University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby kuttlefish » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:11 pm

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Did someone say something about getting in-state tuition after 1L? I know California is pretty liberal about that sort of thing and Texas is not (surprise on both).

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Derp, I just checked their tuition website. So as long as we're not dependent on anyone, have our drivers' licenses/housing squared away for 12 months, and stay in GA for our first summer we've got a pretty good shot at switching to in-state, right?

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby gregfootball2001 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:36 pm

kuttlefish wrote: So as long as we're not dependent on anyone, have our drivers' licenses/housing squared away for 12 months, and stay in GA for our first summer we've got a pretty good shot at switching to in-state, right?


I didn't have to do it myself, but many classmates got in-state tuition. UGA even had a meeting about it during school to make sure people knew what to do. It's far from uncommon.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby kuttlefish » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:44 am

gregfootball2001 wrote:I didn't have to do it myself, but many classmates got in-state tuition. UGA even had a meeting about it during school to make sure people knew what to do. It's far from uncommon.


That's great. I know UT of Austin has a typical "you ain't from 'round here, boy" kind of attitude. Sorta related, Georgetown is now preventing part-timers from switching to full-time even though the acceptance standards are starting to level out... it seems like most schools have a policy that you're stuck with whatever status you had when you applied. It's nice to see that some schools recognize that your situation can change over three years.

Hmmmm. UGA is starting to become a serious contender for me. I honestly applied because they gave me a fee waiver and I thought I could use them as leverage against Tulane or the other Louisiana schools. But my quick initial research shows that they seem to place just as many grads as Emory into ATL Big law (Emory is probably more portable outside of ATL), combined with ridiculously low COL that I should have covered by the time I start school... if I pay sticker, that'll leave me at mid 5 figure debt at graduation. If they throw some money my way, I think I'm sold.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:32 am

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby WanderingPondering » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:37 am

2012Lsatscore wrote:
kuttlefish wrote:But my quick initial research shows that they seem to place just as many grads as Emory into ATL Big law


I was serfing threads last night and I remember one in particular (I think the subject had something to do with UA vs. UGA) that was really emphasizing how bad the ATL market has been hit recently (approx. 2010-2012). Do you or anyone else know about this drop and/or how it is doing now?


Probably the Emory/UGA thread. From Emory's perspective its been a rough couple years and the students are hurting from Emorys lack of connections to non-Atl markets in Georgia and the degree not being quite as portable as hoped.

If you go to UGA, make sure you don't mind staying in the state.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:11 am

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby kuttlefish » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:06 am

Yeah, a collapsing market definitely throws some water on that plan. I forget how bad it is outside of Louisiana... thankfully our backwards civil code helps protect us from those T14 yankees. Then again, outside of Maritime, there aren't a lot of "big law" opportunities.

FWIW, my "research" consisted of clicking on the websites of the big national firms and using the school search to see roughly how many people came from each school. Emory and UGA were generally even and had the most. If you combine Vandy, Duke, UVA and some T14 then that would be an equal third category. The last few gaps were filled with Tulane, Alabama, Florida, the state schools, etc. Not very scientific nor representative of the current class of 2013's prospects... just trying to see how far the alumni network reached.

Eandy? You're a 3L... you're probably in the best position to answer this question

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby lawhopeful10 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:12 pm

I was wondering if anyone knows what one's placement in the class must be in order to be competitive in 2L OCI and have a shot at ATL firms. I was thinking top 10% just from looking at other posts. Thanks in advance.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby jrstephens1991 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:03 pm

Still being reviewed...

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Postby crossingfingers » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:10 pm

In via status checker and email. So, so cool.

I'm 165/<2.5 GPA from top undergrad and what I like to hope are good softs. I'm a ways out of undergrad but I really didn't think I'd hear this quickly with the GPA I burdened myself with.

Submitted and received 11.29; complete something like 12.3; admitted 12.12.12.

Hope for the low GPAs!

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Postby gatorlaw55 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:20 pm

First time poster here :) In via status checker and email!

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby fragrock » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:30 pm

Congrats new admits!

Unfortunately, this does not bode particularly well for me, as I have similar complete/under review dates. Still holding out hope, but looks like I might be waiting a while.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby meepmeep17 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:37 pm

fragrock wrote:Congrats new admits!

Unfortunately, this does not bode particularly well for me, as I have similar complete/under review dates. Still holding out hope, but looks like I might be waiting a while.



I am in the same boat. Applied ED Nov 1, Went complete on the 7th, been under review since then too.... and still nothing.

Out of curiosity for those of you who have been admitted, did you apply ED or regular admission? Oh and congrats! And has anyone applied ED and was accepted as "regular" admission instead?

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:56 pm

My insight into the Atlanta market comes from my family and friends, and absolutely NO firsthand experience... so take it for what it is worth. I come from a family that is speckled with lawyers, all working in Atlanta, and they don't seem to be overly pessimistic about things. When I originally told them I was going to attend UF, they were more pessimistic than now that I am going to attend UGA. They admit it is a good bit harder to get a job than when they applied, but they told me the best thing I can do is get a UGA degree (which most of them have, so they may be biased, but they seem to think having one would even help them help me) for a decent price. Hey, it's all one big gamble and I'd rather be a bulldog than anything else. Glory, glory :)

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby KingsCup » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:08 pm

crossingfingers wrote:In via status checker and email. So, so cool.

I'm 165/<2.5 GPA from top undergrad and what I like to hope are good softs. I'm a ways out of undergrad but I really didn't think I'd hear this quickly with the GPA I burdened myself with.

Submitted and received 11.29; complete something like 12.3; admitted 12.12.12.

Hope for the low GPAs!


makes me feel great, good UG, 2.8, 167, been under review for what seems like months though

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby gregfootball2001 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:34 pm

lawhopeful10 wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows what one's placement in the class must be in order to be competitive in 2L OCI and have a shot at ATL firms. I was thinking top 10% just from looking at other posts. Thanks in advance.


Sadly (for this question), all of my 2L friends are in the 10%. They pretty much all have 2L SAs. I know that some people outside the top 10% have 2L SAs, but I don't know how many.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby lookingin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:12 am

Ugh. Who else got the email just now saying they'd be considered for merit scholarships, but that awards won't be given out until mid-February? I don't want to wait that long when other schools are already letting me know -- C'mon, UGA, ain't nobody got time for that! :P

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby princessofpower » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:19 am

I got the same email. February is soooo far away! I really wanted to be able to make my decision before that.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby GATA1989 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:42 am

Got the email too, UGA seems to be (at least in my experience so far) ahead of every timeline they've given me so I'm hopeful it'll be sooner, but I'm ED so I really doubt I get any.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby jrstephens1991 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:07 am

lookingin wrote:Ugh. Who else got the email just now saying they'd be considered for merit scholarships, but that awards won't be given out until mid-February? I don't want to wait that long when other schools are already letting me know -- C'mon, UGA, ain't nobody got time for that! :P

Well, at least you know you've already gotten admitted. :wink:

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby eandy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:14 am

If you're OOS, you might like to know that UGA has been very willing in the past to give in-state tuition waiver scholarship for 1L year (at least one semester) to people who ask nicely who don't get it when scholarships are initially awarded. It's not much, but every little bit helps.

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Re: University of Georgia c/o 2016 applicants (2012-13 cycle)

Postby lookingin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:23 am

jrstephens1991 wrote:
lookingin wrote:Ugh. Who else got the email just now saying they'd be considered for merit scholarships, but that awards won't be given out until mid-February? I don't want to wait that long when other schools are already letting me know -- C'mon, UGA, ain't nobody got time for that! :P

Well, at least you know you've already gotten admitted. :wink:


True! If it helps any, though, I was glancing through last year's thread and it sounded like acceptances kept rolling out throughout the holidays and the new year season, so it could be any day before they start releasing more!

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Postby princessofpower » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:47 am

eandy wrote:If you're OOS, you might like to know that UGA has been very willing in the past to give in-state tuition waiver scholarship for 1L year (at least one semester) to people who ask nicely who don't get it when scholarships are initially awarded. It's not much, but every little bit helps.


This is REALLY nice to know. Thanks Eandy!!!

How generous are they with in-state waivers when releasing scholarships?

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Postby 2012Lsatscore » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:57 am

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Postby eandy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:32 pm

princessofpower wrote:
eandy wrote:If you're OOS, you might like to know that UGA has been very willing in the past to give in-state tuition waiver scholarship for 1L year (at least one semester) to people who ask nicely who don't get it when scholarships are initially awarded. It's not much, but every little bit helps.


This is REALLY nice to know. Thanks Eandy!!!

How generous are they with in-state waivers when releasing scholarships?

My year they were really generous, and I feel that's probably still the case.




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