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Law Students => Transferring => Topic started by: tinyandi on May 18, 2006, 10:34:28 AM

Title: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: tinyandi on May 18, 2006, 10:34:28 AM
I didn't mean to insult anyone.  I was honestly trying to get help, since its impossible to find much help anywhere in terms of transferring.

If I insulted or offended anyone, those were not my intentions.  I hope deleting the posts helps.  Best of luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: oh on May 18, 2006, 11:16:50 AM
Most schools have transfer write-ons.  However, kiss your gpa and rank goodbye.  Eveything gets wiped clean.

For more info:

groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Krisace on May 18, 2006, 04:38:11 PM
I transferred to a school of similar rank as Emory last summer. Talking to people at UC-Davis it seems that about six people transferred up to UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, NYU etc.  A ranking of #11 (if you kept it) would put you in good stead for any school in the top 14 but it's probably a shot in the dark as to which ones specifically would take you.

GPA and rank don't transfer BUT I imagine that most schools, like Davis, allow you to put all of that into your resume anyways for OCI. They want you to get a great job just as much as you do. However, many schools in the top 14 don't rank (or so I have heard) so it really probably doesn't matter; you'll get put in the pool of all of the school's students and likely get a big firm job if you want one.

Law review likely depends on the school.  In general I hear that most schools will hold a separate write-on competition for transfer students (as Davis did) but be aware that often the Law Review may simply not have space for anyone new.  Remember though that there are likley some journals you can join without needing to write-on.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Melinda on May 19, 2006, 11:23:30 AM
I know a guy who transferred from my school (similar rank to Emory) to Boalt.  He wrote on to law review.  He also said Boalt students were really hostile towards transfers, which conflicts with my understaning of Boalt students. 
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Krisace on May 19, 2006, 03:56:31 PM
If you conduct yourself kindly you can probably avoid the colness that I was warned I would experience. No one really will care all that much.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: shaz on May 20, 2006, 01:55:38 AM
transfer to penn.  it's what you know and i can't imagine that you would receive any untoward treatment from your fellow quakers.  the two schools with the largest enrollment are, i believe, harvard and gulc.  you could go to either and disappear among a sea of faces, but who wants that? 
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Krisace on May 28, 2006, 07:38:29 PM
Transfer.  Your Emory acheivements will likely still be seen/reviewed by the interviewing firms anyways.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Lenny on May 29, 2006, 09:26:47 AM
Only transfer if you hate Emory or are dead set on going into academia, and even then only if you get in to Harvard or Yale.  Being an editor of the law review at Emory is more distinctive than being a UVA or Penn JD.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: shaz on May 29, 2006, 09:46:47 AM
  Talking to a partner at the firm I'm working this summer, he basically told me that he would hire someone from the top 10 of Emory far faster than he'd hire a john-doe at Harvard.  *sigh*  What do you all think?

if you get in an ivy, go.  i bet any employer would want an ivy/ivy resume on the team.  plus, an ivy-honors/non-ivy resume just screams low lsat. 
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Lenny on May 29, 2006, 10:16:08 AM
A legal employer could give a flying rat's you-know-what about what someone got on the LSAT.  And yes, while ivy/ivy is nice, ivy UG with a JD from a damned good school followed by something like magna cum laude or Order of the Coif or Editor in Chief is a lot nicer.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Budlaw on May 29, 2006, 03:27:53 PM
A legal employer could give a flying rat's you-know-what about what someone got on the LSAT.  And yes, while ivy/ivy is nice, ivy UG with a JD from a d**mned good school followed by something like magna cum laude or Order of the Coif or Editor in Chief is a lot nicer.

I agree. Employers can't even ask you about your LSAT. It's against ABA guidlines.There are a number of reasons that people attend the schools they attend, and one's LSAT score is not always indicative of those reasons.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: jacy85 on June 11, 2006, 10:02:21 AM
We'll be sad to see you go, but at the same time, the more people near the top that transfer, the more room there is for me to move up.   ;)
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: DanielAdams on June 12, 2006, 05:36:12 PM
Maybe I missed something, but when did it become acceptable to post one's academic achievements in a public forum? While it is entirely acceptable to discuss grades in the context of seeking advice, I could have gone without the last two gpa updates.

Be courteous to your classmates.

Dan

Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: jason1114 on June 12, 2006, 06:23:05 PM
I think it's fine to share numbers. We're all adults here.

In fact, sharing grades will help others give him a realistic opinion, and let other people gauge their own chances, comparitively.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: DanielAdams on June 12, 2006, 07:12:55 PM
"We're all adults here."

I'm asking for a measure of modesty, not maturity. It is possible to gain informed insight without bi-weekly gpa updates.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: mailbox on June 12, 2006, 07:24:07 PM
"In fact, sharing grades will help others give him a realistic opinion, and let other people gauge their own chances, comparitively."

Dear, Andi, et al.,

Give me a break.  Lets be honest about what this little exercise is.  Its a way for people to fish for compliments and reassurances about their abilities.

Do you have a shot?  Yeah, you do.  But you already knew that when you earned over a 3.8 GPA.  And were you really not going to apply to Duke because some schmuck on this discussion forum knew a buddy who's ex-girlfriend's old roommate didn't get in and she had a 3.9 as a 1L. 

Apply. See what happens.  Then leave and join the elite of the world. Maybe you all can gather around and talk about who was high school validictorian. 
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: jason1114 on June 12, 2006, 08:50:26 PM
"In fact, sharing grades will help others give him a realistic opinion, and let other people gauge their own chances, comparitively."

Dear, Andi, et al.,

Give me a break.  Lets be honest about what this little exercise is.  Its a way for people to fish for compliments and reassurances about their abilities.

Do you have a shot?  Yeah, you do.  But you already knew that when you earned over a 3.8 GPA.  And were you really not going to apply to Duke because some schmuck on this discussion forum knew a buddy who's ex-girlfriend's old roommate didn't get in and she had a 3.9 as a 1L. 

Apply. See what happens.  Then leave and join the elite of the world. Maybe you all can gather around and talk about who was high school validictorian. 

After further consideration, I think I have been - and with good reason - corrected, and that this is, in fact, the correct answer...

I forgot that, as pointed out by my distinguished counterpart above, most people who post here are egotistical ass masters who need constant validation in order to feel better about themselves. And after I think about it, asking if you have a chance when you already know you do definately qualifies you for this esteemed status.

But f#@k it, I don't really care anyway...
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: tinyandi on June 12, 2006, 09:40:45 PM
Sorry for the confusion.  I did not anticipate people knowing who I was, much less getting upset over grades.  However, I removed all posts.  I hope this helps.  I wish people didn't get this upset or worked-up over grades, *sigh*. 

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: mailbox on June 13, 2006, 05:39:17 AM
I wish people didn't get this upset or worked-up over grades, *sigh*. 

Allow me to clear a couple things up.  1)in no way did this thread, or anything else, get me upset or worked up over grades; 2)I think that using these forums to predict someone's chances of "getting in," whether into law school initially or via transfer is a pretty worthless exercise.  There are people who do have this knowledge, they are called guidance counselors.  Seek them out if you see fit. 

That said, I wanted to clarify one other point.  Its not that this thread, or posting your grades generally, offends me.  It doesn't.  It does however, dissapointment me.  Being at the top of your class is definitely something to be proud of, but why flash it all over the internet?  Did you really need to say that you were #11 in your class with a 3.83 GPA (A, A, A, A-, B+ in the first semester, from another post, right?) to get the "advice" you were looking for?  This just smacks of people who sit around and talk about how much money they make, to the dollar.  Whatever your noble intentions, it comes off to me as concieted. *sigh*
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: tinyandi on June 13, 2006, 06:01:03 AM
Problem fixed as well.  I don't like confrontations.  Sorry once again.
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Krisace on June 13, 2006, 10:12:52 PM
C'mon guys you've got to be kidding me. Believe me I was filled with angst not knowing what type of transfer situation I faced with the grades that I received last year.  And who knows better than those who have transferred. Trnsferring is a life-changing thing and don't fault someone for wanting to know what type of odds they face. Going to a guidance counselor under the circumstances seems rather inefficient don't you think? 

None of us know each other and therefore it's pointless to brag.  The posting of one's grades and GPA seems acceptable to me and those who have a problem with it should just move on to the next post. 



Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: jacy85 on June 14, 2006, 04:33:19 PM

None of us know each other and therefore it's pointless to brag.


Well, this isn't quite true...
Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: Texas on June 14, 2006, 07:47:17 PM
  The posting of one's grades and GPA seems acceptable to me and those who have a problem with it should just move on to the next post. 





TITCR

Esp. when transferring - head over to Transferapps - and everyone posts their numbers - in fact when someone doesn't, the rest of the posters ask for their numbers - even if it is a worthless exercise, everyone wants to get a feel for where they stand, where they should apply, and what their chances are...

Title: Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
Post by: tinyandi on June 19, 2006, 07:11:42 PM
For those seeking *information* and wanting to know chances/notifications from schools, Berkeley called me today.  And I know another guy from another forum that got a call from Berkeley as well.  If you are thinking of Berkeley, send your app out right away, because they are reviewing on a rolling basis.

I hope this helps, for those seeking information. :-)