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Transferring / Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, or Dickinson?
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:54:35 PM »
If you were a transfer applicant, which of these colleges would you accept admission to and why?  All are in the Philadelphia area and would have roughly the same tuition requirements. 

I was fortunate enough to receive admission to the schools mentioned and am having a tough time deciding on where to go.  Three of the schools offer clinics in my field of interest and outside of that there is not much difference except for the lower tuition at Temple.

Where should I go to be the most competitive applicant in the Philadelphia area?

I was set on one school but it just seems that some schools seem to get more attention in terms of name recognition despite there all being similarly ranked, i.e., T2 in the top 60-80. Given this seemig higher reputation some schools garner then others, I was wondering if this might factor in favorably or negatively in my job search depending on what school I settle on?

Any help is appreciated.

Transferring / Current 2L's or 3L's at Rutgers Camden
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:17:28 PM »
Any advice for a transferring student on what classes or teachers to not miss or avoid?

Also, where might I find prescribed courses I am required to take.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Transferring / What is a mid-year transfer?
« on: July 14, 2011, 06:38:53 PM »
Going through the transfer process I noticed a "mid-year transfer" offered at some schools that is after the third semester of law school (or 1st semester of 2L year).  Does this "mid-year" transfer allow a student to completely transfer to another school or only to be a visiting student?  Also, do mid-year transfers transfer with their grades from the fall of their 2L year or just there 1L grades? 

I ask because I may be interested in pursuing this option depending on what I end up doing for the upcoming fall semester.

Thanks in advance. 

Transferring / Transfer from low T4 w/scholarship to T2 w/o?
« on: July 14, 2011, 12:51:52 AM »
Just got into a T2 from a T4 as a transfer applicant and wanted to pose the question to the board of whether it not I should make the move.

Current School:


Have a partial scholarship at my current school.


Do not want to work in that market.  They do place some in the market I wish to work but primarly serve a different market.
Lose relationship with professors.
Lose class rank (not eligible for law review however).

Transfer School:


Ranked (T2) which gives me a much better shot at ever teaching then current school.
Name recognition over current school.
Can write on for law review.
Located in the job market I wish to work.
Major metropolitan area.
Clinics available in field(s) of interest.
All my credits will transfer.
One of the highest ranked legal writing schools in the country (of particular importance to me).


Costs more to attend then current school, about 10 or 20 thousand more for two years.
Cost of living higher (200 more per month).

Thoughts, opinions, suggestions?

Transferring / Re: T3 to T2
« on: July 13, 2011, 03:35:55 PM »
Hi all-- Sorry to keep an old threat alive.  After getting my final grades back, I have a 3.3 and am in the top 15% of the class. Anyone know have any idea why my legitimate chances are at Fordham Law or Rutgers Law?

To answer your question, from my own personal experience, I got into Rutgers Camden as a transfer student and I wasn't close to where you are percentage wise.  I was closer to the top 1/3 of the class then the top 15% and I got in fairly easily into Rutgers Camden.   Not sure if there is a big difference between the two schools tranfser policies but just food for though.  Also know of students that got into top 20 to 30 schools being in the top 10% so I think you have a shot at Fordham as well being in the top 15% depending on what school you went to and who else from your school is applying. 

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