T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

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T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Socraticfanatic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:57 pm

I'm ranked 7/484 at a T3, with a 3.85 and great extra-circulars(leadership positions, Pro Bono work, and the whole shebang). I had a 161 on my LSAT and went to a top ten undergrad(in the business school rankings). What are my chances at transferring to either NYU or Columbia law? I also have a near-full scholarship at the school I am presently at. I am assuming that either Columbia or NYU would prefer someone at a T3 that had a near full scholarship rather than someone that went there simply because it was the best school they got into. At the same time, I'm not sure if that is necessarily true.

Any advice or insight regarding parallel experiences would be appreciated.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 pm

You are top 2% at a Tier 3 law school and are targeting Columbia & NYU. Since your class size is 484, you must be at NYLS. My best guess is that you have a strong chance at being admitted to a few top 14 law schools, but NYU & Columbia students need to respond re: any NYLS transfers at their school. Hopefully you will also apply to Penn & some other T-14s. Good luck !
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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:12 pm

My point is that each year top ranked students at NYLS probably try to transfer to NYU & Columbia so students at those law schools might know if any have been successful.
Also to encourage you to apply to other T-14 law schools.
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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Socraticfanatic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:13 pm

haha, I would say that is a good deduction. The problem is I want to stay in New York and I don't think it would be worth it to transfer to Fordham.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Socraticfanatic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:14 pm

And sorry the reason i said what is your point is because initially your full post didn't come through

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby crossarmant » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:35 pm

NYU and Columbia may be a stretch, but if you want to at least stay near NYC or end up there try Cornell and UPenn. You may have a fighting chance at those two. And don't discount Fordham, it's much better than NYLS and about 30% go into NLJ250 firms. Seeing how was you've aced your first year, you should be able to pull in the top 30% at Fordham.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Bramwell » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:45 pm

crossarmant wrote: And don't discount Fordham, it's much better than NYLS and about 30% go into NLJ250 firms.


I would imagine that OP would be better off staying where he/she is rather than paying full price at Fordham. A 30% chance of getting into biglaw doesn't seem to justify forfeiting top 2% status + funding + LR at NYLS.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:39 pm

Bramwell wrote:
crossarmant wrote: And don't discount Fordham, it's much better than NYLS and about 30% go into NLJ250 firms.


I would imagine that OP would be better off staying where he/she is rather than paying full price at Fordham. A 30% chance of getting into biglaw doesn't seem to justify forfeiting top 2% status + funding + LR at NYLS.

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I'd say you have a chance at CN and Cornell and Penn. Definitely worth applying to. But I agree with OP that Fordham is not worth it.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby duckmoney » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:44 pm

Do you need to be in NY for law school or just want to end up there? Almost all of the T13 schools place well in NYC, including Chicago, Michigan, UVA, and Duke. All of these would give you a better shot at NYC biglaw than your current school. Why not cast a wide net?

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Socraticfanatic » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:11 am

I think everyone is right about casting a wider net. I will definitely apply to Upenn and perhaps a few others. I just hope its not too late to apply because I'm sure other great applicants have submitted their applications already.

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby Bramwell » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:45 pm

OP: What ended up happening?

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Re: T3 to T1 transfer with 7/484 ranking?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Shouldn't this be in the transfer forum?




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