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Transferring / From NY T2 to Emory or GW?
« on: July 23, 2008, 09:28:57 AM »
I'm top 15% with a secondary journal at a T2 NY school, have a chance to go to either Emory or GW and can't seem to decide what to do.  I want to do big law right now if I can, so I'm looking for a school that will give me the best chance now and hopefully down the road as well.  I'd like to practice in NY, but really anything on the East Coast is fine.  So is it worth it to leave what I have here for a possibility of something better in either of those schools?

Thanks.

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Transferring / Transfering options from 50-60 school...
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:04:54 PM »
So I have all my grades from the first semester and I think I'm top 15% in a T50-60 school.  Honestly, I like the school, love the people, love the area, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if I graduated from here.  However, if I was looking to transfer, which is something I am doing, what are my options?  Is T14 possible?


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Where should I go next fall? / Transfering after PT
« on: April 20, 2007, 05:10:18 PM »
Could someone help me out with this. 

How does being a PT student the first year (semester) affect the possible transfer-up?  Is it possible at all to transfer for someone in that position?

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Where should I go next fall? / Making a commitment, question
« on: March 28, 2007, 05:19:11 PM »
Question.

Lets say you got taken off the waitlist and the school needs your decision the next day or whatever.  Say you tell them YES, you'll go there and make your deposit whatever.  Is it possible, say two months down the road, to accept an offer from another school or no? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Brooklyn PT
« on: March 22, 2007, 12:03:59 PM »
Was just notified by Brooklyn Law about my decision.  I applied Full Time, but they're offering me a spot on their Part Time program(and keep on the WL for Full Time).  Basically from what it sounded like, it's fairly easy to transfer to Full Time after the first semester.  I have to make my decision by next Friday.  If I don't take this PT option, they'll keep me on their WL for FT, but she said if there are spots open, they'll be taking people off their PT program first.  So basically I would have no chance otherwise.

Now, my other alternative really are University of South Carolina or Georgia State (in which case I'd move down South and stay there).  The only other option(s) I might have is to get taken off the waitlist at the five schools where I'm waitlisted at, Wake Forest, American, Cardozo, UConn and Loyola Chicago. 

I don't really know what my question is, but just wondering if anyone would have a suggestion on the matter.  Take Brooklyn?  Stick with the FT schools and hope for one of the WLs to take me off?  Take Brooklyn and still hope to be taken off the WL somewhere?

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Law School Applications / How has this cycle been for you so far?
« on: March 05, 2007, 07:22:28 PM »
For me?  I have to say, disappointing. 

I thought I had realistic hopes going into this, but so far I've had nothing but bad news.  The only two schools I got into have been huge safeties.  Anything slightly borderline or even what I thought were targets have been either waitlist or I haven't even heard anything back.

I'm still holding out hopes for some schools I've yet to hear from and of course the ones I got waitlisted at (it's not over till it's over).  But overall, it went worse than I was thinking/hoping/expecting.

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Wait List / Letters of continued interested, etc
« on: February 16, 2007, 07:39:14 PM »
I'm sorry if this is a stupid or obvious question, but I honestly have no idea on this, so I thought I'd ask.

What exactly does one say in Letters of Continued interest?  I mean, other than I'm still interested in your school, what else is there to put?  Should they be more of "short and sweet" type or does one actually have to write a whole letter saying things?  But then what things?  Assuming you don't really have much to update them with, how does one go about constructing this letter?

Secondly, I've heard to call/email the school you've been waitlisted regularly (I don't mean everyday) so they know you're insterested.  But then again, my question would be, what exactly do you say when you call/email?  "Hi, my name is so and so and I'm still intersted in your school". 

Again, I'm sorry if these are stupid questions, but I honestly have no idea and would like all the help I could get.

THANKS!!!

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Wait List / Waitlisted at Loyola Chicago
« on: January 29, 2007, 06:13:31 PM »
 >:(

Who's with me?

Anybody know anything about their waitlist?

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Where should I go next fall? / Who got NOWHERE in 2006
« on: December 30, 2006, 10:58:47 PM »
So 2006 is gone and I still haven't been accepted anywhere.  I was hoping for at least one acceptance by the year's end, instead I got two rejections.  YAY.

Anyway, to whom else 2006 wasn't good as far as law school acceptances go and who's going to KILL it in 2007?

ROCK ON!

Good luck to you all in the NEW YEAR!!!

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Where should I go next fall? / How hard is it to transfer?
« on: December 16, 2006, 09:19:12 PM »
LOL, I haven't even been accepted to a school yet and I'm already thinking about possibly trying to transfer. 

My situation is that I applied to many schools and my chances with most of them are pretty unrealistic and with all the folks here and on LSN getting acceptances left and right, I'm not feeling too good right now.  So, I'm thinking at best I will probably end up somewhere at the bottom of T2, which is not bad I suppose.  My question is then, how hard would it be to transfer from lets say Northeastern (to BU or BC), South Carolina (to Duke or North Carolina) or from Georgia State (to something like Emory or Georgia U).  I haven't really looked much into transfering as I have been busy with just getting accepted 1L, but I would assume a lot depends on grades during my first year, if not all.  So, lets say I end up somewhere in the top 10% during my first year, would it be at all possible to transfer?

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