Ok, so I write for www.zerolblog.com
- a website where we (myself and another admissions consultant) take and answer a variety of law school admissions questions.
One of the answers given by my co-writer spawned some debate within the lifeat160 thread, and while there has already been a decent amount of discussion there, I thought it best to start a new thread.
Iím a rising 2L at Tulane Law. My 1L grades landed me in the top 10% (which also gets me on law review), but I have been accepted to Georgetown Law as a transfer. Should I pull the trigger? I have a $25k a year scholarship at Tulane and I landed a competitive internship this summer.
- GPA: XX LSAT: XX
Sorry, I donít really see why you should transfer in this situation. The shrinking availability of big-firm jobs has caused a number of law students (including you!) to consider transferring when it probably isnít in their best interest. Look, you are still in position to land one of the coveted big-firm jobs Ė probably in a better position than if you transferred to Georgetown. Every big-firm coming to Tulaneís OCI program will be looking to recruit students just like you. Why pay full price at Georgetown when you can get the same jobs at discount? Transferring would be a mistake.
I agree with the answer (although I may quibble with the "probably in a better position than if you transferred" line). What do you think?
Make the following assumptions/considerations:
Student wants a big firm job in any market.
Student has a 40% chance of being published as a member of law review.