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Transferring / Re: WUSTL
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:13:50 PM »
Does anyone know when they might start making notifications?  It seems like it should be about now from last year's experience.  Thanks in advance.

I just spoke with someone in the admissions office and they said we should hear via email by the end of this month.

I had a dream last night I was accepted and in the acceptance package was a picture of the admissions committee wrestling with alligators!  sheesh, I need to relax.

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Transferring / Re: List of schools you will apply to?
« on: April 13, 2009, 08:31:08 PM »
I'm half-way considering to apply for a transfer, although I'm not sure yet.  I'm not in the state I want to be in and my school is not "national."  However, I'm here on a scholarship and my GPA puts me probably around the top 15% of the class (first semester). 

Anyone think it's worth transferring?  I'm at a school ranked 40-50 which is NOT in California.  California is my home (Bay area).  I would love to go back home.

In my haste I forgot to mention some thoughts I had.  I figure my GPA isn't high enough for Stanford or Berkeley.  It'll probably get me into Hastings and Davis.  But is it worth giving up my scholarship, possible shot a journal, etc. etc. to go to a school that is roughly similarly ranked?  I think UCLA is out of the question too.

If I were you, I would apply to Berkley, which is probably a bit of a shot.  On the other hand, you are from California, which might help your chances there considering it is public.  I would also apply to USC and UCLA, where I think you have a good shot.  Who really knows with this crapshoot?  Additionally, I imagine the fact you want to move back home would make for a persuasive personal statement.

You should apply and if you get into one of the schools and decide you don't want to go, you can use the acceptance at your current school to perhaps get more scholarship money.

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Transferring / List of schools you will apply to?
« on: April 13, 2009, 08:13:08 PM »
Have you made a list of where you will apply? In an effort to avoid my reading on K's, I will post my working list (provided I can maintain or better my GPA).  giddy up:

U of Chicago (yeah, right)
GULC (probably not)
WUSTL (maybe)
Notre Dame (hopefully)
University of Wisconsin (probably as I am a Wisconsin resident)
Northwestern (yeah, right)
Kent (most likely)
Michigan (yeah, right)
Fordham (maybe?)
USC (no)

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Transferring / Re: Predict Where the Poster Above You Can Transfer
« on: April 12, 2009, 11:19:46 PM »
NYU

Stats:
School: Top 10
GPA: 3.3
Rank: No idea. Top 35%?
LSAT: 169
GPA: 3.9

Edit: Chicago.

:)

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Transferring / Re: Predict Where the Poster Above You Can Transfer
« on: April 12, 2009, 11:15:04 AM »
NYU

Stats:
School: Top 10
GPA: 3.3
Rank: No idea. Top 35%?
LSAT: 169
GPA: 3.9

Penn

Stats
School: T4
GPA: 3.74
Rank: top 8%
LSAT: 154
GPA: 3.71

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Transferring / Re: Should I transfer/Apply?
« on: April 11, 2009, 12:38:22 PM »

Not sure whether I should even apply...input?

I ended up with a 3.78 last semester (deep into the top 10%) at USC.
I want to work (BigLaw) in Los Angeles. I love LA, my entire family and friends are here. I have no desire to ever practice or live anywhere outside of LA.
I went to USC as an undergrad and am completely comfortable and happy at the law school.
I have been offered a prestigious job with the law school tutoring future 1Ls (includes $$ and credit)
Im externing with a federal judge (also a USC alum) over the summer
I would hate to leave my apartment or roommate
Basically everything is smooth. .............However people have recommended I at least try to transfer to HYS simply because it will open more doors for me in the future etc

Not sure what to do ... apply? transfer? stay at USC? what am I losing by staying at USC over HYS (assuming i get in)

Try to get a scholarship, stay in LA, and enjoy your life.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 09, 2009, 08:39:48 PM »
Also still complete.  I don't understand lawandbball's change to Decision.  Why just him?  He's not an auto-ding and is actually probably an acceptance.  Is it good or bad news for the rest of us?  I'd say a huge portion of EA applicants are either members of LSD, TLS, or transferapps, or at least lurk on the boards.  One of them would have posted something somewhere online.  I hope it's just a flame by way of photoshop. 

My advice is not to worry about it so much  ;D

Relax, we'll all hear in due time.

Watch Role Models.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 07, 2009, 09:03:16 PM »
my guess is no.

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Transferring / Re: John Marshall to Kent?
« on: April 07, 2009, 08:00:01 PM »
Transfer to Kent.  Its 100% worth it.  That is a sizable jump and Kent is well respected in Chicago.  Plus you would have an opportunity to write on at Kent perhaps?  Throw an app out to NU too, just for the hell of it.

Just FYI teaching law will be impossible coming from JMLS, and it will be only slightly more possible coming from Kent.  Don't let that be any sort of factor.

Even for 100k more debt?

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Transferring / John Marshall to Kent?
« on: April 07, 2009, 07:07:30 PM »
I am at John Marshall in Chicago and am in the top 10%.  I know I probably don't have a shot for NU or UChi, but I want to stay in Chicago.

Would it make sense to give up a scholarship and a spot on Law Review to transfer to Chicago Kent? I know Kent is ranked 66th and JMLS is the bottom of the barrel, but I've heard of people coming out of JMLS landing biglaw gigs in Chicago.  I would also like to teach someday, and I realize that staying at JMLS will pretty much sh*t on that dream.

I figure I can get in, but would it be worth it?

Thoughts?  Thanks.

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