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« on: July 13, 2009, 08:28:41 PM »
Just curious, but where are you doing 1L? You have some random schools posted. Keep in mind that if you go to FSU, it might be more difficult to get to USC/UCLA than from Southwestern or Arizona. There can be a bit of a geographic bias in that some schools have a "feeder" type deal with better schools. Not that this means there is any great disparity in GPA, but it could give a little extra leeway. Case in point, transfers from my school get into one private T20 more easily than another because one knows what our T4 is like.
Figure out what geographic area you want and then work your 1L year like you've never worked in your life. Also, if you want NYU and Columbia, you're going to need to get started on the paperwork process earlier than last minute.
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:23:47 PM »
I'm about 80% WUSL, 20% George Washington. If anyone has thoughts, I'd appreciate it.
There was a world of difference in OCI between the 2. Although GWU had higher numbers, I think WUSL is much better since you're at least guaranteed to get something out of the early interview. I do worry though that people will think I'm some social climber since I transferred (but then I'd point out that my 1L school has only 50 employers signed up, and it's in the 4th largest city in the US) I'd prefer to be stuck in DC if I turn into a crap law student, but it seems that WUSL is the better school objectively.
« on: July 10, 2009, 01:56:04 PM »
I know the security clearance thing asks about drug use within the last year...I think it's probably a bad idea to withhold information there. I'm not sure whether occasional marijuana use is an automatic ding, though...
I concur, and I will add. As someone who has/had security clearances, tell them the truth and don't do it anymore. If you don't do it anymore then you can explain it to them as the "youthful indescretion," which is what they want to hear.
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:07:23 PM »
What's the Loop?
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:06:26 PM »
i know of 1.
« on: June 30, 2009, 10:20:51 PM »
I don't think they are better or worse. I just find them to be very different from my experience. I was pretty conversational with my undergrad profs, but for the most part I avoided ls profs like the plague. Most of them are very socially awkward people, I found. Get to know your legal writing prof and 1 substantive prof if it kills you since having 1 who could write a letter for you for transfer/job/whatever is very important and none of your classmates will really expend time on that front.
« on: June 30, 2009, 10:17:32 PM »
I'm from Chicago years ago...live in Texas now.
I've always thought St. Louis to be a cesspit, but friends who live there now, including WUSL students, say it's pretty decent. It's only for 2 years, at least.
« on: June 30, 2009, 11:01:12 AM »
Yeah, my sentiments exactly. Your performance mirrors mine. I suppose that to some extent they have a FTT quota, and they are maxed out already.
Maybe they are worried US News is going to want transfer numbers soon and so they are protecting themselves? pure speculation on my part though.
« on: June 30, 2009, 10:03:30 AM »
what kills me about the deal is that my grades went up to probably top 1% from 2% during second semester. The moral of the story though: Don't screw around in college and get good grades in the first place.
« on: June 29, 2009, 11:30:41 PM »
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