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Law School Applications / Re: Way to go Illinois!
« on: March 09, 2009, 11:00:43 PM »
Definitely classy.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Resume Question
« on: February 16, 2009, 10:01:06 PM »
ILoveCorplaw:

We're in almost the exact same situation.  I did the T4 > T20 thing as well, and got really good grades at the T20 (I'm pretty sure we're at the same school actually).

I'm sort of confused about how I should do this as well.  I've got a job for 2L summer, so I guess the next time I'll be sending out resumes is when I'm applying for clerkships.  Anyone have advice for clerkship apps?  I'll definitely be sending my first year transcript so the judges can see those grades, but should I put the old school on my resume as well? 

See my post above.

When still in school, resumes are supposed to have both because everyone knows 2L/3L are on lax-er curves.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer from a T25 to T14...?
« on: February 10, 2009, 09:33:13 PM »
Anybody have any idea how transfers from T20-30 schools do at schools like MVP? I've heard that they usually do fairly well, but I'm curious if anyone has any information on this.

Very good for all those whose grades I know.

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General Board / Re: Prof Posted Sample Answers from T25 and YLS
« on: February 10, 2009, 08:22:49 PM »
Although I didn't want to think it at first, the YLS answers blew the T25 answers out of the water on similar tests.  The best students at the T25 and the best at YLS didn't compete.  The YLS students got so much deeper into the facts, I had to close my eyes, lest I be blown away by analytical prowess and intellectual ability.  I won't mention that the best T25 exam missed the law, analyzed the wrong things, and still beat the classmates.

Just another prestige-fixated thought from your friendly prestige-addict to go T14 or bust!

I'm inclined to disagree as a general matter, but I'd be curious to see these exams.

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General Board / Re: what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 08, 2009, 01:45:23 PM »
His recommendation for you to be hired when you do OCI next fall.

haha that's a little blunt :)

Well let's be honest here: whether you say it outright or not (and you shouldn't, of course) that is the ultimate purpose of this relationship. Play this up as much as you can; it'll be a great connection for you.

i disagree.  mentorship relationships do not necessarily have to be about getting hired.

and the question is kind of tough, i think.  myself, i'd say that i wanted to get a sense of where i wanted to be at some point further along in my career.

also, hi cosmo.

-tm.

Granted. But it's worthwhile to get them to work out that way where possible.

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General Board / Re: what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 08, 2009, 01:12:50 PM »
His recommendation for you to be hired when you do OCI next fall.

haha that's a little blunt :)

Well let's be honest here: whether you say it outright or not (and you shouldn't, of course) that is the ultimate purpose of this relationship. Play this up as much as you can; it'll be a great connection for you.

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General Board / Re: what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 08, 2009, 01:08:44 PM »
His recommendation for you to be hired when you do OCI next fall.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Resume Question
« on: February 04, 2009, 10:10:07 PM »
Hey all, thanks in advance for any responses. My question is; I am now at a T20 school, and did very well this past term, but did very well during my first yr as well, and was wondering if I should still keep my old school GPA/rank listed under my new school info on my resume. I ask because when employers ask for my transcript, it will not include the grades I earned during my first year, but only that I passed each of those classes. Any suggestions? (fyi my previous law school was a t4, but I was 2nd in my class.) Thanks a lot!

Leave grades for both on until you graduate, at which point take off the grades for the former school but leave the fact that you attended for a year.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer to Penn from t14
« on: January 30, 2009, 04:55:22 PM »
I don't think I'm overstating the case, and I have good reason to know.

is the good reason to know the fact that you did something very similar?  even so, "almost certainly" is very strong language and a high bar to meet.  maybe we could compromise on "probably" or "you have a good chance?"

Apologies for being less than clear. I did transfer to Penn, albeit from a traditional top 25 school. My grades were higher than 3.5, but I know other transfers here who had around that GPA from schools that are similar to the one I transferred from--granted they, like the OP, had connections to the area. I'm inferring that the GPA + connections that sufficed to get people in from lesser schools would be enough to basically assure the OP an acceptance assuming no grade drop, etc.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer to Penn from t14
« on: January 30, 2009, 03:23:08 PM »
I am from Philadelphia and I am currently not happy where I am at (T14). The median is 3.3 and right now my GPA is above a 3.5. I plan to work in Philly following graduation and love to go to school there. Does  anyone have a educated guess of my chances? I know lateral transfers with personal connections are supposed to be easier.

Thanks for any help

You'll almost certainly get in.

overstating the case.  i'd say something less than almost certainly.

I don't think I'm overstating the case, and I have good reason to know.

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