« on: June 27, 2007, 06:12:47 PM »
Try to convince me to transfer to WUSTL over W&L and leave my top 1/3 ranking at my current t1 school (ranked 35-50).
Career-wise, I would like to obtain a federal clerkship, but I realize my chances are slim even with transferring. Biglaw or simply high-paying work interests me because my debt will be over 100k.
Location: I want to be near the coast. My gf has some say too, but her preference revolves around her family, who lives in NC, and won't determine the outcome of my decision itself. (Needless, to say, she says W&L or stay at my current school.) If I had to list an order of big city preference, I'd rank them in the following order: 1) San Diego, 2) DC, 3) NYC, 4) Tampa, 5) Raleigh or VA Beach.
At the moment, my choice is W&L. I applied to WUSTL because of it's ranking, # of transfer students it takes, and because the application was free.
My whole plea for comments may become moot once I hear back from a few t14, but with my ranking, I'm surprised I have had two favorable responses so early.
Thanks in advance for the input.