Emory portability-NYC

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ballpop
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Emory portability-NYC

Postby ballpop » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:27 am

How is Emory's portability to NYC? I hear about the alumni network in NYC alot, but how pervasive is it?

I have ties here already (in NYC I mean) and I could wrangle some contracts, but I am trying to weigh the benefits of a school like Emory that certainly has respect as a great school in NYC, versus the time to network going to a significantly lower ranked local school would get me.

MrAnon
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Re: Emory portability-NYC

Postby MrAnon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:43 am

Going to Emory and finishing in the middle of your class, or even in the top 1/3 of your class isn't going to make jaws drop in NYC. Whether you go to Cardozo, Emory, or Brooklyn, you have to do really really well in order to get a job that pays over 50k and is not considered shitlaw in NYC. Tons of people who want NYC but feel like they would be demeaning themselves by attending Cardozo or Brooklyn leave for Emory, Wash U, Boston U, or fill in the blank with your favorite T-40 school. If they finish at the very top of the class at those schools, they get big firm jobs in NYC. If they don't then they get the same as anyone else who doesnt finish top of the class at any school.

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Re: Emory portability-NYC

Postby flcath » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:55 am

I'd guess a top third finish would make you borderline competitive, but I'd tend to agree.

If you ABSOLUTELY ARE returning to NYC when you graduate, Emory makes no sense.

ballpop
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Re: Emory portability-NYC

Postby ballpop » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:18 am

Here is where it gets tough.

Due to good luck (and a full scholarship for UG) I am getting law school paid for.

My options at the moment are Cardozo with 114k and Emory with 45k (waiting on pretty much BC realistically---Cornell and Vandy are my longshots). While personally, I am not paying out of pocket, I have no intention of wasting money (and getting 7 years of tuition at nearly no tuition costs seems awesome)---

would Emory give me ANY advantage to placement in large law firms in NY/northern NJ, assuming I graduated similarly in both schools (I am one of the few who thinks a 164 versus 166 difference in median LSATs means absolutely nothing at all, and that both student bodies are functionally the same)??

Or would the opportunities for networking that I would pass up by going to Emory simply not be worth it (I am a pretty great networker/interviewer, to the level that I sometimes get offers at staffing agencies when I am interviewing for jobs they are looking to fill at client's companies)??




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