Iím a rising 2L at Tulane Law. My 1L grades landed me in the top 10% (which also gets me on law review), but I have been accepted to Georgetown Law as a transfer. Should I pull the trigger? I have a $25k a year scholarship at Tulane and I landed a competitive internship this summer.- GPA: XX LSAT: XX
Sorry, I donít really see why you should transfer in this situation. The shrinking availability of big-firm jobs has caused a number of law students (including you!) to consider transferring when it probably isnít in their best interest. Look, you are still in position to land one of the coveted big-firm jobs Ė probably in a better position than if you transferred to Georgetown. Every big-firm coming to Tulaneís OCI program will be looking to recruit students just like you. Why pay full price at Georgetown when you can get the same jobs at discount? Transferring would be a mistake.
i feel like if you had said assume the goal is market salary in any big city, then the discussion would have been a little different.this would not have been applicable, for example:Quote from: nealric on July 19, 2009, 09:20:08 PMIf NYC is the target, the student will get a lot more interviews by going to GULC. If New Orleans is the target... well, no New Orleans firms come to GULC.
If NYC is the target, the student will get a lot more interviews by going to GULC. If New Orleans is the target... well, no New Orleans firms come to GULC.
Make the following assumptions/considerations:Student wants a big firm job in any market.
Quote from: botbot on July 19, 2009, 09:22:25 PMMake the following assumptions/considerations:Student wants a big firm job in any market.botbot: Let's make assumptions so the advice my business partner gave is correct!
Quote from: eat it on July 19, 2009, 10:44:46 PMQuote from: botbot on July 19, 2009, 09:22:25 PMMake the following assumptions/considerations:Student wants a big firm job in any market.botbot: Let's make assumptions so the advice my business partner gave is correct!Well, can we assume the student chose Tulane for a reason? Given the scholarship size, the student could have been accepted to a number of schools that place better in a variety of markets. While Tulane places well in NYC for its location, Dozo ($$) and Fordham were probably both in play. I don't see GULC being significantly better for any other primary Tulane market (NOLA, Dallas, Houston, Birmingham). So can we assume that, since the student chose Tulane, the student is comfortable in Tulane's primary markets?
You can. I wouldn't. People make dumb decisions all the timeYou really shouldn't be making that many assumptions as an "admissions consultant".
I'm looking to work for a larger firm but I have little preference where the firm is located. I have some family connections in Houston and Mississippi.
actually, a suggestion for your blog, which i think might make your advice more useful to its readers:be explicit as to the assumptions that you're making. if you're giving advice on the assumption that the student is looking for a biglaw salary in any market, or on the assumption that they're fine with tulane's primary markets, then say that's what you're doing. also, you could be explicit about what factors weigh in one direction or the other. (if the person really wants to stay in texas or LA, that should weigh in favor of tulane; if the person happens to be loaded and doesn't really care as much about money as most people, that weighs in favor of GULC, etc.)