swinger wrote:I do agree that there 100% will be differences in the interactions with professors and students when comparing Yale to Golden Gate. There will be differences in interactions between UGA and Emory as well (though a significantly smaller gap in experience than Yale v. GG). The point is, as you will learn this during your 1L year, these interactions are not what most people go to law school for.
Ok. Now I can have a easier time finding common ground. You are using language like "most people." This may or may not be correct, but it far more reasonable than the dude who said "law school is fools errand if you are not shooting for a top salary." This is TLS and TLS has a huge materialism/Biglaw/LOL Models n' Bottles bias that is really disturbing to us normal people who think money is a part of life, not life itself.
If you read carefully above, I never said anything that you are accusing/insinuating that I said. I just said 1. Emory has better employment 2. Emory has more lay prestige 3. Emory has a better rep with judges/lawyers. That's it. That started Bruce off (if you really aren't Bruce, can never be sure on TLS) with his OMG newb remarks.
swinger wrote:They go for the potential employment, because, as it has been pointed out by the 2Ls/3Ls ITT, law school does not teach you to be a lawyer, it teaches you to think like a lawyer.
No disagreement. I mean, some schools today would try to disagree with that because experiential learning has becoming their marketing gig, but yeah, I agree and I never said anything to the contrary. You are assuming things.
swinger wrote:While I cherish the interactions I have had with my professors and colleagues at UVA (some of the brightest people and most engaging conversations I have ever had), they are rare. I do not discuss torts with my friends while I am at the gym. I do not talk about Property on the softball field (aside from the occasional joke that only law students find hilarious, which makes most of us law students the breed we are).
You are really missing the fact that you will be a better lawyer because you went to UVA and not Golden Gate. Haven't you even been in a class in highschool where you didn't learn anything because everyone else was an idiot? Maybe you went to private school or something-- point is, being around people who are constantly asking questions that you already understand and are generally slowing down the class will hurt you. When you study with these people, you will be counted on to drag them along because you are smarter and more capable than they are. On the contrary, going to UVA you will be hearing things in class and from your study group that you yourself did not think of. The competition will make you better, and yes I can understand this as an 0L because it is simply common sense.
swinger wrote:This is why we said that the important issue is employment. And yes, Emory statistically does better in employment by the numbers, but (and I refuse to comment here because I know nothing about the ATL/GA overall legal market, which is why I didn't jump into this thread earlier) it appears from the 2Ls who have chimed in that go to Emory/UGA/other nearby schools or are from the area that the employment prospects will be very similar. ]
I never said Emory would be better for GA than UGA. I said it would probably be better for Atlanta because not only is it a better school, with way better employment numbers, but it is in ATL. You are probably disputing something that I never alleged because you skimmed the thread too quickly. I also never said anything about the grade cutoffs-- I only posted the #'s which were way in Emorys favor. Period.
swinger wrote:Please just leave it at this, and when you finish your 1L year I invite you to PM me and let me know if you disagree. If at the 1L year you are still thinking about the educational quality and what not based on your peers LSATS and not your employment prospects, and if you still dont understand what we mean about the two being similar as far as employment, please PM me.
Please leave it at this and PM me when you understand both what I have said above and what I have not said.