t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

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t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby bananasinpajamas » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Current: Top 30% at T25 (Midwest) - Scholarship - 2/3 tuition.
Goal: T14
Want to Practice in Chicago

Other: URM

Chances?
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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby mez06 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:07 pm

bananasinpajamas wrote:Current: Top 30% at T25
Goal: T14

Other: URM

Chances?


+1

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:09 pm

You have nothing to lose but application fees.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby 174 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:29 pm

This is relevant to my interests.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby concurrent fork » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:05 pm

bananasinpajamas wrote:Current: Top 30% at T25
Goal: T14

Other: URM

Chances?

Even if we assume URM gives a small boost to transfer apps (and we have no data to indicate that it does), chances are slim to none. You really have to be top 15% or higher to make a meaningful transfer from the T30 range.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby Hank Chill » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:06 pm

Does URM really matter if you've already been accepted to and have attended a T25?

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby j7108 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:59 am

I don't think URM does much because the school already has their diversity numbers met at this point. Additionally, you might have some difficulties with a 30% ranking.

If you have a scholarship, stay put.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby flcath » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:10 am

You'd probably be in at GULC, but anywhere else would be unlikely. (That's based on LS rank and class rank alone; I dunno about URM.)

If you're getting little to no $$$ at your T25, then go for it.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby maf70 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:13 am

j7108 wrote:I don't think URM does much because the school already has their diversity numbers met at this point. Additionally, you might have some difficulties with a 30% ranking.

If you have a scholarship, stay put.


Even if you don't have a scholarship, stay put. You probably won't be able to make anything more than a marginal jump with your ranking (probably not even GULC). Now if you can get it closer to 15-20%, you would have a better shot at the lower end of T14.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:15 am

There's no point. As a URM in the top 30 percent at a top 25 you will be able to get a firm job (or most any other job you want). I'd just do more to push myself further up in rank. How did you prepare/study fall of 1L?

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby flcath » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:18 am

maf70 wrote:
j7108 wrote:I don't think URM does much because the school already has their diversity numbers met at this point. Additionally, you might have some difficulties with a 30% ranking.

If you have a scholarship, stay put.


Even if you don't have a scholarship, stay put. You probably won't be able to make anything more than a marginal jump with your ranking (probably not even GULC). Now if you can get it closer to 15-20%, you would have a better shot at the lower end of T14.

I didn't understand this post. Is there a typo, or am I misreading it? (no sarcasm)

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby maf70 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:29 am

i admit it was poorly written. what i meant was that with his current rank at a top 25 school, any transfer acceptances will be a marginal jump from where he is at now. he probably has very little to no shot at GULC as he currently stands. if he gets his rank up to top 15-20% he has a shot at GULC.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby bananasinpajamas » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:15 am

More info: T25 Scholarship - 2/3 Tuition, Midwest school.

Goal of practicing in Chicago.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby maf70 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:54 am

more reasons not to transfer...stay put.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby flcath » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:18 pm

maf70 wrote:i admit it was poorly written. what i meant was that with his current rank at a top 25 school, any transfer acceptances will be a marginal jump from where he is at now. he probably has very little to no shot at GULC as he currently stands. if he gets his rank up to top 15-20% he has a shot at GULC.

Can he transfer now? I thought only UChi (obvi not gonna happen for OP) took EDs for transfer.

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby FalafelWaffle » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:30 pm

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Re: t 25 --> t14 URM transfer chances?

Postby bananasinpajamas » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:43 am

Thanks for the input..great advice.




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