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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby mebeSajid » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:45 pm

rad law wrote:UGA Law A&B reception -

Also, I got to meet Miss GA, who is going to UGA Law next year, which was cool.

:wink:

UGA might be worth considering after all - they have a much better looking student body than Emory (assuming I get in).

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby tinyone » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:50 pm

RadLaw where were you? Everyone I met went to UGA undergrad, it got old! The reception was nice, I liked that they didn't lie to you. They made sure to emphasize that if you know you want to practice in Georgia that UGA was your best choice. They didn't pretend that the school would go beyond Georgia, but at the same time the speaker did have a good point about UGA grads clerking for the Sup Ct.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:06 pm

tinyone wrote:The reception was nice, I liked that they didn't lie to you. They made sure to emphasize that if you know you want to practice in Georgia that UGA was your best choice. They didn't pretend that the school would go beyond Georgia, but at the same time the speaker did have a good point about UGA grads clerking for the Sup Ct.


+1. But yeah haha I was around. There was someone who went to my UG there, so I don't want to out myself, but I sent you a PM.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Threepeat » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:03 am

rad law wrote:
Also, I got to meet Miss GA, who is going to UGA Law next year, which was cool.


:shock: Seat deposit sent

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:55 am

Oooh more more more about the reception last night! I'm so sad I didn't get to go.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Matt81MA » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:32 pm

I second missvik218. Tell more. It makes me sick that I couldn't go...but that's one disadvantage of being on the other side of the planet.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:17 pm

My main beef was that the associates I talked to had a rosier outlook for biglaw ITE than they should have. The impression I got from them was that ATL biglaw not only recruits from UGA (true), but hires a lot from them, too. They were all '08 grads, from when the economy was better, so they are somewhat insulated from the economy. I asked how more recent grads were doing, and how UGA hiring was doing ITE, and they told me they didn't actually know.

The problem is that while ATL firms do recruit from UGA, UGA only sent 15% to NLJ250 firms in '09, meaning only about 38 people out of 240 got these jobs. I specifically asked about Vandy, and they tried to give me the impression that UGA=Vandy in ATL. Is this true? I'm not completely sure, but I am suspect.

Oh and by the way, this is Miss GA.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby missvik218 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:31 pm

rad law wrote:The problem is that while ATL firms do recruit from UGA, UGA only sent 15% to NLJ250 firms in '09, meaning only about 38 people out of 240 got these jobs. I specifically asked about Vandy, and they tried to give me the impression that UGA=Vandy in ATL. Is this true? I'm not completely sure, but I am suspect.

Vandy does well, RE: 2009 NLJ 250 stats VERY WELL and the South would be it's primary market, no? (Vandy reports 43% of their 2009 graduating class as being employed in "the South") ... I know we're looking at the same numbers; that 47.1% of their class in NLJ 250 firms had to have gone SOMEWHERE. Suspect indeed.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:52 pm

missvik218 wrote:
rad law wrote:The problem is that while ATL firms do recruit from UGA, UGA only sent 15% to NLJ250 firms in '09, meaning only about 38 people out of 240 got these jobs. I specifically asked about Vandy, and they tried to give me the impression that UGA=Vandy in ATL. Is this true? I'm not completely sure, but I am suspect.

Vandy does well, RE: 2009 NLJ 250 stats VERY WELL and the South would be it's primary market (no?) ... I know we're looking at the same numbers; that 47.1% of their class had to have gone SOMEWHERE. Suspect indeed.


I can definitely understand their emphasis on value. I truly believe that in-state at UGA is up there as one of the best value legal educations you can get. But I am looking at the stats you are, and I agree. Vandy's home market is the South. I'm not sure if UGA sends numerically more applicants to ATL biglaw, but even if so, this might be more due to Vanderbilt grads' self-selection than any sort of UGA advantage.

I'm looking at the Vandy stats right now, and they sent 2 each to Alston & Bird, King & Spalding, DLA Piper, and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, plus a few other NLJ250 ATL firms. I counted 12 from their 200-ish person class getting NLJ250 ATL jobs. There were also a few non-NLJ250 ATL hires.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Grizz » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:11 pm

I guess what I'm saying is that Vanderbilt might be worth it for ATL, especially considering the 54k, 60k, 72k, and 81k scholarships that Vanderbilt has been throwing out like candy.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby bissey » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:03 am

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TTH » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:41 pm

Bad news for UGA students:

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby shawty18ga » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:49 pm

:shock:

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby rapstar » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:51 pm

uh oh

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:02 am

TipTravHoot wrote:Bad news for UGA students:

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:o

... and scene.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby keg411 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:21 am

Now, everyone withdraw so I can get in :lol: .

(Like I said, JD + Pirate House in Savannah = WIN)

I'm still not complete. Pls <3 me UGA

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eandy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:23 am

I saw that on ATL this morning. I'm not concerned. That's the situation at all similarly ranked schools--at least UGA is being proactive instead of being stuck in denial.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby TTH » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:25 am

eandy wrote:I saw that on ATL this morning. I'm not concerned. That's the situation at all similarly ranked schools--at least UGA is being proactive instead of being stuck in denial.


Yeah, I actually respect that, but it's a bad sign on the eve of rankings being released, although I'm assuming that all the reputation surveys are already back in.

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:08 am

TipTravHoot wrote:
eandy wrote:I saw that on ATL this morning. I'm not concerned. That's the situation at all similarly ranked schools--at least UGA is being proactive instead of being stuck in denial.


Yeah, I actually respect that, but it's a bad sign on the eve of rankings being released, although I'm assuming that all the reputation surveys are already back in.



I suppose the fact that they reached out is a good thing, but no matter how you spin it this is bad. I'm curious to see how Georgia reports their employment and salary numbers this year and next.

As far as being proactive, I don't know how much it really helps. An attorney I know showed me this email last weekend as he talked about hiring a few UGA 2L's and 3L's for some free work despite knowing that there was absolutely no way his firm could eventually take them on as associates. Seems like a bandaid.

Why not send an email saying you'll lower your class size by 100 to account for the obvious disparity between students/jobs?

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:18 am

hombredulce wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:
eandy wrote:I saw that on ATL this morning. I'm not concerned. That's the situation at all similarly ranked schools--at least UGA is being proactive instead of being stuck in denial.


Yeah, I actually respect that, but it's a bad sign on the eve of rankings being released, although I'm assuming that all the reputation surveys are already back in.



I suppose the fact that they reached out is a good thing, but no matter how you spin it this is bad. I'm curious to see how Georgia reports their employment and salary numbers this year and next.

+1. If ever there was an illustration as to why you can't trust school's employment claims ...

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby eandy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:08 pm

Finally got the email to RSVP for the open house on the 27th!! :)

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:55 am

waitlisted via email

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby cLams » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:56 am

Waitlisted (was held for further review)...better than a rejection! :D

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby KellyD09 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:57 am

cLams wrote:Waitlisted (was held for further review)...better than a rejection! :D


ditto

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Re: Univ of Georgia

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:00 pm

WL'd as well, planning to ride it out. Was also initially held.




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