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 BlueJeanBaby » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:29 pm

Mack12 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:Mack- You should definitely call and maybe write a letter. A good amount of people who were accepted after you received scholarship info already, and if you have #s to get into Emory you should def be getting something.


I got 18k a year from Emory so I'm thinking that should give me some good leverage. Any idea how much I can expect/"ask" for from UGA? Will give them a call on Monday!


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

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:32 pm

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

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:47 pm

2012Lsatscore wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:One of you should be really awesome and create a post with interesting info, maybe some pics? for those of us who can't make it to ASD... :mrgreen:


i'll post pics if someone teaches me how.


I posted a few pics of UGA earlier in the thread and I know you can use photobucket (although there may be an easier way). They give you links to post- Html/img links or whatever. One of them will work here on TLS, but I forget which one. Use a new photobucket account in case you have one of your own because it will link back to all the pictures in the account.

Oh, and all of you willing to post pics/info.. <3 <3 <3

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

Postby dstars823 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:09 pm

anyone else stay around the bars in UGA for Gday after ASD?

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

Postby squonk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:31 am

I said I'd write something about the ASD, but I'm not sure there's much to say. We listened to addresses by the dean, a couple of professors and a few current students. There was a moot court demonstration. There was a tour. There was a reception at the end. Nothing too unusual, unless I missed something that happened in the other section (we were divided into two groups most of the way through.)

The dean and the professors seemed pretty up-front about the current job market. One of the events at Georgia's ASD featured a panel of six students who have worked at jobs in small firms, large firms and government offices (one guy talked about doing legal work for a British amusement park - not exactly what I'm interested in, but interesting to hear all the same.) They admitted that it's a lot easier to get work in Georgia with a UGA JD and that most grads stay in-state, which is pretty obvious to anyone who's seen the numbers anyway. The staff also kept bringing up the debt burden that a lot of grads face - a point in UGA's favor since their tuition is low relative to other schools. All in all, if you've done your research on Georgia Law, I don't think you would have learned much in the way of new information.

I liked the atmosphere. UGA definitely feels pretty relaxed - I didn't pick up on anything negative that I've seen and heard at a few other law schools, and everyone I talked to seemed to feel the same way. But then, you don't really know until you start, right? It probably also helped that the ASD was held on a nice sunny 70 degree day.

Anyway, those were my thoughts. Any disagreements/other opinions about it?

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

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

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

Postby jym_dawg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:11 am

2012Lsatscore wrote:I will add that our visit was on a very interesting day. There was something football related going on so the campus was full of football fans. It wasn't the best day to get a feel for the campus (or was it...)
I actually visited on Friday and the campus was a very relaxed environment all around. Although, even though the law school is somewhat secluded from the UG buildings, there is still a strong UG presence over all. I mean, the school is consistently ranked as a top party school. I had a very interesting experience with two fratty guys behind the law school. If you are interested to know the story just PM me.


Haha G-day, the spring preview game, was yesterday. It's actually really tame in comparison to home games, especially conference rivalries. The gameday atmosphere can really be fun, especially when we've got a good team (as we should have next year), but if that's not your thing, remember there's only 7 Saturdays in Athens/yr. ;)

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

Postby Ned Racine » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:39 am

Some photos as promised.

http://imgur.com/a/tFKxs

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

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:41 am

Ned Racine wrote:Some photos as promised.

http://imgur.com/a/tFKxs


Awesome, thanks! I must ask: What was in the white box? Lol

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Postby Ned Racine » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:44 am

A travel coffee mug. It's pretty nice actually... ceramic with a silicone lid.

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Postby 2012Lsatscore » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:23 pm

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

Postby Mack12 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:03 pm

Anyone else here battling a UGA vs Emory decision? Or for those who are more familiar with the forums than I am, know of a thread concerning this issue?

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Postby jym_dawg » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:12 pm

Mack12 wrote:Anyone else here battling a UGA vs Emory decision? Or for those who are more familiar with the forums than I am, know of a thread concerning this issue?


There's some discussion on the pages of the Emory thread, but if you Google tls forums UGA v Emory you'll find at least 10 relevant threads (sorry can't link from phone). The TLS consensus seems to be that Emory isn't worth 175k more than UGA at sticker (varies depending on scholarship considerations and career aspriations, of course) given how similar the job prospects are coming out of both schools.

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

Postby dstars823 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:21 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:I will add that our visit was on a very interesting day. There was something football related going on so the campus was full of football fans. It wasn't the best day to get a feel for the campus (or was it...)
I actually visited on Friday and the campus was a very relaxed environment all around. Although, even though the law school is somewhat secluded from the UG buildings, there is still a strong UG presence over all. I mean, the school is consistently ranked as a top party school. I had a very interesting experience with two fratty guys behind the law school. If you are interested to know the story just PM me.


Haha G-day, the spring preview game, was yesterday. It's actually really tame in comparison to home games, especially conference rivalries. The gameday atmosphere can really be fun, especially when we've got a good team (as we should have next year), but if that's not your thing, remember there's only 7 Saturdays in Athens/yr. ;)


I thought it was pretty awesome they put this event on G-day. It kinda shows the kinda atmosphere that youll see for half of fall other than some really crowded bars/restaurants i thought it was a great atmosphere.

I will say i thought it was kind of strange that the dean read directly off of a script but its kinda understandable with the sheer amount of people at ASD, other than that the jobs panel was definitely beneficial, though it seems a lot more focused on the clinicals and PI work

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

Postby gatorlaw55 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:01 pm

Mack12 wrote:Anyone else here battling a UGA vs Emory decision? Or for those who are more familiar with the forums than I am, know of a thread concerning this issue?


I am.. it's a tough decision for me bc i love both schools but my husband works in Atlanta. I've read most threads regarding the UGA vs Emory vs Ga state (idk if you're also considering this one, but it's another affordable option I'm considering) and from what I've gathered, assuming no scholly/low $, emory isn't worth the price. The UGA network is big in Georgia and the school is very well respected in the region. it also really depends on what your career goals are and where you want to live/practice. Emory at the same price as UGA, seems to tip the scale over a bit on emory's side though. I've also talked to several attorneys , (in-house and big law), to get their take on the matter, so PM me if you want to talk about that.

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

Postby ArchieHicox » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:10 pm

Ned Racine wrote:Some photos as promised.

http://imgur.com/a/tFKxs


Thanks for posting the pics!

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Postby 2012Lsatscore » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:53 am

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

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:47 am

2012Lsatscore wrote:I got my pics on photobucket and I can successfully post them on TLS, but they are big. Should I crop them on my comp and then re-upload them? Just post them big?


Hmm.. You can scale them down on paint? I don't mind if you post them big or you can just give us the link to the photobucket if you want.

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

Postby gatorlaw55 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:14 am

has anyone heard anything positive about 755 broad apartments?

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

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:18 am

gatorlaw55 wrote:has anyone heard anything positive about 755 broad apartments?


Nice, but overpriced. If you want to live there though you should probably hurry up and jump on the waitlist. I heard it is pretty long.

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

Postby gatorlaw55 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:32 am

BlueJeanBaby wrote:
gatorlaw55 wrote:has anyone heard anything positive about 755 broad apartments?


Nice, but overpriced. If you want to live there though you should probably hurry up and jump on the waitlist. I heard it is pretty long.


do you have any recommendations for decent looking places, not super pricey? Married, so we need a 1/1 maybe a 2/2 and somewhere pet friendly. ideally walking distance but not opposed to driving. I heard most people live at 909 broad but I haven't heard talk of any other places

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

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:39 am

gatorlaw55 wrote:
BlueJeanBaby wrote:
gatorlaw55 wrote:has anyone heard anything positive about 755 broad apartments?


Nice, but overpriced. If you want to live there though you should probably hurry up and jump on the waitlist. I heard it is pretty long.


do you have any recommendations for decent looking places, not super pricey? Married, so we need a 1/1 maybe a 2/2 and somewhere pet friendly. ideally walking distance but not opposed to driving. I heard most people live at 909 broad but I haven't heard talk of any other places


PMing you <3

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

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:29 pm

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Withdrew, good luck everyone.

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

Postby fLaw School Bound » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:46 pm

Just received a Tuition Equalization Scholarship + a $5,000 Scholarship... just made my decision between UGA and GW a lot harder.




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