Bankhead wrote:Dante: I think people are telling you not to transfer, not because they think it's the incredibly stupid thing to do, but just that it doesn't matter so it's easier just to stay. You aren't going to have all of these wonderful career opps at Loyola you wouldn't have at SW.
It's just not a big deal either way, it's not like going from Loyola to Berkeley or something. Loyola and SW are both secondary/tertiary schools in LA where you'll get a fine education but have to rely on your own merits/networking to obtain your ideal position. You don't need to have some incredible knowledge of the LA market to know this.
Therefore, this might be the blandest transfer situation this entire cycle. It doesn't need 5 pages and Susan Estrich.
If I had had liquid in my mouth when I read the bolded, it would be on my screen right now.
I will point out that discarding our advice for peeps "in the real world" may not be as great a thing as you think, Dante. I've met many practicing attorneys and I've heard everything you could imagine, even this gem: "make sure you go to an accredited university." Practicing attorneys are often out of touch with the realities of the job market and also assume things will come easier to grads than we know things to be.
Regardless, it brings a smile to my face when this discussion is put into the perspective that bankhead pointed out above, and I will wish you the best of luck. Have fun at Loyola man! Congrats on working your butt off and seeing the fruits.