Emory Class of 2013!

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby terpette » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:14 am

rando wrote:
terpette wrote:This is probably a stupid question and I plan on calling the office soon - but I never received a letter about scholarship money but when I checked on-line, it said I was given $24,000/yr as a Law Scholarship. Is this automatically renewable? Sorry if this has already been answered!


Scholarships automatically renew pending good standing. i.e. you have to try pretty hard to fail.


Great news, thank you!

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:15 am

eldizknee wrote:
runn3rs wrote:
eldizknee wrote:I don't really understand this rep. Why would bitters "settle" on Emory? Why not BU/BC/GWU/Minn/WUSTL? Especially if they're carpetbaggers? I know it has this rep, but why don't other schools similarly ranked have this rep for being full of bitters that couldn't crack the T18/14/13/10/6/whatever? FWIW when I visited I talked to Northeasterners that turned down higher ranked schools because they liked Emory/ATL and there are a few current students that have been posting here that said they took Emory over higher ranked schools. Whatever. I'm excited.


I wasn't trying to be rude. I was just kinda curious about how Emory got this reputation. I put down my deposit already and I'll be visiting Atlanta this weekend for the first time in a while. I'm pretty freaking excited about Emory.


Yeah it's cool man, this wasn't directed at you. I was just wondering how it got that rep too. Doesn't really make a lot of sense to me, and I haven't gotten that vibe from anybody I've interacted with that actually goes to Emory.


Not sure about the rep. If you asked people around here I doubt they would know what you are talking about. Some people love it here, others are just happy, and some are not so happy. For a variety of reasons. Just like everywhere else. But a large contingent of disgruntled northeasterners? ehh, not so much.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby steph404 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:22 pm

UFMatt wrote:How much should one expect to pay to rent a 3 bedroom house within 2.5 miles of campus? Is $1100/month a reasonable price?

As for the Facebook group, I'll be joining after the ASW. I'm 99% sure that I'll be attending, but I want to wait until I actually visit before making it official.


$1100 is almost a little too reasonable - I'd want to see it. I rented a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house across N. Decatur from the law school (nice neighborhood) and the three of us paid a total of $2,000. And that was about 8 years ago. But if it looks like a decent house jump on it!

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby UFMatt » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:58 pm

steph404 wrote:
UFMatt wrote:How much should one expect to pay to rent a 3 bedroom house within 2.5 miles of campus? Is $1100/month a reasonable price?

As for the Facebook group, I'll be joining after the ASW. I'm 99% sure that I'll be attending, but I want to wait until I actually visit before making it official.


$1100 is almost a little too reasonable - I'd want to see it. I rented a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house across N. Decatur from the law school (nice neighborhood) and the three of us paid a total of $2,000. And that was about 8 years ago. But if it looks like a decent house jump on it!


Good to know. Thanks!

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:01 pm

UFMatt wrote:
steph404 wrote:
UFMatt wrote:How much should one expect to pay to rent a 3 bedroom house within 2.5 miles of campus? Is $1100/month a reasonable price?

As for the Facebook group, I'll be joining after the ASW. I'm 99% sure that I'll be attending, but I want to wait until I actually visit before making it official.


$1100 is almost a little too reasonable - I'd want to see it. I rented a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house across N. Decatur from the law school (nice neighborhood) and the three of us paid a total of $2,000. And that was about 8 years ago. But if it looks like a decent house jump on it!


Good to know. Thanks!


I had a two bedroom/two bath condo for $900. About the same distance from campus Eastward.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 pm

mavsman88 wrote:What is a typical first semester weekly schedule at Emory?


http://www.law.emory.edu/fileadmin/regi ... hedule.pdf

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby mavsman88 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:34 pm

How does that work? What's the average amount of hours in class/hours spent on campus on a given day. Do most people have early classes and classes every day of the week

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:01 pm

eldizknee wrote:
runn3rs wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:Why is the facebook group so barren. There are only like 70 members. Other admitted students groups have well have 100. Its odd Emory doesnt really have any type of admitted students site outside of this facebook group.


I also wonder if this reinforces Emory's reputation as a school for carpetbaggers and people who "settle" after not getting into their first choice. A huge generalization, of course, but enthusiasm for Emory seems low on this forum and elsewhere on the internet. Again, I know that uses only a very small, very specific sample but I'm interested to get some Emory students' take on the matter.


I don't really understand this rep. Why would bitters "settle" on Emory? Why not BU/BC/GWU/Minn/WUSTL? Especially if they're carpetbaggers? I know it has this rep, but why don't other schools similarly ranked have this rep for being full of bitters that couldn't crack the T18/14/13/10/6/whatever? FWIW when I visited I talked to Northeasterners that turned down higher ranked schools because they liked Emory/ATL and there are a few current students that have been posting here that said they took Emory over higher ranked schools. Whatever. I'm excited.


Right. And Rando is right too, it's absolutely not a sentiment that you hear from the student body.

As far as carpetbagging, we've got about the same geographic profile as any top school in the South, or of any school generally. Also, Atlanta, as a city, is far less "southern" than Charlottesville/Durham/Nashville/Lexington/Tuscaloosa/Chapel Hill. (That's mainly a function of its size; I think it has the 9th largest metropolitan population in the country now--the Fortune 500 has driven out the Dixie.) So in that sense--as a function of our city, not our student body--we're probably the least "southern" school in the South.

But we've still got an inordinate number of ex-frat kids running around in pastels and boat shoes. Don't worry.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:14 pm

mavsman88 wrote:How does that work? What's the average amount of hours in class/hours spent on campus on a given day. Do most people have early classes and classes every day of the week


Well, if you look at that schedule (that's the c/o 2013's actual 1L schedule, by the way), you'll see one or two letters next to each class name. The letters indicate the section.

So, if you were in Section C, you'd have:
Leg & Reg on Monday/Wednesday from 9-10;
Torts on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 8:45-10;
Contracts on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 10:45-12;
Civ Pro on Tuesday/Thursday from 2-3:15;
and LWRAP (assuming "Jupiter") on Monday/Wednesday from 2-3:15.

(You'd also have some pretty awesome profs--Bederman, Vandall, Ruskola and Arthur all have big personalities.)

Anyway, you can generally expect to be on campus from 9-3, at a minimum. Many people stay in the library after class, obviously.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby randtuckman » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:22 am

hotlantan wrote:
mavsman88 wrote:How does that work? What's the average amount of hours in class/hours spent on campus on a given day. Do most people have early classes and classes every day of the week


Well, if you look at that schedule (that's the c/o 2013's actual 1L schedule, by the way), you'll see one or two letters next to each class name. The letters indicate the section.

So, if you were in Section C, you'd have:
Leg & Reg on Monday/Wednesday from 9-10;
Torts on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 8:45-10;
Contracts on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 10:45-12;
Civ Pro on Tuesday/Thursday from 2-3:15;
and LWRAP (assuming "Jupiter") on Monday/Wednesday from 2-3:15.

(You'd also have some pretty awesome profs--Bederman, Vandall, Ruskola and Arthur all have big personalities.)

Anyway, you can generally expect to be on campus from 9-3, at a minimum. Many people stay in the library after class, obviously.


Thanks for posting this. I've worked the last 3 years outta UG... the schedule looks delicious. Friday is a single-class day? Wednesday had a 4 hour break straight in the middle of it? Is there something else missing from the list? I know law school is going to be terrible work, but there is something to be said for not being 'forced' to be somewhere.

Mega excited to return to school.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby UFMatt » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:36 am

randtuckman wrote:Thanks for posting this. I've worked the last 3 years outta UG... the schedule looks delicious. Friday is a single-class day? Wednesday had a 4 hour break straight in the middle of it? Is there something else missing from the list? I know law school is going to be terrible work, but there is something to be said for not being 'forced' to be somewhere.

Mega excited to return to school.


I had the same reaction when I saw the schedule. The last time I wasn't working 40+ hours/week or in school + working 20 hours/week was my freshman year of college almost a decade ago. It'll be nice to have all of that free time, even if most of it is spent studying. :)

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:54 am

Just don't underestimate the time it takes to prep for classes. You are right though, the flexiibility is very nice.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby tinyone » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:56 am

Does anyone have any info about Emory placing grads in Texas?

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby randtuckman » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:10 am

UFMatt wrote:
randtuckman wrote:Thanks for posting this. I've worked the last 3 years outta UG... the schedule looks delicious. Friday is a single-class day? Wednesday had a 4 hour break straight in the middle of it? Is there something else missing from the list? I know law school is going to be terrible work, but there is something to be said for not being 'forced' to be somewhere.

Mega excited to return to school.


I had the same reaction when I saw the schedule. The last time I wasn't working 40+ hours/week or in school + working 20 hours/week was my freshman year of college almost a decade ago. It'll be nice to have all of that free time, even if most of it is spent studying. :)


Lets be friends Matt. :oops:

I can't find the post, but I think you were also interested in the TI:GER program. Are you doing IP or going the straight patent law route? If so, when are you taking the patent bar? I started studying for it a few weeks back. At first it was pretty insane to me, but now (only 3ish weeks as I said) it already seems so much more manageable. I should/hope to pass the patent bar before classes start, to get it outta the way early. I am curious if that is the way most people go about it.

@ Rando: Now that we have an elective opened up in the Spring 1L can we fill it with one of the field placements? Getting around the 4 field limit would be nice. One max per semester right?

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:43 pm

randtuckman wrote:
@ Rando: Now that we have an elective opened up in the Spring 1L can we fill it with one of the field placements? Getting around the 4 field limit would be nice. One max per semester right?


I doubt they will let you do a field placement first year. And employers probably won't give you an offer without any grades anyway. Because you normally interview for the following semester about halfway through the semester before.

Also - field placements are restricted to 2. That can be two 1-semester placements. Or 1 two-semester and 1 one-semester placement. But you can also do a clinic for up to a year. So combining clinics and placements, you can do one each semester outside of 1L year. I don't see it changing for next year, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby WSpar » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:42 pm

I can't find the post, but I think you were also interested in the TI:GER program. Are you doing IP or going the straight patent law route? If so, when are you taking the patent bar? I started studying for it a few weeks back. At first it was pretty insane to me, but now (only 3ish weeks as I said) it already seems so much more manageable. I should/hope to pass the patent bar before classes start, to get it outta the way early. I am curious if that is the way most people go about it.


I was planning on studying for/taking the patent bar this summer. As far as the TI:GER program goes, does anyone know how competitive it is to get into the program?

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby forty-two » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:51 pm

A few of us are planning on hanging out after the mixer thing on Friday. Anyone interested in joining us?

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:35 pm

As a follow up to the elective/curve talk earlier, word on the street now is that the grade in the elective won't count toward your 1L class rank--which is absolutely awesome. Also heard that you can't even report the grade to employers, which I guess makes sense.

So anyway, that's the rumor. This makes the elective idea 8000% percent better.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby UGHilbert » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:37 pm

Sending in my deposit tomorrow. Man, I'm glad this whole business is done with. Look forward to meeting some of you at the ASW, and the rest at school in the fall. Or maybe you're all terribly mean in which case I don't look forward to it at all.

Starting off on the right foot,

Me

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:55 pm

WSpar wrote:I was planning on studying for/taking the patent bar this summer. As far as the TI:GER program goes, does anyone know how competitive it is to get into the program?


It depends. They take different numbers every year, according to how many teams/programs they line up with Tech. Also, you never know how many of your classmates are applying. I think 70 people applied my year, and they didn't take nearly that many.

But it helps in a really huge way to have a tech/hard science background. Everybody I know who had a relevant undergrad major got in. (There are a lot of non-science applicants who just think IP sounds cool; that's a harder sell.)

Sounds like your experience/demonstrated interest/whatever would make it a very good bet.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:59 pm

hotlantan wrote:As a follow up to the elective/curve talk earlier, word on the street now is that the grade in the elective won't count toward your 1L class rank--which is absolutely awesome. Also heard that you can't even report the grade to employers, which I guess makes sense.

So anyway, that's the rumor. This makes the elective idea 8000% percent better.


Indeed. But does it count toward your rank come 2L year?

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby hotlantan » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:34 pm

rando wrote:Indeed. But does it count toward your rank come 2L year?

2L rank? What, for, like, clerkships?

Haha, yeah, fair enough. (Employee Benefits, kiddos!)

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby rando » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:09 pm

hotlantan wrote:
rando wrote:Indeed. But does it count toward your rank come 2L year?

2L rank? What, for, like, clerkships?

Haha, yeah, fair enough. (Employee Benefits, kiddos!)


shutup about employee benefits before pre-registration for next fall closes! I don't want the word to get out...

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby jamaicanjynx » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:28 pm

For those asking about TI:GER, they generally take 10-14 ppl. There are 2 law students per team and 5-7 teams each year based on funding. Hard science degree is necessary for the patent track but not for the technology track. I know at least 4 non-Science degree students who got in this year (3 English majors included). It is harder to get in w/out a science degree because you can only apply for the technology track. I am not sure how many ppl applied, but the perception is that it's a competitive program.

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Re: Emory Class of 2013!

Postby UFMatt » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:51 pm

randtuckman wrote:I can't find the post, but I think you were also interested in the TI:GER program. Are you doing IP or going the straight patent law route? If so, when are you taking the patent bar? I started studying for it a few weeks back. At first it was pretty insane to me, but now (only 3ish weeks as I said) it already seems so much more manageable. I should/hope to pass the patent bar before classes start, to get it outta the way early. I am curious if that is the way most people go about it.


Yeah, I want to take the patent bar in July. Passing before law school definitely seems to be the way to go.

I'm planning on patent work (prosecution and/or litigation), but I'll keep an open mind.

jamaicanjynx wrote:For those asking about TI:GER, they generally take 10-14 ppl. There are 2 law students per team and 5-7 teams each year based on funding. Hard science degree is necessary for the patent track but not for the technology track. I know at least 4 non-Science degree students who got in this year (3 English majors included). It is harder to get in w/out a science degree because you can only apply for the technology track. I am not sure how many ppl applied, but the perception is that it's a competitive program.


Good to know. Thanks for the info. Anyone else wondering how Emory isn't in USNWR's top 10 for IP law?

I'll see some of you tomorrow and Saturday at the ASW. Looking forward to it.




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