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guggenheim
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Scholarships

Postby guggenheim » Sat May 01, 2010 5:21 pm

What are good resources for finding private scholarships?
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futurelawyer413
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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby futurelawyer413 » Sat May 01, 2010 5:24 pm

You should try to use the search function, there are multiple threads re: Transferring

Here is probably a unanimous, well-liked thread re: Transferring

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=82937

Good luck!

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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Sat May 01, 2010 5:26 pm

T2-T3 to Top 20?

9/10 chance that that won't work for you.

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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby 270910 » Sat May 01, 2010 5:31 pm

Transfers face enormous disadvantages. Let's start from the top:

1) If you start school planning to leave it, it's going to color your ability to adapt to school #1

2) Transferring is hard as hell. Most meaningful transfers require top 10% performance - or better

3) Transferring scuttles relationships with professors from 1L, which can be crucial to plum jobs like clerkships

4) Transfers going into OCI can't shake their prior grades. The interview pool will likely expand, but many employers will passover the transfer in favor of strong students at the new school. Especially in this economy, transfer students who weren't already at a school close to the one they went to got pwned.

5) It is usually close to impossible for transfers to make law review at the new school. Note that I said CLOSE to and not completely, but by and large to make a good transfer you will be qualifying for law review at your old school and unable to obtain it at your new school, which is a huge loss to your resume.

6) During your second year of law school instead of coasting on cruise control you have to adjust and lay down a GPA foundation. You will be giving up the buffer of your 1L grades. This is especially important if you have OCI problems, which are likely.

Now that doesn't mean transferring isn't the right idea in many circumstances, but #1 + #2 should really council you against this plan as a 0L. 1L is VERY hard, VERY hard to predict, and often based on tiny differences in performance. You just can't bank on being able to transfer OR on that transfer paying off ITE.

Your friendly neighborhood pessimist,

~Disco

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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Sat May 01, 2010 5:33 pm

You forgot the extra $100,000 in financing that jumping off scholorship is going to generally entail.

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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby A'nold » Sat May 01, 2010 5:34 pm

disco_barred wrote:Transfers face enormous disadvantages. Let's start from the top:

1) If you start school planning to leave it, it's going to color your ability to adapt to school #1

2) Transferring is hard as hell. Most meaningful transfers require top 10% performance - or better

3) Transferring scuttles relationships with professors from 1L, which can be crucial to plum jobs like clerkships

4) Transfers going into OCI can't shake their prior grades. The interview pool will likely expand, but many employers will passover the transfer in favor of strong students at the new school. Especially in this economy, transfer students who weren't already at a school close to the one they went to got pwned.

5) It is usually close to impossible for transfers to make law review at the new school. Note that I said CLOSE to and not completely, but by and large to make a good transfer you will be qualifying for law review at your old school and unable to obtain it at your new school, which is a huge loss to your resume.

6) During your second year of law school instead of coasting on cruise control you have to adjust and lay down a GPA foundation. You will be giving up the buffer of your 1L grades. This is especially important if you have OCI problems, which are likely.

Now that doesn't mean transferring isn't the right idea in many circumstances, but #1 + #2 should really council you against this plan as a 0L. 1L is VERY hard, VERY hard to predict, and often based on tiny differences in performance. You just can't bank on being able to transfer OR on that transfer paying off ITE.

Your friendly neighborhood pessimist,

~Disco


Unless you have a high LSAT. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Disadvantages to Transferring?

Postby 270910 » Sat May 01, 2010 5:35 pm

A'nold wrote:Unless you have a high LSAT. :lol: :lol:


Until I met A'nold, I didn't know that a person could actually feel his own soul sighing. ;)




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