H to S

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smartwater
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H to S

Postby smartwater » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:57 pm

I'm not unhappy at Harvard, but I have family in California (and have some health issues that make being on the other side of the country a PITA), want to practice there, and SLS was my first choice when I was applying to law school. I have 2/5 H's. Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?

BlueDiamond
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Re: H to S

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:59 pm

smartwater wrote: Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?


Yes. That decision is one that only you can make.

missinglink
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Re: H to S

Postby missinglink » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:04 pm

smartwater wrote:I'm not unhappy at Harvard, but I have family in California (and have some health issues that make being on the other side of the country a PITA), want to practice there, and SLS was my first choice when I was applying to law school. I have 2/5 H's. Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?

I'm not sure it would be worth it. If you do well at Harvard, you should have pretty good options in California after you graduate. Just a hunch.

That said, I don't know much about the market for SLS and HLS grads.

smartwater
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Re: H to S

Postby smartwater » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:24 pm

missinglink wrote:
smartwater wrote:I'm not unhappy at Harvard, but I have family in California (and have some health issues that make being on the other side of the country a PITA), want to practice there, and SLS was my first choice when I was applying to law school. I have 2/5 H's. Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?

I'm not sure it would be worth it. If you do well at Harvard, you should have pretty good options in California after you graduate. Just a hunch.

That said, I don't know much about the market for SLS and HLS grads.


This isn't really job-motivated, although I do need a job and wouldn't be willing to trade out of HYS. I'm not terribly worried about getting a job with median-ish grades at Harvard, although maybe I should be given all the doom and gloom that pervades this site.

Any other thoughts about how difficult it will be to transfer?

zomginternets
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Re: H to S

Postby zomginternets » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:33 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
smartwater wrote: Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?


Yes. That decision is one that only you can make.


+1

See Arrow's thread to the drawbacks of transferring, and weigh it against your reasons.

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NoleinNY
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Re: H to S

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:38 pm

smartwater wrote:I'm not unhappy at Harvard, but I have family in California (and have some health issues that make being on the other side of the country a PITA), want to practice there, and SLS was my first choice when I was applying to law school. I have 2/5 H's. Do i have a shot? Is it worth it?


SLS will still give you excellent job prospects both in California or elsewhere. If you need to be near your family, then it is probably a wise decision.

The above about weighing the drawbacks is definitely credited, though usually that is in the contexts of things like "Giving up LR and top 10% with full ride at T1 regional vs paying sticker somewhere better" or something of the sort. You are transferring between peer schools.

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Re: H to S

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:37 pm

smartwater wrote:Any other thoughts about how difficult it will be to transfer?

Not sure how difficult it would be to transfer, but you're not giving up any significant scholarships, are you?




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