Transfer

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terp0909
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Transfer

Postby terp0909 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:05 pm

I have been admitted to several schools that run the gamut from Barely, Maybe not tier 1 (FSU), to bottom of Tier 2 (Pacific), to relatively strong T3 U. Balt...My dream is to go to Georgetown or UVA (I have a 160 LSAT 3.1 GPA Univ. of Maryland), so I obviously intend on transferring. However, I have some friends that are 1L's now that have warned me that transferring is 1- extremely difficult and 2- ruins any chance of law review, which in turn hurts your chances of hire post graduation. Is any of this true? Furthermore, is transferring worth it? I will be a JAG officer in the Marine Corps after graduation (life choice), but I do eventually want to do big law in a major city. Any suggestions, tips, etc...I am unwaveringly devoted to doing well in my 1L (I know that offers no guarantees), I just want to make sure it is worth it.

Thanks


As an aside, I have heard UB has a great network in the Northeast, any one else heard good things?

stinger35
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Re: Transfer

Postby stinger35 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:25 pm

COME ON MAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNN

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A'nold
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Re: Transfer

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:43 pm

Plus, I like the cleverly thought out title of this thread. TRANSFER. It let's you know what the thread is about, yet gives no detail. It is tasteful, yet powerful. It screams, "LOOK AT ME, I SHALL TRANSFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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redsox
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Re: Transfer

Postby redsox » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:45 pm

A'nold wrote:Plus, I like the cleverly thought out title of this thread. TRANSFER. It let's you know what the thread is about, yet gives no detail. It is tasteful, yet powerful. It screams, "LOOK AT ME, I SHALL TRANSFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


Don't you wish you'd thought of it? Considering making another account with "TRANSFER" as your username?

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apper123
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Re: Transfer

Postby apper123 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:46 pm

can we make a sticky in this forum please so we dont have to keep repeating the same stuff to these guys over and over again?

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Helmholtz
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Re: Transfer

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:47 pm

I do not understand, are you asking us whether you should retake your LSAT?

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A'nold
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Re: Transfer

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:50 pm

redsox wrote:
A'nold wrote:Plus, I like the cleverly thought out title of this thread. TRANSFER. It let's you know what the thread is about, yet gives no detail. It is tasteful, yet powerful. It screams, "LOOK AT ME, I SHALL TRANSFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


Don't you wish you'd thought of it? Considering making another account with "TRANSFER" as your username?


Yeah, I really blew that one hard core. I bet some eager 0L transfer hopeful just gobbled that crap up. :cry:

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kings84_wr
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Re: Transfer

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:00 pm

I personally like the confidence, "I will be a JAG officer", I don't get why people think its so easy to do.

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apper123
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Re: Transfer

Postby apper123 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:01 pm

i will be president

stinger35
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Re: Transfer

Postby stinger35 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:54 pm

I will be admitted to Chicago ED. (After I win the lottery this week the whole binding thing might suck though)

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A'nold
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Re: Transfer

Postby A'nold » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:57 pm

I will transfer to UMich, clerk for SCOTUS, and catch a 107 pound king salmon.

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dspit
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Re: Transfer

Postby dspit » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Take the LSAT again

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pugalicious
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Re: Transfer

Postby pugalicious » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:03 pm

terp0909 wrote:I have been admitted to several schools that run the gamut from Barely, Maybe not tier 1 (FSU), to bottom of Tier 2 (Pacific), to relatively strong T3 U. Balt...My dream is to go to Georgetown or UVA (I have a 160 LSAT 3.1 GPA Univ. of Maryland), so I obviously intend on transferring. However, I have some friends that are 1L's now that have warned me that transferring is 1- extremely difficult and 2- ruins any chance of law review, which in turn hurts your chances of hire post graduation. Is any of this true? Furthermore, is transferring worth it? I will be a JAG officer in the Marine Corps after graduation (life choice), but I do eventually want to do big law in a major city. Any suggestions, tips, etc...I am unwaveringly devoted to doing well in my 1L (I know that offers no guarantees), I just want to make sure it is worth it.
Thanks


As an aside, I have heard UB has a great network in the Northeast, any one else heard good things?


My thoughts (which you will likely find unhelpful):
1) Please don't go to FSU. You sound like a douche and a downer, and I don't want you at my school.
2) Regarding the bolded: uh...isn't it "worth it" no matter what?
3) @ the "retake" drones: the guy has a 3.0/160 - how much better can he realistically do? Bottom of the top tier?

XM3045
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Re: Transfer

Postby XM3045 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:25 pm

Allright everyone no need to be assh*les about someone asking some questions.

Dude seriously though 160 and a 3.1 from Md. are not good numbers. If you are really bent on transferring, maybe take a year off, find some sort of meaningful, stand out from the crowd job, take an LSAT class and then retake the LSAT.

I know that UVa takes 90% of their transfers from in-state and the other 10% come from T20 schools, so unless you can figure out a way to become a Va. resident and go to one of the Va. schools (Mason or Richmond) I would move on from that dream.

UB has a "decent" reputation inside of Baltimore. That's it. Don't buy the hype that they sell on campus at College Park. If you try to go to DC people will probably be confused by where you say you went to law school. Maybe think about the PT program at Maryland's law school.

As an aside spend some time on this site. You will find lots of good info. and learn that asking questions like you did is a good way to have bitter overworked law students have some fun at your expense. Good luck and don't be shy about asking questions in the future despite this experience.

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redsox
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Re: Transfer

Postby redsox » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:26 pm

A'nold wrote:I will transfer to UMich, clerk for SCOTUS, and catch a 107 pound king salmon.


What is this, "two truths and a lie"?

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OneKnight
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Re: Transfer

Postby OneKnight » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:32 pm

pugalicious wrote:
3) @ the "retake" drones: the guy has a 3.0/160 - how much better can he realistically do? Bottom of the top tier?


Even if he can "only" get to the bottom of the top tier, going to UMD rather than UB would be a much better option for the OP's goal of JAG - not that Maryland would guarantee it, but at least it would put it on the table. OP has a good shot at UMD with around a 168/169 and at least then the T2 schools would be throwing money at him/her.

EDIT: Just in case it's not clear, TCR is to retake.

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vanwinkle
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Re: Transfer

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:35 pm

redsox wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will transfer to UMich, clerk for SCOTUS, and catch a 107 pound king salmon.

What is this, "two truths and a lie"?

You don't buy him choosing UMich either?

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bk1
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Re: Transfer

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:43 pm

If a 170+ on the LSAT is a possibility for you I would join in with the retake the LSAT as your best option crowd.

ToTransferOrNot
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Re: Transfer

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:52 am

Why are some people being so nice ITT?

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redsox
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Re: Transfer

Postby redsox » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:19 am

vanwinkle wrote:
redsox wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will transfer to UMich, clerk for SCOTUS, and catch a 107 pound king salmon.

What is this, "two truths and a lie"?

You don't buy him choosing UMich either?

Yep.

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A'nold
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Re: Transfer

Postby A'nold » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:01 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
redsox wrote:
A'nold wrote:I will transfer to UMich, clerk for SCOTUS, and catch a 107 pound king salmon.

What is this, "two truths and a lie"?

You don't buy him choosing UMich either?


LULZ, you guys crack me up.




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