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Transferring / Re: Final Transfer Decision (again)
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:03:35 PM »
Please do your research before spouting off.

http://lawfirmaddict.blogspot.com/2006/08/washington-dc.html

You will retort will self selection for the disparity but that is nothing but pure speculation. 

Look at the firms websites and look at how many associates and partners are at the firms you want.  There is no guarantee that you will be able to self select your market at any OCI as a transfer student this year because with OCI hurting transfer students are going to suffer the most out of students at t-14's.  Career Counselors at these schools will tell you this.  You may want to think about contacting the Career offices at your school and the schools you are considering rather than asking anonymous people on a transfer board who consistently make bald assertions without any empirical evidence.  There are tons of factors to evaluate and US News Rankings are not the way to do that since their reliance pre-law school student data is paramount to actual career placement.

You should use Brian Leiter's analysis, Vault, and primary source data from the career offices and firms themselves rather than the advice of people you are unlikely to ever meet and who have their own agendas for advice.

Whatever decision you make, ensure that it is properly educated and know that this is not the place to get that education.

Good Luck


I'd actually recommend Columbia over GULC any day, even if we're talking about DC. DC firms are going to be noticeably more selective when choosing among GULC students compared to Columbia. Like I said, DC is a very elitist place. Students at the top five schools are going to have better OCI results even over GULC.

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Transferring / Re: Northwestern Anyone?
« on: July 16, 2009, 11:55:12 PM »
yea mine is all whacked out.  Showing the same thing it did before i turned my application in

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Transferring / Re: Decisions 09
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:50:35 PM »
I mean dont get me wrong, I absolutely love Columbia; it is my dream school and honestly I'd transfer even if I could not do OCI there.  So it absolutely has nothing to do with rank hunting or career prospects for me, its just simply my dream.

But that may not be the case for you.  But that may not be the case for you.  I would take a look at the firms you want to work for.  In the DC market Covington, Williams, Arnold Porter, and Wilmer Cutler come to mind as the most prestigious firms that are headquartered in DC.  Go to their websites and check how many alumnus of your school and the schools you were accepted to are there.  Check to see if they are attending the various OCI/EIW's.

But whatever you do, do not move out of the market you want to work in without doing your research.

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Transferring / Re: Decisions 09
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:17:52 PM »
In at CLS today.

want biglaw in DC

t50 in DC, law review, 3.94
OR
CLS

(Waiting on H and Y, but you know...)

Is this an easy choice?

Honestly, I don't know if it's such an easy choice. In your spot, T50 in DC 3.94/LR, you're basically guaranteed biglaw in DC.

I'm sure there are numerous DC recruiters coming to C's OCI as well, but I don't know if your chances will be better.


Honestly it depends on what firm you want to work for.  I am assuming Covington Burling!?!?!  Covington DC has 11 attorneys (Staff and Partners) from American and only 4 from Columbia.  

If its Williams and Connolly then you might be better off at UVA (27) or GULC (39) who both have about three times as many attorneys from their schools than Columbia who has 10.

For me it would depend on how much money I had

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Transferring / Re: Decisions 09
« on: July 14, 2009, 05:04:08 PM »
What time was the email dated? And when were you complete?

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Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 10, 2009, 05:17:16 PM »
i feel like im the only one who went to decision today that didnt get a call.  thats miserable

Are u guys ED deferred's?  And is it still binding?

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Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 10, 2009, 05:01:11 PM »
upgrade were u decision or decision mailed?

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Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 10, 2009, 03:20:31 PM »
same here Ron.  Oh well

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Transferring / Re: FT student accepted GULC PT
« on: July 09, 2009, 09:37:20 AM »
I actually was in a similar boat.  I discussed this with numerous professors, counselors, G-town students, and attorney (where I work).  Georgetown seems to be somewhat of an outlier because of its size.  With close to 700 students in the pt/ft program per graduating class it can be exponentially difficult to stand out to the faculty and while Georgetown can open a lot of doors, the doors can be difficult to discover because of the information gap.  In addition you are foregoing your chance to participate in OCI this summer.

I don't know what your career goals are but if you are aiming for a clerkship after graduation then you may find it difficult to procure even an interview as you may have a difficult time developing strong enough relationships with professors.

I personally refuse to make these sacrifices to join a part time program.  I withdrew from GULC part time and requested to be reconsidered for ft only and they granted this request.

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Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 08, 2009, 02:40:55 PM »
I applied RD to Chicago and have been complete since 6/25.  From previous years I wouldn't expect anything for at least another week or so

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