Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

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endersgame
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Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby endersgame » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:17 pm

Besides the prestige factor, why should I choose Emory over UGA if I absolutely want to practice in Georgia? I'm thinking UGA is the way to go, but please feel free to persuade me otherwise..

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Re: Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby de5igual » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:22 pm

if costs end up being similar (huge $$$ from emory vs full ride from uga), i'd choose emory. some prestige might be factored in, but i'd rather be in atlanta than athens, personally.

endersgame
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Re: Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby endersgame » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:43 pm

What about as far as getting jobs post graduation? Does anyone think one would have a significant advantage in the job market... (all else equal).

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Re: Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby kp009 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:47 pm

an "emory uga" forum search will yield a large selection of previous threads on this topic with lots of helpful info.

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HOLLYWOOD MARINE
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Re: Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby HOLLYWOOD MARINE » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:35 pm

Gotta love that search feature...

The job prospects in atl are about 50/50. Why spend 40+ a year at emory when all 3 years at UGA will be less than that...

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Re: Emory vs UGA (Practicing in Georgia)

Postby MartianManhunter » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:40 pm

Go to UGA. Networking with attorneys in the city (from biglaw partners on down) you'll quickly find that the sheer number of UGA lawyers indicate a placement level far beyond its ranking. Definitely comparable to Emory within the city. If this is where you want to practice - without $$ from either - go to UGA, assuming you can stomach Athens.




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