Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eandy » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:02 pm

I don't know if they sent you guys an email yet, but they're about to put together a housing wanted list for you guys, so those of you looking for roommates can get together.
For whoever asked about dearing gardens , it's the best one bedroom deal I can think of. There are other law students who live there and you can take the bus. Good neighborhood, too.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby john1990 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:40 pm

I am mailing my LOCI today (3.3/166) and i have this address

Law School Admissions Office
Admissions Office
School of Law
Harold Hirsch Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-6012

It is listed under "contact admissions" I know that the school is on Herty drive though. Is the above address correct for the admissions office? Looking forwards to visiting the school next week hopefully

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ga0-3L » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:53 pm

john1990 wrote:I am mailing my LOCI today (3.3/166) and i have this address

Law School Admissions Office
Admissions Office
School of Law
Harold Hirsch Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-6012

It is listed under "contact admissions" I know that the school is on Herty drive though. Is the above address correct for the admissions office? Looking forwards to visiting the school next week hopefully


They said they take those just the same by email - if you'd rather get it there quicker.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby john1990 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 pm

Ga0-3L wrote:
john1990 wrote:I am mailing my LOCI today (3.3/166) and i have this address

Law School Admissions Office
Admissions Office
School of Law
Harold Hirsch Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-6012

It is listed under "contact admissions" I know that the school is on Herty drive though. Is the above address correct for the admissions office? Looking forwards to visiting the school next week hopefully


They said they take those just the same by email - if you'd rather get it there quicker.


Thanks ill send it by email

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby wynner » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:22 pm

I mailed my Loci to that exact address.

Looks like there's quite a few Waitlisters according to lawschoolnumbers. I'm so nervous!!!!

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby john1990 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:18 pm

wynner wrote:I mailed my Loci to that exact address.

Looks like there's quite a few Waitlisters according to lawschoolnumbers. I'm so nervous!!!!


yea I'm pretty stunned by my entire cycle so far :( :mrgreen:

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby georgia32 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:36 pm

Yeah there are a bunch of us, I'll probably be at FSU or GSU if I don't get off the wait list.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby USMCMatt » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:32 pm

I sent a LOCI last week but after thinking about what I wrote, I wish I would have included something to the effect of "if admitted, I would readily submit all seat deposits and fully commit to UGA..."

Something like that...

If there is no movement in another couple weeks, would it seem pushy/desparate/whatever if I sent another letter? Any thoughts on this?

Hell, maybe I should submit the seat deposits with another LOCI...yeah, thats the ticket!

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby wynner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:48 pm

Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?

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Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:53 pm

wynner wrote:Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?


He is joking.

So I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. I was pumped about georgia until I got into my UG institution Notre Dame on a total Hail Mary...now I'm torn. I'm leaning towards ND but at the same time it's a much heftier price tag roughly $35 a year tuition for me. Anyone have thoughts?

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jarv1506 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Lvaughn714 wrote:
wynner wrote:Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?


He is joking.

So I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. I was pumped about georgia until I got into my UG institution Notre Dame on a total Hail Mary...now I'm torn. I'm leaning towards ND but at the same time it's a much heftier price tag roughly $35 a year tuition for me. Anyone have thoughts?


There are a ton of considerations to take into account. But first and foremost, where do you want to work?

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Postby Lvaughn714 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:38 pm

jarv1506 wrote:
Lvaughn714 wrote:
wynner wrote:Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?


He is joking.

So I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. I was pumped about georgia until I got into my UG institution Notre Dame on a total Hail Mary...now I'm torn. I'm leaning towards ND but at the same time it's a much heftier price tag roughly $35 a year tuition for me. Anyone have thoughts?


There are a ton of considerations to take into account. But first and foremost, where do you want to work?

Honestly barring some awful extreme like horrific weather or a crap town I don't really care. I have family and friends all over the place including Georgia Tennessee Texas the Midwest east coast etc etc. and I know enough lawyers here in Texas that have already assured me wherever I end up if I really want to come home that it can happen. I think right now my concerns are finances, not pigeonholing myself too much as far as what type of law I might want to study, and quality of life.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby USMCMatt » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:40 am

Lvaughn714 wrote:
wynner wrote:Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?


He is joking.

So I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. I was pumped about georgia until I got into my UG institution Notre Dame on a total Hail Mary...now I'm torn. I'm leaning towards ND but at the same time it's a much heftier price tag roughly $35 a year tuition for me. Anyone have thoughts?



I'm a little bit serious.....I think it would be an interesting experiment...Maybe I'll just put in a blank check and tell them to put in whatever amount makes me look serious.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jarv1506 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:33 am

Lvaughn714 wrote:
jarv1506 wrote:
Lvaughn714 wrote:
wynner wrote:Hold on, can you even submit seat deposits while on the waitlist?


He is joking.

So I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. I was pumped about georgia until I got into my UG institution Notre Dame on a total Hail Mary...now I'm torn. I'm leaning towards ND but at the same time it's a much heftier price tag roughly $35 a year tuition for me. Anyone have thoughts?


There are a ton of considerations to take into account. But first and foremost, where do you want to work?

Honestly barring some awful extreme like horrific weather or a crap town I don't really care. I have family and friends all over the place including Georgia Tennessee Texas the Midwest east coast etc etc. and I know enough lawyers here in Texas that have already assured me wherever I end up if I really want to come home that it can happen. I think right now my concerns are finances, not pigeonholing myself too much as far as what type of law I might want to study, and quality of life.


I was sort of in the same boat (I have connections in a lot of places). As far as pigeonholing yourself, don't worry about that at all. For me the cost at UGA was hard to beat. I'm going to graduate without any loans, which gives me a lot of freedom. People will give you pro's and con's of different schools all day. Bottom line: you simply have to decide how much debt you're willing to take on and your realistic ability to pay it back.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ga0-3L » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Did anyone give a followup call to their LOCI to make sure it was received and placed with their file? Or is everyone just sending it and leaving it be? The whole LOCI business seems incredibly uncomfortable to me...

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby georgia32 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:54 pm

Ga0-3L wrote:Did anyone give a followup call to their LOCI to make sure it was received and placed with their file? Or is everyone just sending it and leaving it be? The whole LOCI business seems incredibly uncomfortable to me...


I gave a call a week after I sent mine just to see if they got it, and they had.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jabberwock12 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:52 pm

I have several questions for current students or really just anybody that is able to answer...

1) About how many students are in each 1L section?

2) Are the professors generally approachable?

3) Are there any classes that aren't 100% dependent on finals? I'm asking b/c I recently visited Wake Forest and in their Con Law class they have quizzes throughout the semester.

4) How are job prospects?

5) Is there any reason in particular that any current students picked Georgia over other schools?

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby eandy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:37 pm

jabberwock12 wrote:I have several questions for current students or really just anybody that is able to answer...
1) About how many students are in each 1L section?
2) Are the professors generally approachable?
3) Are there any classes that aren't 100% dependent on finals? I'm asking b/c I recently visited Wake Forest and in their Con Law class they have quizzes throughout the semester.
4) How are job prospects?
5) Is there any reason in particular that any current students picked Georgia over other schools?

I'm a 2L, for reference.

1. 80 in the core classes, 40 in legal writing/research
2. Yes. Super approachable. In your 1L classes, though, most of them expect you to go to the TAs first with questions about the material (TAs are generally more helpful anyway for basic questions). Professors are definitely there for you, though. I had a professor 1L year who would hang out at a coffee shop every sunday morning and invited students to drop in for questions. Another one made it very clear we could come talk to him about anything, especially if the "overwhelmedness" of law school was starting to get to us. They're also the best resources for job search.
3. Legal writing is 10%ish a research assignment first semester, then about 30-40%ish a legal memo due in November, then 50%ish a brief you turn in in February. No final. The other classes are mostly finals for 1Ls. I had a class or two that had a midterm that counted only if it helped you in addition to finals. If you are concerned about just not adjusting well, and having first semester exams hurt you, at UGA the classes are year long. This means that first semester counts less and professors really take improvement into account as well second semester. Second year and third year classes sometimes arent even curved, may be based on papers 100%, or may have a series of tests. The professors decide.
4. I have a job for this summer, but I am interested in public interest (where UGA really excels and grades matter less if at all). For big law, you need to be in the top 40 or so people in the class (out of 250). OCI is straight preselect by employers, so if your grades aren't good, you aren't getting anything at OCI. That doesn't mean you won't get a job, it just means an uphill battle for you if you want to work in a firm. Everyone gets something for 1L summer that wants it, though the school does export a lot of 1Ls to international jobs.
5. I picked UGA because it was close to home, I love Athens, I love the culture of UGA law, and I was interested in trial advocacy which is what UGA prides itself on. So far, it has come through for me on all of those things.

Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions or you want more details.

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Postby jabberwock12 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:44 am

Thanks eandy!!

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Postby BKCentral » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:29 am

O.
M.
G.

+1 spot on a ranking system that completely and totally determines which law schools get the good jobs and which don't?!? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY SEAT DEPOSIT UGA.

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Postby splittinghairs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:38 am

BKCentral wrote:O.
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+1 spot on a ranking system that completely and totally determines which law schools get the good jobs and which don't?!? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY SEAT DEPOSIT UGA.


Not that it matters but Emory went up to #24 despite their median dropping from 166 to 165

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Postby iosborn12 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:51 am

Blah, got the no additional funds email when I tried to negotiate. They said the scholarship committee meets once a week to see if there are additional funds, but they think nothing more will become available until April. But it seems like overall they are not down to negotiate.

Huge bummer, I really wanted to go to UGA, but its pretty hard to consider at sticker over bama with $$$.

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Postby BKCentral » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:02 pm

iosborn12 wrote:Blah, got the no additional funds email when I tried to negotiate. They said the scholarship committee meets once a week to see if there are additional funds, but they think nothing more will become available until April. But it seems like overall they are not down to negotiate.

Huge bummer, I really wanted to go to UGA, but its pretty hard to consider at sticker over bama with $$$.


I wouldn't agree with this. Sure, there is no way that UGA will be able to negotiate with everyone who wants additional $$, but personally, I have successfully negotiated with them once, and then got the April thing when I came back a second time. I talked with them in person, and it seemed promising (maybe they were just exaggerating) that after early April they should have some more money to give out. I know a couple dozen people who are current law students and after speaking with them about scholly negotiations in the past few years, it has led me to believe that UGA is definitely a negotiation friendly school.

To give some further evidence, I know 3 other perspectives who have successfully negotiated (granted not for a ton more $$, but at least for a modest increase). Don't give up hope. If you want UGA (Alabama is a great school as well though), push for it in early April. Worst case scenario they say no and you move on with your life.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ccmbr006 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:28 pm

BKCentral wrote:
iosborn12 wrote:Blah, got the no additional funds email when I tried to negotiate. They said the scholarship committee meets once a week to see if there are additional funds, but they think nothing more will become available until April. But it seems like overall they are not down to negotiate.

Huge bummer, I really wanted to go to UGA, but its pretty hard to consider at sticker over bama with $$$.


I wouldn't agree with this. Sure, there is no way that UGA will be able to negotiate with everyone who wants additional $$, but personally, I have successfully negotiated with them once, and then got the April thing when I came back a second time. I talked with them in person, and it seemed promising (maybe they were just exaggerating) that after early April they should have some more money to give out. I know a couple dozen people who are current law students and after speaking with them about scholly negotiations in the past few years, it has led me to believe that UGA is definitely a negotiation friendly school.

To give some further evidence, I know 3 other perspectives who have successfully negotiated (granted not for a ton more $$, but at least for a modest increase). Don't give up hope. If you want UGA (Alabama is a great school as well though), push for it in early April. Worst case scenario they say no and you move on with your life.


Yeah I spoke with them in person a little while ago and they suggested that I hold out until April. They were pretty receptive to negotiation, though.

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Re: Georgia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vbc515 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:12 pm

Hey everybody,

I'm posting around on all the GA school threads to see that y'all think.... I got my last scholarship offer today so it's time to make a decision. Basically, I can attend Emory or UGA for about the same price (around $70k rounding up - I live in ATL currently and don't pay rent here, but I'd have to get a place in Athens), GSU for around $35k, or Mercer for a little less than that (I was offered a full ride, but would have to get a place in Macon.)

My goal for right out of law school is to practice in Atlanta Biglaw. I've worked at Alston & Bird and I'm at McKenna, Long, & Aldridge currently, and from my experience, hiring potential between Emory/UGA is about the same, they tend to take from the top 5-10% at GSU, and #1 or #2 out of 150 grads at Mercer.

Thoughts? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance and hope you all have a wonderful day. It's pretty nasty here in Atlanta today. :(




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