Cornell or Emory for the south

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john1990
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Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:29 am

If i want to practice in the south, and probably Atlanta, would it still be wise to attend Cornell? How would you rank Cornell, Duke, Emory for job prospects in Atlanta and Florida. Does Duke place well in DC? Will Emory place in DC at all?

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby American_in_China » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:39 am

no. bad, good, only ATL. Yes.
not really.
Vandy/Duke/UVA are your best options.

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:08 am

Why are your only choices Cornell and Emory

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby barneytrouble » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:44 pm

3.3 166 is taking cornell and duke off the table from the start. wait for your lsat

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby hookem12 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:27 pm

Duke. Vanderbilt.


Texas?

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:25 pm

barneytrouble wrote:3.3 166 is taking cornell and duke off the table from the start. wait for your lsat

Yea im taking the LSAT in February and prepping in the 170-173 range, with one lone 176

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:26 pm

So in Atlanta Emory will beat out a lower T14 like Northwestern or Cornell? Pretty surprised to hear that

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:31 pm

john1990 wrote:So in Atlanta Emory will beat out a lower T14 like Northwestern or Cornell? Pretty surprised to hear that

The lower T14s are still somewhat regional - you'll be able to get a job in your region coming from one of them, but going to Emory will be much more useful in terms of making connections and networking in the area, and the name is more familiar (not to mention it will have a larger alumni base in the area). If you're worried about ranking, shoot for UVa, Duke, or Vandy. UGA is a good choice for Georgia as well, from what I've heard.

Also, bro, with a 166/3.3 I'm fairly sure your chances at NU and Cornell are nil. Try to bring your PT average up to the mid-upper 170s before retaking. Applying late + potential hit on your LSAT because of nerves (which would put you in the upper 160s again) could = a waste of time. Don't retake until you're absolutely ready. Trust me, I learned this the hard way.

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Re: Cornell or Emory for the south

Postby john1990 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:00 pm

Thanks for the tip, i have been in the 170-173 range though and i got a 176 on my last PT. I think a month should be enough, but i guess if i have to cancel then that is not a big deal.




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