Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby Arrow » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:46 am

buslaw4302 wrote:I finished my first semester at WUSTL in the top 5%... I think there are definite pros to staying (and the more I think of it, the more pros there really are), but I think at the end of the day it would be nearly impossible for me to turn down HYS (if given the opportunity).

Are there any older students who chose not to transfer that ended up regretting not transferring?


There are A LOT of pros, but the problem with these pros is that...they are generally temporary. The name of your T14 goes on your resume FOREVER, and that really weighs in. Sure, it may take 10 years to pay off that loan, but your legal career lasts for what...30-40 years (assuming you do not retire early)?

There is a lot of talk about transferring, but there is a difference between transferring and applying to transfer. In this economy, I recommend everyone to APPLY to transfer. Schools will likely give out less scholarships, which require YOU to give them the extra push for that full tuition + stipend. You need that transfer acceptance in order to negotiate the highest scholarship possible (especially if you plan to stay). Thus, it is going to be in your best interest to apply whether you leave or not. Just go straight to the head Dean, show him/her the letter, tell him you would LOVE to stay but cannot due to financial reasons, and bargain for that scholarship.

My old school hid scholarship information (for good reason) and scholarships were given out in mid-August. Thus, you would have to trust that your school gives you the scholarship you desire (and my guess is that it will be tough in this economy). I am not sure what other schools do, but I would not want to be gipped of a scholarship. Someone with a similar ranking last year as me got twice the amount I did this year. So, I strongly encourage you to apply to transfer. Just think of it as negotiating for scholarships like you did back when you first applied to law school.

I was able to talk to like 7-8 of my friends in the top 10% or who graded on to law review at my old T2 before I left. I felt like the number reason they did not transfer was that they JUST DID NOT KNOW. They did not know that they could transfer. They did not know it was the right decision. They did not talk on TLS. They just had no idea that people who did well in their 1st year transferred out or that it was an option for them. One of my friends in the top 10% thought that only the top 1% transferred out (which is not true in case you did not know either).

A few of my friends openly regretted not applying to transfer and wished they did, but at that time, the 2nd year was about to start and it was too late. Out of the people I talked to, one of my friends in the top of the class stayed for the JD/MBA, another for her husband, and one because he was interested in government work (which our T2 was perfect for). While sure, we talk a lot about giving up a full ride, but money just did not seem to be a big factor. For some, I am sure it is. Just be sure to APPLY to transfer still and negotiate that scholarship.

Looking back, it is hard for some to know about transferring. Our school really tries to hide transferring and looks down on it. In addition, I do not see how you would know about transferring unless you felt bad about going to a T2 in the first place. There is a lot of pride at my T2 (because the school tries to instill it), so I can totally imagine how people would want to stay. Without a certain amount of ambition or online trafficking, I realized it is hard to know about transfer options.

In fact, my own ignorance about the concept of transferring was one reason I did not transfer to HYP as an undergrad despite having done well in the first year (and well before my GPA plundered). Looking back, I do know if I would have transferred as an undergrad after my 1st/2nd year from my school to HYP, however, I still wish I had the choice.

Thus, one of the reasons I wrote the article is so people know about their options. I hope that people have all the information they need to make that choice. "Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth." Furthermore, I guess I just felt bad that even if my friends wanted to stay, I wish they applied to transfer to negotiate for a better scholarship. Some schools are generous, and others are not. The schools that are not, need a bit of push. People in the top 5% are given terrible scholarships this year as compared to previous years (due to the economy), and I just wish we all had the same opportunities.

As for how transfers do at OCI, we do no different than the students here. If you were top 1% at a T1, you probably got the job you wanted. If you were top 15% at a T2, you faced a tougher struggle. While law firms generally do not equate you to a top 1/3 or top 1/2 position, they have a good idea of where you place. Also, if you had work experience, you had an easier time getting a job, regardless of whether you were a transfer or not. Also, I was surprised at how many attorneys were transfers themselves. It does not say anything on their profile about it, but I ran into quite a few attorneys who themselves transferred (more than the 10% I predicted). It was pretty cool.

Oh no. I just rambled on again.

Lastly, transfer. :D (I'm looking at you OP + OS)

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:57 pm

Well I have a whole thread about me already, but to repeat myself, I got a 4.0 at W&L and they'd have to pay me millions not to transfer. Seriously, I'd only start to think about it at five or ten.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby MarkTwain » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:40 pm

Arrow's post = TCR. Transfer! The OCI horror stories you've heard are not a representative sample. Complaints are heard more loudly than the silent stories of transfer students who avoid rubbing their success in others' faces. My friend who left Fordham said he knew a TON of top 10% students who did not find jobs ITE. I don't assume his knowledge to be representative, but you guys shouldn't assume you know everyone's situation before deciding that students at the top of a T30 are generally okay ITE. As for Arrow's post: the lasting impact of a J.D. from certain schools outweighs temporary benefits of staying, if they ARE there.
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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby Black-Blue » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:18 pm

but your legal career lasts for what...30-40 years (assuming you do not retire early)?

Actually, I think it's more like 20 years average. After a while, people leave the field to go into other fields.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:11 pm

I just spoke with a second professor today about transferring (one from Harvard, the other from another T20). Both suggested that I hands down transfer. Even with the good grades. I'm paying sticker and because of that they told me that unless I get some $$$ from my school, there's no reason not to transfer.

I'm still on the fence about it.

Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby mpasi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:40 pm

What does OCI mean? Pardon my ignorance. Is there a TLS glossary somewhere? I can't follow half of what you cats say because you're using acronyms.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby mpasi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:41 pm

megaTTTron wrote:I just spoke with a second professor today about transferring (one from Harvard, the other from another T20). Both suggested that I hands down transfer. Even with the good grades. I'm paying sticker and because of that they told me that unless I get some $$$ from my school, there's no reason not to transfer.

I'm still on the fence about it.

Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??



Where are you currently attending?

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:55 pm

mpasi wrote:What does OCI mean? Pardon my ignorance. Is there a TLS glossary somewhere? I can't follow half of what you cats say because you're using acronyms.



OCI = On Campus Interviews

mpasi wrote:

Where are you currently attending?


A school in the top 30.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby chitown825 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:31 pm

No 0L opinions please and thank you

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:03 pm

JPU wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:
Definitely apply further down the rankings then that even if you remain #1 next semester. Based on what I've read on yahoo transferapps and elsewhere- T6 from a TTTT is pretty much unheard of. t10 or t14 might happen but that's not a guarantee either. t20 is a lock at #1 (but not necessarily so as #9).... If you actually look at the number of spots open at these schools and the number of students at t3 & t4 total it explains why it's not typical to make a massive jump. E.g. top 5 students at every t3 & t4 = 500 students. Not all of them will apply to transfer, but even if you assume 2/3 of them do, there is no way 330 TTT & TTTT students are going to t14s. I'm not saying don't apply, but definitely apply down into t30, and if you aren't on much of a scholly even applying to a t100 (anything below t30 that is in the region you want to be in) as a safety wouldn't be a bad idea.


What t30 schools do you think would be worth 2 years of sticker price + the 40k I already have (LS + UG)?

I am in a pretty desirable secondary market so giving up a good rank and a potentially big increase in scholly money to go anywhere that wouldn't give me portability would be tough to justify. Outside of the t14 I would think UCLA / USC / Texas / ND would be the best bet in that regard, no?


Last year I was a t3 (regional) w/ a full ride. Personally, I didn't think GULC was worth paying sticker at (meaning t30s weren't either).

If you can squeeze a full-ride out of your t4, and you’re happy with staying there, then it may not be such a bad deal. But if they don’t offer you’re a full-ride at the end of the year (or at least close to – ending up with under $60K total at graduation is manageable with a $40K /year job, whereas a $100K is not), then leaving for a t30 might be worth it. It’s really more then anything weighing your options, which unfortunately, for t3 or t4 students (that are paying tuition) aren’t great ITE (i.e. it’s hard to justify paying $100K+ for 2 year at t30 when it means being locked out of biglaw, but its also hard to justify paying anything at the t3/t4 for the other 2 years).

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:07 pm

I feel obliged to throw my hat in here. I transfered in to Chicago (via ED) from Wisconsin.

My general thoughts re: transferring: unless you are walking away from a full ride at your current school, and you're thinking about GULC/one of the other "low T14," transferring is probably the right decision.

Now, regarding my experience in particular:

Re OCI:

OCI was a nightmare for me, and a lot of other transfer students. It ended up working out for me as I got a position with Mayer Brown-Chicago, which was one of my top choices, and they simply would not have considered my application this year if I was still at Wisconsin. (I was told that by a partner at my callback -- who was a Wisconsin grad.) That said, it worked out after well over a month on the wait list, and it was the only offer I got.

That said, this is NOT the normal story for transfer students -- this was just a really oddball year. Transfers have historically done quite well at the T14.

Re the Early Decision Process:

ED at Chicago is binding. Do not do it unless you really want to be in Chicago -- folks who got accepted via ED almost universally had the numbers to get in to Columbia (irrelevant for me, as I would have taken Chicago over Columbia without a second thought,) and most of us probably could have gotten in to Harvard (I know that there are people who got in to H from lower-ranked schools than Wisconsin, with approximately the same class rank, if not a little lower.) The what-ifs that go along with walking away from the possibility of Harvard (and Yale/Stanford, for that matter, though I'm not as confident that I would have been accepted there) are rough, especially because they are apparently generous with need-based aid for transfers. If you don't have your heart set on practicing in Chicago, I would highly recommend you stay away from Chicago ED.

The exception, I believe, is people in the bottom of the T1/top of the T2, who have no real chance at a HYS acceptance even at #1 in the class. The ED process may give you just enough of a boost to get you in when you wouldn't have otherwise.

All of that said, there are significant benefits to ED. Knowing where you will be living in May (particularly since classes don't start until October at Chicago, though OCI is still in August,) as opposed to the middle of August, is really great. It also focuses your journal write-on process. That said, getting on to Law Review as a transfer is rough -- I don't think anyone pulled it off this year -- because they only take 10 people via the write-on competition in general. I did manage to write on to a secondary journal, though.

I *love* the quarter system here.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby Attucks » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:17 pm

Let's hear from the transfers who took off and wish they stuck it out (were on a full ride before, closer to their target market, had great connections they left behind, etc.)

That's the real story.

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Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:19 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:Last year I was a t3 (regional) w/ a full ride. Personally, I didn't think GULC was worth paying sticker at (meaning t30s weren't either).

If you can squeeze a full-ride out of your t4, and you’re happy with staying there, then it may not be such a bad deal. But if they don’t offer you’re a full-ride at the end of the year (or at least close to – ending up with under $60K total at graduation is manageable with a $40K /year job, whereas a $100K is not), then leaving for a t30 might be worth it. It’s really more then anything weighing your options, which unfortunately, for t3 or t4 students (that are paying tuition) aren’t great ITE (i.e. it’s hard to justify paying $100K+ for 2 year at t30 when it means being locked out of biglaw, but its also hard to justify paying anything at the t3/t4 for the other 2 years).


It seems like we are on the same page here. I almost think that if I stay I would have a marginally better chance at biglaw (obviously through family connections not OCI or cold resume sending) by being able to put #1 (rankings came out today) down vs. at best maybe top 1/3 or so at a t30. That being said, t14 would obviously be a different story.

Any past evidence of a t4 school offering a full + stipend after 1L to induce staying?

Also, I spoke with a dean today who said last year we had a GULC and Berkeley transfer and neither were #1, but in the top 5%. So there is hope for me yet!

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:21 pm

Attucks wrote:Let's hear from the transfers who took off and wish they stuck it out (were on a full ride before, closer to their target market, had great connections they left behind, etc.)

That's the real story.


I hear what you're saying.

At my t30, I know a transfer from a t70 who was t5%, and straight bombed his fall semester here. I feel truly awful for him, he says he wishes he had stayed all the time.

Which makes me think - unless you're going to a t14, it's not worth it. (Exceptions exist - like if you want to work in Los Angeles it would be fine to transfer to USC or UCLA).

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Postby apper123 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:31 am

megaTTTron wrote:
Attucks wrote:Let's hear from the transfers who took off and wish they stuck it out (were on a full ride before, closer to their target market, had great connections they left behind, etc.)

That's the real story.


I hear what you're saying.

At my t30, I know a transfer from a t70 who was t5%, and straight bombed his fall semester here. I feel truly awful for him, he says he wishes he had stayed all the time.

Which makes me think - unless you're going to a t14, it's not worth it. (Exceptions exist - like if you want to work in Los Angeles it would be fine to transfer to USC or UCLA).



Why would a t5% from a t70 go to a T30? That makes no sense. He's got GULC and probably some T10s easy.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby snowboarder » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:03 am

Just got my grades, and I have just below a 4.00 at UCLA/USC. Thinking of transferring to HYS or Berkeley. I didn't get any scholarships coming in. Does anyone know how UCLA/USC treats people trying to transfer out or if they offer scholarships between 1L and 2L (it doesn't look like it from the info I found on their scholarships)? Does anyone know how likely acceptance at HYS is based on my grades?
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Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:56 am

MarkTwain wrote:Arrow's post = TCR. Transfer! The OCI horror stories you've heard are not a representative sample. Complaints are heard more loudly than the silent stories of transfer students who avoid rubbing their success in others' faces. My friend who left Fordham said he knew a TON of top 10% students who did not find jobs ITE. I don't assume his knowledge to be representative, but you guys shouldn't assume you know everyone's situation before deciding that students at the top of a T30 are generally okay ITE. As for Arrow's post: the lasting impact of a J.D. from certain schools outweighs temporary benefits of staying, if they ARE there.


We both have anecdotal information about Fordham's class of 2011 (assuming that was your friend's year). The consensus is that it was a lost class, here and at other schools. Though 2011 was atypical, the law review people I talked to seemed happy with their options. Of course it still comes down to interviewing and personality, and there are anomalies at every school (rumor has it that the #2 person at Cornell struck out at OCI) but top 10% at Fordham has historically been a very good place to be (IE: before the bubble). For my part, I have no official rank yet. We are designated top 10%, top quarter, top third and top half, but not until after second semester. Sealocust gave me an estimate, though our fluctuating curve makes it a rough one.

I am paying sticker. I will probably always pay sticker, because my school can't afford to buy me, or bribe me to stay on. Fordham is not wealthy compared with its peers, but the administration makes the most of what it has. It is a scrupulously honest school, and I'm very proud to be a student here. I would be remiss not to admit to a psychological component-- Fordham took a chance on me when I didn't believe in myself, and I feel strong loyalty in return. If I didn't think I could get the job I wanted here, it would be different, but I know there are Fordham alums at all the places I can see myself working. I adore Arrow, and I support him and his decision 100%, but I don't think everyone should transfer just because they can. When we have actual hard data to compare from last year's OCI, it will make sense to revisit this conversation. I believe the data will support my assertions about the top Fordham students who choose to stay. If I am wrong, of course I will let it be noted.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby blzrchick2 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:02 am

buslaw4302 wrote:I finished my first semester at WUSTL in the top 5%... I think there are definite pros to staying (and the more I think of it, the more pros there really are), but I think at the end of the day it would be nearly impossible for me to turn down HYS (if given the opportunity).

Are there any older students who chose not to transfer that ended up regretting not transferring?


I'm at a school in the 50s, I was top 7% after my first year, chose not to transfer and couldn't be happier about that decision. Part of my decision was that I wanted to study in London for my Fall Semester of 2L year through my school, part of it was that I had created a really great academic and personal environment for myself. I got just as many interviews during 2L OCI as students from T20 schools in my region because of my rank (and I did a dozen screening interviews via videoconference from London which was kind of awesome). I got a biglaw SA gig last summer, and got an offer from there, I also have a clerkship lined up after graduation this May.

For me, and I think OperaSoprano echoed this, it wasn't about what name was going to be on the diploma and what extra dollars that possibly could mean in an objective world. And by that, I mean comparing the statistics of how someone does at OCI or in the market in general from a T60 school and how someone does at a T14. For me, it was about being in an environment where I could flourish the most and still having a good shot at the job market. I admit I am a lot luckier in finding jobs than many at my school, as several in the Top 10% at my school still don't have jobs. But I credit the reason to doing well in interviews that I was genuinely happy, I enjoyed where I was and that enabled me to do well. Those objective stats about who does better from what school didn't really apply to me, because I wouldn't have been as happy and therefore wouldn't have done as well somewhere else. Also, as cheesy as it is, I've made friends that are going to be lifelong and that have gotten me through the grueling nature of law school. I wouldn't trade those experiences with those people and at this T2 school really for anything. And I guess seeing as how I still got the biglaw job and a clerkship, there's not much else to trade for anyway. I am not trying to brag in any sense but just to show people thinking that they have to transfer to have a shot at jobs: You can get everything you want even if you're at a T2 school, you just need to be smart.

I also had essentially a full tuition scholarship at my T2 that I've kept all 3 years so I will basically graduate with just the debt from loan expenses, plus maybe 5K per year for tuition. So financially, in both the short term during school and the long term in having the pressure off to pay back loans, transferring was not the best option for me.

I think looking at what others like Arrow have said, if your main concern is ranking and what that objectively means for the job market, go ahead and transfer. But for some people, that doesn't weigh quite as much as personal happiness being in the location and with the people you already are. Good luck to all of you in deciding what you want to do, and good luck applying to those that do want to transfer!

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:17 am

blzrchick2 wrote:
buslaw4302 wrote:I finished my first semester at WUSTL in the top 5%... I think there are definite pros to staying (and the more I think of it, the more pros there really are), but I think at the end of the day it would be nearly impossible for me to turn down HYS (if given the opportunity).

Are there any older students who chose not to transfer that ended up regretting not transferring?


I'm at a school in the 50s, I was top 7% after my first year, chose not to transfer and couldn't be happier about that decision. Part of my decision was that I wanted to study in London for my Fall Semester of 2L year through my school, part of it was that I had created a really great academic and personal environment for myself. I got just as many interviews during 2L OCI as students from T20 schools in my region because of my rank (and I did a dozen screening interviews via videoconference from London which was kind of awesome). I got a biglaw SA gig last summer, and got an offer from there, I also have a clerkship lined up after graduation this May.

For me, and I think OperaSoprano echoed this, it wasn't about what name was going to be on the diploma and what extra dollars that possibly could mean in an objective world. And by that, I mean comparing the statistics of how someone does at OCI or in the market in general from a T60 school and how someone does at a T14. For me, it was about being in an environment where I could flourish the most and still having a good shot at the job market. I admit I am a lot luckier in finding jobs than many at my school, as several in the Top 10% at my school still don't have jobs. But I credit the reason to doing well in interviews that I was genuinely happy, I enjoyed where I was and that enabled me to do well. Those objective stats about who does better from what school didn't really apply to me, because I wouldn't have been as happy and therefore wouldn't have done as well somewhere else. Also, as cheesy as it is, I've made friends that are going to be lifelong and that have gotten me through the grueling nature of law school. I wouldn't trade those experiences with those people and at this T2 school really for anything. And I guess seeing as how I still got the biglaw job and a clerkship, there's not much else to trade for anyway. I am not trying to brag in any sense but just to show people thinking that they have to transfer to have a shot at jobs: You can get everything you want even if you're at a T2 school, you just need to be smart.

I also had essentially a full tuition scholarship at my T2 that I've kept all 3 years so I will basically graduate with just the debt from loan expenses, plus maybe 5K per year for tuition. So financially, in both the short term during school and the long term in having the pressure off to pay back loans, transferring was not the best option for me.

I think looking at what others like Arrow have said, if your main concern is ranking and what that objectively means for the job market, go ahead and transfer. But for some people, that doesn't weigh quite as much as personal happiness being in the location and with the people you already are. Good luck to all of you in deciding what you want to do, and good luck applying to those that do want to transfer!


Congrats! I echo your sentiments about personal happiness being correlated with performance, and this is a major factor in my own decision. Thanks for sharing your story here.

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Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:54 am

apper123 wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:
Attucks wrote:Let's hear from the transfers who took off and wish they stuck it out (were on a full ride before, closer to their target market, had great connections they left behind, etc.)

That's the real story.


I hear what you're saying.

At my t30, I know a transfer from a t70 who was t5%, and straight bombed his fall semester here. I feel truly awful for him, he says he wishes he had stayed all the time.

Which makes me think - unless you're going to a t14, it's not worth it. (Exceptions exist - like if you want to work in Los Angeles it would be fine to transfer to USC or UCLA).



Why would a t5% from a t70 go to a T30? That makes no sense. He's got GULC and probably some T10s easy.



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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby traydeuce » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:45 pm

megaTTTron wrote:Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??


No. Like I said, they'd have to pay me 5-10 million to make me even think about staying. I'm entirely serious. I don't know, I'm a status whore.

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Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:49 pm

traydeuce wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??


No. Like I said, they'd have to pay me 5-10 million to make me even think about staying. I'm entirely serious. I don't know, I'm a status whore.



I hear you - if you're # 1 in your class (which it seems like you might be) I don't see why you wouldn't go for HYS. I don't think it makes you a status whore, it's just being realistic about job opportunities. Especially if you don't really like where you are now. Good luck.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby apper123 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:37 pm

If I am currently t3 % at my mid-level T2 and, let's assume best case scenario, I stay T3 % after 2nd semester... how realistic is HYS/CCN? (im bad with the acronym tiering crap so if i forgot someone let me know)

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby traydeuce » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:22 pm

megaTTTron wrote:
traydeuce wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??


No. Like I said, they'd have to pay me 5-10 million to make me even think about staying. I'm entirely serious. I don't know, I'm a status whore.



I hear you - if you're # 1 in your class (which it seems like you might be) I don't see why you wouldn't go for HYS. I don't think it makes you a status whore, it's just being realistic about job opportunities. Especially if you don't really like where you are now. Good luck.


I just think it's unlikely that I'll stay at the top, classes are so boring this semester. I think I'll apply EA to Georgetown just to be safe. And yes, I know I'll have to give them deposits and such.

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Re: Should We Transfer? (Non-T14 1Ls Who Owned Exams)

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:18 pm

traydeuce wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:
traydeuce wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Treydeuce - even if W&L gave you a full scholly (I don't know if they have a 2L scholly program based on 1L grades) would you stay??


No. Like I said, they'd have to pay me 5-10 million to make me even think about staying. I'm entirely serious. I don't know, I'm a status whore.



I hear you - if you're # 1 in your class (which it seems like you might be) I don't see why you wouldn't go for HYS. I don't think it makes you a status whore, it's just being realistic about job opportunities. Especially if you don't really like where you are now. Good luck.


I just think it's unlikely that I'll stay at the top, classes are so boring this semester. I think I'll apply EA to Georgetown just to be safe. And yes, I know I'll have to give them deposits and such.


I think you're smart to do GTown. And to not do Chicago's binding EA. Although, even if you do markedly worse, you'll likely still remain in the top 10%, which keeps other t14s in the picture.




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