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Transferring / Re: Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 14, 2007, 07:52:51 AM »
Yeah man.  I'm going up there around the first of the month to have a chat with them.  I go to a T4 with a decent rep (I hope), well as decent as a T4 can have anyway.  I'm not as high as you, but I'm top 10%. 

Good luck, I will be sure to withdraw if I am admitted.

Transferring / Re: Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:02:24 PM »
I hope you'll withdraw you app. from Vandy when you get in UTK.

Are you applying to Vandy?

Transferring / Re: Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 13, 2007, 04:39:19 PM »
I actually went just the other day; all I did to setup the meeting was look on the schools website to find out who the dean of admissions is and called her office.  I just told them I was applying as a transfer student and was planning on making a visit . I then asked if she would be available to talk to me for a few minutes and they setup an appointment.

I went to into her office and she had my file there to look over.  My school hadn't sent my transcript yet so I brought a copy of my grades printed from my school's online grading service for her to look at.  It was very informal and general,  I told her that I wanted to go to school there and briefly gave a few reasons why.  She asked a few questions about where I wanted to practice, etc.  I had a few specific question to ask her which she answered.  The whole thing lasted about 10-15 minutes and she gave me a paper regarding law review before I left.

Overall, it wasn't very informative, but that wasn't the point in going.  I am glad I went because if nothing else at least it showed them that I was truly interested in the school and will allow them to put a face with a name when my application is formally reviewed. 

To answer your question about wanting to be in the geographic location, it came up and I basically said I had lived in the state all my life and wanted to practice there after I graduate.

2L job search / Re: 2nd Semester Grades Tanked - What to do?
« on: June 09, 2007, 12:59:24 PM »
Before anyone can give you a good answer I would imagine we need to know why your grades tanked.  Were you lazy? cocky? or did something happen during the semester that affected your studies?

Transferring / Re: Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 06, 2007, 08:12:22 PM »
I am really only interested in going to my flagship state school, I am going to send another app to a Top 20 in the same state just to see what happens, thanks.

General Board / Re: Any Chance at Columbia
« on: June 05, 2007, 03:43:08 PM »
You're right. It is different. You should have specified that because admissions for transfers is sometimes more competitive/different than applying for 1L admission. I think there is a thread on transferring somewhere around here.

Could you honestly not tell from his post that he is applying as a transfer student?

General Board / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 05, 2007, 03:41:59 PM »
I never formally briefed my cases, but I did book brief.  I had some experience briefing cases in undergrad though so I might have been a little ahead of the curve.  I also didn't make a single outline and I finished Top 1% of my class.  Just stick to what works for you when studying and don't fall prey to all the things you "must" do as a 1L.  Some people need to brief every case and make their own outlines to do well, some don't.  It is all a matter of personal preference and ability.

General Board / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:47:19 AM »
Does your school not have a final grade date?  All mine were due June 1st.

Transferring / Re: Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:46:33 AM »
I found my answer by refining my search terms, thanks LSD

Transferring / Meeting with Admissions
« on: June 05, 2007, 10:55:25 AM »
So I busted my ass and finished in the top 1% of my class at a T4, and I am applying to transfer to a high T2 which is not transfer friendly (receive about 40-50 transfer apps, take around 4-5 students).  I want the best chance possible so I contacted the admissions office and setup a meeting next week since it has been recommended to visit schools that someone wants to transfer to.  WTF do I do at the meeting?  Just ask questions that I already know the answer to?  Beg them to let me in?  Should I bring knee pads and KY?

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