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Transferring / Re: WUSTL EA
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:29:56 PM »
I was top 15% of a upper T2 school. I think my G.P.A. was about 3.6 or something like that.

How do you like WUSTL?  How do you like the city?  I'm in Chicago and fear I might stab my eyes out to be in Stl.

How are the students?  Profs?  You happy you went there?  Biglaw prospects?  Is there a stigma on transfer students?

thanks.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for GULC EA!!
« on: April 03, 2009, 03:00:13 PM »
Taking last year as a guide, a few people will go to Decision tomorrow on 4/4.

Yikes.  This waiting is starting to get painful...

Maybe it's time to start drinking.

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Neither position confirmed, but both want to interview me. Both positions are in the same state and expenses are not material. Anyone have any thoughts as to which position would provide better experience?

Moreover, I'm worried about etiquette. I have an interview scheduled with the AG on Friday but have yet to set a date with the judge. Obviously I want to keep both doors open, and I've heard that if the judge offers me a position it's very damaging to say no. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to schedule an interview with the judge only to turn around and cancel. I'm sure many people out there are faced with this conundrum; thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

It's a good conundrum.  Go with the federal judicial internship.  At least I would.  I'm working for a judge this summer and had to turn down a few interviews because our school does not allow you to say no to a judicial externship or have any other legal position.

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Transferring / Re: U-Chicago EA? GULC EA?
« on: March 31, 2009, 11:22:56 PM »
I'm not sure what it is you want to do.  However, U of C is an incredible school and is ranked quite a bit higher than GULC.  Perhaps if you live in DC or want to go into politics GULC might be more attractive.  But U of C will open more doors for biglaw, academia, and prestigious clerkships.  Finally, I would guess the GULC may rescind an offer if your 2nd semester grades are poor, too.  Considering how much you post, it seems like you take your education pretty seriously so I doubt that will happen anyways.

He probably wants to be able to make plans and not have an acceptance pulled out from under him because of a bad test.  GULC expects a deposit within a few weeks and once that is in, they will not revoke an acceptance. 

The drawbacks to the UofC EA is that, I believe, if you are accepted you cannot apply to other schools as a transfer.  If you could have sent other applications to other schools, but think you are headed to Chicago only to find your grades less than what you expected, you may not be transferring anywhere.

I guess you are probably right about that, considering the deposit.

But are you sure GULC would not return your deposit and tell you to forget it if you got a 2.0 your second semester?  sounds like contracts case...  Moreover, I doubt U of C would be quick to rescind an offer based on a poor test.  And also I imagine that U of C requires a deposit if accepted ED.  Not sure, though.

I do you see your point and it is a good one.  Why not wait, right?

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Transferring / Re: U-Chicago EA? GULC EA?
« on: March 31, 2009, 10:39:28 PM »
Wow, first I'm hearing about it (just saw it over at TLS too).

Even if I could get all my materials in by the 15th, I wouldn't apply Early Decision.  What's the point?  Since they might rescind if I get "inconsistent" (what the hell does that mean?) 2nd semester grades, I don't want to be out of luck for other EA programs or withdraw my GULC application.

If it was non-binding + seat deposit like GULC, I'd do it.   


Great school though, and I'm planning on applying regular decision.

I'm not sure what it is you want to do.  However, U of C is an incredible school and is ranked quite a bit higher than GULC.  Perhaps if you live in DC or want to go into politics GULC might be more attractive.  But U of C will open more doors for biglaw, academia, and prestigious clerkships.  Finally, I would guess the GULC may rescind an offer if your 2nd semester grades are poor, too.  Considering how much you post, it seems like you take your education pretty seriously so I doubt that will happen anyways.

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Transferring / Re: U-Chicago EA? GULC EA?
« on: March 31, 2009, 10:30:46 PM »
yeah, they do.  I applied (as a fuc*ing hailmary).  I think NU has been eating up a lot of the top transfer students heading to Chicago, so this is U of C's attempt to get in the transfer game.  This is pure speculation, however.

see http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/12/aba-journal-northwestern-.html

Either way, as a transfer student, maybe it is good to have a bit of tugging going on between the 2 schools.  Maybe this helps our chances...

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Iowa vs Wisconsin vs Others?
« on: March 31, 2009, 02:25:14 PM »
Btw my interest is in corporate law, and intellectual property is also an option, considering I have engineering education. Someday I might practice back in Asia, but I'm not sure if the US IP firms have much to do in Asian countries.

I did my UG at Wisconsin, so I'm a bit biased.  However, Madison is a great city (very diverse, progressive, young, great nightlife).  Also, placement out of Wisconsin is good in Chicago.  They are both good schools.  But I think you should go to Wisconsin. ;)

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General Board / Re: Crim: Worst Subject Ever?
« on: March 26, 2009, 09:58:27 AM »
I have a crim midterm today and want to stab my eyes out.  by far my least favorite subject this semester.  I like civpro more.  thanks MPC...

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
« on: March 12, 2009, 03:47:34 PM »
I had my recommender fax the letter.  worked fine.

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Transferring / Re: Ultimate Thread for Those Applying GULC (EA)!!
« on: March 10, 2009, 02:22:47 PM »
How long after submitting your application through LSDAS did it take for GULC to request your report?

I mailed mine.  It didn't take too long, however, to go complete.  Less than a week after I put it in the mailbox.

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