i think i said this before, but there is a ton of hot asssss on campus- from law school to med school to undergrad sorority slutttz. maybe i might stay after all...unlucky for me i found myself in a relationship the first week i was here. oops.
Any idea what it would take to go from T-25 to Georgetown? UChi? Penn?
I am at a T30 right now. Getting a significant scholarship without qualifications, I would want to transfer, but only if I got a T6 school, you know, something truly elite. As far as this semester I got a CALI and I am positive I am top 10% (got grades back, just waiting on gpa cutoff) and possibly 5% (although I feel that is unlikely) were I able to maintain this through next semester what would my chances be at HCCN?? (the other two don't even seem worth trying for, basically seem impossible to transfer too)... background: My LSAT is not incredible, but would have got me into alot of the T14 if not for my horrid horrid horrid UGPA. How big of a factor is a horrible UGPA if you are doing very well your 1st year of LS?Reasons for transferring.. I would LOVE to teach some day, don't feel like this school will offer me that option. I want the best name I can get on my education bio that follows me for the rest of my career. The money, while significant, (probably would be +50-70K debt...counting both years of course) I feel pales in comparisons to the career prospects.Any thoughts? Much appreciated
i took the tier 4 for the money, but now im thinking it mite not be worth it. basically, i want to be i na better area with a better reputation behind me. not to say the kids here don't do well- i know 2 grads who are doing very well. but id like to get into a more centralized location, warmer, etc. just an idea. not sure this small town bs is for me. also, is every law school like high school? i dont mean high school as in the hot sexy cheerleaders and what not- i mean the gossip immaturity, etc etc...
Teaching is mainly dependent on post graduate judicial clerkships (usually federal). An elite school alone won't cut it. And of course you'll have to maintain your high grades all 3 years. Without a judicial clerkship, it will be hard to teach in today's market or the future law teaching job market. For what it's worth, I think you should apply to any and all of the top 15 schools that will accept your application, assuming you can afford it. Even though you think it's T6 or nothing now, your view may change later. Best to leave the option open just in case. So apply everywhere you can.And definitely apply to Gtown EA Transfer no matter what.
I havent heard of schools giving extra scholarship money. I wouldnt imagine that they would be cause the advantage of having you at their school no longer exists. Scholarships appear to mainly be used as devices to increase Usnews rankings and besides bar passage rates, you provide the school with very little benefit beyond your lsat/gpa.
Anyway, the reason for g-town is two fold: 1) your grades might slip before second semester in which case it would possibly be the best school you could get into. 2) you will at least have some assurance that you will be able to transfer. Most acceptances arent till the end of summer, so there is definitely an advantage to knowing you at least have some option. Now, I hate g-town with a passion, but it provides decent options for clerkships regardless. I understand that it isnt as cost affective, which is certainly a big thing to consider, but hell, its 60 bucks maybe seventy to do it. And, you wont have any regrets. I decided not to transfer at first because i thought Id have similar options at my school if i got onto law review, etc. anyway, by the time i found out i didnt make a journal, i had missed the deadline to transfer. my point is basically that it pays to keep your options open.
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