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cts2012
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Postby cts2012 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:51 am

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JustE
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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:53 am

cts2012 wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster. Fordham and Emory are my top two choices, and I'm only waiting to hear back from my reach schools. I will not be in debt when I graduate from either school, and my primary concern is being able to find a good job, not necessarily biglaw. I'd rather live in the Southeast than NY, but I'd rather live in NY with a good job rather than the SE with a bad job. It'd be helpful if you would explain your choice if you answer the poll.

Please no retake, I took the LSAT 3 times (cancel, 158, 167). I would've applied to schools with a 158 had it not been for this site, so thanks for the help.


No debt? And you want to work in the SE, you say? You only need to make about $75k in Atlanta to match the cost of living $160k affords you in NY. This is Emory by a mile.

Good luck.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:53 am

What's your definition of a "good" job? Flexible hours? Large paycheck?

Fordham if you want to get NYC biglaw.

Emory if you want the South.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby cts2012 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:02 am

By good job I mean that I'd like to work in a private firm with pretty good hours (<60/week), make pretty good pay, but it doesn't have to be market, and have interesting work.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:03 am

cts2012 wrote:By good job I mean that I'd like to work in a private firm with pretty good hours (<60/week), make pretty good pay, but it doesn't have to be market, and have interesting work.


Emory.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby marmot8 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:13 am

JustE wrote:
cts2012 wrote:By good job I mean that I'd like to work in a private firm with pretty good hours (<60/week), make pretty good pay, but it doesn't have to be market, and have interesting work.


Emory.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby thexfactor » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:18 am

1.retake get a couple more pts and go to UVA/Duke/Vandy or t14.

2.Since money is not a factor, I would go to Fordham. Better OCI. I think there is an 8% increase in NLJ250 placement.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby flem » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:21 am

thexfactor wrote:1.retake get a couple more pts and go to UVA/Duke/Vandy or t14.

2.Since money is not a factor, I would go to Fordham. Better OCI. I think there is an 8% increase in NLJ250 placement.

3. tl;dr


FTFY

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:26 am

flem wrote:
thexfactor wrote:1.retake get a couple more pts and go to UVA/Duke/Vandy or t14.

2.Since money is not a factor, I would go to Fordham. Better OCI. I think there is an 8% increase in NLJ250 placement.

3. tl;dr


FTFY


OP has taken the LSAT 3 times already... They start looking at you funny when you take #4... Plus, they don't want big law, so NLJ250 placement doesn't mean a thing...

They are going to look at you crazy in the SE w/ a degree from Fordham... Unless you're top of the class... Again, Emory by a mile...

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby cts2012 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:07 pm

Would having no ties to the Southeast and a lot of ties to biglaw and i-banking/finance in NYC change your opinions?

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby JCFindley » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:10 pm

SE is a broad term..... Atlanta and some FL coast cities are not typically southern.....

If you are talking Dothan Alabama or Columbus GA or Meridian MS then it is Emory by a LONG shot....

Frankly, in those markets you will do better with Emory than the T-14 period with the possible exception of UVA.

True story, I was having lunch with my cousin in Dothan. He has his own firm, (Hung the shingle and does quite well.) Anyway, he meets my wife and says you're a Yankee aren't ya? She responded that she had lived in North Carolina for a long time. He said, "That state still has the word North in it."

Anecdotal story to say the least but in many smaller deep south markets Virginia is not even considered the south. Duke might as well be Harvard and both will get you funny looks unless you went to high school in the town you are applying. State schools with the state's name in the school or Vandy and Emory are the only other acceptable options in many of these places.....

Take that for what its worth, which is not much unless you are looking at smaller town law.

JC

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 pm

Curious as to why SMU with $78,000 scholarship money is not in the running. If you applied, I assume that you are open to living & working in Texas.

Deciding between Fordham & Emory should be a personal preference decision, in my opinion, since both leave you with no debt.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby cts2012 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:07 pm

Is one option better than the other if I finish with median grades?

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby JustE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:24 pm

cts2012 wrote:Is one option better than the other if I finish with median grades?


If you finish w/ median grades at any one of those schools, be prepared to stay in that region... For that reason, Emory is your best bet.

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Re: Fordham v Emory

Postby dingbat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:09 pm

cts2012 wrote:Is one option better than the other if I finish with median grades?

Have you ever lived in NY? It's not a location but a lifestyle.
Either you like it, or you don't.
And if you don't like the NY lifestyle, your life here will suck the big one.




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