Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

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Pleadthe5th
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Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby Pleadthe5th » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:35 pm

Hey everyone. So I definitely 100% want to work in S. Florida (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami) and was set to choose UMiami over UF due to a 23k scholly and the ability to live at home and not have any living expenses (no rent, laundry, minimal food expenses) making it cheaper than UF with what I see as smiliar job prospects in my target market. Then today I recieved an acceptance plus 54k (18k/yr) from Emory and have no idea what to do. I'm looking for any insight or anyone with knowledge as to how an Emory Law degree holds up in S. Florida/Miami. I'm aware of its spot in the rankings so please don't make that the argument to choose Emory. I want real "inside" information on how the S. Florida market views Emory compared to Miami/UF and if it is worth the enormous cost of going there (even with the scholarship it's expensive). Thanks in advance! I usually find people's opinions on here very helpful.

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby Panther7 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:47 pm

i guess the question you need to ask yourself.....


do you really want to live at home?

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby pearl_earrings » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:23 am

I don't have a useful answer, but I'd love to hear this debate as well.

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby GoTribe1 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:47 am

I can only speak anecdotally, but I work for an attorney in S. Florida who went to Emory, and my understanding is that T14<Vandy<Emory<Tulane + UF/UM for the Ft. Laud./Miami market (Yeah, for one reason or another Tulane seems to be very well regarded here, also...). To give you a non-answer, it depends. The bigger firms are certainly going to appreciate the name on your degree.

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby beesknees » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:06 am

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby somewherewarm » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:10 am

Some of the bigger firms in Florida have been at Emory's OCI from the NALP data I've seen... Not sure if that's still true ITE. I also noticed a little UNC love from Florida. I'm wondering the same thing about Emory so I'd love to hear more from actual Floridians.

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby somewherewarm » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:49 pm

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby Pleadthe5th » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:44 pm

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Re: Emory Law Degree in S. Florida

Postby rando » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:12 pm

There were several Florida firms at Emory's OCI. I know several 2L's (at the upper end of the class rankings) that have associate positions in Florida. A couple in Orlando and a few others in Miami.

I got a callback from an Orlando firm with zero Florida ties. If you actually plan on being there, I imagine it would be easier for you to work the Fla angle.




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