rad law wrote:FunkyJD wrote:rad law wrote:I had 3 Emory students, a 1L and two 3Ls, tell me unequivocally to go to Vanderbilt.
Damn. What reasons did they give?
Better degree mobility (important ITE), better job prospects (47% vs 24% placed in NLJ250 firms), and more prestige.
Also, if you're looking to practice in ATL, one 3L had an interesting insight. Many ATL employers like to hire UGA grads (and I would guess Vandy, Duke, and UVA, too). It's sort of a good 'ol boy network. Emory is seen as a good school, but one with a bunch of Yankees and people who aren't from the GA and the South and don't like it here (much like UG), and that they are going to Emory to try to go back up North somewhere. Whether this is true or not, perhaps the perception is out there.
Interesting. If I were in your shoes I would go Vandy and not look back ... it's a nice decision to have to make though.
About the good ol' boy network ... do you think going to a traditional southern UG (SEC) would help? I don't have any ties to Atlanta, but I don't have ties to any strong markets and I want to stay in the South.