Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only available to the creator of each thread. The anonymous posting feature is intended to permit the solicitation of anonymous advice regarding the transfer application process, chances of being accepted, etc. Unacceptable uses include: testing the feature, questions which are clearly fake or hypothetical in nature, harassing other users, etc. Posters should also read and understand the announcements posted at the top of the Transfers forum prior to using the anonymous feature.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
onthemoney
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:41 pm

Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby onthemoney » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:37 pm

Has anyone transferred down to or visited CUNY? What do they consider in the admissions process?

legaldiscretion
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:48 am

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby legaldiscretion » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:53 am

I attend CUNY. First and foremost, they look for a strong history of public service. I have heard of applicants denied with high numbers but no valuable "softs." CUNY really is a unique law school.

User avatar
patrickd139
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:45 pm

OP: why CUNY? It's so unusual, I figured someone's probably going to ask and I'd rather get the discussion off on a civil foot instead of a snarky one full of ridicule.

legaldiscretion
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:48 am

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby legaldiscretion » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:50 pm

I didn't start this thread, but I will share a few positive things about the school from the perspective of a 1L:

1) I have never seen a faculty so dedicated to the students. The curriculum is designed in a way to maximize your education while reducing stress on students. For example, research papers and exams are all scheduled in a way where they do not conflict with each other. I felt that my work load lessened in some classes at the same time as it increased in others.

2) The school has a full time skills department designed to help students with doctrine, test taking techniques, etc. The skills professors are outstanding and offer one on one instruction for no cost.

3) There is a real grass roots vibe at CUNY. Sometimes I feel that there are more organizations than students. The student activites department graciously approves new student organizations.

If you want to do public interest, I can think of no other place to attend. They were recently ranked as the top public interest law school in the country. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress ... inter/#/24

4) The cost was a real deciding factor for me. You get a New York legal education for a fraction of the cost of other schools in the area.

User avatar
megaTTTron
Posts: 980
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:26 pm

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:43 pm

patrickd139 wrote:OP: why CUNY? It's so unusual, I figured someone's probably going to ask and I'd rather get the discussion off on a civil foot instead of a snarky one full of ridicule.


I saw this earlier and asked the same thing in a FAR less civil way, then I thought better and just bailed.


curious to hear OP's response.


Also, it is literally taking everything I have not to summarily respond to legaldiscretion's post. (pauses while patrickd139 holds megaTTTron back)

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby northwood » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:49 pm

where are you transferring from, and why? ( grades, location, significant other)?

User avatar
patrickd139
Posts: 2883
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 pm

Re: Transfer or Visiting TO CUNY???

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:19 pm

megaTTTron wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:OP: why CUNY? It's so unusual, I figured someone's probably going to ask and I'd rather get the discussion off on a civil foot instead of a snarky one full of ridicule.


I saw this earlier and asked the same thing in a FAR less civil way, then I thought better and just bailed.


curious to hear OP's response.


Also, it is literally taking everything I have not to summarily respond to legaldiscretion's post. (pauses while patrickd139 holds megaTTTron back)

:lol: :lol:




Return to “Transfers”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.