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Transferring / Re: Transferred to GULC EA last year, taking questions
« on: March 04, 2009, 07:07:22 PM »
I too went Decision at Midnight and got in EA from a T4 where I had a 3.93 first semester, which put me in the top 3%. OCI went well, summering at a V50. I got minimal resistance regarding the transfer, and only from one or two employers. The seat deposit was due ~2 weeks after I got the letter, and was something like $500.

To answer some of the other questions that have been posed:
a) My second semester grades slipped a little, probably due to a drop in motivation since I knew my GPA was going away.
b) The school is big, and there are a lot of transfers, so it's easy to fit in.
c) I was a little apprehensive about losing my GPA, but I knew the end result was going to be well worth it.
d) I gave up some scholarship money (~25-30% of tuition), but again, I knew the payoff in the end would more than make up the difference.
e) Overall I'm incredibly happy with the decision to transfer. I love the school (though I don't care much for DC). The opportunities, both curriculum and career, are far and away better than at my old school.

I too got a lot of help from this board and the Yahoo group when I was going through the process, and I'm happy to "give back" by answering any questions.

Current Law Students / Re: Declared Unfit to Sit for the Bar...Now What?
« on: February 11, 2009, 07:34:32 PM »
The Illinois State Bar requires you to submit a Character and Fitness application by March 1 of your IL year.  Maybe OP is in Illinois?

This is misleading/false - you don't have to submit anything 1L year.

This is correct. In IL you're not REQUIRED to submit your C&F application during 1L, but it's significantly cheaper if you do. It's normally $450 to have your C&F questionaire processed, but if you submit before March of your 1L, it's only $100.

Transferring / Re: Transfer Repercussions
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:33:08 PM »
Washington University in St. Louis also offers EA transfer admission.

Transferring / Re: Transfer Repercussions
« on: February 02, 2009, 03:02:35 PM »
One particular incidence of "retaliation" for trying to transfer.

From the Loyola Law School (LA) website:
"Students who apply to transfer from Loyola Law School, as evidenced by their request to have their Loyola transcript forwarded to another law school, or their request for a letter of good standing or faculty letters of recommendation for another law school, will be deemed to be ineligible to participate in early OCI (August). Such students may restore their eligibility for regular OCI (September) by enrolling in the Fall semester and reaffirming their intention to remain at Loyola throughout the Fall semester. Students who make false statements of their intention to remain at Loyola may be deemed to have violated the Law School’s Standards of Conduct and be subject to the sanctions which apply to such violations."

Transferring / Re: GULC
« on: January 30, 2009, 07:06:23 PM »
1. If you're denied, I think your out of luck. They do defer some people to the regular admission cycle.
2. There are a few quotes from the GULC Dean of Admissions floating around indicating they all they really care about are law school grades. I'd certainly apply EA if I were you. I got in via EA from a T4 where I was top 3% after first semester. My LSAT was 159.
3. (4?) In my personal statement, I focused mainly on why I wanted to go to GULC (location, clinical opportunities, career prospects). I also used a good portion of my original personal statement which was more of a "why the law" kind of thing.

Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions.

Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 16, 2008, 02:14:22 PM »
Perhaps it did come across wrong, though I was simply trying to make a point. I didn't really want to reveal that information, evinced by the fact that my first post simply said better than most. I suppose I shouldn't have responded, but I still think it's a fair point. Most of the people who have posted in this thread seem to look down on people who leave the room early, thiking that person either blew the test or that they think they are better than everyone else. The fact is the length of time you spend writing the exam isn't necessarily indicitive of your grade.

Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:24:35 PM »
You're free to believe what you like. I'm just trying to point out that one shouldn't assume that the guy who finishes and leaves way before everyone else blew the exam. Perhaps they were simply well prepared.

Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:18:22 PM »
Try better than 90%

Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:10:06 PM »
Yeah someone left my torts exam 1 hour early today and I just looked up in amazement. I honestly felt a little insulted that this guy figured he could write a better exam then the rest of us in 3/4 the time. In torts there are always issues you can flesh out more, or cases you can add etc. What is the point of leaving 60 minutes early. Is that 60 minutes worth a potential grade step?

You don't think it's possible that a person can write an A exam without using the entire time alotted? It's a bit arrogant to think that the guy was wrong in thinking he could do better than you in 1/4 of the time. It's very possible that he did write a better exam than you. I left most of my 1L exams before the halfway point, and I did better than most.

Current Law Students / Re: Who leaves exam room earlier???
« on: December 13, 2008, 08:31:18 AM »
I don't agree that there is an absolute correlation to using all available time and doing well. During 1L, I was the first person done with most of my exams, and I always left when I was done. I don't like to second guess myself, and when I go back over things I tend to change them from right to wrong. If you know the information going in, just answer the questions then leave when your done. There is no reason to sit and look over the exam multiple times just for the sake of doing so and using every possible minute.

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