Emory and NY/LA/SF BigLaw

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Emory and NY/LA/SF BigLaw

Postby GarnerB » Mon May 01, 2017 10:09 pm

Hey all, would love some insight on how well Emory Law grads place in the aforementioned legal markets. I'm currently on several WLs in the T14s and am dreading writing LOCIs, etc. On the other hand, I've been offered a full-tuition scholarship from Emory. Still a bit cautious on Emory, though. Browsed through the LinkedIn profiles of dozens of Emory Law students, and none really seem impressive. A bit worried. Any insight would be appreciated.


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Re: Emory and NY/LA/SF BigLaw

Postby UVA2B » Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 pm


~10% of Emory grads end up in NY/NYC. Significantly less end up in the other markets, Biglaw or not. If you don't want ATL/Southeast, Emory is not a great choice. If your goal is NYC/LA/SF Biglaw, you shouldn't go to Emory. If you are going to Emory on a full tuition scholarship wanting legal work in the Southeast, it's arguably the best non-T13 option as long as you're comfortable not getting Biglaw.

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Re: Emory and NY/LA/SF BigLaw

Postby Litt1tUp » Mon May 01, 2017 10:55 pm

Hey! I actually went to the LA Alumni Mixer earlier this year at Paramount Pictures so I can speak to LA (Huge film buff so I went for the experience)

I was surprised to meet tons of alums who were high up in entertainment companies (VP/Legal counsel of Paramount, Legal counsel for Warner Brothers and others who were working in boutique Santa Monica, Beverly Hills firms). I also met a handful of recent graduates who work at Paul Hastings in DTLA and a few at S&C in Century City.

What they told me is that the alums are loyal to their school so most of them didn't have difficulty finding their jobs but I feel that these people were towards the top of their class. If you have ties to LA, you can find your way back. If you don't, it's more difficult but not impossible!

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