Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

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Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby A1840 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Both would leave me with a fair amount of debt, but Emory would be significantly less. Atlanta seems like a much more desirable place to spend 3 years, but would the job prospects be so much better out of Notre Dame to justify the higher cost and the relocation to South Bend?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:50 pm

Where. Do. You. Want. To. Work?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby A1840 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:53 pm

flem wrote:Where. Do. You. Want. To. Work?

East Coast. Either in a large city in the northeast, or somewhere in the southeast where virtually all of my family is located.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:02 pm

A1840 wrote:
flem wrote:Where. Do. You. Want. To. Work?

East Coast. Either in a large city in the northeast, or somewhere in the southeast where virtually all of my family is located.


Emory. Lower COA plus is the second most respected school in the Southeast.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby rad lulz » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:02 pm

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby ze2151 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:04 pm

slam dunk emory, but just be VERY careful about how much money you take out. you want to give yourself exit options. if i may, what would your total debt be at each place (ug inclusive)?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:06 pm

ze2151 wrote:slam dunk emory, but just be VERY careful about how much money you take out. you want to give yourself exit options. if i may, what would your total debt be at each place (ug inclusive)?


Also important. Emory isn't worth a really high COA as Atlanta is a BigLawl slaughterhouse currently. And ATL firms are giant gradewhores so you're not getting BigLawl unless you're top 25% (and that's optimistic)

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:14 pm

Emory

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby A1840 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:18 pm

It would cost me about $120,000 to go to Emory and $144,000 to go to Notre Dame. This does not include the interest I will be accruing on these loans while I am still in school though. I'm hoping that I could bring these numbers down some by living cheaply and maybe getting a paid position over the summer, though I'm not counting too heavily on the latter.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby bigeast03 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:19 pm

Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby A1840 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:21 pm

bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby JasonR » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:21 pm

A1840 wrote:It would cost me about $120,000 to go to Emory and $144,000 to go to Notre Dame. This does not include the interest I will be accruing on these loans while I am still in school though. I'm hoping that I could bring these numbers down some by living cheaply and maybe getting a paid position over the summer, though I'm not counting too heavily on the latter.


Definitely Emory. I'd vote for Emory even if COA were equal at both.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:22 pm

If southeast, Emory. If you want to work in the Northeast, neither.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:22 pm

A1840 wrote:
bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.


Emory and UGA are essentially peer schools at this point in Atlanta. What's the COA compared to Emory? Also remember living in Athens is dirt cheap and UGA girls are the right combination of hot and stupid when making this decision

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby ze2151 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:26 pm

tfleming- that is not true.

op- 120k is a tremendously huge amount of money. think of ways to minimize that bill. and if you can't...think it over.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby bigeast03 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:27 pm

A1840 wrote:
bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.


With the tuition equalization, shouldn't it be ~100k, give or take 5k? I know that isn't one of the schools in the poll and I don't want to be a d-bag, but given your goals and preferred region I think that would make a lot of sense to consider.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:28 pm

ze2151 wrote:tfleming- that is not true.



The peer schools point? Or UGA girls point?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby A1840 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:29 pm

flem wrote:
A1840 wrote:
bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.


Emory and UGA are essentially peer schools at this point in Atlanta. What's the COA compared to Emory? Also remember living in Athens is dirt cheap and UGA girls are the right combination of hot and stupid when making this decision


UGA would only be about $85,000 but I worry that I would be sacrificing the option to leave Georgia, and I would like to have as much mobility as possible. Plus, if I wanted to stay regional, I would just go to UF, which I could go to for something like $45,000.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:30 pm

A1840 wrote:
flem wrote:
A1840 wrote:
bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.


Emory and UGA are essentially peer schools at this point in Atlanta. What's the COA compared to Emory? Also remember living in Athens is dirt cheap and UGA girls are the right combination of hot and stupid when making this decision


UGA would only be about $85,000 but I worry that I would be sacrificing the option to leave Georgia, and I would like to have as much mobility as possible. Plus, if I wanted to stay regional, I would just go to UF, which I could go to for something like $45,000.


COA at Emory?

Also, I wouldn't describe Emory as especially portable. A few of the top kids go to NY maybe. Atlanta is their home market for obvious reasons.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby noleknight16 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:33 pm

I heard about 1 in 5 Emory grads go to the Northeast after graduation. True or no?

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby bigeast03 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:34 pm

A1840 wrote:
flem wrote:
A1840 wrote:
bigeast03 wrote:Did you apply/get into UGA by any chance?


I did, but I only got a tuition equalization since I'm OOS.


Emory and UGA are essentially peer schools at this point in Atlanta. What's the COA compared to Emory? Also remember living in Athens is dirt cheap and UGA girls are the right combination of hot and stupid when making this decision


UGA would only be about $85,000 but I worry that I would be sacrificing the option to leave Georgia, and I would like to have as much mobility as possible. Plus, if I wanted to stay regional, I would just go to UF, which I could go to for something like $45,000.


TLS knowledge suggests that outside of the T14, and even there, portability is limited without ties. It would seem to make the most sense to balance debt and region you'd want to work. Florida at $45,000 would be a great deal if you ask me. It's cheap and you have ties to where you want to go.

ETA: If you must choose between those two you listed, I would go with Emory.
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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:34 pm

noleknight16 wrote:I heard about 1 in 5 Emory grads go to the Northeast after graduation. True or no?


Patently false

Edit: at least I feel like it is based on anecdotal evidence. According to the TLS profile 22% of people take the bar in NY/NJ/PA but those figures are from 2008

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby ze2151 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:38 pm

tfleming- the peer schools thing.

you're speaking with some authority here. are you an emory student? or a dawg?

1 in 5 is generous. i would guess 1 in 7 or 1 in 8.

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby flem » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:40 pm

ze2151 wrote:tfleming- the peer schools thing.

you're speaking with some authority here. are you an emory student? or a dawg?

1 in 5 is generous. i would guess 1 in 7 or 1 in 8.


Neither. I work for biglawl firm in ATL. They're peers for all intents and purposes, at least in the eyes of this firm. Emory has slightly more mobility and an edge in lay prestige. Biglawl placement looks similar.

It's also been well publicized that Emory's OCI is total shit since the economy tanked

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Re: Notre Dame ($) or Emory ($$)

Postby ze2151 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:42 pm

i'll go ahead and defer to you then.




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