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For Fall 2008 1L's, median age was 23. Not that 1 year really makes difference...

A couple of questions for the Emory folk...

Sounds like you all really enjoy your classmates (for the most part).  How diverse is the student body in terms of age?  Are most students under 25?  How much company would I have as a 30 yr old?

Also - how many students at Emory are married?  How many are parents?


I've lived in ATL for most of the past 10 years, and more or less expect to stay here.  I'm married, and have two kids under the age of 5... so we're pretty settled in.  My decision essentially comes down to Emory vs. GSU (though to be honest, I haven't heard back from Emory yet, so this could be an easier decision than I think!)

Anyway.  There are a several factors related to having a family that sort of incline me toward GSU.  But I thought I'd interrupt Those Talking Amongst Themselves long enough to get some info on the social scene.  Any thoughts?

You want brutal honesty? They call us "marrieds" and generally are shocked when we do anything but stay home and go to school (your social life ends when you get married, right?) No, there aren't many married people and, yes, there is a stigma attached in the eyes of the under 25 crowd. Also, no less than 5 people have made pretty rude comments to my husband. The very first time we hung out with 1L's, a woman asked him "Did you even go to college." On the other hand, we get along great with 3L's, so maybe it's just a few aholes in the 1L class. In general, we don't socialize with law students anymore.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:06:26 AM »
Heyo, big day tomorrow huh?  I predict 35 Bs and 35 B+s.

Haha, at least there won't be any C's or D's.

I will be so glad when this class is over.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 10, 2008, 05:36:17 PM »
Y'all think too damn much.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 28, 2008, 10:27:36 AM »
I don't think Emory changed its scholarship scheme to increase rankings. I think they threw out tons of half-tuition scholarships previously and ended up with 50 more students enrolling than expected. By giving out $90k scholarships to fewer students they were able to more accurately predict the class size. And sure enough, we're very close to that 220 student ideal for Emory.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 22, 2008, 04:57:44 AM »
Gowi, good looks on the Crunchtime.  Crucial.


Just 2 more days until LWRAP is over...

For 0L's, LWRAP is Emory's writing and research class. This year it's worth 2 credits and we take it both in the Fall and Spring. It's, well, time consuming, to say the least. It's also one of those classes that varies wildly from school to school. At some schools, it isn't even graded. But it's pretty important since you get writing samples from it and learn how to research (dur, yeah, that's what it's called.) Currently, Emory is considering switching it up big time. One rumor is that Legal Methods will be combined with LWRAP. Legal Methods is a course where we learn all of the theories behind the law, basically. Learn how to interpret everything from cases to statutes. We even spent a class or two on legal economics and philosophy. Again, Legal Methods is not something every school offers, or if they do offer it, it is drastically different from other schools. I honestly wish I had taken Legal Methods in undergrad, or at least prior to law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:07:15 AM »
I agree, reez. Especially since our median LSAT score for the class jumped to 165.(something I can't remember from that god awful orientation in August. Why isn't the website updated?)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 16, 2008, 08:36:36 AM »
Are there any Emory 1Ls who can tell me wtf Vertinsky means by "contract"?  Also am looking for advice on her use of the term "enforcement," if anybody has that info in a nutshell version.

Get CrunchTime for Contracts. I swear, she reads directly from it half the time. It's not in the same order as our book, but the info in it is dead-on with what we're covering. There has only been a couple of topics we covered that isn't in there.

Why is Emory such a pain in the ass that they won't let me pay for my app like normal schools?

Sorry dude.  It's just, we were sitting around at lunch the other day, and somebody said, bros, let's complicate our application process.  And we were all pretty bored, so we said, yeah, whatever.  And I guess that guy wound up doing it.  He's not real popular, if that makes you feel any better.

I'm still going to apply, but man, it is discouraging to have to go to the money order place like *insert insensitive comparison here*.  I haven't used a check in ages and I refuse to order a book for 1 application.

uuuhhhhh..... ok.  ::)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 11, 2008, 04:01:28 PM »
(Before we get too far off topic...)

FYI, I had my first experience with Career Services today. She was great. Knowledgeable, direct, and nice. Definitely exceeded my expectations. I have no worries about Career Services. Now I just have to figure out what I want to do next summer without having a clue about my grades...

She did say as an engineer looking for IP work with a firm in Atlanta, I probably need to be in the top 25%. She mentioned top 30% for other areas, but I'm only looking for Atlanta. Granted, this isn't exact science, just something she threw out there, but I thought it might interest engineer 0Ls.

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