DCESQ wrote:The general info on here is to target several markets (ones with ties are preferable) and as many as you can stomach. How does this change if you are transferring from a lower ranked regional school to a higher ranked school in the same place? For example, a lower ranked DC school (not G/G) would it make sense to apply to NYC? Boston? NJ? DE? (no ties to any).
Obviously grades are good enough to transfer out but other than papering DMV and Baltimore with apps I don't think I would have a great shot in some of those other markets.
I guess the question is "What would you prefer to do in the time you would be spending mass mailing?"
If you want even more time to Facebook or read Buzzfeed, then don't bother applying anywhere and everywhere.
I think the conventional wisdom on TLS is to mass blast those apps because you're in law school to get a job and there is little effort needed to mass blast, with potentially very high rewards. I think the smart thing to do is apply everywhere, but you need to prioritize how you spend your time because at the end of the day its your life and you only get to live it once.