boalTransfer wrote:Currently at Boalt, looking to transfer to Columbia or NYU.
No rankings. First semester grades: two H's and one P. (Boalt's grading system is HH = top 10%; H = next 30%; and P = everyone else who doesn't fail)
My reasons for transferring are that my fiance is moving to NYC for his job; I want to practice corporate/transactional IP work in biotech (NYC is the place for this); and I want to continue my summer internship into the school year (helping to start up a patient rights program at a biotech/pharma company)
Being at a closely-ranked school and having solid personal reasons will help. Make sure you make your personal reasons clear in your app! Those reasons are why they'll seriously consider taking you.
Try to keep your grades up and raise them if possible. I suspect you'll do well, but this is more a hunch than anything. It's certainly worth the app fees to NYU and CLS. Good luck!