transfer from a low tier 2

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mapnoren
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transfer from a low tier 2

Postby mapnoren » Wed May 26, 2010 1:54 pm

I currently attend a low tier 2 in the midwest, and just received my 1L grades. I finished in the top 20-25% of my class and am hoping to transfer to a tier 1 school in a stronger market that falls in-between the high 20's and the low 40's, probably Florida, Colorado, Washington, etc. Is this feasible, or should I stay?

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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby apper123 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:10 pm

Where do you want to work? If you have NO geographic preference, I'd tend to think staying is a better option. If you have a strong geographic preference, then go to a school there if you can get in. If that preference is in your home law school's market, obv stay.

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mapnoren
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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby mapnoren » Wed May 26, 2010 3:43 pm

I really don't want to stay in the Midwest, I would prefer either the SE or the West Coast.

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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby thinkbig » Wed May 26, 2010 3:46 pm

mapnoren wrote:I really don't want to stay in the Midwest, I would prefer either the SE or the West Coast.


go to stanford

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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby Danteshek » Wed May 26, 2010 3:48 pm

This is what happens when students pass up the local TTT in their desired market to attend a marginally higher ranked school in a market they have zero interest in.

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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby mapnoren » Wed May 26, 2010 8:33 pm

To add to the confusion, what are my chances at Iowa, Minn, Wisc, and WUSTL?

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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby yabbadabbado » Thu May 27, 2010 9:30 am

Check the transferapps database. Back when I was applying to transfer a few years ago, your chances at WUSTL would have been about zero. I would assume your chances at the other schools you listed aren't much better. Further, those schools aren't going to give you any meaningful increase in job prospects in the places you mentioned in your first post.

mapnoren wrote:To add to the confusion, what are my chances at Iowa, Minn, Wisc, and WUSTL?
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Re: transfer from a low tier 2

Postby 98234872348 » Thu May 27, 2010 9:38 am

mapnoren wrote:I currently attend a low tier 2 in the midwest, and just received my 1L grades. I finished in the top 20-25% of my class and am hoping to transfer to a tier 1 school in a stronger market that falls in-between the high 20's and the low 40's, probably Florida, Colorado, Washington, etc. Is this feasible, or should I stay?

You could probably get into UF, but I have no idea why you would do that...




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