UGA 1L Taking Questions

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KamronK
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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby KamronK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 am

I hope there's still someone here who can answer my question, because I'll have a big decision to make in May. I am from Arizona, and have lived here all my life. I love it here, but I want to experience something new. I've only heard positive things about UGA, Athens, and the Atlanta area from the people who have actually lived there, and I plan to visit in February to see for myself. I will be taking a year off from school to focus on my applications and gaining more life experience before law school. My question is, would it be likely to get in-state tuition in my first year if I'm accepted to UGA, assuming I move there June-July 2013 in preparation to attend the school in August 2014? Is 12-14 months usually enough for someone to be considered an in-state student in Georgia if I obtain a part-time job, license, voter registration, and things like that in that time? I've read up on it a bit, but I was hoping to find someone who went through the process.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby eandy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:26 am

NasserK wrote:I hope there's still someone here who can answer my question, because I'll have a big decision to make in May. I am from Arizona, and have lived here all my life. I love it here, but I want to experience something new. I've only heard positive things about UGA, Athens, and the Atlanta area from the people who have actually lived there, and I plan to visit in February to see for myself. I will be taking a year off from school to focus on my applications and gaining more life experience before law school. My question is, would it be likely to get in-state tuition in my first year if I'm accepted to UGA, assuming I move there June-July 2013 in preparation to attend the school in August 2014? Is 12-14 months usually enough for someone to be considered an in-state student in Georgia if I obtain a part-time job, license, voter registration, and things like that in that time? I've read up on it a bit, but I was hoping to find someone who went through the process.

Yep. You'll get it.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby KamronK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:38 am

Thank you. Now I need to find work. Are there many gyms in the Athens area that you've seen? I have a personal training certification until the end of 2014 that gives me some options for that year.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby eandy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 am

NasserK wrote:Thank you. Now I need to find work. Are there many gyms in the Athens area that you've seen? I have a personal training certification until the end of 2014 that gives me some options for that year.

There are a shit ton of gyms.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby kwwill3 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:36 am

Is law review strictly write on or a combination with grades? What is the competition like? i.e. how many competing for how many spots?

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby jms1987 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 pm

jms1987 wrote:How is the Atlanta market doing hiring wise? Is it friendly towards transplants, or are they super "local ties" centric?


Just going to bump this up in case anyone else can explain it further.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby pballer » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Law review accepts applicants based on a combination of grades and a writeon. The writeon consists of a citechecking exercise and a mini-note.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby kwwill3 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Does UGA offer scholarships to instate folks? The vast majority of what I have seen online was offering in state to oos people.

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby gregfootball2001 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:15 am

kwwill3 wrote:Does UGA offer scholarships to instate folks? The vast majority of what I have seen online was offering in state to oos people.


I got a small scholarship as an in-state guy. Because it's so cheap already, however, I think they save most of the money for out of state people.

As to the employment question above - my 2L friends say that pretty much all of the top 10% got 2L SA's. That doesn't mean that those lower didn't, it just means that I don't know.

I'll let you know about 1L hiring when I get a job. :)

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Re: UGA 1L Taking Questions

Postby KamronK » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:02 am

I'm looking for someone who is going through the JD/MPA program, or is at least familiar with it.




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