Do I have a chance?

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accent
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Do I have a chance?

Postby accent » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Hello,

My info is: 1L GPA: 3.44 - 1st term: A, A-, B, B-, 2nd term: A, A, A-, A-, B. I attend a 4th tier law school.

Please let me know if I have a chance to transfer to a tier 2 or tier 3 law school.
I have sent applications to DePaul, Chicago-Kent and Rutgers-Newark. (apps are not complete yet)

I decided not to take summer classes and the registrar's office made me fill out a form for an approved leave. I did everything they asked me to do. I went to check on the status of my transcripts and dean's letters today, and I was told that I am on "unapproved leave" which is ridiculous. The clerk told me she would fix everything, however, I am afraid that this info might have been sent to the law schools already.

Also, I am foreign born (Europe) and have an accent. I was going to call Rutgers today and check whether they have received my paperwork, but I am so afraid that once they hear an accent they will automatically reject me.

Any info or a piece of advice will be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
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Danteshek
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby Danteshek » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:32 pm

Congrats. You'll be in somewhere. Don't worry about it.

accent
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby accent » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:51 pm

Thank you. If you have any law school suggestions, please let me know.

Danteshek
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby Danteshek » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:19 am

More information would help. What school did you attend for 1L? What are your goals? What are you doing this summer?

accent
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby accent » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:46 am

I sent you a personal message, because my law school has people from the administration everywhere -forums, facebook,etc - They are trying to "catch" students who tarnish the school's "great" reputation.

Riles246
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby Riles246 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:36 pm

I can't offer much advice on this thread, except that I currently attend Rutgers-Newark and just wanted to let you know that we have an incredibly diverse student body. Your accent would not hurt you at all.

accent
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby accent » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:32 pm

Thank you for your reply. I called Rutgers -Newark to confirm that my application was received. The lady I spoke with was kind and helpful. She did not have my application at the time I called, but 2 hours later she called and confirmed that she just received the package with all of the paperwork.
Are you from NJ?

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RayFinkle
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby RayFinkle » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:22 pm

I transferred last year from a T4 to a T1. If you want some advice or info send me a PM.

accent
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Re: Do I have a chance?

Postby accent » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:43 pm

Congratulations! I am impressed.




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