« on: July 10, 2004, 08:57:58 PM »
I made the decision to transfer by speaking to judges and lawyers that I know. All of them leaned toward me transferring, mainly because I was returning to an area where employers would be more likely to recognize my new school (and, the name that would be attached is more prestigious to them. I don't agree with the reasons for it, but I am seeing more and more that it can make a difference). As for your specific situation, make some calls to local attorneys, headhunters or anyone in the field that can give you opinions. To me, that really is the best way to gage how your school will be received. Look for an opinion of someone not affiliated with your current or prospective schools.
To me, law review is pretty important. I'm under the impression that most employers feel it is pretty important. If you don't have it, I'm not sure if doing moot court or things like that can make up for it or not. I just don't know. I was lucky enough to transfer to a school that will let me on if I meet all of their requirements.
Congratulations on your success in law school. I see a lot of people slack after the first semester or so. I know how easy it might be to slip into that, but keep working hard and do your best. Congrats!
If you have any other questions, let me know.