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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Emory & BIGLAW
« on: April 04, 2007, 07:33:36 AM »
I've heard that atlanta biglaw will go as deep as top 50%.

my financial aid package is what made me give emory a promise ring. I got a 20k/year scholarship, with the only string being that I stay in academic good standing. My dad pays my rent and I loan out everything else, which comes out to about 30k a year in loans...i loan out a little more than i need, to pay various bills and have an emergency fund. My other options were GW with no scholarship which = $60,000/year loans, UF no scholarship = $21,000/year loans, Vandy no scholarship + nashville = no, Notre Dame + conservative school & town = no. A lot of people here take out loans and a lot have their parents pay for it all, it just varies, but i do feel like one of the "poorest" people here.

Hey guys,
I am a 1L and thought I'd answer some of your questions. Concerning ATL. ATL is a great great city. For people in their mid to late 20s/early 30s there is a place here for you. The Highlands is great for the live music/bar scene, little five points is great for the indie/coffee shop scene, midtown is great for the trendy/gay scene, buckhead is good if you feel like going out and spending a lot of money and want people to know that you spent a lot of money to go out scene, it honestly has something for everyone. For students with families, ATL has plenty of suburbs for you to keep your minivan and 2.5 children. HOWEVER, it is not a NY, Boston, Chicago. You cant walk around and marvel at its greatness ... you need to drive to see these things. In some respects it is better than those cities. The people are friendly and it does not have an "urbanization" feel to it. Trees EVERYWHERE. Atlanta is a transplant city, in that you will rarely find someone originally from ATL, which makes for a nice mix of people. Traffic is terrible. I plan my schedule around it and I try to find short cuts. I plan on working here when I graduate or return to the central florida area.

ASW is a great event, especially since Ill be there to see all the unsuspecting faces that have NO idea what they are about to get into in starting law school [I dont mean this negatively agaisnt Emory, I mean it negatively towards law school in general, but dont get me wrong I like law school, but it is INSANE]. Anymore questions shoot them my way.

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: March 09, 2007, 05:36:36 AM »
the brief is spring break...9 days of outlining and practicing for oral arguments ... god i miss undergrad. See  My Undergrad years, 00 F2.d 2006 (UF 2006).

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: March 07, 2007, 01:01:40 PM »
1 year from now ALL of you [who are going to emory] will be LOVING LWRAP [Legal Writing] ... writing a 40 page appellate brief is sexy. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: March 05, 2007, 08:25:15 PM »
I want Emory, and I'll consider it if I get in, but I don't think I'd pass up on Bama for it.  I loved Bama on ASD, it's FAR cheaper, and not too far down the totem pole (and on the rise, I'm guessing).  What do you guys think?

Go to bama if you want to work in alabama. If you dont want to work in alabama, but dont want to pay for emory, then go to bama, but you will have to be in the top of your class.

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: February 23, 2007, 07:08:04 AM »
Top 1/2 will get you biglaw in ATL, if you have DC or NYC aspirations you best be in top 1/4. If you have those aspirations Emory is far and away the best school to go to in GA.

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: February 17, 2007, 06:31:41 AM »
a couple of things:
1. LSN is not representative of the applicant pool, I know very few people who have even heard of it. So to base anything of that website would be a mistake.
2. The dean just secured 27 million from the main university [coca cola just donated 200 million to the school, so if you want to come to emory your ass better start drinking coke heavily]. What this means is that more money to students with better numbers, which means a better chance that they will come here and increase our numbers.
3. We are decreasing the class size. This means we can accept fewer students and thus be more selective.
4. HOWEVER, Emory is all about minorities [probably because there are so few here] so if you are an ETHNIC minority, aside from asian [that includes indians] and have above a 155 I would advise you to apply.
5. the student body is incredibly sexy. So sexy that tim hardaway hates us as well. [just kidding].

Law School Admissions / Re: Emory
« on: February 16, 2007, 04:40:24 PM »
hey emory lsn'ers. congrats to those who have been accepted and good luck to those who are waiting. I am a 1L and work as a student ambassador in the admissions office. Just a piece of knowledge, the new dean is tightening up the admission standards, so it probably is not predictive to compare this cycle to last years cycle. Last years average lsat score was 164 and gpa was 3.5. I wish I could tell you what they are aiming for this year, but all i can say is that the dean is pushing for higher numbers. If any of you have questions, lay 'em on me. 

Yep, you're right. They can win the 2006 Final Four (for a season that played in 2005 and 2006) and the 2007 National Championship game (for a season that was played in 2006). Taxes? I think you're trying too hard. You have to decide academic year or calendar year. You can't have the best of both worlds. If academic year, the 2006 Final Four can't be counted toward this. If calendar year, you have to used the year the game was played in given the nature of basketball season. If not, the 2007-2008 basketball champion could claim double championship if their football team won in '07 or '08.

that wasn't painful at all. i actually found it to be quite waek.

PS: underlined for organization. italicized because i was pointing out that it's the official title of the game.

ok, ill foward your argument to the NCAA. and i am done with this, we'll agree to disagree, i have civ pro to study for.

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