Emory v. American

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Emory v. American

Postby BlackLaw » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:36 pm

Both at sticker price, I want to live/practice in DC, NY or Chicago. Not too sure what type of law I want to practice.

May seem like a no-brainer because Emory is T20 but I am concerned about Emory's national reach and specifically how Emory grads fair outside of the south.

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby SeiferD » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:43 pm

Since it's sticker, I'd say Emory.

But, have you visited? Would you be ok if you needed to work for a few years in the South?

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby BlackLaw » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:46 pm

I haven't visited American yet and I live in DC. I'm not too excited about the prospect of attending AU. I'm going to Emory's ASD in April.

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby BlackLaw » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:51 pm

And I realllllly don't want to practice in the south

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby SeiferD » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:58 pm

See how the ASD goes then. I'm guessing you'll have a pretty good feel after that. FWIW I know someone who went from straight from Emory to DC work. But he I believe he was highly ranked in his class.

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby BlackLaw » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:03 am

Thanks!

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby quickquestionthanks » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:43 am

A close friend of mine went to Emory, got a biglaw job in NYC. Probably top 20% or so.

If you haven't been, keep your mind open to Atlanta. It's a pretty cool city and very cosmopolitan. The traffic is pretty crappy though, so I'd live on-campus for the first year. Emory is about 20 minutes away from midtown (the cool part).

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby BlackLaw » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:59 pm

bump

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby twintipping_bumps » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:01 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:A close friend of mine went to Emory, got a biglaw job in NYC. Probably top 20% or so.

If you haven't been, keep your mind open to Atlanta. It's a pretty cool city and very cosmopolitan. The traffic is pretty crappy though, so I'd live on-campus for the first year. Emory is about 20 minutes away from midtown (the cool part).


Is the 20 minutes with light or heavy traffic?

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby quickquestionthanks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:23 am

twintipping_bumps wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:A close friend of mine went to Emory, got a biglaw job in NYC. Probably top 20% or so.

If you haven't been, keep your mind open to Atlanta. It's a pretty cool city and very cosmopolitan. The traffic is pretty crappy though, so I'd live on-campus for the first year. Emory is about 20 minutes away from midtown (the cool part).


Is the 20 minutes with light or heavy traffic?



Yeah, I realize that was unclear. Light traffic is 18-20 minutes. Heavy traffic is 45-1hour depending on what retarded construction project is going on at the moment.

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby mkirk3 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:29 am

quickquestionthanks wrote:
twintipping_bumps wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:A close friend of mine went to Emory, got a biglaw job in NYC. Probably top 20% or so.

If you haven't been, keep your mind open to Atlanta. It's a pretty cool city and very cosmopolitan. The traffic is pretty crappy though, so I'd live on-campus for the first year. Emory is about 20 minutes away from midtown (the cool part).


Is the 20 minutes with light or heavy traffic?



Yeah, I realize that was unclear. Light traffic is 18-20 minutes. Heavy traffic is 45-1hour depending on what retarded construction project is going on at the moment.


I go to Emory for undergrad and grew up in Atlanta, it's about 10-12 mins no traffic to midtown, but I guess I drive quickly. Other good districts are close (Highlands, Inman Park, Decatur), but midtown is assuredly the most cosmopolitan. OP, if you are black as your name suggests, I wouldn't worry about Atlanta at all. If you practice 30+ miles outside the school, it may be different. Idk.

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby ppa840 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:31 am

Emory hands down

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby Puffy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:36 am

Isn't American like #100 or something?

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby lstwin » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:52 am

Puffy wrote:Isn't American like #100 or something?


It's #45

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Re: Emory v. American

Postby chicoalto0649 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:04 am

lstwin wrote:
Puffy wrote:Isn't American like #100 or something?


It's [strike]#45[/strike] garbage



I have to think Emory is a better respected degree in DC than American. You'd be really, really, low on the totem poll in DC should you choose to attend American.

Also, neither school will get you chicago but Emory COULD open up a lot more options than American should you excel.




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