Georgia v. Alabama

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Wheretogo2013
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Georgia v. Alabama

Postby Wheretogo2013 » Mon May 24, 2010 6:43 pm

I want to practice in the Southeast and have family ties in both states. I've been accepted to both schools and am having a hard time deciding between the two. I have in-state tuition at Alabama, but Georgia is very generous residency-wise after the first year. My brother lives in Atlanta, while my parents are in Alabama. I have friends in both places and am familiar with both locations. I am interested in doing some statework and then eventually private practice. Any thoughts?

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thickfreakness
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Re: Georgia v. Alabama

Postby thickfreakness » Mon May 24, 2010 6:47 pm

Do you want to work in Atlanta or Birmingham? For the former, UGA, the latter, Alabama (at least unless one is substantially [read as: 15K or more] cheaper than the other).

Wheretogo2013
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Re: Georgia v. Alabama

Postby Wheretogo2013 » Mon May 24, 2010 7:16 pm

It really doesn't matter to me. I think I want to work in Atlanta long-term, but I grew up in Alabama, and also see myself there in my latter years.

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Re: Georgia v. Alabama

Postby trkmantis2 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:17 am

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/law%20sc ... page12.pdf

UGA's on NLJ's Go-To Schools list, BAMA is not. So assuming you'd like to maximize your chances at BigLaw, UGA's probably the stronger program.

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Re: Georgia v. Alabama

Postby Grizz » Fri May 28, 2010 12:26 am

1. Pick a state.
2. Go to school there
3. Work in that state for a long time and possibly never leave
4. ???
5. PROFIT

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Regionality
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Re: Georgia v. Alabama

Postby Regionality » Fri May 28, 2010 3:55 am

Isn't Alabama in-state ridiculously cheap? like 13k/yr? That's quite a deal if you're so torn....and you'd have to pay OOS the first year in GA. What are their res requirements after 1L?

I love Tuscaloosa as well...and you can't argue with the Crimson...

What is your gut telling you in terms of where you'd rather live and work?




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