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Anonymous User wrote:Don't apologize. There is no reason for any of us to have animosity toward each other. Tensions are high and it's easy to snap and look for blame but no one is at fault here.
News flash, we're on a curve. I think animosity is appropriate.
I'm not at Michigan, but a couple observations:
(1) The people who complain about or are openly hostile toward transfers are the type of people who probably wouldn't have terrific career prospects, transfers or no. Maybe you should complain about your other classmates doing better on exams than you and inevitably "turkin all yur jerbs."
(2) While there are a sea of lawyers out there, karma is a real danger and can be a bitch. Don't start off your professional career by treating some of your classmates like second-class citizens. Especially when talking about the elite schools and firms, you might be running across some of the same faces for decades. Your behavior will be remembered by many.
I have a small handful of callbacks...but I do for one feel as though the students who transfer should not be allowed to attend OCI as 2Ls at all. They should go as 3Ls, or have to contact the firms on their own to arrange interviews. If Michigan actually cared about its own students (those who paid a year's worth of tuition) getting jobs it would do a little more to protect them from having to deal with a difficult economy AND a new crop of top notch students throwing their names into the ring for a job.
But, as usual, the school gets the best of both worlds. They can bolster their revenues with a group of new students, while at the same time not taking a hit at all on their statistics for GPA and LSAT scores. The ones who take the hit are the people who were busting ass against a group of people who made it in the first time around (thus inevitably facing stiffer competition than the transfers faced). Granted, a 3.8 at XYZ school is not a 3.8 at Michigan, but I doubt employers care all that much because they can still slap "Michigan Law" on the associate bio.
In conclusion, there is absolutely no reason to direct animosity AT the transfer students themselves. They are just trying to get a job like everyone else and the ones I have met have been really cool. But the system perhaps should be slanted to give us Wolverines a leg up.