Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

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NotoriousIIED
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Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby NotoriousIIED » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:10 pm

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby NotoriousIIED » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:20 pm

bueller? bueller?

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby Younger Abstention » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:42 pm

It's do-able at Berkeley.

Most T10s will only take 1-2 transfers onto law review. If you want law review (and a clerkship), probably better to stay where you are at.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby traehekat » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:21 pm

As you noted, Chicago would be tough if you're heart is set on LR (but possibly still worth it to apply, depends on career goals obviously).

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby flcath » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:27 pm

I would stay put unless you can land CCN. The gains of transferring beyond that are those ephemeral feel-good gains, since you've done adequately for Biglaw and you're more likely to land a fed clerkship as a LRer at your current school than as a non-LRer at a new school (it seems like you've got a good grasp on that).

Therefore, I'd say apply HCCN, and maybe Penn (I've heard they put off their LR competition for transfers; correct me if I'm wrong).

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby concurrent fork » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:41 am

NotoriousIIED wrote:dont want to transfer anywhere that makes it hard for transfers to make law review

This is the case at every school.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:11 am

Not at Yale.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:15 am

Sounds like you are only considering transfer apps to Chicago & Northwestern, and have ruled out Chicago without law review. Contact NU to find out their transfer write-on situation, but I agree with the above poster that you are best advised to remain at your current law school (whether Illinois or Notre Dame) since law review is so important to you & since top 10% plus law review at either Illinois or Notre Dame should get you serious consideration at several Chicago firms.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby Cupidity » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:20 am

Can we all pause a moment to laugh at T23?

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby NotoriousIIED » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:07 am

I mean the whole thing is kind of silly, you're right

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:13 am

OP: I just noticed that you are currently at Indiana-Bloomington. That changes my opinion. Top 10% plus law review at Illinois or Notre Dame should be able to get you Chicago biglaw, but I think that the opportunities from IUB are much less. Transfer & participate in the law review write-on competition; if unavailable, still apply & evaluate your options as the situation develops. Good luck !

P.S. Your situation is not silly. You have a great situation with more opportunities coming your way if you act promptly.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby NotoriousIIED » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:39 pm

Thank you CWolf, much appreciated.

I think law review at UChi is a longshot as a non-ED transfer but still worth a try. Not sure if my grades are good enough to get in anyway. NU might be more realistic and I think they might be slightly more transfer friendly re: law review though that is somewhat just speculation. And I agree with your comments about Illinois/ND vs. IUB and the Chicago market.

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:26 pm

Cupidity wrote:Can we all pause a moment to laugh at T23?


Can we also laugh at the OP trying to keep the school a secret when it's given away in their posting history

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Re: Need some serious advice (T23, between top 5-10%)

Postby NotoriousIIED » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:24 pm

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