splittinghairs wrote:If you really want Charlotte, WF is your best option. But the best school for anywhere in NC is UNC. Just like UGA runs the show in GA, so does UNC in NC.
Having said that, I think you should just get over your Atlanta issues and go to UGA in-state. ITE, all you should want is just a job and UGA/Atlanta will probably give you that.
UNC runs the show in NC? are you forgetting Duke? Wake is probably just a bit below UNC in NC but they are basically peers now.
Also UGA doesnt run the show in GA, it faces competition from Emory and other Southern schools like Vandy/Duke.
But anyways for OP, the reason why W&L worries me is that their 2010 employment stats are horrendous. Just compare 2010 versus 2009 and 2008, they really took a nose dive in employment stats. http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/page.asp?pageid=1158
by my count only 15/123 are in law firms with 100+ attorneys in 2010. so you can forget about biglaw.
UNC and Wake are peer schools. For the most part, Duke's graduates end up outside of NC. You're right that UGA doesn't run the show in GA, but it places very well throughout GA as many Emory grads seek employment outside of GA. OP really just needs to consider where they want to end up. In my opinion, all of these schools are peer schools and if OP wants GA go to UGA, NC go to Wake, and W&L if he wants options outside of those two states.