CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

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ToTransferOrNot
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CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri May 28, 2010 9:45 pm

PSA to all of you folks looking to transfer:

Many T14 schools do not run seperate write-on competitions for admitted transfer students.

What does that mean?

You have to do the write-on for EVERY SCHOOL YOU'RE APPLYING TO, at the same time the natives do the write-on.

Off the topic of my head, I know this applies to UChicago and Harvard. However, I know there are other T14 schools in this list. I have other things to do aside from doing this research for people, but I wanted to give a friendly head's up.

This is one reason to be strategic with your applications. If you really don't have a good chance at Harvard (i.e., only ~top 10% at a low T1,) you may want to forgo doing their write-on (EVEN THOUGH YOU SHOULD SUCK IT UP AND PAY THE $100 TO APPLY,) in favor of focusing on, say, Columbia's, since you have a really good shot at Columbia.

Also: If you don't do the write-on for your potential schools, you're [strike]dumb[/strike] being shortsighted, even though doing multiple LR write-ons is probably the worst thing ever.
Also: Secondary is better than nothing, especially as a transfer. Indicates you can hang at least a little with the new crowd.
Also: Do the write-on for your current school. I didn't, and I regret it. Being able to list "accepted to blahblahblah law review" for your old school is apparently quite helpful for OCI.

/end PSA

-Subject line borrowed and adopted courtesy of some partner at some firm somewhere. See ATL.

traydeuce
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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby traydeuce » Sun May 30, 2010 2:28 am

See I kind of saw this the other way; I should do the write-on at my reach school and not the one where I was pretty sure I was getting in, since maybe LR, if I made it, would leverage me into the reach.

ToTransferOrNot
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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun May 30, 2010 1:47 pm

traydeuce wrote:See I kind of saw this the other way; I should do the write-on at my reach school and not the one where I was pretty sure I was getting in, since maybe LR, if I made it, would leverage me into the reach.


lol

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Georgiana
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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby Georgiana » Sun May 30, 2010 1:49 pm

Penn has a separate transfer writing comp in August.

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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby worldtraveler » Mon May 31, 2010 7:33 am

Berkeley's is separate. You'll do it during OCI. Have fun with that.

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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby CMR » Mon May 31, 2010 10:19 am

worldtraveler wrote:Berkeley's is separate. You'll do it during OCI. Have fun with that.


:shock:

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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby kings84_wr » Mon May 31, 2010 6:36 pm

I think I actually read that Berekeley moved their W/O Comp for transfers to mid july this year

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Re: CHECK YOU [sic] [LR WRITE-ON DATES]

Postby Bankhead » Mon May 31, 2010 7:02 pm

If you grade onto your old school's law review, can you still write on your resume "accepted onto blah blah blah..."? Or do you need to have written on?




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