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General Board / Re: Tier 4 transfer to Cornell??
« on: June 21, 2007, 01:25:54 PM »
I think you've got a great shot at BC & BU.  I was top 5% at a T4 ranked 22/500ish and was accepted to both BC & BU as a transfer student.  My LSAT was respectable, 157 and my undergrad gpa was around a 3.3.  My personal opinion is that schools look at your class rank and that's about it.  With your rank you'll have no problem.  If you want to work in Boston I would suggest going to BC or BU over Cornell, but if you want to more options to work anywhere Cornell is a much better choice.

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Transferring / Re: Number 1 at T4: Where can I get in?
« on: February 04, 2006, 01:48:50 PM »
I got into both BU & BC as a transfer student last year, I was top 5% of my class from a T-4.  You have a great shot even if you have a lousy LSAT score because my personal opinion is that LSAT does not even matter for transfer applicants. 
Also, one common myth is that most schools only let in the number of transfer students as students leaving that school...at least for BC I spoke with the admissions office and they told me that  BC accepts as many applications as they feel would be successful students at BC.  Therefore it shouldn't really vary too much year by year if the number of applicants they let in doesn't reflect the number of students leaving.

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Transferring / Re: LSAT scores in regard to transferring
« on: January 07, 2006, 05:33:09 PM »
My only advice for you is to do very well your first year at Cooley and then anything is possible.  If you're top 5% at any school a T-1 (excluding certain schools such as Harvard or Yale) will recognize that you're just as capable of performing well at their school.

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Transferring / Re: Boston University v. Boston College
« on: November 17, 2005, 06:20:23 PM »
I actually chose BU for several reasons, but mostly because they gave me more money.  I probably however would have been happier at BC and do agree that it is probably a better school.  I got a SA position so I guess in the long run it didn't really matter either way.

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Transferring / Re: Boston University v. Boston College
« on: November 16, 2005, 07:33:26 PM »
That's a pretty harsh thing to say based on a simple little typo and failure to use paragraphs in an online post.  I think maybe you're taking this board a little too seriously if you think what I write on here has anything to do with how I perform in law school.

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General Board / Re: Missing 60%-75% of class. Chance to do well on exams?
« on: November 06, 2005, 02:11:50 PM »
I'm not absolutely positve, but I think I remember hearing something about ABA guidelines for class attendance.  I would check those to make sure that you're even allowed to miss that much class.

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General Board / Re: Bombed the 1st Exam
« on: November 03, 2005, 02:05:11 PM »
First of all you should take the rest of the day to relax and not think about the exam that you think you "bombed".  Last year the exams that I knew without a doubt that I had bombed I actually wound up doing better than the exams I walked out of feeling like I aced.  If you did feel like you bombed it then I'm sure you're not alone so you could look at it that way and just hope that the curve works in your favor.  You should really put this first exam out of your head and continue to prepare for the rest of your exams.  If you dwell on what you think was a failure you won't be able to do well on the other exams you have coming which matter just as much.  Cheer up, I'm sure you did not do as badly as you think.

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General Board / Re: Sample Criminal Essays and Answers?
« on: October 31, 2005, 03:09:29 PM »
The Criminal Law E&E is actually pretty good.  I wouldn't recommend buying it if you have it available in your library or can borrow it from a friend.

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General Board / Re: Transferring and the LSAT: Please Help!!!!!
« on: October 28, 2005, 03:55:21 PM »
This question was already answered on the transfer board, but I'll fill you in anyways.  I transferred from a T4 school to a T1 school this year so I know firsthand that the only thing they care about when you transfer is your class rank.  I was top 5% of my class with a 154 LSAT and I was able to get into a T1 (top 20) without any problem.  A 156 isn't really that bad unless you're trying to go to Harvard or Yale and then yes, you probably won't get in even as a transfer with that low of a score.

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2L job search / Re: Do 2L grades matter after getting a SA offer?
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:50:59 PM »
What qualifies as a "decent" explanation?

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