From T4 to T14

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foucault3
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From T4 to T14

Postby foucault3 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:50 pm

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HLS2000
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:09 pm

It seems like Columbia is a huge reach for you. Columbia's median LSAT is 172 and median undergrad GPA is over 3.6. I know it takes more transfers than some top schools and your LSAT score and undergrad GPA are less relevant in the transfer context. But considering your LSAT score and undergrad GPA, your only shot at Columbia would come from truly stellar first year law school performance. I understand CUNY has a pretty harsh first year curve, so your grades are quite respectable. But even on a C+ curve, a 3.65 is likely excellent but not amazing very top of the class performance at CUNY. Maybe the curve is harsher there than I am guessing. If a 3.65 places you in the top 5 students at CUNY (not top five percent--top 5) and you have a couple of law school professors who will rave about you in recommendations, then you might have a shot. When you say you feel decent about your recommendations, do you think they are "okay" or have the professors told you directly that you are one of the top students they have had in many years at CUNY? I think you really need the latter.

Does anything else make you stand out? Are you an URM? Do you come from a particularly poor or disadvantaged background? Did you apply to Columbia Law in your initial cycle? How respected is your undergrad?

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Columbia Law
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby Columbia Law » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:11 pm

All due respect, you really don't have a shot.

xyzzzzzzzz
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:16 pm

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby bwv812 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:17 pm

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby 06132010 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:30 pm

yeah... I don't think it's going to work out. kind of ridiculous that a T4 doesn't rank.

foucault3
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby foucault3 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:09 pm

Thanks for the comments.
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HLS2000
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby HLS2000 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:17 pm

Bottom Line. If you want to go to Columbia, it is worth a shot--but a very long shot. So I would apply elsewhere too if you really want to transfer.

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby foucault3 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:18 pm

Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:47 pm

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:50 pm

foucault3 wrote:Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)


You know there is something beyond NYC right?

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
foucault3 wrote:Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)


You know there is something beyond NYC right?


If you want to move to a TTThird-World city!

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:52 pm

Tautology wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
foucault3 wrote:Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)


You know there is something beyond NYC right?


If you want to move to a TTThird-World city!


Can big law associates even afford to buy a condo in Manhatttan?

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby toolfan » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
foucault3 wrote:Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)


You know there is something beyond NYC right?


+1. You could really surprise yourself if you broadened your options.

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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Tautology wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
foucault3 wrote:Got it. Good thing I also applied to NYU, Fordham and Cardozo. =)


You know there is something beyond NYC right?


If you want to move to a TTThird-World city!


Can big law associates even afford to buy a condo in Manhatttan?


I really have no attachment to NYC, I'd never even been there before this spring. I'll probably move away after law school, the western U.S. is more my style.

foucault3
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Re: From T4 (CUNY) to T14 (Columbia)

Postby foucault3 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:49 pm

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