derivewhileyouderive wrote:About to start at a mid T-30s in the fall. Where should I be aiming if my goal is NYU?
Stop this. Aiming to transfer at all is basically like playing roulette. Aiming to transfer to HYSCCN is like playing the multi-million state lottery. Even with all the hard work in the world, there is absolutely no way to predict that you will be among the miniscule number of entering law students that gets the opportunity to transfer to these schools. I still consider my grades and my transfer admission to be equivalent to getting hit by lightning while being surrounded by lightning rods.
Where should you be aiming? You should be aiming to be the number 1 student in your class, but then again, everyone is aiming for this regardless.
There's an old adage on these forums that I wholeheartedly ascribe to: Don't go to a school from which you wouldn't be thrilled to graduate. Aim hight, but don't go in with a transfer being the plan, because, to be blunt, it's extremely unlikely that it's going to happen, no matter how hard you work.