Machine Spirit wrote:
A'nold wrote:Don't hate the message that everyone on here is giving you. We are actually trying to help. However, it was clear from the very day that you got this idea in your head that you would not listen to reason.
I don't know about "not listen[ing] to reason," but I would agree that Dante pretty much had his mind made up before he even asked the question. I mean, if you go a few posts back, you'll see that while the general consensus on the forum was that he was better off staying, his reply was "wow, I'm glad there's so much controversy." What controversy was there at that point? The posts were almost overwhelmingly in favor of him staying at his current school.
I don't really see why this discussion is continuing at this point. The guy knows what he wants to do, as he seemed to know throughout this dialogue.
Machine Spirit is giving up a top 10% ranking and law review at GW to go to Columbia (see below). Like Machine Spirit, I also spoke to plenty of professors, attorneys and Judges. They were unanimous in their opinion that I should transfer to Loyola. I even listed some of their names above.
The only people who think I should stay at Southwestern are law students
who have no connection to Los Angeles
-- people like A'nold (pacific northwest) and Machine Spirit (east coast). As much as I like A'nold, he is pretty clueless about the realities on the ground in Los Angeles. I also think A'nold is trying to justify his decision in his head to apply only to extreme reaches.
Also, I did not have my mind made up when I started this dialogue. Very presumptuous of both Machine Spirit and A'nold to make that assumption.
And FWIW, the admissions director at Loyola told me that large numbers of Southwestern students transfer to Loyola every year.
Machine Spirit wrote:Just wanted to do a quick update thanking you guys for all of your advice. After speaking with some more people (i.e. professors, attorneys, Judge) I decided to withdraw from GW. Yay Columbia.Thanks again guys.
CanadianWolf wrote:I would be very interested in the advice that you received from attorneys, profs & a judge that prompted you to give up law review, moot court & a top 10% ranking at GWU to attend Columbia. I am not sure whether I agree or disagree with your decision, I would just like to know what advice & considerations affected your decision. Also, are you happy at GWU? If not, what don't you like?