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Transferring / Re: T4 to T1 transfer
« on: July 24, 2009, 08:12:35 PM »
BU no question. 

Thanks for answering!  I thought that was how it worked, but I just wanted to make sure.

So this now spawns another question.  Let's say I want to work in Boston (or some other smaller secondary market) where, according to the "Who Worked Where" spreadsheet, not very many UChicago students worked.  Would it be wasting my bids to put Boston firms within my top 10 bids if so few UChicago students end up working there?  Would it be advisable to place major market firms within my top 10 and place the secondary market firms lower down on my bid list because chances are few students are bidding on them?

I just wanted to clarify something real quick.  Does the order/rank of your bids have any effect on the likelihood of landing an interview?  (i.e. does putting a firm as my #1 bid increase my chance at getting an interview as compared to putting it as #50?  Or does the order mean nothing?)

it makes sense to me that there could be some Illini boys at Chicago (especially if one were a transfer


<----- Illinois undergrad alumnus and now a UChicago transfer!

Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 16, 2009, 02:25:54 PM »
Accepted the offer today.  Looks like I'm coming back home!

Agreed.  I don't care too much where I end up, and it's pretty silly of them to expect anything more than brutal honesty when we a) haven't practiced law b) all firms work with the same big corporations and have similar practice areas (e.g., lit, real estate, IP) and c) the information isn't out there for us to make informed decisions, anyway.

How good or bad would it be to say something along the lines of "I'm not going to pretend like I have an intimate knowledge of the inner working of practice at X firm, but I do have a general preference towards X type of law"?  I basically don't want to come in and regurgitate a bunch of information that I read that I really do not comprehend because that just sounds really fake and mechanical and they'll probably think I'm a d-bag.  At the same time, I don't want to come off as if I hadn't done some homework on the firm.  It's a fine line.

Transferring / Re: How many of us are waiting to hear from Stanford?
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:21:54 AM »
You need to chillax lalaland.

Kid, relax.  Just cause you're on an anonymous website doesn't invite you be rude.  Nobody was talking to you.  If you're annoyed, go elsewhere.  Jeez, some people on this forum are such douchebags.

I don't think saying chill out was being rude and certainly doesn't warrant calling me a feminine hygiene product.  Pot calling the kettle black, much?

Transferring / Re: How many of us are waiting to hear from Stanford?
« on: June 29, 2009, 09:37:18 AM »
Maybe people just aren't waiting for Stanford cause they knew their chances were slim anyway. I didn't apply either.

Ya, this.  I applied, but as they take like 12 people, I'm not really caring that much about the application at the moment.  You need to chillax lalaland.

Transferring / Re: personal statement
« on: June 21, 2009, 09:01:53 AM »
It happens all the time. It is also not uncommon for people to miss changing the name of the school somewhere in it so don't stress too much about it, a few typos should not make or break you.

That may- and I emphasize may- be true for regular applications. You had better be sure that you don't screw up school names on your transfer applications though.

I don't understand why these mistakes are acceptable for regular applications but not for transfer apps.

Transferring / Re: Can GULC Revoke EA Accpetance?
« on: June 16, 2009, 12:46:35 PM »
Even if GULC does actually revoke EA acceptances (which I don't think they do), they certainly wouldn't revoke if you're still top 15%.

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