Transfer from Cooley to T1?

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awr20562009
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Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby awr20562009 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:08 am

Hi there I am a 2nd semester 1L at Cooley Law (don't laugh). I just got my grades back from last semester and I have a 4.0. I also got best essay in two (property and torts) of the four classes, and so far I have booked Torts. I may have booked criminal law [got 20 points above A curve] and contracts [19.5 points above A curve] as well, but I don't know yet. I currently have a 85% scholarship, however for obvious reasons I am thinking about transferring. I really don't know where I would like to work once I graduate I am open to anywhere, however I would love to work in Chicago or Austin. What would be my chances of transferring to a T1 school?

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby thelawguy777 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:25 am

I think the 4.0 is pretty hard to argue with. I would get a couple of smokin letters of rec, and then apply all over the place! No holds barred. I think the top half of the top 14 is out, but I think you at least have "a shot" at anything below that.

I would especially take a look at all of the t-1 schools in the Chicago area...

I might be an optimist, but I would go for it!

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby HereNotThere » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:03 pm

Congrats on the term! I have successfully transferred from Cooley; however, I won't lie, it was because of connections and networking. Cooley is very well known for not failing their students, but NOT giving A's in hopes of keeping students from leaving. Who did you have for Property?

I would suggest doing all you can to "get in the door". Believe me, if you have the personality to match the grades, and that's actually fairly uncommon for most 4.0 students then networking into schools, and more importantly jobs, is a main ingredient.

Best of luck leaving the beautiful weather!

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Aloha4 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:39 pm

How does one network to other schools and establish relationships and such?

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby holydonkey » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:41 pm

Aloha4 wrote:How does one network to other schools and establish relationships and such?


Don't tell anyone, but the password is "Fidelio".

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:04 pm

HereNotThere wrote:Congrats on the term! I have successfully transferred from Cooley; however, I won't lie, it was because of connections and networking. Cooley is very well known for not failing their students, but NOT giving A's in hopes of keeping students from leaving. Who did you have for Property?

I would suggest doing all you can to "get in the door". Believe me, if you have the personality to match the grades, and that's actually fairly uncommon for most 4.0 students then networking into schools, and more importantly jobs, is a main ingredient.


Does anyone know what the fuck this guy is talking about?

holydonkey wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:How does one network to other schools and establish relationships and such?


Don't tell anyone, but the password is "Fidelio".


Did you mean Fellatio?

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby HereNotThere » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:39 pm

You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:17 pm

HereNotThere wrote:You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.


Cooley admissions office flame?

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Aloha4 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:25 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
HereNotThere wrote:You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.


Cooley admissions office flame?



25 year old Virgin that still jerks off to William Shatner playing Captain Kirk flame??

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby HereNotThere » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:43 pm

Really? I talked my way from Cooley into a top 50 school with a B average all because I made them feel as though they had to have me. It works well in other areas of life as well, but I'll leave the "virgin" jokes to the guys using helpful forums as sad venues for comic relief.

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Aloha4 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:47 pm

HereNotThere wrote:Really? I talked my way from Cooley into a top 50 school with a B average all because I made them feel as though they had to have me. It works well in other areas of life as well, but I'll leave the "virgin" jokes to the guys using helpful forums as sad venues for comic relief.



lol dude I was on your side. That joke was meant for the other guy.

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Tree » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:03 pm

Aloha4 wrote:
HereNotThere wrote:Really? I talked my way from Cooley into a top 50 school with a B average all because I made them feel as though they had to have me. It works well in other areas of life as well, but I'll leave the "virgin" jokes to the guys using helpful forums as sad venues for comic relief.



lol dude I was on your side. That joke was meant for the other guy.



Reconciliation flame?

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:40 am

Aloha4 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
HereNotThere wrote:You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.


Cooley admissions office flame?



25 year old Virgin that still jerks off to William Shatner playing Captain Kirk flame??


Someone needs a hug.

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:06 am

HereNotThere wrote:You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.


Teachers and alumni don't even have any say as to whether you are admitted, the decision is made by the adcomm. Also, deans as top schools don't really have the time to talk to you (good luck cold calling the dean at, e.g, Columbia, and expecting the receptionist to put you through to him or her). If you have questions the person picking up the phone can answer them for you, there is really no reason to talk to adcomm.

Also, a B average is probably top 20% or better at Cooley considering median is around 2.3. So grades are probably what got you into the top 50 school.

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Aloha4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:38 am

patrickd139 wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
HereNotThere wrote:You all represent the exact sort of joke that continually comments on forums such as this one where others actually come to gain valuable information. Yes, NETWORKING. Know your deans. Perhaps one of your deans is a graduate of the school you are interested in. Contact teachers, alumni, or deans at the schools you are interested in. MARKET yourself. You know you are a valuable asset but you must convince the school you want to transfer to that you will bring value. In today's world those who rely solely on applications, resumes, and interviews will be the ones NOT giving themselves the best opportunity for success.


Cooley admissions office flame?



25 year old Virgin that still jerks off to William Shatner playing Captain Kirk flame??


Someone needs a hug.


I'm sorry I upset you that much...

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:45 am

Everyone gets a hug! :D :D :D

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby GATORTIM » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:02 pm

Aloha4 wrote:25 year old Virgin that still jerks off to William Shatner playing Captain Kirk flame??


The aforementioned 25 year old would probably be whackin' it to the Jonas Bros or possibly 98 degrees....Capt Kirk is slightly outdated, but if William Shatner is his thing he's probably fantasizing about the Rescue 911 opening monologue

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Re: Transfer from Cooley to T1?

Postby Aloha4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:47 pm

GATORTIM wrote:
Aloha4 wrote:25 year old Virgin that still jerks off to William Shatner playing Captain Kirk flame??


The aforementioned 25 year old would probably be whackin' it to the Jonas Bros or possibly 98 degrees....Capt Kirk is slightly outdated, but if William Shatner is his thing he's probably fantasizing about the Rescue 911 opening monologue



Shatner is his avatar so I went with that. Jonas Brothers I think is for kids in HS right now. Nsync and Backstreet boys may have been more appropriate.




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