FeelTheHeat wrote: bk1 wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:The employment rates 9 months after graduation is meaningless
There is no way you can possibly defend this statement.
Depends on how you interpret it, so allow me to spell it out. The OP quoted a 95% employment rate after graduation. This is a strictly numerical statistic which can obviously be inflated and manipulated any number of ways. Now, if this 95% was in government and firm work, then that would obviously be fantastic. But what if 50% are in the category of "business"? I think it is fair to take extreme caution with regard to approaching that as a valid source of information.
This is very true, however, it is a valid source of information (e.g., it still, quantitatively, shows employment). I never mentioned WHAT kind of employment... just that there WAS employment. Employment could mean working at McDonalds. So, the real question is "what kind of employment is being represented in that 95%?"
As per the comment about 60k being worth going to ATL vs. FL....
I think that I would much rather live in a beautiful city like ATL then a place like Gainesville or Tallahassee.
Since I can't really go to school in ATL while going to UF or FSU (flippant), I guess I really don't have a choice.
That being said, Emory is a wonderful school and, as far as choices go, I'm lucky that this is the decision I'm faced with. All things considered, I am very lucky and grateful to have the hardest decision in my life being "what excellent law school I should go to."