MartianManhunter wrote:delBarco wrote:MartianManhunter wrote:You seem to be more interested in Texas markets than Atlanta. But if you're serious about Atlanta you ought to add Emory and UGA to your list. A quick search of King & Spalding's and Allston & Bird's (the 2 big ones) Atlanta offices has 429 attorneys that roughly breaks down like this:
UVA: 26 + 32 = 58 or 13.5%
Duke: 8 + 41 = 49 or 11.4%
Vandy: 39 + 55 = 94 or 21.9%
Emory: 33 + 69 = 102 or 23.7%
UGA: 50 + 76 = 126 or 29.3%
I prefer Atlanta's weather to Texas. My understanding is that it's also easier to break into than the Texas market.
did you manually extract these numbers or did you find them somewhere?
Manually. I just did a search on their websites and did a quick count, give or take away credibility accordingly. You or OP can double check if you like.
I always hear about UVA's dominance in Atlanta but raw numbers and the opinions of the small sample of attorneys I know in the city leave me unconvinced. This is just 2 firms, albeit the bigger ones. Maybe more firms would give a more accurate picture of UVA's placement.
I don't know about cross-placement between Atlanta and Texas, but if Vandy places strongly enough in Texas compared to Duke, UT and UVA then it would seem to be the wiser choice. UT only had 3 results between the 2 firms so I wouldn't commit there unless Atlanta wasn't a high priority.
The raw numbers actually make UVA look more dominant in Atlanta. Think about the fact that Atlanta really isn't a first choice destination for many students at any of the top 14 schools, and then factor that into the raw numbers. Especially after having visited UVA I can confidently say that a huge portion of the class there is focused on DC/NYC, and to a lesser extent California. I would say that Atlanta falls significantly behind those locales in terms of UVA students desired markets. Essentially every big time Atlanta firm does OCI at UVA (interestingly enough more do OCI at UVA than at Duke), and for some of the ultra elite Atlanta firms like Bondurant UVA is the only top 14 that they take the time to do OCI at ever year (although they readily accept appliants with good reaon to be in Atlanta from the more elite top 14 schools and Duke).
Do you mind PMing me some of the poor opinions about UVA that you heard from Atlanta attorneys? I had pretty much gotten the opposite impression, and I am suposed to be meeting up with a King and Spakding partner sometime in the near future.
Martian Manhunter is definitely correct about Atlanta being easier to break into for people outside of the region than Texas.