BackToBoston wrote:Hi all,
I received a 3.8 for Fall semester which places me in the 5-10% range for my class (closer to the 5% cutoff than the 10%). My school is one of the schools tied for #28, and quite obviously not BC.
My fiancee is from Boston, and she is set to remain there indefinitely for education/career/family reasons. Thus, I'd like to move back to Boston and settle down there. I went to BU for undergrad and have a patent bar-worthy degree, so I have a personal connection to Boston besides my fiancee.
What are my chances at getting into BU or BC? I know it's a lateral transfer rank-wise, but the consensus seems to be that it is very difficult to get into either school as a transfer because both schools have tiny transfer classes.
And if my eventual goal is Boston, should I consider applying to other schools in the T-14 to improve my chances of landing a firm job there? Do any of the law schools in the T-14 have a higher percentage of students who break into the Boston legal market? Obviously Harvard would be king but I know I'm not even in the running for that as I got a B in Crim. Law last semester.
You will get one of BC/BU. You have much higher grades than needed for a lateral, plus you have ties which will make you one of the more competitive transfers at OCI.
You're right about HLS - probably out unless you move into top 5%, but still worth the app IMO. Other T14 which anecdotally place well in Boston: Cornell, Columbia, UVA, Penn. I think you have competitive numbers for all of them.