Ohiobumpkin wrote:I'm confused why you came back to this thread Saddle Up. It seems you have made up your mind, so what is the purpose of coming back to a thread full of people who disagree with you to varying degrees. I personally think your decision to go to a Georgia law school seems sane enough, but you're making people upset by equating outcomes out of Emory with Duke. At the same time, I think some posters here don't recognize that many people prefer going to a law school in their home state, even if that means passing up going to a solid t-14.
Also, as others have said, the USNWR rankings (let alone one year's rankings) mean nothing for employment. USNWR is used best to get a sense for the admissions standards (GPA, LSAT).
I think if you can get Emory or UG to give you $$$, and you have your family paying off the rest of your COA, go for it. It sounds like you have the family support, GA connections/roots, and the academic ability to do well both at law school and maybe as an attorney in Georgia. Good luck!
Glad to read your insightful reply (even though your avatar freaks me out).
Given the subject of this thread I thought it was pretty clear that I was asking for opinions regarding GA law schools. I was not expecting all the “go somewhere else” advice since everyone I know is delighted (as in gainfully employed) with their GA LS outcomes. True, I was on the fence about being a lawyer (I probably shouldn’t have mentioned it).
I came back a month later mainly because I thought Emory’s big jump in the rankings would be well received. Instead all I heard was that the rankings are trivial. Exactly the opposite of the response from the people I know from Emory (and UGA too). Basically, a big disconnect.
As far as the Penn/Columbia decision, whatever I choose will be questionable. There’s no doubt that their stats/reputation are incredible. On the other side I am an outdoorsy person, not a great fit for either NYC or Philly and not to belabor the point, COA/COL cannot be disregarded.
If push comes to shove I suppose I could drive over a few blocks and see if Chrisley really does know best (j/k…kinda).