I'm a 1L at Suffolk Univ. Law School with a 3.4 after first semester (top 20%). I would like to stay in Boston next year, perhaps at BU or BC. Any thoughts on my chances? Is anyone familiar with BU/BC's transfer policies (i.e. are they transfer friendly?). I also gave some thought to Fordham, Brooklyn, American and GW. Any thoughts?
Not sure about the transfer policies at any of these schools, but I think without improvement, that BU/BC/GW are stretches...I think you need to be in at least the top 10% to get into one of those schools. Fordham might be a stretch as well, but if you can get up to top 15% you've got a shot. I'd say you have a good shot with American, and a very good shot at getting into Brooklyn.
If NY/Boston/DC are the areas you're considering, why not look at the following as well: Northeastern (#87); St. Johns (#80); Cardozo (#57). I'd say with your grades, these schools are likely a lock for you. Are there any other areas you'd consider relocating to?
NY and DC are the only other cities I'm interested in at this point. To be honest, I wasn't considering Northeastern; reliable sources have told me that NU is overrated and that, despite its lower ranking, Suffolk is a better school in the Boston market. Thanks for your advice / suggestions, however...
How well do UConn grads do in Boston? I know it's not Boston/DC/NYC, but I would imagine it would have a pretty decent rep in New England.