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Iím currently a 1L at the lower end of a T100 school. I could have enrolled at a T30, but I chose not to because it was cheaper to go to a lower ranked school for 1 year. Retrospectively, I donít know if this was the best decision because I always intended to transfer out, but Iím hoping the large jump isnít going to come back to bite me now. I went to Yale as an undergraduate and Iím hoping to transfer back to there, but any of HYS will be great of course. I donít have official numbers, but Iím guessing my 1st semester grades put me near the top of my class, probably in the top 1-3%. I have a few decent softs. My general question would be, what are the chances of pulling this off?
Getting to the nitty-gritty, I need to approach my professors for letters of rec. One of them happens to be an alumnus from Yale Law, so we share the same alma mater. How should I approach and explain to them my goals of transferring? Should I mention which school I really want to transfer to (HYS) or would they construe that as being pretentious, even though I do have genuine reasons in addition to the obvious better job-finding-potential for picking these schools? Is it better for them to submit letters through LSAC or have them individually tailor it to the schools and submit it directly?
Also, what would be the best way to frame my personal statement for HYS, especially Yale since I did my undergraduate there? Does previously attending the school give me an advantage in the transfer decisions?
Lastly, I know transfer admissions are on a rolling basis, but does it affect my chances whether I submit mine earlier or later in the process? I feel that if I turn it in later, more spots will have been filled which would reduce my chances.
Greatly appreciate your thoughts.
I was waitlisted in the regular cycle last year...
Yeah, never heard of a guy with a MBA being laid off huh?
Truth be told, your better off to be laid off with a JD than an MBA.An MBA is like a GED anyone and their uncle can get one, and there is zero license requirment for it, thus if your boss wanted to replace you with his dropout niece just becuase he felt like it then he could and would. If you have a JD you have to pass the bar and that gives you job security. If you want an MBA then get a joint degree. Most schools have that option.
LOL. Tell that to the flood of laid off biglaw associates in the market right now.
Why does everyone think 1L is so hard? I aced my midterms and all my practice exams for the final, why does everyone make so a huge deal of it?
Julie, would you care to help out here?
ok. listen, forrest, you only one making big deal--about your alleged intellect. that always mean small weenie.
An MBA is like a GED anyone and their uncle can get one, and there is zero license requirment for it, thus if your boss wanted to replace you with his dropout niece just becuase he felt like it then he could and would. If you have a JD you have to pass the bar and that gives you job security. If you want an MBA then get a joint degree. Most schools have that option.
Would my job prospects be better graduating from Toledo or MSU for working in the Midwest? (I will be paying full price for both; still have Indiana-Indy pending and a few others, but can't wait because seat deposits are due very soon).