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

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

Postby forty-two » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:27 am

ccmbr006 wrote:Submitted 11/17. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that UGA had better inroads in Atlanta than Emory.

I'm a 2L at Emory, and nothing I've personally seen supports this claim. Emory is very well respected in Atlanta. Also, since it's in the city, students have the opportunity to hold all kinds of great internships and externships all year round (this is super important because people who don't get jobs through OCI/mass mail will most likely get them by networking).

If anyone has questions about the school/students/city/jobs, feel free to PM me.

Edit: I didn't mean this as a knock to UGA or anything, btw. I just don't understand where the idea that Emory isn't well respected in Atlanta comes from.

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

Postby sdwhodat » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:49 pm

Emory's making me impatient

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

Postby law4vus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:59 pm

sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient


Pretty sure I was among the first batch of acceptances last year.

I heard mid-February. Have fun! ;)

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

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:03 pm

sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient

With the #s (and H acceptance) you have, why are you eager to board a sinking ship?

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

Postby sdwhodat » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:16 am

Transferthrowaway wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient

With the #s (and H acceptance) you have, why are you eager to board a sinking ship?


Convenience and finances. Besides, I know I'm going to succeed wherever I go. Besides, I have a bet with my friend about getting accepted to everywhere I applied, lol.

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

Postby law4vus » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:50 am

sdwhodat wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient

With the #s (and H acceptance) you have, why are you eager to board a sinking ship?


Convenience and finances. Besides, I know I'm going to succeed wherever I go. Besides, I have a bet with my friend about getting accepted to everywhere I applied, lol.


Even if Emory pays YOU money to go there, please don't turn down the Harvard acceptance for it.

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

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:08 am

forty-two wrote:
ccmbr006 wrote:Submitted 11/17. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that UGA had better inroads in Atlanta than Emory.

I'm a 2L at Emory, and nothing I've personally seen supports this claim. Emory is very well respected in Atlanta. Also, since it's in the city, students have the opportunity to hold all kinds of great internships and externships all year round (this is super important because people who don't get jobs through OCI/mass mail will most likely get them by networking).

If anyone has questions about the school/students/city/jobs, feel free to PM me.

Edit: I didn't mean this as a knock to UGA or anything, btw. I just don't understand where the idea that Emory isn't well respected in Atlanta comes from.


I think UGA goes farther in Georgia (emory student here). I know a few GA natives who picked UGA over Emory, and the numbers just don't lie. More Emory JD's leave for NYC and home markets than UGA. UGA is a brand name in georgia and there's a much larger alumni network. It's like USC.

Also, i think if you are IP focused, Emory has some really good programs and decent placement. If not, you probably need to be top 25% to really be secure in employment. I think the median or even top 60-70% ultimately get decent jobs but sometimes not till after graduation/passing the bar. not sure what the bottom 20-30% do.

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

Postby ELS2010 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:31 pm

c3pO4 wrote:I think UGA goes farther in Georgia (emory student here). I know a few GA natives who picked UGA over Emory, and the numbers just don't lie. More Emory JD's leave for NYC and home markets than UGA. UGA is a brand name in georgia and there's a much larger alumni network. It's like USC.


That's just silly. Emory vs. UGA - particularly in Atlanta - is like comparing a Mercedes to a Toyota. Both are great cars, but in general anyone would rather have a Mercedes. Which isn't to say there aren't plenty of Toyotas around too.

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

Postby Blessedassurance » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:42 pm

ELS2010 wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:I think UGA goes farther in Georgia (emory student here). I know a few GA natives who picked UGA over Emory, and the numbers just don't lie. More Emory JD's leave for NYC and home markets than UGA. UGA is a brand name in georgia and there's a much larger alumni network. It's like USC.


That's just silly. Emory vs. UGA - particularly in Atlanta - is like comparing a Mercedes to a Toyota. Both are great cars, but in general anyone would rather have a Mercedes. Which isn't to say there aren't plenty of Toyotas around too.


They make Lexus, you know?

There was a story on ATL where a speaker at a commencement ceremony or something advised Emory grads to consider practicing in Nebraska etc. Emory's more like a Jaguar.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:18 pm

While we're on the topic, has anyone else here compared UGA to Emory on Law School Transparency? In some respects, the numbers favor UGA but in other respects they favor Emory. It's very confusing.

Things that favor Emory:

(1) For the class of 2009, Emory reports a larger percentage of high salaries - 46% over $75,000, vs 24% over $85,000 at UGA.

(2) Emory has a higher proportion of students reporting salary information - 65%, vs 41% at UGA. Usually, if alumni aren't reporting salary information that is bad news (for an illustration, compare tier 1 schools to tier 4 on LST).

Things that favor UGA:

(3) 10% of UGA graduates got Article III clerkships, vs 5% at Emory.

(4) UGA has an unemployment rate of 2.3%, vs 8.8% at Emory - that's a big difference.

Explanations?

To a degree (3) should mitigate (1), since Article III clerks usually go on to good salaries, and perhaps (2) partially explains (1), although it doesn't usually.

Is the sole reason for (3) and (4) that UGA graduates mostly look for jobs in GA and Emory graduates mostly look elsewhere? Perhaps they're not applying for the Article III positions in GA that UGA graduates get. Perhaps the unemployment percentage is higher for Emory because Emory graduates with low grades struggle to get anything in their home states, whereas UGA graduates with low grades can usually get something in GA. What do people think? Are there other explanations?

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

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:45 pm

ELS2010 wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:I think UGA goes farther in Georgia (emory student here). I know a few GA natives who picked UGA over Emory, and the numbers just don't lie. More Emory JD's leave for NYC and home markets than UGA. UGA is a brand name in georgia and there's a much larger alumni network. It's like USC.


That's just silly. Emory vs. UGA - particularly in Atlanta - is like comparing a Mercedes to a Toyota. Both are great cars, but in general anyone would rather have a Mercedes. Which isn't to say there aren't plenty of Toyotas around too.


Mercedes to a Toyota? :roll:

More like a $6 cheeseburger to a $3 cheeseburger

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

Postby sdwhodat » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:11 pm

law4vus wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient

With the #s (and H acceptance) you have, why are you eager to board a sinking ship?


Convenience and finances. Besides, I know I'm going to succeed wherever I go. Besides, I have a bet with my friend about getting accepted to everywhere I applied, lol.


Even if Emory pays YOU money to go there, please don't turn down the Harvard acceptance for it.


Ha, I'm actually more likely to end up at UVA than Harvard. Really REALLY hoping for the Dillard there.

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

Postby c3pO4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:21 pm

ELS2010 wrote:
c3pO4 wrote:I think UGA goes farther in Georgia (emory student here). I know a few GA natives who picked UGA over Emory, and the numbers just don't lie. More Emory JD's leave for NYC and home markets than UGA. UGA is a brand name in georgia and there's a much larger alumni network. It's like USC.


That's just silly. Emory vs. UGA - particularly in Atlanta - is like comparing a Mercedes to a Toyota. Both are great cars, but in general anyone would rather have a Mercedes. Which isn't to say there aren't plenty of Toyotas around too.


when i talk to people in atlanta they react all impressed when i say i go to emory law. when i go home and tell ppl where i go to law school, they act very confused. emory might have more lay prestige in atlanta, but outside of it it has as much as UGA and i think professional/networking/alumni base of UGA is much larger and stronger in georgia. fwiw.

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

Postby vissidarte27 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:28 pm

I wish Emory would hurry up and start making decisions already. I know last year they didn't release until spring, and this makes me displeased.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:10 pm

vissidarte27 wrote:I wish Emory would hurry up and start making decisions already. I know last year they didn't release until spring, and this makes me displeased.

I really think they put themselves at a disadvantage

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

Postby ccmbr006 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:39 pm

sdwhodat wrote:Emory's making me impatient


+1

Any idea why they wait so long? UGA and Vandy (my best guesses for their competition) crank em out.

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

Postby john1990 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:30 pm

I applied on 12/05 and just got an email today on the 12th telling me that they have recieved my application and will send me statuschecker info once it is marked as complete. 3.3/166 here :mrgreen:
Emory is my #1 school

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:59 pm

john1990 wrote:I applied on 12/05 and just got an email today on the 12th telling me that they have recieved my application and will send me statuschecker info once it is marked as complete. 3.3/166 here :mrgreen:
Emory is my #1 school

The email said you would be sent a status checker? Emory didn't have a status checker last year, and no one else here has reported receiving information about one this year. I applied in September and haven't yet received a link to a status checker.

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

Postby stellarEINS » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Yea, my email made no mention of a staus checker. It read:

1) What happens next?

Now that your application is complete, our Admission Committee will review your file. You will be notified of a decision beginning in mid-February through April 2012.

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

Postby john1990 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:18 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
john1990 wrote:I applied on 12/05 and just got an email today on the 12th telling me that they have recieved my application and will send me statuschecker info once it is marked as complete. 3.3/166 here :mrgreen:
Emory is my #1 school

The email said you would be sent a status checker? Emory didn't have a status checker last year, and no one else here has reported receiving information about one this year. I applied in September and haven't yet received a link to a status checker.


Sorry for the confussion :oops: its finals week here so i just skimmed the email. They said i will get an email acknowledging that the application is complete.
So we find out in February huh :shock: it's going to be a long wait

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

Postby jkong » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:01 pm

got an email from Emory minutes ago (almost a heart attack)

Emory, don't tease me with your cute "happy holiday" message 8)

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

Postby legalJacket » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:06 pm

Just got a "Happy Holidays" email from the Emory admissions office with a note that they are "working diligently" to review applications.

Meanwhile, every other school seems to be running circles around them sending out pre-Christmas decisions. Not much of a consolation, folks.

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In other news, Merry Christmas, everyone!

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

Postby jkong » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:08 pm

Yeah.. Thanks.
Happy Christmas!

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

Postby Gail » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:07 pm

You won't get anything from Emory until February, yet they're working hard over the holidays

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

Postby mlh1988 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:18 pm

I received the email as well. Any idea why they started holding off on decisions? On LSN, it seems they used to start releasing decisions early/mid-December (three or so years ago).




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