Georgia State University c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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

Postby roneman90 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:15 am

howell wrote:
panicunited wrote:
kneedrag wrote:It will be interesting when someone with more free time (and inside knowledge than me) figures out why they each moved up. Was it the new methods for assessing post graduation statistics? better #s? etc.

On a related note - Emory's post graduation employment numbers look bad among those three, something that really does reflect what I have been hearing speaking to 2L/3Ls and current grads. I suppose one tries to weigh that with salary #s, but I just find those (and I suppose, also the employment numbers) so ridiculously misleading.


Personally, I can't imagine the "thrill" of graduating from Emory after spending close to 300k and having less than a 60% chance of employment. I would imagine that that number wil increase this year (as will employment across GA schools, and others for that matter) because OCI's are much stronger than pervious years.

In my experience, the 7 interviews I had through OCI, each employer was looking for 10-25 interns for the summer. These were pulled from a class of 200 at GA state. Basically, half the class is already employed. I assume this is par across the board in GA (except for JM and Mercer), and I hope so, as having a state with 3 excellent programs is a huge plus for the overall status of the legal market in Georgia. This keeps firms, like mine (King and Spalding), hiring GA students for GA jobs.

I am happy all 3 schools had a good showing, and especially happy that GA state has the lowest student to faculty ratio, lowest acceptance rate, and lowest cost of the three. This means that you get a good education, have good classmates, and you can leave law school with all appendages in tact (financially).

I truly believe that going to school in GA is a good idea, and I am especially preferential to GA State (obviously), who continues to march up through the rankings. Lets hope that trend continues. All of us here are certainly working our asses off to give the next class a great legal name, which will get you a great legal job. It's working for me, and I am glad I came here over UGA, Emory, W&L etc.
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As a 3L at GSU, this is a terribly rosy picture of the situation here. The good news is that things ARE getting better for the newer classes due to the economy, but we have people in the top 10 (people, not percent) without jobs as 3Ls. Many in the top 10-20% could not line up summer employment last year. Maybe people are getting paid summer 1L internships w/out diversity programs, but that would be a huge change from what my class experienced as 1Ls, or even as 2Ls. Again, the class behind us (current 2Ls) is having a LOT more success than we did, so hopefully that continues to improve for the classes that come after them.

GSU is one of the cheapest law schools in the country, but combined tuition & fees has gone up nearly 40% since I started in 2008. There is no sign that increase will stop. Certainly, that is just keeping pace with other schools' increases, but the value proposition of law school in general is becoming much, much different. I would think long and hard about whether you're willing to hustle and accept a job that is not financially "worth it" based on a cost-benefit analysis just so you can be a lawyer. For some people, that is certainly the case. For others, not so much.

There are a lot of great things about GSU that I'm certainly willing to discuss, but the economy hit the last few classes really hard. As I said, it seems to be getting a lot better, so I wouldn't be as concerned applying now, but I think there are very few schools where getting a great job will be easy going forward. Hopefully I'm wrong.


1)Great avatar.

2)Thanks for providing us with a real picture of the job market, instead of the fluffed up version every law school I have visited has provided.

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

Postby kneedrag » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:18 am

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:50 am

kneedrag wrote:But I really don't think going to say, Emory vs GSU is going to make nearly as much of a difference in your recruitment.


You know me so well already!

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

Postby oxeatheman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:21 pm

Just mailed my seat deposit, still haven't heard from a few schools, but I'm quite set on GSU after visiting on Tuesday.

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:32 pm

oxeatheman wrote:Just mailed my seat deposit, still haven't heard from a few schools, but I'm quite set on GSU after visiting on Tuesday.


Can you tell us why? I'm afraid to visit anywhere until I hear back from every one...

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:57 am

Totally hitting up AstroJazz tonight- my first taste of GSU!

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

Postby GTSkillz » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:53 am

How long does it take from the time the application is submitted to get account info to check the status of the application?

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:02 pm

GTSkillz wrote:How long does it take from the time the application is submitted to get account info to check the status of the application?
A few days to a week for status checker info.

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

Postby GTSkillz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:00 am

Thanks. I submitted near the 3/15 deadline, but haven't received any real confirmation that it was received.

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

Postby kneedrag » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:08 am

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

Postby GTSkillz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:36 am

It shows as a completed application and that it was transmitted on the lsac page.

kneedrag wrote:
GTSkillz wrote:Thanks. I submitted near the 3/15 deadline, but haven't received any real confirmation that it was received.

It should show on the LSAC web page (within an hour or two). If you were serious, you probably want to call and make sure it was recieved and complete.

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

Postby kneedrag » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:54 am

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:14 am

I can only imagine what it's like to be one of the many fine admissions office staff members I have talked to throughout this process... they must have the patience of saints.

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

Postby kneedrag » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:17 am

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

Postby Tyeger87 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Just to update everyone today I recieved a letter from financial aid dated 3/13 saying that financial aid info is up on PAWS. Checked PAWS and I still had just loans so I called to confirm whether they had finished offering scholarships. They have offered some and letters are being signed by the Dean so we should be getting them shortly. They wont appear on PAWS until you go through the process of accepting the award.

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

Postby Supurbia » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:53 pm

Tyeger87 wrote:Just to update everyone today I recieved a letter from financial aid dated 3/13 saying that financial aid info is up on PAWS. Checked PAWS and I still had just loans so I called to confirm whether they had finished offering scholarships. They have offered some and letters are being signed by the Dean so we should be getting them shortly. They wont appear on PAWS until you go through the process of accepting the award.

Thanks for the update! I was about to send them my other offers. Maybe it is too late now?

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

Postby Ga0-3L » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:58 pm

Tyeger87 wrote:Just to update everyone today I recieved a letter from financial aid dated 3/13 saying that financial aid info is up on PAWS. Checked PAWS and I still had just loans so I called to confirm whether they had finished offering scholarships. They have offered some and letters are being signed by the Dean so we should be getting them shortly. They wont appear on PAWS until you go through the process of accepting the award.


Excellent news... I'll be so happy when this cycle is settled!

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

Postby Tyeger87 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:58 pm

Supurbia wrote:
Tyeger87 wrote:Just to update everyone today I recieved a letter from financial aid dated 3/13 saying that financial aid info is up on PAWS. Checked PAWS and I still had just loans so I called to confirm whether they had finished offering scholarships. They have offered some and letters are being signed by the Dean so we should be getting them shortly. They wont appear on PAWS until you go through the process of accepting the award.

Thanks for the update! I was about to send them my other offers. Maybe it is too late now?



I don't think it is too late, they did not say that every single offer is finalized and I did not ask if they negotiate. I would give them a call tomorrow, from what she told me, I don't think all of them have been mailed out. Even if they have been mailed out, that does not mean that they are not willing to change your award.

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

Postby GTSkillz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:59 am

Does anyone know the expected cost of attendance that is used to determine max student loan amounts?

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

Postby Tyeger87 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:03 am

GTSkillz wrote:Does anyone know the expected cost of attendance that is used to determine max student loan amounts?



it should be here http://www.gsu.edu/isss/estimated_costs.html
it is also on PAWS - once you login click on One Stop Shop then click Financial Aid, then click Overall Award and then after u hit submit then click on Award Overview and it will tell you the Need Calculation, and Cost of Attendance.

I am in-state and it it has my Cost of Attendance at $29,831

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

Postby GTSkillz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:10 am

Thanks!

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

Postby ab04825 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:40 am

Still waiting for my admission decision.... Blah.

Why did they have to create an "on hold!!" :evil:

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

Postby GTSkillz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Does the ALS or any other GSU scholarships pay for more that tuition and fees?

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

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:25 pm

GTSkillz wrote:Does the ALS or any other GSU scholarships pay for more that tuition and fees?


you also get a pony

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

Postby kneedrag » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:26 pm

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