Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby maximus34998 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:07 am

The first deposit deadline is April 15th ($250) and the second deadline is June 1st ($500.) There is a "deadline" to contact Financial Aid (I guess this means submitting the FAFSA, etc.) on April 10th.

And, BTW, I LOVE The Good Wife. :-)

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby starrydecisus » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:02 am

maximus34998 wrote:The first deposit deadline is April 15th ($250) and the second deadline is June 1st ($500.) There is a "deadline" to contact Financial Aid (I guess this means submitting the FAFSA, etc.) on April 10th.

And, BTW, I LOVE The Good Wife. :-)


isn't it GREAT!? I can't wait for the new episodes to come back, although I still watch the re-runs. I love Alicia! I really enjoy how the show does a nice job of balancing interesting legal issues + fun courtroom scenes + intriguing character back stories.

Thanks for the info, by the way!

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:28 am

Just called the admissions office. If you didn't get a scholarship letter by now, you won't be getting one anytime soon, if at all. Most people probably knew or figured that, I'm sure, but I thought I'd call to get some certainty on behalf of those of us who were retaining a glimmer of hope. Oh well. Put some water on that glimmer.

Withdrawal procedures commencing!

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby terpette » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:00 pm

I SWORE ASD was on Friday. Just got an email about it being on saturday?! UH OH

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby jakamajiga » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:05 pm

I posted this on the Emory Class of 2013! thread too, but...

Anyone going to ASW interested in picking a bar to meet up at Friday or Saturday night? I'm not familiar with anything in the area, but would definitely like to meet up for drinks one of the two nights. I won't be in ATL on time to make the Friday night mixer.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby whuts4lunch » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:51 pm

I am having a tough time choosing between FSU and Emory, because while Emory is the more well regarded institution overall, FSU offers great opportunities to gain real world legal experience during school. Does anyone know much about the types of work experience and externships available to students in the 2L and 3L years? Do Emory grads hit the ground rolling, or is the education solely academic and theory based?

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby Grizz » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:02 pm

jakamajiga wrote:I posted this on the Emory Class of 2013! thread too, but...

Anyone going to ASW interested in picking a bar to meet up at Friday or Saturday night? I'm not familiar with anything in the area, but would definitely like to meet up for drinks one of the two nights. I won't be in ATL on time to make the Friday night mixer.


Anything in Virginia Highlands. Stay away from Maggies and Famous.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby rando » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:13 pm

whuts4lunch wrote:I am having a tough time choosing between FSU and Emory, because while Emory is the more well regarded institution overall, FSU offers great opportunities to gain real world legal experience during school. Does anyone know much about the types of work experience and externships available to students in the 2L and 3L years? Do Emory grads hit the ground rolling, or is the education solely academic and theory based?


There are three clinics that you can do for up to a full year, 6 credits. And you can also do two semesters of field placements. The field placement program is pretty amazing. From working at SEC, Coke, SC of GA, public defender, the Fed . . .

I will have spent 2/3 years at Emory working 10-15hrs a week, for credit.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby thestoryends » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:05 pm

randtuckman wrote:
lgreenbe wrote:
leraa6587 wrote:Kinda off topic, but people ask about schools for their kids all the time, and this is my kid so bear with me.

Any horse people coming to ASW or even Emory? Would you be interested in comparing nearby stables? I will be spending more time finding a barn than an apartment so if I find a great one I'd be willing to help out someone who doesn't have the time to do this.


(Leaving my horse behind is not an option!!)



Deciding between BC and Emory, but my horse is almost definitely coming with me and I am coming to ASW. Im trying to figure out some options for first year though so I wouldn't have to pay mountains of $$$ for board when I dont think I'll be able to ride all that much......


EMORY! Looks like we might have a nice group of equestrians. Anyone else?


i'm 50/50 on emory right now, if anybody finds a nice hunter barn let me know. won't be bringing my horse, but i hope to find some time to ride... i.e. partial lease or lesson program. see you crazy horse people at ASW!!! :D

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:40 pm

Did anyone else look at the new 2009 employment stats they posted!? 84.04% employed 9 months after graduation!

That is really, really unnerving. I know the economy is down and employment stats are down across the board, but 16% still unemployed seems totally unacceptable for a T20 school (or even a Tier One school).

http://www.law.emory.edu/fileadmin/care ... 009_01.pdf

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby mattyboy7we » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:37 pm

dvd wrote:Emory = not worth sticker.


Based on what?

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby ze2151 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:03 am

show me that emory's employment stats are statistically significantly worse than pier schools' in this economy, and i will pay attention.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby dvd » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:04 am

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby autao » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:06 am

dvd wrote:
dvd wrote:Emory = not worth sticker.


Message from autao: Absolute poor taste even if you believe that to come and post that on a specific school's acceptance page. Next time please keep your thoughts to yourself.

This isn't Emory's acceptance page - in fact, most of the posts on there were made from people awaiting a decision. But yes, it is my opinion that Emory isn't worth sticker, when you compare it with cheaper schools like Minnesota that have similar acceptance standards. Schools that also place far more of their graduates in good jobs (or any jobs) within 9 months of graduation, and schools that are willing to negotiate scholarships for students that aren't able to afford law school.

In case you needed a reminder, this is a forum, and students who have been accepted to the school (like myself), should certainly feel free to express their opinions and research, whether or not you think that is bad taste.


Wow. What an incredibly pompous response. Just for the record we have exactly the same options. Only I wish to remain in the south and you would like to end up in NYC. It was in bad taste because it came completely out of left field. Did anyone ask you if it was worth sticker? What research did you do, you were simply disappointed with your scholarship offer, which as was I. But don't come back and bash a school, simply because things didn't go your way.

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:14 am

ze2151 wrote:show me that emory's employment stats are statistically significantly worse than pier schools' in this economy, and i will pay attention.


Okay....compare them to BU, Fordham, UMinn, UIUC, W&M, etc... (all tied or below Emory btw). Do a bit of research on your own - I was linking the stats as an aid, not to promote dissent or insult towards Emory. I applied to and got a decent scholarship from Emory, and I even visited, so it's not as if I'm an anti-Emory troll! I also noticed that they used average salaries on their PDF instead of medians...which is also not a good sign.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby autao » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:26 am

dvd wrote:
autao wrote:
dvd wrote:
dvd wrote:Emory = not worth sticker.


Message from autao: Absolute poor taste even if you believe that to come and post that on a specific school's acceptance page. Next time please keep your thoughts to yourself.

This isn't Emory's acceptance page - in fact, most of the posts on there were made from people awaiting a decision. But yes, it is my opinion that Emory isn't worth sticker, when you compare it with cheaper schools like Minnesota that have similar acceptance standards. Schools that also place far more of their graduates in good jobs (or any jobs) within 9 months of graduation, and schools that are willing to negotiate scholarships for students that aren't able to afford law school.

In case you needed a reminder, this is a forum, and students who have been accepted to the school (like myself), should certainly feel free to express their opinions and research, whether or not you think that is bad taste.


Wow. What an incredibly pompous response. Just for the record we have exactly the same options. Only I wish to remain in the south and you would like to end up in NYC. It was in bad taste because it came completely out of left field. Did anyone ask you if it was worth sticker? What research did you do, you were simply disappointed with your scholarship offer, which as was I. But don't come back and bash a school, simply because things didn't go your way.


If you only want to hear things from certain people at certain times, you may not make a very good lawyer.


Well good thing another 0L is judging my abilities. Nobody here is claiming Emory is even a Top 14 school. I have no illusions about what it will take to become successful out of Emory. I understand that at a minimum it is going to take a class rank above the median to obtain the type of employment I am looking for. Also I do believe that some Emory students do need to look beyond the big law firm and perhaps that explains the low employment rate. Are you posting the same things on WUSTL's page?

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby Grizz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:36 am

dvd wrote:Emory = not worth sticker.


True. I'm not convinced that any school outside the T10 or even T6 is worth sticker ITE.

As good as Emory is down South, it's still a risky $200k gamble ITE. If you do great, you can pay it off. But I've been hearing anecdotally that people even above the median are having big trouble finding good jobs.

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby autao » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:37 am

You know what then I apologize. I thought you were simply picking on one school. Believe me I am fully aware that since I have geographic limitations and decided to stay close to my significant other it will be very difficult. As long as you acknowledge that this is not an Emory specific problem rather a problem from the top 10 on down with things being much easier for the schools toward the top of that list. While I personally will not be paying sticker, I can see the rational that someone who is less debt averse than I would want to take on such a risk. My issue was with what I saw as a direct attack on a school that seemed unprovoked, but to me it seems that you realize this is a problem everywhere.

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Re: Emory 2010

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Re: Emory 2010

Postby UFMatt » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:43 am

rad law wrote:
dvd wrote:Emory = not worth sticker.


True. I'm not convinced that any school outside the T10 or even T6 is worth sticker ITE.

As good as Emory is down South, it's still a risky $200k gamble ITE. If you do great, you can pay it off. But I've been hearing anecdotally that people even above the median are having big trouble finding good jobs.


We've been hearing this about every school, with the exception of Yale. Things are bad everywhere. That being said, I agree paying sticker for just about any school is quite a financial risk.




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