your books, that way there will only be a few people and with luck you may be able to partake of the limited supply of used textbooks.

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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2008, 06:11:24 AM »
I believe that even thugh Emory has shown me the money I'm going to be going with UVA at this point.  After seeing both schools and touring both campuses and attending both ASW's I really think that this would be the right choice. 

Excellent choice. Good luck.

Thanks, I know all of you will definitely love Emory!!!

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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2008, 06:15:47 AM »
I am pretty sure I am going to try and buy the books online.  From my undergrad experience, books are so much cheaper online, it is not even funny.  Even with express shipping.

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Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2008, 06:32:29 AM »
Easier said than done in the fall of 1L (you will not get your section assignments until practically the last minute, so you won't know which books to buy).  After that, yeah, definitely buy online.

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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2008, 07:21:10 PM »
And I think UVA over Emory with 96k is a good choice.  Congratulations, and good luck.

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2008, 07:46:00 PM »
I don't remember that there were any 1L classes where every professor used the same book (maybe Legal Methods?), but if it works out for you, more power to you.  :)

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Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2008, 09:09:10 PM »
FWIW, I know plenty of people who came from up north who wanted to go back to NY after they graduated, and who will be doing so.  I also know a couple of people who aren't from up there and had no intention of going to NY who are also going up there, much to their surprise.  But I mostly know people who aren't from up there and have no interest in going up there (like me).

Despite what you may have been told or the impression you may have gotten, while there are a boatload of Yankees at Emory, the average Emory law student comes from Georgia, Florida, or the Carolinas, and has little interest in leaving the capital of the south after they graduate.  If I had to guess, I'd say it is harder to get a good job in Atlanta than in is to get a similar job in NY, simply because most of us would prefer to stay here.  I could be wrong about that - as I said, I never looked at jobs outside of the area.  But the notion that people stay here because they can't find a job up north could not be more wrong.  The vast majority of us from the South have no interest in dragging our asses way up to the frozen north, and a not-insignificant number of people who venture down below the Mason-Dixon line discover that after three years down here they don't have as much interest in going back up there as they once did.



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Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2008, 10:42:35 AM »
Decider, I was reading what you wrote and was thinking to myself, "Hey, this all sounds familiar."  Then I realized we were in the same group, haha.  Do you know who I am?  I think our professor for our group was a great, knowledgeable, real guy.  He didn't put on a show for Emory.  He was genuine with his comments and that was far more helpful than any kind of Emory marketing.  I imagine that you and GC were the only LSDers I met?  Man, I had no idea it was you.  Good meeting you.  I said I was watching you after the Hotel Parking secret you were keeping, didn't I? ;)

I didn't get to attend the reception for Friday night but I will say the Friday morning/afternoon event was amazing.  I'm sorry to say most missed it but, as it's the nature of the beast, there were only a dozen of us which contributed to how well put together it was.  Extremely personal discussion was had.  It was very insightful for what one should expect.  We had details about everything and got to sit in an actual class.  The students who hosted it were really sincere in their musings about Emory.  Like I said, I love the real talk and not the marketing stuff.  I'll just ignore your marketing sugar coating.  Every school has its faults, there's no need to hide them.  Glad to say that the small faults of Emory are not deal breaking.

I agree about Career Services.  I wanted to know more.  They say ~20% end up in NYC and ~50% stay in ATL.  Is that their choice or was their hand forced?  I imagine that there are numerous students wanting to head back to NYC and stay in ATL because it was their best option.  However, I can see some people heading into 1L wanting to go to NYC but loving ATL and staying there.  I want a clearer picture.  It seems like at top 40% of your class, you have a shot at Biglaw in ATL.  But for NYC Biglaw, it's something around top 20%, per what LSDers have said.  Why can't they just Vandy us and give us the data?  Come on.  That should be made public.

I do, however, feel that being on LSD/TLS/LSN for months now (though a reader at first and posting now that Law School x Class of 2011 topics are shaping up), I have a firm grasp on what to expect.  It seems like several current students didn't appear to know as much about what Emory can do for them but perhaps they were just dumbing it down for me.  I definitely feel like I have a handle on housing, however, due to LSD and the current Emory students that post here.  Thanks, guys.

I also want to talk about the NY reception.  Basically, it was held to say, "You can take your Emory degree back to NYC."  Of course, I never doubted this.  But it never addressed just how well these students did in their class.  I know it may be somewhat of a taboo to say, "Hey, I didn't finish in the top half of my class but I was able to land a great job in NYC" but it's important to know what's in store for us.  One woman said that her best friend, who finished at the bottom of her Emory class, is a judge in Colorado or something.  I wish she had said what kind of judge but that's good to know.  It seems that after you land your first job, only the school you went to matters.

Muhammad, I was in that group too!

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« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2008, 11:54:02 AM »
Did you guys get a feel for how Emory competes with UGA for both jobs in Atlanta and elsewhere?
Thanks.

Re: Emory ASW Review [Long]
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2008, 11:58:11 AM »
My "small group" professor touched on this lightly. He basically said that when it comes to jobs in Atlanta, Emory is a top choice for most firms. Some firms will always have that good old boy connection, but it seemed that Emory grads are in higher demand in ATL.