Update: Application is now "Under Review" at Georgetown as of 4/21/10. I decided to pass on the UChicago transfer app. Don't think that my numbers are quite good enough for it. Eagerly awaiting a Georgetown decision any day now.
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I thought that I would start this thread to discuss the process of Early Action/Early Decision transferring since there isn't a whole lot of information about it on here. It looks like two T14 schools have an early transfer deadline: Georgetown has non-binding Early Action and Chicago has binding Early Decision. Georgetown's application deadline is March 15 and Chicago's deadline is April 15.
I'm at a lower ranked tier 1 school (ranked in the 40s). I like the school and have had some great professors and met some cool people but am worried that the school limits me from doing some of the things that I want to do (clerkships, certain law firms, academia). That's why I've decided that I'm going to gear up for submitting applications to both Georgetown and Chicago for their early transfer deadlines.
My first semester I received a GPA of 3.6 (B+, A-, A-, A-) and although my school does not give exact ranks after the first semester (only quartiles) this would put me between top 10% and top 13% based on previous year's curves. I've also had a position on a year long legal clinic that selected only about a quarter of its applicants as well as a couple of other club positions. Hopefully, I'll also have a summer legal job to put on my resume as well.
Anyway, I'd love any thoughts or advice on the transfer process and I'll keep this updated with how my transfer cycle goes.
Looking to sublet my room in a four bedroom house for the summer in New Orleans. It will be fully furnished with a queen sized bed, dresser, shelves, and a few other things. Fully stocked kitchen and washer/dryer in the back. Other three roommates are chill, early-20s guys. Uptown, close to the streetcar.
I know that New Orleans isn't exactly the place to come during the summer...but just giving it a shot. $550 / mo.
Its absolutely all about the professor and the class. In my civ pro class you had to get over 90% of the issues on the exam to get an A-. This was because my prof has published a series of commercial supplements which show you how to write exams that he wants. Consequently everyone who is responsible buys the supplement and thus everyone writes identical essays. Frustrating.
I just finished my two year commitment as a Teach for America Corps Member. It has been the most challenging experience of my life. I am profoundly greatful for the opportunity to serve as an elementary school teacher in Harlem.
However, you should NOT do the program as a resume builder. If that is the reason that you join TFA, you will end up having several hellish months and then quitting. I know so many people who had similar situations.
It has also been my experience (and that of my colleagues) that TFA does not help you get into/get into a better law school. You'll get into pretty much whatever schools your GPA/LSAT would otherwise qualify you to get in.
Bottom line: TFA is an amazing and worthwhile program that is doing great work in the inner city/rural America, but do not do it thinking it will help you get into law school.