Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

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joeshmoe
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Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby joeshmoe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:51 pm

What are my chances of transferring to:

Cardozo
Brooklyn
Fordham
GWU
Minnesota
Wash & Lee

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:58 pm

i hear UB doesnt rank.. but is there a curve? or do you have a general idea of where you fall in the class? just saying a 3.5 doesnt help much

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby joeshmoe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:01 pm

They just instituted a new policy which lists the benchmarks for the top 5,10,15,20,25 percentiles for each class. My class doesn't get benchmarks until after the spring semester. I would fall in the top 20 percent of the Class of 2011, and top 25 percent of the class of 2012.

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby OGR3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:04 pm

joeshmoe wrote:They just instituted a new policy which lists the benchmarks for the top 5,10,15,20,25 percentiles for each class. My class doesn't get benchmarks until after the spring semester. I would fall in the top 20 percent of the Class of 2011, and top 25 percent of the class of 2012.


Where do you want to practice? Also, how debt averse are you? Because all of those schools are going to be substantially more expensive than UB, especially if you're able to get scholarship money out of UB for 2L and 3L.

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:05 pm

okay well that info should help others to help you.. im not too up to speed on transfer stats.. however id cross Brooklyn and Cardozo off your list.. not worth the massive debt that you would have to take on there for their job prospects when compared to UB's low tuition.. the others on your list someone else will have to help with tho

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:09 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:okay well that info should help others to help you.. im not too up to speed on transfer stats.. however id cross Brooklyn and Cardozo off your list.. not worth the massive debt that you would have to take on there for their job prospects when compared to UB's low tuition.. the others on your list someone else will have to help with tho

This. I'd take Fordham off as well. Transfer students do not get to participate in EIW (the bulk of OCI for biglaw). As to the other schools, why transfer to those particular schools?

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby joeshmoe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:25 pm

I'm really looking for biglaw. I have no real geographical preferences. Do I have a shot at Fordham? If I do, would I be severely disadvantaged in the OCIs?

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:44 pm

joeshmoe wrote:I'm really looking for biglaw. I have no real geographical preferences. Do I have a shot at Fordham? If I do, would I be severely disadvantaged in the OCIs?

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby joeshmoe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:46 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
joeshmoe wrote:I'm really looking for biglaw. I have no real geographical preferences. Do I have a shot at Fordham? If I do, would I be severely disadvantaged in the OCIs?

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lol, appreciate the bluntness.

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:47 pm

joeshmoe wrote:I'm really looking for biglaw. I have no real geographical preferences. Do I have a shot at Fordham? If I do, would I be severely disadvantaged in the OCIs?


top 25% at Fordham doesnt even get biglaw.. so top 25% at UB transfer to Fordham definitely doesnt.. improve your grades at buff and make some connections with firms there is my advice.. esp. if you have the in state tuition

biglaw is likely out of the picture though.. sorry

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Re: Transfer Prospects for a 3.5 @ Buffalo

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:55 pm

joeshmoe wrote:lol, appreciate the bluntness.

A hallmark feature of TLS, IMO. Srsly though, no one should tell you that biglaw is impossible. That's clearly not the case. But I would advise against taking out the extra student loans to roll the dice at any of the schools you mentioned in your OP. I agree with the post above who said you should bust your ass at Buffalo, cultivate contacts with professors which might land you a clerkship and go from there. Or shoot for midlaw.

Whatever happens, don't bank on biglaw as a transfer student. Even at a T14. Especially not at Fordham.




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