Jessuf wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Jessuf wrote:I regret transferring now. People from my old TTT who weren't even top quarter are posting all over Facebook about post-grad jobs they just lined up. I'd love to have some of their jobs.
Whoa, how did that happen? Did you transfer to a better school with worse placements? Or did you have a harder time at your new school?
Well, I am pretty open about my fails, so I don't really care about people asking questions.
I transferred from a regional southeast TTT to GULC. The EIC of the LR during my 1L year at the TTT graduated jobless, the school's employment figures were suspiciously high yet only 4 firms or something came to OCI (and none of those firms ended up hiring SAs from the TTT anyway), and several younger professors begged me to transfer. Plus I didn't have an interest in remaining in that region.
It makes me wonder what my future would be like had I stayed.
I feel you bro. I had several different opportunities when initially choosing law school, and I went w/ an adjacent state's top LS, which was marginally higher ranked and offered more $$ versus a well-respected in-state school, among other in-state options. I did well, graduated right outside of top 1/3, was Managing Editor of a Journal, yet the opportunities back in my home state are hard to come by, even though all of my summers were spent working back in my home state.
Should I have stayed in-state at a lesser-ranked school & paid more money, just so I could have better in-state firm access for OCIs/summers? My 2nd summer was spent with a very well respected mid sized Real Property-oriented firm, yet they are still stringing me along regarding job opportunities over 1 year after my summer ended. Could I have landed different summer opportunities via OCI, or been better plugged in with networking had I stayed in-state?
At this stage, with no options on the horizon, it is very easy to play the "what ifs" game over and over in your mind. But that won't change your present circumstances, just as it won't with mine. Get out there, hustle, mass mail, network, volunteer... don't play the "what ifs"