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« on: January 23, 2008, 10:57:29 PM »
I think you should apply, though you may get deferred.
Whatever happened on the LSAT and in UG is completely irrelevant now.
Don't slack off and try to do well this semester.
It will be harder to get those grades this semester b/c your classmates will wake up and focus on better preparing for exams, but if you do well this semester, you will have some great transfer options, even if GULC doesn't bite on EA.
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:54:36 PM »
Apply, you likely have a good shot.
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:54:04 PM »
Drop the arrogance.
Now realize that first semester performance doesn't necessarily mean you'll repeat it second semester. The reason is 1st semester, most 1Ls are absolutely clueless. After a bunch of them get crummy grades 1st semester they wake up. They start using supplements and quit briefing cases, and they prepare for exams sooner and better. Your competition will be stiffer this semester, so don't get ahead of yourself.
My advice: apply to GULC EA. Don't slack off. If your 2nd semester performance is also good, apply to some top 10, top 5 schools and see what happens.
« on: January 23, 2008, 10:48:52 PM »
A 3.3 is likely too low for GULC EA. If you get high grades at the end of this semester, like 3.7 or so, you might have a shot. Just like in regular law school apps, ECs don't mean a whole lot. It's mostly about the grades.
Go through the transferapps database.
To the other posters, a 3.45 probably isn't going to cut it either.
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:16:27 AM »
I would say your chances are quite good, so apply pronto.
Most other top schools won't look at your app until May, so you'll have to wait for those.
« on: January 15, 2008, 09:32:22 PM »
A lot depends on the strength of the transfer applicant pool, how many transfers a particular school takes, etc.
Top 21% may indeed get you into a top 25 school...it just depends.Keep in mind things get more competitive every year because more and more people try to transfer.
But I can say with near certainty that it wouldn't be good enough for a T14 coming from a tier 2.
Look at the transferapps database for more information.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/
what happens to people that their class rank puts them at like top 21% of the class? Do they just get screwed?
« on: January 15, 2008, 01:40:16 PM »
In the past some people have had success negotiating a scholarship if they receive transfer acceptance at a higher ranked school first.
Top 20% is likely not going to be good enough for a T14, though you may squeak into a top 25 with those grades.
« on: January 11, 2008, 04:10:36 PM »
Apply to Gtown EA Transfer now.
Get a letter from profs who are not involved in the school's administration if you can. Tell them while you like your current school a lot, you are looking for more portability in terms of national job options. Personal statements are easy for transfer apps, you just say what about the new school you like without downgrading your current school. Not that hard.
I would not look at any school below the top 25 or so unless it is the state school in your home state and you want to practice there. Even then, it might be questionable.
Check out the transferapps yahoogroup.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/
« on: January 11, 2008, 04:05:59 PM »
Teaching is mainly dependent on post graduate judicial clerkships (usually federal). An elite school alone won't cut it. And of course you'll have to maintain your high grades all 3 years. Without a judicial clerkship, it will be hard to teach in today's market or the future law teaching job market.
For what it's worth, I think you should apply to any and all of the top 15 schools that will accept your application, assuming you can afford it. Even though you think it's T6 or nothing now, your view may change later. Best to leave the option open just in case. So apply everywhere you can.
And definitely apply to Gtown EA Transfer no matter what.
I am at a T30 right now. Getting a significant scholarship without qualifications, I would want to transfer, but only if I got a T6 school, you know, something truly elite. As far as this semester I got a CALI and I am positive I am top 10% (got grades back, just waiting on gpa cutoff) and possibly 5% (although I feel that is unlikely) were I able to maintain this through next semester what would my chances be at HCCN?? (the other two don't even seem worth trying for, basically seem impossible to transfer too)... background: My LSAT is not incredible, but would have got me into alot of the T14 if not for my horrid horrid horrid UGPA. How big of a factor is a horrible UGPA if you are doing very well your 1st year of LS?
Reasons for transferring.. I would LOVE to teach some day, don't feel like this school will offer me that option. I want the best name I can get on my education bio that follows me for the rest of my career. The money, while significant, (probably would be +50-70K debt...counting both years of course) I feel pales in comparisons to the career prospects.
Any thoughts? Much appreciated
« on: January 11, 2008, 01:11:13 AM »
Emanuels? Gilberts? Black Letter?
What have you used and what do you recommend and why?
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