What is your floor?

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A'nold
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What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:09 am

Since I am pretty much at the top of my t3, I think it would take at least Vandy, UCLA, or USC at the bare minimum for me to transfer. While my school is extremely limited geographically, I think LR and a good clerking job with a Federal Magistrate, District, etc. Judge or w/ the state supreme court would make it worthwhile to stay here. Also, while the school is very regional, it is at least near the area I hope to live in in the future.

I would maybe consider Notre Dame or Emory, but I think I'd have to be around the top 10% to consider those schools (i.e., I'd have to slip grade-wise to go there because I think being at the very top here > transfering to those schools).

Also, if I do slip out of the top 10% or anything lower than top 5%, I think I would consider transfering to a University of Minnesota or some other regionally strong school b/c I'd likely be out of the running for good local firm jobs in this state and there is no way I'm going to try to write on to the LR here.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:47 am

Interesting topic I have actually thought a lot about. For me its the debt issue, with 1L plus UG im at approx 50g total debt, so it is a question of what schools is it worth it to graduate with 160K+ debt?

With that in mind, for me UCLA would be the floor with 1 exception: tOSU since I still quality for in-state and could swing graduating with around 110-120k debt. Otherwise staying here and taking more money and trying to minimize debt as much as possible is my plan.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby PDaddy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:04 am

What's my floor? It's parquet, I think.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby chitown825 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:27 am

I wouldn't go below USC/UCLA with the exception of mayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyybe UIUC at in-state tuition. Maybe.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:37 pm

PDaddy wrote:What's my floor? It's parquet, I think.

Interesting. My floor is floor fifteen.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:37 pm

I think if my grades stay the same, Berkeley.

If they drop then probably GULC or maybe UCLA

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:29 pm

kings84_wr wrote:I think if my grades stay the same, Berkeley.

If they drop then probably GULC or maybe UCLA


I think that is smart but would probably call Mich or Penn as my floor if I was in your situation.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby stinger35 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:18 pm

USC/UCLA - I think 90% of us are in the same boat with the same exact mindset

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:23 pm

stinger35 wrote:USC/UCLA - I think 90% of us are in the same boat with the same exact mindset


Yeah, it appears so. Is anyone skipping USC b/c it is so hard to get in as a transfer?

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Journeybound » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:10 pm

How many schools are you guys planning on applying to? I was going to try and cap it at five. I'm going to be mostly sending out apps to reach schools (CCN and Berkley), with GULC as my safety (If I can even call it that...). If those don't work out, I will be happy at the top of my class here.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:26 pm

Journeybound wrote:How many schools are you guys planning on applying to? I was going to try and cap it at five. I'm going to be mostly sending out apps to reach schools (CCN and Berkley), with GULC as my safety (If I can even call it that...). If those don't work out, I will be happy at the top of my class here.



I will probs apply to:

Mich.
UVA
Duke
Cornell
GULC
Vandy
Northwestern

MAYBE:
UCLA/USC

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:39 pm

Assuming my grades stay the same I plan on applying to:

Harvard (just to prevent the what if later, expecting an instant rejection)
Columbia
NYU
Chi (ED)
Boalt
Mich
U Penn
GULC (EA)
UCLA
tOSU

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Journeybound » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:52 pm

Wow. You guys are applying to most of the T14. Is the idea that transfer cycles are so unpredictable that its best to cast a wide net?

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby OneKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:09 pm

My floor is wood

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:17 pm

The more I think about it, the more I realize this depends so much on Spring grades. I think if I stay the same I will apply to GULC (already did), Chicago, HYS, and Berkeley and I think thats it. If I didn't get into one of those then I think id be fine staying here.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby apper123 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:53 pm

T14 or bust.

Seriously. Doesn't make sense for me to go anywhere else.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Bankhead » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:12 pm

T14, one that I like (HYSCCN, Northwestern, GULC or Penn). Otherwise, I'm fine staying -- LR or not.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:06 pm

Ya we all seem to be on the same page. I fear that I will be seen as a "prestige whore" for only applying to the very top schools but it doesn't make economic sense to go anywhere else and give up (relatively) low debt and LR. Also, I really like my current school so staying would be perfectly fine.

For me the best part is being able to think I have a shot at t14 schools, after having entering numbers that wouldn't have gotten me into a single t1 (3.2 / 156). I won't be terribly upset if I get shut out of all of them but I will be a little shocked. I would think after looking at the Yahoo group I would get accepted somewhere being #1, even at a tier 4.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby stinger35 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:13 pm

Columbia
NYU
Chicago ED
Virginia
Duke
Michigan
Cornell
Northwestern
GULC EA

Depending on GULC, then USC, UCLA (maybe even Vandy)

Gonna be expensive.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby xferAlt » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:46 pm

GULC EA
UT
SMU
UH

Factors: ~5% of mid T2. Texas resident (so in-state tuition). Texas (specifically Dallas) market sought. AF GLP program, so must have an AFROTC branch on/near campus.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:11 am

xferAlt wrote:GULC EA
UT
SMU
UH

Factors: ~5% of mid T2. Texas resident (so in-state tuition). Texas (specifically Dallas) market sought. AF GLP program, so must have an AFROTC branch on/near campus.



I don't get the whole SMU/UH thing compared to being top 5% at another t2. Also, couldn't you have gotten in on the first try at those schools?

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:13 am

Here's a question:

Would it make any sense to transfer to like Emory, UMinn., Notre Dame, Davis, UW-Seattle, Hastings, etc. for any kind of future gain? Is there ANY way to be a transfer and get something out of OCI at these schools? I highly doubt it but just wondering what the lowest school I could transfer to and still have a shot at an OCI job would be.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby Bankhead » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:12 am

I think highly doubtful you'd get something at OCI from one of those schools. Even at T14, only 50-50 odds.

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:15 am

Bankhead wrote:I think highly doubtful you'd get something at OCI from one of those schools. Even at T14, only 50-50 odds.


Yeah, totally agree. Then I wonder what the long term significance of a degree from one of these schools vs. my t3 would be, even in like government jobs. Hmmm......hopefully I get into GULC EA! :)

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Re: What is your floor?

Postby A'nold » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:28 am

betasteve wrote:Doubt I will end up xferring, but my list would be something like:

HYS
Chi/Mich


I'd shoot for Columbia or NYU, but there is absolutely no way I'd live in NYC.


No Berkeley or Penn?




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