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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 13, 2012, 04:15:54 AM »
Thanks everyone for your advice. You have given me a lot to think about. I agree that I shouldn't go to Cooley if I expect to transfer. The odds are stacked against me and I should be ok with spending the next 3 years there if I have to. I know people who do go their now and do like it. I also have heard some good things regardless of its reputation. I think I can be ok with getting my law degree there, and Ill probably go part time.

I guess I am leaning toward the unlikely idea of being able to transfer because I don't want to wait and take the lsat again: mostly because I don't want to have to start paying back my student loans from undergrad since I won't be enrolled in school (btw...I did get my BA, Nova Juris :P).

I need to be realistic about this decision and I will continue to do my research, including contacting specific schools about their transfer process. Basically its not impossible to transfer but just really really hard. This was very helpful and Im going to consider alot of things before I make a decision. THANKS

For future reference: Nova Juris, there is way to be helpful in a respectful way. You are really condescending. Just something to think about.

wow, the person who barely passed undergrad and can't master the lsat with cooley as their best option giving me life advise. Thanks. That's swell.

Well I thought I would help you out by pointing out that you meant "advice" here (advise is a verb, idiot).  Seeing as you clearly consider yourself the next Einstein (and thus, understand the difference between verbs and nouns), you already knew that.  Good luck taking my order sir (with fries please). 

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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 12, 2012, 04:03:31 PM »
Everybody is right so far, it seems.  I just thought I'd mention that you don't have to be in the top 10% to transfer per se.  I know plenty of people (even with those pedestrian gpas) who transferred from Cooley a couple years ago.  It really entirely depends on where you are applying and who else is applying to transfer to that school.  In fact, I know someone who transferred to a tier 2 from Cooley who was ranked in the top 40%.  Just something to keep in mind. 

That being said, waiting and getting a higher LSAT score is probably the best move.  Like everyone said, there is no guarantee when you're talking about transferring.  Random hits on your other questions next....

I took 12 units a semester instead of 15 when at Cooley.  I found it very manageable, especially compared to fellow students taking 15. 
You will likely need a letter from a professor.  I found it somewhat difficult to get one from a professor at Cooley (some wouldn't do it at all while others required you receive an A in their class).
I don't think you can reasonably expect to transfer after 2 yrs.  Most schools cap the amount of units you can transfer (usually around 30-34).  I guess it may be possible, but you'd be wasting 30 units you paid for.   

Definitely call schools you are considering and see what is generally required for an acceptance.  I think LSAC contains this information as well.

where did they transfer to and what was their cumulative gpa?

They had a 3.0 and transferred to a tier 2.  I can't imagine why you'd need more information than that.

to see which schools are taking cooley transfers in the bottom 40%.

If you're transferring from Cooley yourself and you're in the top 40%, I'd be happy to give  you that information.  If you're not, again, I can't imagine why you would need more information than what I've already given (unless, of course, you are attempting to troll).

When did I say I was doing it? Do you know how to read? I am saying it doesn't happen. I am calling you a lier. Moron.

If you read my post I said, "If you're transferring from Cooley...."  I did not say you were.  Anyhow, time to move along troll.  You'll find no feeding from me. 

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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:15:44 AM »
Everybody is right so far, it seems.  I just thought I'd mention that you don't have to be in the top 10% to transfer per se.  I know plenty of people (even with those pedestrian gpas) who transferred from Cooley a couple years ago.  It really entirely depends on where you are applying and who else is applying to transfer to that school.  In fact, I know someone who transferred to a tier 2 from Cooley who was ranked in the top 40%.  Just something to keep in mind. 

That being said, waiting and getting a higher LSAT score is probably the best move.  Like everyone said, there is no guarantee when you're talking about transferring.  Random hits on your other questions next....

I took 12 units a semester instead of 15 when at Cooley.  I found it very manageable, especially compared to fellow students taking 15. 
You will likely need a letter from a professor.  I found it somewhat difficult to get one from a professor at Cooley (some wouldn't do it at all while others required you receive an A in their class).
I don't think you can reasonably expect to transfer after 2 yrs.  Most schools cap the amount of units you can transfer (usually around 30-34).  I guess it may be possible, but you'd be wasting 30 units you paid for.   

Definitely call schools you are considering and see what is generally required for an acceptance.  I think LSAC contains this information as well.

where did they transfer to and what was their cumulative gpa?

They had a 3.0 and transferred to a tier 2.  I can't imagine why you'd need more information than that.

to see which schools are taking cooley transfers in the bottom 40%.

If you're transferring from Cooley yourself and you're in the top 40%, I'd be happy to give  you that information.  If you're not, again, I can't imagine why you would need more information than what I've already given (unless, of course, you are attempting to troll).

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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 09, 2012, 11:35:14 PM »
Everybody is right so far, it seems.  I just thought I'd mention that you don't have to be in the top 10% to transfer per se.  I know plenty of people (even with those pedestrian gpas) who transferred from Cooley a couple years ago.  It really entirely depends on where you are applying and who else is applying to transfer to that school.  In fact, I know someone who transferred to a tier 2 from Cooley who was ranked in the top 40%.  Just something to keep in mind. 

That being said, waiting and getting a higher LSAT score is probably the best move.  Like everyone said, there is no guarantee when you're talking about transferring.  Random hits on your other questions next....

I took 12 units a semester instead of 15 when at Cooley.  I found it very manageable, especially compared to fellow students taking 15. 
You will likely need a letter from a professor.  I found it somewhat difficult to get one from a professor at Cooley (some wouldn't do it at all while others required you receive an A in their class).
I don't think you can reasonably expect to transfer after 2 yrs.  Most schools cap the amount of units you can transfer (usually around 30-34).  I guess it may be possible, but you'd be wasting 30 units you paid for.   

Definitely call schools you are considering and see what is generally required for an acceptance.  I think LSAC contains this information as well.

where did they transfer to and what was their cumulative gpa?

They had a 3.0 and transferred to a tier 2.  I can't imagine why you'd need more information than that. 

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Transferring / Re: Process of Transferring From COOLEY
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:41:00 PM »
Everybody is right so far, it seems.  I just thought I'd mention that you don't have to be in the top 10% to transfer per se.  I know plenty of people (even with those pedestrian gpas) who transferred from Cooley a couple years ago.  It really entirely depends on where you are applying and who else is applying to transfer to that school.  In fact, I know someone who transferred to a tier 2 from Cooley who was ranked in the top 40%.  Just something to keep in mind. 

That being said, waiting and getting a higher LSAT score is probably the best move.  Like everyone said, there is no guarantee when you're talking about transferring.  Random hits on your other questions next....

I took 12 units a semester instead of 15 when at Cooley.  I found it very manageable, especially compared to fellow students taking 15. 
You will likely need a letter from a professor.  I found it somewhat difficult to get one from a professor at Cooley (some wouldn't do it at all while others required you receive an A in their class).
I don't think you can reasonably expect to transfer after 2 yrs.  Most schools cap the amount of units you can transfer (usually around 30-34).  I guess it may be possible, but you'd be wasting 30 units you paid for.   

Definitely call schools you are considering and see what is generally required for an acceptance.  I think LSAC contains this information as well.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Friendly Schools in VA/DC area
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:40:49 PM »
I've heard Georgetown is notoriously transfer friendly. 

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Transferring / Re: Tier 4 to Top 25/Top10 chances
« on: April 09, 2012, 01:40:13 PM »
I'm very happy with the decision.  Looking back, for me, even if I had a full scholarship, I should have transferred.  I didn't like the location I was in and the job prospects from my previous school were limited.  I've been told that it is very helpful to attend a school in a location you would like to practice.  I've found that to be the case thus far because many job postings on my school's jobs board are from alumni who limit their search to students from the school's they attended.  I've also been told that outside the T14, school's are very regional with respect to hiring post graduation.  Therefore, location should probably be considered as well as (if not more than) school rank in your decision.  My school was ranked lower than the 50 limit you specified, but including other considerations (like its IP program and location), it was the right choice for me. 

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Transferring / Re: Tier 4 to Top 25/Top10 chances
« on: April 08, 2012, 11:23:51 PM »
I don't remember what the highest ranking was for the schools that I was accepted to.  I transferred for similar reasons.  Location was a huge part of it (as it should be). 

As for the personal statement, I can honestly say I'm not even sure what I wrote about.  I don't think it was anything great.  Tbh, I'm not even really sure what school's look for a personal statement.  I'm sure it varies.

I had a scholarship at my first school coming in and they offered me a very large scholarship to stay beyond my first year.  I decided that if it wasn't a free ride, it wasn't worth it for me to stay.  They offered me something less than a full ride, so I jumped ship. 

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Transferring / Re: Tier 4 to Top 25/Top10 chances
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:15:24 PM »
It was somewhere around 80 when I transferred (I don't remember exactly).  I got into better schools, but I chose it for its IP program since I wanted to practice patent law.  I applied all across the board (T1-T3) because I really wanted to get to a specific location.  I'm pretty sure I sent many more applications than the typical transfer student (about 10-12). 

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Transferring / Re: Tier 4 to Top 25/Top10 chances
« on: April 07, 2012, 11:48:31 PM »
I don't know what your chances are for those schools, but I can say I went to a tier 4, finished in the top 3% and was denied at the only T10 school I applied to.  I ended up choosing a tier 2.  Anyway, you mentioned your undergrad grades and lsat.  As far as I know, those matter very little in the transfer process.  I imagine they are taken into consideration to some degree, but every school I asked about this when I transferred said the decision weighs "heavily" on your first year performance.  The impression I got is that the target school only cares about your first year rank and the rest is nearly irrelevant.  Other people may have different opinions.  You could also contact those schools or check the transfer statistics LSAC provides.

Hope this helps. 

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