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Transferring / Re: QUICK decision = Good or Bad?
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:12:09 PM »
Top 1% from a craptastic T4 (same state) with Moot Court, 3.6? GPA ( rank is only done after spring and fall semesters (good thing for me and my not as strong summer semester!). I was a spring admit in Jan.

ETA: Also had 2 book awards, am a TA, Deans Scholar...

ETA again... uber craptastic UGPA (from 11 years ago), 154 LSAT

Transferring / QUICK decision = Good or Bad?
« on: November 16, 2006, 03:15:26 PM »
Ok kids...

I applied for spring transfer to Florida State. My app got there Oct 31, everything else trickled in. Last week (Nov 9 Thursday afternoon, about 4pm) I called them and asked my status. They pulled the file, saw everything was in so she said she would pull it out and send it to comittee 'next week' (they were closed Friday Nov 10 for Veteran's Day).
So in theory it went to committee on Mon or Tuesday, realistically, right?

So today I call them (Nov 16, Thursday) to ask status since the status checker was showing I was still missing 2 letters of rec (even though I KNEW they had them.. I just wanted an excuse to call them). So she pulls my file, says they have them, it was a mistake and oh by the way, I went to decision. Letter was mailed out today. Of course, no hints on the phone as to what that decision was...

So my question is... with SUCH a FAST turnaround, is that generally a good thing or a bad thing? COnsidering spring transfer season, rolling admissions, complete deadline is Dec 1st, etc.

Also, do they ever email the decision or is it entirely by mail? (my mail man is not very reliable.. just today I got the viewbook in the mail...postmarked Nov 7th!)

Anyway, anyone care to humour me while I obsess until the letter gets here?


Transferring / Re: Residency Requirements
« on: November 02, 2006, 11:19:40 AM »
I think it is university driven because they vary, and some websites don't even mention what the number is, just that it will be evaluated. So I suppose I would call the schools you are looking at and explain the situation and see if they would work with you.. assuming they are schools that would otherwise admit you?

Transferring / Re: Residency Requirements
« on: November 02, 2006, 09:54:36 AM »
Yeah, that is going to be an issue. Usually you need to finish XX number of units at your degree granting institution... if you are already a trasnfer, I don't know if you could visit. I know my school only allows you to visit for one semester anyway.
How far from where you are now is the place where you need to be?

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Writing
« on: November 02, 2006, 05:10:43 AM »
Legal writing class is a lot different than your other classes. A lot of people don't realize the time and work that needs to go into the assingments. Plus, its a whole new world of stuff, its a lot of get used to. Its your first assingment. Don't sweat it too much. See what you did wrong and make corrections. You'll be fine. Just take the time to see what you did wrong and learn from it.

Transferring / Re: Residency Requirements
« on: November 02, 2006, 04:30:38 AM »
I think it would be difficult, but I think it would be up to the schools to make those decisions. I think an issue may be what is going to keep you there THIS time.. at your 3rd school, ya know what I mean?

Current Law Students / Re: JAG career advice
« on: October 31, 2006, 04:32:46 PM »
From what I have heard from talking to my CSO, who used to work on hiring at large firms, they LOVE JAG experience

Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 31, 2006, 04:00:52 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I probably would have asked for fee waivers, but I was applying so late in the process (ie, the day before the deadline) my concern was just getting the *&^% into them NOW, even if it meant forking over $75 with my online app. Hell, I spent $14 just to overnight my app to FSU to get there in time!

I am sticking with FSU, GULC and Maryland.

If I get into FSU, things would be great. Cheap, cost of living is cheap, less complicated move. Hell, my husbands boss would pay for it (since they want him out there so badly). If I got GULC, I have no idea how I would afford it and living in DC, but that comes later. I couldn't turn it down..its GEORGETOWN. Not holding my breath though. I have the empirical numbers, but there are so many other factors.. like they ask for a diversity statement if you want (I didnt), and a bunch of other stuff. If they want to look beyond the numbers they can find a reason to reject me.
And Maryland because my husband can get a job at Ft Meade so *shrug*. We'll see what happens. I know one of my profs has already sent all three LOR and GULC has already requested my LSDAS report. Now if only it wasnt registration week at my school so I can cattle prod the registrars office to get my package sent out!!

Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 30, 2006, 05:09:39 PM »
After talking to a professor today, whom I am close with, and who is writing a LOR for me for this, suggested I go wider, so after that (and seeing on here I had a shot) I applied at GULC as well. I am looking at a few more, possibly but we'll see.

Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 30, 2006, 11:02:19 AM »
I ended up not mentioning it (the husbands possible transfer) Instead I focused on my acheivments and why I wanted them instead... so we'll see what happens!

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