WSJ_Law wrote:Emory's new median LSAT = UGA new median LSAT. Also UGA has higher 25%ile (162 vs. 159...LOL at Emory's bottom of class for what was a T25 two years ago!) and equal 75%ile at 166.
Thinking the gap is closing. ITE + sky-high tuition +shit ton of bad press must have really hurt emory's 2014 class. Impossible for them to compete with GA residents given UGA instate rate, tuition equalizers, and emory's decline in public opinion/usnwr rank. Not to mention their TTT career services.
A 5k scholly in-state at UGA goes further than 75k at emory. You're gonna need top ~10%/LR to land BIGATLANTALAW anyways so why not go to UGA and enjoy lower CoL and better looking women?
If you're going to Emory for its "NYC/DC Placement" you're kidding yourself. As a poster mentioned above, you can probably sneak into one of Fordham/BC/GWU for better shots at those markets. Emory is more attractive to these types of prestige whores who wouldn't stoop to the level of a SPS. Get over yourself and don't go to Atlanta to get to New York. Go to New York to get to New York.
Qualification: Emory is a great school and UGA cannot match their clinics. It can be the right decision, but only at the right price. That place would fall off the map in terms of allure if UGA surpassed them in usnwr (which is unlikely IMO).
What bad press did they get? Also out of state students can get in-state tuition for 2/3 years anyway
But, law schools transparency says that emory places 21% of students in NLJ250, while U georgia only places 11%, which is suprising since georgia state places 13.5 Maybe its because georgia state is actually in atlanta.
Also lawschooltransperancy has Emory with a higher average salary, and a greater percentage of the class reporting (89%)!