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wiscohopeful
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Chances

Postby wiscohopeful » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:36 pm

I go to DePaul in Chicago and have a 3.643 which should (class ranks not yet released) put me in the top 10% and qualify me for law review. I had a 3.5 (no A's) first semester and a 3.79 (Three A's and a B) second semester. I am going to try and transfer to NU and U Chicago and was wondering what other people's experiences/insights were. I also have two parents who went to NU law but doubt that really means anything. I went to a good undergrad but do not have work experience sans a 6 month stint in a retail store as an assistant manager. Any input would be appreciated and best of luck to those also trying to transfer.

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A'nold
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Re: Chances

Postby A'nold » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:40 pm

This is completely unbacked by fact but I think the fact that both of your parents went to NU Law coupled with your stats would really help you out.

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Re: Chances

Postby wiscohopeful » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:47 pm

I hope that you're right! :)

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Re: Chances

Postby wiscohopeful » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:04 pm

Bump...I just got word from one of my professors that I got a CALI in one of my classes. Do those add much at all to an application or is it more of a...meh who cares type award?

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Re: Chances

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:33 pm

wiscohopeful wrote:Bump...I just got word from one of my professors that I got a CALI in one of my classes. Do those add much at all to an application or is it more of a...meh who cares type award?


Small bump. Shows that you kick ass. Multiple CALI's I think help more.

Have you decided on if/where you are applying? I go to a similar school and would be interested into seeing where you end up

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Re: Chances

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:35 pm

Seems like you want to stay in Chicago but have you considered Michigan? Only 4hrs away...or WashU...4 and 1/2 hrs away...

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Re: Chances

Postby tbo123123 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:21 pm

wiscohopeful wrote:I had a 3.5 (no A's) first semester and a 3.79 (Three A's and a B) second semester.

Depaul top 10% -> GULC EA at best

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Re: Chances

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:50 pm

tbo123123 wrote:
wiscohopeful wrote:I had a 3.5 (no A's) first semester and a 3.79 (Three A's and a B) second semester.

Depaul top 10% -> GULC EA at best


How do you figure? I personally know two people at Depaul that transferred to Michigan and Chicago in the last 3 years. They were probably top 5% but still, I don't think GULC is a ceiling. Its a T2 school thats got an okay rep.

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Re: Chances

Postby Ragged » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:56 pm

Tranfer, transfer, transfer, transfer, transfer, transfer, transfer, transfer, transfer.

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Re: Chances

Postby wiscohopeful » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:21 pm

Kobe: I may still apply to Michigan. I am kinda settled in Chicago though and I would ultimately like to end up here. What are people's thoughts on transferring to Michigan (and losing my class rank ultimately to return to Chicago)?

Ragged: I am trying, trying, trying, trying.

Stinger: I am applying to Northwestern and U Chicago (and maybe Michigan). We shall see!

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Re: Chances

Postby stinger35 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:52 pm

IMO, if you are settled in Chicago and you feel your quality of life would take a hit by leaving AND you want to eventually end up here, its either Chicago/NWestern or DePaul + top 10% + LR.

But thats just me and is only based on the little info I have




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