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Transferring / Re: Stay here or go to Columbia?
« on: July 08, 2006, 08:24:32 AM »
if academia is your end goal, then i would definitely say go to columbia. of course it's not as easy coming out of CLS as it is from YHS, but if you get some publications under your belt, you should have no problem. academia is so elitist that even coming out of BLS at the very top of your class wouldn't beat graduating from CLS.

as far as grades, considering that you finished so high in your class (top 2.5% is much different from even something like top 10%), i'm willing to bet that you'll do just fine at CLS.

« on: May 05, 2006, 12:20:05 PM »
congrats tdurden, other 1Ls that are finished, and all other 1Ls that will be finished soon. personally, there are few things i've been happier about.

tdurden- are you transferring to GULC?

from what i hear you don't get squat during 2L or 3L if you didn't get it during 1L.

however, it might be possible if you get accepted to other schools as a transfer student after 1L. that might give you something to wager with.

Transferring / Re: Schools I have a shot at?
« on: May 03, 2006, 01:44:39 PM »
where does your 3.79 put you in the class rank?

i would think so, but you should probably be at least top 10%. it's hard to say with northwestern because their transfer classes are relatively small. in your spot the best and surest option among the t14 is GULC. they take a crazy amount of transfer students; but then again it all depends on what your gpa actually is.

if i was top 10% at a tier 2, i'd probably apply to every t14 school (aside from YHS) just to see what happens. it would suck to have that kind of opportunity and never know about it.

i might even consider some t25's, but those aren't as "national" so it's harder to say a transfer is worth it, especially if you're on top at your current school in a location you want to be at.

you want to end up in chicago, or you want to go to school in chicago for the next couple years? if the former, columbia and nyu are probably going to get you farther in the chicago market than even northwestern.

uchicago on the other hand would be your best bet. are you applying there? they don't take a lot of transfers, and i believe they usually go for top 10%, but the fact that you're transferring from a school in the top20 (whereas most transfers are coming from much lower ranked schools) is going to give you a lot of weight.

i think the higher ranked schools love to have transfers on record from other prestigious schools. word is around my school that you can transfer to georgetown even at a relatively low rank for transferring (i've heard as low as top 30-40%).

and as far as northwestern, i'd give it a 95% chance.

you should be fine. top 15% at USC...can i ask why you're only shooting for northwestern? i think you'd stand good chance at columbia or nyu.

it's not that difficult to do if you have the grades. having a certain number of credits is just a technical detail that varies from school to school. about half of the t14 takes transfer students who started PT. i have no idea about the rest of tier 1, but those with PT programs, such as my own school, could care less. usually this information is available on each school's web page.

as a side note (and i'm sorry to tell you this), but if you started PT, NYU is out of the question. fordham, which has a PT program, shouldn't be a problem.

also, don't go to a school you don't want to be at with the intent of transferring. the posts on this thread are absolutley correct about that.

Current Law Students / Re: Social Life?
« on: April 26, 2006, 11:01:26 PM »
what is your definition of a "social life"? i think that's the most important question to ask before answering your question.

Current Law Students / Re: good news, bad news
« on: April 26, 2006, 10:07:53 PM »
i would also like to hear that you're kidding...

but how can this possibly be when 1L grades are so much more important than 2L grades?

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