Hey. Sorry for that post getting deleted. I went to edit something and clicked the little 'x'. After that I was too lazy to retype anything.
Vronsky wrote:How do you reconcile the following points:
4. You have a better chance of acceptance from a school in the same geographic region (DC, VA, MD) than someone from a similarly ranked school in another part of the country.
8. They limit the number of people from each school.
I assume that a lot more people are applying to GULC from American/Catholic/Mason than from Pepperdine/Hastings/McGeorge.
I would guess you are right here. There was a lot of speculation last year that GULC admitted people from regional schools b/c the local job market would maybe have a better reference point. But then the DC market took a giant dump the last 2 years and I think there were about 3 jobs in all of dc (government included) last year so in hindsight, I doubt that is the case.
My only advice was not to broadcast the fact that you are attempting to transfer (for a lot of reasons). But you would be surprised that there are people who don't even think about transferring unless you put the idea in their head or have been convinced by the dean at their T2 that the 'career services' staff will guarantee them a six figure local job if they stick around.
Finally for those that are on the fence about ED or RD. Apply ED. Very few people got straight dinged last year and those that were deferred found out much quicker than the RD people. Many of the RD people found out so late that they couldn't do the journal write on (who cares though really?) and even missed the priority dates for OCI/EIW week...which kind of defeated the whole purpose of transferring here.
Good luck to you guys!!