So I currently go to a low ranked Tier 1 on the east coast and am seriously considering going back to California. I like my school but the more I think about it longterm I want a job in California. I'm currently in about the top quarter of my class (and just didn't make moot court boo!) what are my chances of making it into UCLA or USC? Is there really any point in trying. I'm debating whether to study abroad this summer and if I did I couldn't transfer so I'm trying to decide what to do.
I really would like to know why one cannot do both a summer study abroad and transfer to a different law school?
FYI: From what I hear USC practically does not take any transfer applicants while to get in at UCLA would depend on where you school is ranked (by lower tier 1, do you mean closer to the 100s or the 50s?). If you are closer to the 100s then you would probably need to be in at least 10%.
Basically I can't do a study abroad because that would be too many credits to transfer, I'd essentially be throwing away all the money I'd have to pay for the summer study abroad. I also think there would be other complications with accepting to the other school and dropping out of my school. My school is in the 40's.