Help Picking a Law School

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What's the best option?

WashU
43
45%
Emory
31
32%
Washington & Lee
6
6%
William & Mary
16
17%
 
Total votes: 96

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mavsman88
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Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:56 pm

I'm stuck between Emory, Washington and Lee, William and Mary, and WashU. I have no idea where I want to live, and I am not sure what type of law I want to do. I want the school that gives me the best job options and mobility. Please vote and comment on why and maybe rank the options.

Thanks!

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby showNprove » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:57 pm

If all else is equal, WashU

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:29 pm

I havent heard back from WashU or W&M. That's why Im interested to see how people would also rank the options in case I dont get into those 2 and the logic behind why one of the other.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:59 pm

Please comment on why your voting the way your are. Itll be much more helpful.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:04 pm

1) WashU
1.0001) Emory
3) W&M
50) W&L

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:07 pm

I can go ahead and tell you that people are voting the way they are because of rankings. What else do that have to go on? You haven't provided any preferences.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:08 pm

GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:I can go ahead and tell you that people are voting the way they are because of rankings. What else do that have to go on? You haven't provided any preferences.


I can say that this is false, at least in my case.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Joga Bonito » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:11 pm

GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:I can go ahead and tell you that people are voting the way they are because of rankings. What else do that have to go on? You haven't provided any preferences.


He did provide preferences. He perfers the school with the "best job options and most mobility." Out of the schools he listed, that school is WashU. Thats why most people are picking it. Emory is a very close second.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Cestjustemoi » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:11 pm

GotYourselfAStewGoin wrote:I can go ahead and tell you that people are voting the way they are because of rankings. What else do that have to go on? You haven't provided any preferences.


False I chose Emory because ATL owns!!!

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby illiniKID9 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:22 pm

in actuality, emory would probably be a better option for job prospects since the southern legal markets arent as saturated as the midwest (washu). i go to illinois and i have to compete for jobs with t14 grads, washu, notre dame, indiana, iowa, wisconsin, kent, loyola and depaul grads....all of whom have strong alumni bases in the midwest whereas students at emory compete in a emory dominated market...that is to say if you wanted to practice in ATL, but even in the south...you would have a stronger employment prospect than students from georgia, tulane, wake, unc, umiami, etc. either way, both schools are fine choices and i think they will both provide you with the tools to become a successful attorney.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby CG614 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:24 pm

mavsman88 wrote:Please comment on why your voting the way your are. Itll be much more helpful.


Please comment as to why you are having people vote on schools that you have not been accepted to yet.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:28 pm

I think the employment stats for these schools are similar enough that money should be your deciding factor. Surely one of these places is throwing some scholarship money at you.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:32 pm

Does W&L and W&M even compete with Emory? If scholarships are equal should w&m and wl be a contender.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:49 pm

CG614 wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:Please comment on why your voting the way your are. Itll be much more helpful.


Please comment as to why you are having people vote on schools that you have not been accepted to yet.


that's why I'm having people rank. I'm betting I get wl'ed at the very least at washu.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:39 pm

+1

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:00 am

Any more insight?

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Blindmelon » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:04 am

Biglaw placement they're all basically equal. I think WashU has an edge in clerkships/national placement. They're pretty much peers though - I'd take the cheapest (likely WM).

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby steph404 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:04 am

I know you don't know where you want to live, but you need to consider it before making a decision. I know that Emory can carry you throughout the SE market, and up to DC/NY.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:41 am

bump

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby Blindmelon » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:34 am

mavsman88 wrote:bump


They're all peers, with WashU having a little more portability. Thats it. Thats why no one really has a strong opinion.

WM/Emory will both prob. equally take you to NYC, with WM > for DC and Emory > for Atlanta. WL is good for VA, DC, NY prob. less so. Wash U is prob the same for NY as WM/Emory but much better for Chicago.

Choose where you want to live. If prefer DC, go to WM. If Chicago, go to WashU, if NY, none, but I would take one of WM/WashU/Emory.

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Re: Help Picking a Law School

Postby mavsman88 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:56 pm

bump




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