I want to go to Mercer!

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby stillwater » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:44 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
BigZuck wrote:OP, why is Mercer your only option?

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 pm

stillwater wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
BigZuck wrote:OP, why is Mercer your only option?

This.


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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:24 pm

To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby stillwater » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:26 pm

KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


LOL

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:33 pm

stillwater wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


LOL


Haters gonna hate. But LST don't lie!

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer

Emory: 72.6% FT LT BPR, 18.4% Underemployment
Mercer: 73.2% FT LT BPR, 15.5% Underemployment

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby stillwater » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:36 pm

Mercer = 9% large firm + clerkship
Emory = 29% large firm + clerkship

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby prezidentv8 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:38 pm

KingofSplitters55 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


LOL


Haters gonna hate. But LST don't lie!

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer

Emory: 72.6% FT LT BPR, 18.4% Underemployment
Mercer: 73.2% FT LT BPR, 15.5% Underemployment


BUT SEE:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory&show=chars&sub=employers
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer&show=chars&sub=employers

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby KingofSplitters55 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:05 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


LOL


Haters gonna hate. But LST don't lie!

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer

Emory: 72.6% FT LT BPR, 18.4% Underemployment
Mercer: 73.2% FT LT BPR, 15.5% Underemployment


BUT SEE:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory&show=chars&sub=employers
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer&show=chars&sub=employers


Indeed, the plot thickens.

Though I will counter that OP never implied they wanted biglaw. Maybe OP wants to be in a 2-10 person firm?

Either way, I agree on the retake. Better to get your school costs covered whether you go to Emory or Mercer or some other school - that debt ain't a joke. And if your goal is a small firm, it's even more pertinent to take down that debt.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby cotiger » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:39 pm

KingofSplitters55 wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:Haters gonna hate. But LST don't lie!

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer

Emory: 72.6% FT LT BPR, 18.4% Underemployment
Mercer: 73.2% FT LT BPR, 15.5% Underemployment


BUT SEE:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=emory&show=chars&sub=employers
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=mercer&show=chars&sub=employers


Indeed, the plot thickens.

Though I will counter that OP never implied they wanted biglaw. Maybe OP wants to be in a 2-10 person firm?

Either way, I agree on the retake. Better to get your school costs covered whether you go to Emory or Mercer or some other school - that debt ain't a joke. And if your goal is a small firm, it's even more pertinent to take down that debt.


Are you implying that those 2-10 person law firms (to the extent that they aren't just recent grads banding together) would rather take a generic Mercer grad over an Emory one?

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:14 pm

mercer and emory are in no way comparable in terms of employment. Mercer seems to be entirely regional and really only place the top 10% of their class into firm positions in Georgia. Emory at least has NY/DC employers at OCI (from what I gather)

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:56 am

KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


No.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby BigZuck » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:12 am

timbs4339 wrote:
KingofSplitters55 wrote:To the person who said she could get into Emory - pretty sure Mercer is better than Emory for legal employment, even if both were at the same price.


No.


This

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby 30somethingJD » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:05 am

Hey everyone...I am a currently enrolled student at Mercer. I just finished exams so I have some free time on my hands. I will be more than happy to field questions. I know this is a very stressful time, trying to make sure you pick the right school and I know I would have loved to been able to candidly talk to students who werent being paid by the admissions office. So... ask away.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:04 am

30somethingJD wrote:Hey everyone...I am a currently enrolled student at Mercer. I just finished exams so I have some free time on my hands. I will be more than happy to field questions. I know this is a very stressful time, trying to make sure you pick the right school and I know I would have loved to been able to candidly talk to students who werent being paid by the admissions office. So... ask away.


:)

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby unodostres » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Why

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby TigerDude » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:54 pm

OK, please don't shoot me, I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true, but this is what I would be worried about:

Mercer is traditionally a Baptist school. White Baptist, not Black Baptist.

Mercer places a lot of people into small law firms. I'm guessing by a lot of firms who know that Mercer is a nice Baptist university.

Small law firms in GA are going to be a lot of white guys.

White guys in GA are not the most forward-thinking people when it comes to AA hiring.


Do you really want to go to Mercer?

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby ggocat » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:29 pm

TigerDude wrote: I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true

:?
I think Mercer is a little more progressive than you assume.
For example, Mercer split with the Baptist convention over homosexual issues in 2005/2006.
See http://www.democraticunderground.com/di ... 02x2619962
See also http://www.abpnews.com/archives/item/69 ... ts-to-gays

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby 30somethingJD » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:07 pm

ggocat wrote:
TigerDude wrote: I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true

:?
I think Mercer is a little more progressive than you assume.
For example, Mercer split with the Baptist convention over homosexual issues in 2005/2006.
See http://www.democraticunderground.com/di ... 02x2619962
See also http://www.abpnews.com/archives/item/69 ... ts-to-gays



Agreed. I can tell you from first hand experience, URM's in the top 20% have less issues with finding jobs than non URMs. I also have not heard of anyone, including employers, who have eluded to the fact that Mercer is a "good little white baptist school". Most all of the instructors are not from the south. Most of my instructors were from California or New England and are certainly not Southern Baptist. Take it for what its worth, but I have been there for 2 years now so I feel like I am speaking from a knowledgeable position.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby Lwoods1020 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:22 pm

stillwater wrote:being a lawyer isnt that great you cant hold off on lawl school for a year to bolster that SCORE. its also usper early, so try to take the feb test or something.



Don't take this dude's advice. He can't even spell.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby Lwoods1020 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:27 pm

TigerDude wrote:OK, please don't shoot me, I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true, but this is what I would be worried about:

Mercer is traditionally a Baptist school. White Baptist, not Black Baptist.

Mercer places a lot of people into small law firms. I'm guessing by a lot of firms who know that Mercer is a nice Baptist university.

Small law firms in GA are going to be a lot of white guys.

White guys in GA are not the most forward-thinking people when it comes to AA hiring.


Do you really want to go to Mercer?


I don't think it is wise to speculate that ALL of the white male attorneys would not respect her worth as a lawyer because of her race. You should not discourage her because of that.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby Otunga » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:32 pm

Lwoods1020 wrote:
TigerDude wrote:OK, please don't shoot me, I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true, but this is what I would be worried about:

Mercer is traditionally a Baptist school. White Baptist, not Black Baptist.

Mercer places a lot of people into small law firms. I'm guessing by a lot of firms who know that Mercer is a nice Baptist university.

Small law firms in GA are going to be a lot of white guys.

White guys in GA are not the most forward-thinking people when it comes to AA hiring.


Do you really want to go to Mercer?


I don't think it is wise to speculate that ALL of the white male attorneys would not respect her worth as a lawyer because of her race. You should not discourage her because of that.


I still think it's something worth considering. You don't want to be in some on-average hostile environment if you don't have to be. Personally, I have no idea what the area is like, but if what Tiger suggests is even remotely true, that'd deter me from the area even as a white guy.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby 30somethingJD » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:50 pm

Otunga wrote:
Lwoods1020 wrote:
TigerDude wrote:OK, please don't shoot me, I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true, but this is what I would be worried about:

Mercer is traditionally a Baptist school. White Baptist, not Black Baptist.

Mercer places a lot of people into small law firms. I'm guessing by a lot of firms who know that Mercer is a nice Baptist university.

Small law firms in GA are going to be a lot of white guys.

White guys in GA are not the most forward-thinking people when it comes to AA hiring.


Do you really want to go to Mercer?


I don't think it is wise to speculate that ALL of the white male attorneys would not respect her worth as a lawyer because of her race. You should not discourage her because of that.


I still think it's something worth considering. You don't want to be in some on-average hostile environment if you don't have to be. Personally, I have no idea what the area is like, but if what Tiger suggests is even remotely true, that'd deter me from the area even as a white guy.



Right... IF what Tiger is SPECULATING is true... which it is not... at least you are admitting that you have no idea what the area is like. For me, I dont know how much stock I would put into some unknown persons speculations on a subject that they have little to no knowledge of. I hope the OP recognizes this. That is why I still frequent these boards, to offer somewhat more knowledgeable advice. Are there some racist attorneys in Ga.? Im sure. Are there racist attorney in the other 49 states? Im sure. Have I personally seen it happen here in Ga. Nope... well not exactly. I did get passed over even for a screaner at OCI for a firm that was exclusively URMs even though they interviewed URMs who were much lower in the class. (Im Caucasian) I dont know if that counts or not. :? So... just my two cents.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:06 pm

30somethingJD wrote:
Otunga wrote:
Lwoods1020 wrote:
TigerDude wrote:OK, please don't shoot me, I don't know that any of the following is necessarily even true, but this is what I would be worried about:

Mercer is traditionally a Baptist school. White Baptist, not Black Baptist.

Mercer places a lot of people into small law firms. I'm guessing by a lot of firms who know that Mercer is a nice Baptist university.

Small law firms in GA are going to be a lot of white guys.

White guys in GA are not the most forward-thinking people when it comes to AA hiring.


Do you really want to go to Mercer?


I don't think it is wise to speculate that ALL of the white male attorneys would not respect her worth as a lawyer because of her race. You should not discourage her because of that.


I still think it's something worth considering. You don't want to be in some on-average hostile environment if you don't have to be. Personally, I have no idea what the area is like, but if what Tiger suggests is even remotely true, that'd deter me from the area even as a white guy.



Right... IF what Tiger is SPECULATING is true... which it is not... at least you are admitting that you have no idea what the area is like. For me, I dont know how much stock I would put into some unknown persons speculations on a subject that they have little to no knowledge of. I hope the OP recognizes this. That is why I still frequent these boards, to offer somewhat more knowledgeable advice. Are there some racist attorneys in Ga.? Im sure. Are there racist attorney in the other 49 states? Im sure. Have I personally seen it happen here in Ga. Nope... well not exactly. I did get passed over even for a screaner at OCI for a firm that was exclusively URMs even though they interviewed URMs who were much lower in the class. (Im Caucasian) I dont know if that counts or not. :? So... just my two cents.


You sound sheltered and mildly bitter.

No it doesn't count.

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Re: I want to go to Mercer!

Postby Young Marino » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:51 am

OP, your numbers should get you in no problem. I am actually considering Mercer myself and hope I can qualify for one of their big schollys




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