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General Board / Re: Harvard vs. Fordham
« on: January 19, 2007, 09:14:14 AM »
Go to Fordham.

If you're really thinking about the choice, then you shouldn't be at Harvard.


i recognize harvard's reputation in the legal world

Not just the legal world, but the whole world. You never know what might happen. Have you visited the Harvard Law campus and met some of the folks there? Go to Fordham and tell them you chose it over Harvard. Your fellow students will laugh at you because they'll think you're joking.

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Transferring / Re: Will Law Review Boost My Transfer Options\Chances?
« on: January 18, 2007, 10:37:58 PM »
Do law review.

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General Board / Re: T4 --> T2
« on: January 18, 2007, 10:36:07 PM »
I ultimately decided to go to GW but I have to say that WUSTL probably has the best looking city campus I've ever seen, and their undergrad is like 12th in US News. Their law building is magnificent, too bad they're not in DC.

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General Board / Re: Harvard vs. Fordham
« on: January 18, 2007, 10:29:34 PM »
Go to Fordham.

If you're really thinking about the choice, then you shouldn't be at Harvard.

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General Board / Re: Hoping to Transfer -- need some help
« on: January 18, 2007, 10:26:44 PM »
You should forget all those schools and stay where you are, imho. You'd have to start over from scratch at a new school and may not make a journal since you're transferring in, which is fairly important. Also, if you're not already on scholarship, you might want to try and shake a little money out of Tulane. Just an idea. 

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Transferring / Re: transfer t2 --> ???
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:27:17 PM »
I heard top 10% will make them waive the MCAT requirement and the need for a science-related background.

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General Board / Re: Transferring from T4 to T1 or T14
« on: January 18, 2007, 12:24:56 PM »
I actually know a friend who's in a 4th tier toilet, but he got 4.0 on a 2.7 curve.  Any chance for a T4 to T14 transfer? What do you think? I think it is still a longshot, even with a 4.0.  Maybe he can try some schools in the 15th to 30th range.

My contracts professor transferred from a T4 (night) to Yale...so it's possible

That was probably before the US News rankings pushed the competitive aspect of law schools between eachother. Transferring used to not be anything special.
David Boies transferred from Northwestern to Yale without even having to submit an application, but that was 20 or so years ago and he was sleeping with the girlfriend of one of his professors.

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Transferring / Re: Schools that accept Early Action Transfers
« on: January 17, 2007, 10:09:18 PM »
Case Western

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Good grades are needed, probably even into the really good range.

Top 10% most likely, but don't go to a school expecting to transfer, as I'm sure you've heard.

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Transferring / Re: T4 to T1
« on: January 05, 2007, 08:39:00 AM »
UMD won't be too bad if your husband is in DC; you can take the train out there from DC or vice versa and it shouldn't take you but about 40 minutes depending on where you are. If you don't have to live on base, check out the MARC and METRO layout before you look at places to live; depending on a car during rush hour between DC & Baltimore is a mistake.

I go to GW in DC and my girlfriend works in Baltimore, and it's never taken me longer than 80 minutes to get from my place in Foggy Bottom to Camden in Baltimore. UMD is a good school and fun area, I have a couple friends there. Good luck.

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