stupid for not trying to transfer?

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matty
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stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby matty » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:41 am

So after 1L year I finished in the top 5% (judging by the range, more like top 2-3%) at a pretty well-regarded top 30. On the one hand, I'm happy where I am. I like the school, professors, and people. I'm obviously doing fine academically. I'm on 3/4 scholarship and extremely debt averse. And yet, there's still a nagging feeling that I should transfer, just because I have the opportunity. It's getting late I know, but there's still time to apply to some T10's like Columbia. Any advice? I guess my dream job in law would be to go into academia. In light of that, am I really doing myself a disservice by not transferring? (and again, the debt from one of those schools scares the shit out of me)
- forgot to add that I graded on to Law Review, so there's that too.
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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby Columbia Law » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:43 am

Not at all. In your situation, you are doing pretty good.

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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby dougroberts » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:43 am

I'm in a similar situation but an not transferring. I do not think you are stupid for not transferring as not having debt or little debt is huge in this economy and the uncertainty in the legal field.

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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:48 am

Wow, congrats Matty, looks like TLS really made out this year.

I am not sure if transferring is necessarily your best option, especially if you are happy with where you are, it seems you are in prime position to get a good job out of OCI. If I were you I would throw an application at HYS, though, especially if you are highly interested in academia.

Also, +1 on the comment about being safe in this economy; it doesn't seem that there is certainty anywhere, and having less debt to burden you in your job search will likely be helpful. Best of luck whatever happens!

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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby matty » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:54 am

thanks for the replies, guys. I have to think my heretofore complacency about the transfer process means, to some extent, that it's not really something I want very badly. The one hang-up I have is that credentials are, well almost everything in the field of academia. But I trust I can make it happen from where I am if I want it bad enough.

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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby sanpiero » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:47 pm

matty wrote:heretofore


man, just when i was starting to like you, matty

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Re: stupid for not trying to transfer?

Postby matty » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:00 pm

sanpiero wrote:
matty wrote:heretofore


man, just when i was starting to like you, matty

Damn, I cultivate a flawless record of 3,026 posts and blow it on something like that.




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