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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: May 01, 2009, 12:13:09 AM »
Man.  You guys generated 75 pages on this this year?  So far?

Transferred in last year, top 10% Tier 3.  Deferred and very late summer acceptance.

Relax -- you either win or lose one day when you open your mail.  That doesn't change when you hit 'refresh' until your eyes pop out.

Also, if you're interested in GULC because of DC you should throw an app to GW.

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3L job search / Re: ONLY One Year on Law Review
« on: February 21, 2009, 09:58:51 AM »
You also may run into a requirement of two years on journal (if you're going to be on) for many schools, although apparently not if you "got on" as a 3L.

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General Board / Re: Chances at Transferring to GULC?
« on: February 18, 2009, 07:19:18 PM »
Chances were good at 10%, you might get in early action with 4%.  You may also consider other T14.

google transferapps

thanks for playing

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L.L.M. Board / Re: Where to go for Tax LLM (Not NYU, UF, GT)
« on: February 17, 2009, 05:14:20 PM »
If you are really set on Philly (be certain) and have PA residency, Temple is the answer whether we're talking about JD or LLM.  If we're really just talking about Philly, I don't think you could even justify GULC Tax over Temple.

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Transferring / Re: Transfering from USC to GULC
« on: February 12, 2009, 08:58:23 PM »
GULC is top for DC (except H+Y) and great for the East Coast, but in your case I would aim for Boalt Hall or Stanford.

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General Board / Re: Contrasting Temple, Drexel and Villanova
« on: February 09, 2009, 02:08:21 AM »
If you are a PA Resident admitted to Nova and Temple, Temple should be your clear choice unless you want to pay much more for a similarly-ranked school. 

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Transferring / Re: Transfer from T50 school
« on: February 04, 2009, 10:59:27 PM »
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and would be pretty likely to be in the running for jobs at top firms.

Not so fast.  You've done very well, but some firms are exclusively made of T14 (in fact, principally Harvard & Yale with a smattering of other T14's) and the rare, occasional summa cum laude graduate from parts unknown.

I would absolutely transfer if you're interested in corporate law, and I would transfer anyway for the sake of keeping more -- and not less -- doors open. 

As I've said before, this is not necessarily a system I agree with but it's the way it is and I advise people to play the game to maximize their opportunities.

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General Board / Re: Professor Failed Me, Left Town, Ignored my Follow-Ups
« on: February 04, 2009, 10:53:33 PM »
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I failed because my raw
score was unsatisfactory as compared to the class.

What else do you want him to say?  Your particular circumstances of wanting to graduate can't alter the grade.

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General Board / Re: If you get a C in the lower T14, are you done?
« on: February 04, 2009, 04:32:12 PM »
Exactly so.  After being a 1L at the T3, I made the T14 transfer with very decent marks and the understanding that I'd rather be a generic T14 grad than a "stellar" graduate of a horrible school. 

That advice holds -- the summa graduate of a T3/T4 school beating out the generic graduate of the T14 is an aberration, not the norm.  If you doubt that it's true you should look at any law firm, law faculty or federal court.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Repercussions
« on: February 02, 2009, 04:31:22 PM »
Both of your questions are school-specific... I transferred T3 to GULC and the Registrar gave me some minimal problems, i.e. not including my rank unless I separately requested it.  Some schools are much worse, like limiting you to x number of transcripts or denying scholarship funding, etc.

Schools are out to make money, and the lower-ranked JD mills have more reason to need money in this economy.  Good luck.

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