How high should I aim?

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bceagles182
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How high should I aim?

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:51 pm

Want big law in Boston, New York, or DC

Top 8% at T2 in the 80s at a certain school that dropped from the 60s this year :x

Got straight A's second semester in four classes with one nasty B in a five credit course which killed an otherwise perfect GPA.

I've already applied to Georgetown, BC, BU

Columbia/NYU worth a shot? Anywhere else?
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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:58 pm

As long as your good at giving blow jobs, you'll be just fine.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:00 pm

TheTopBloke wrote:As long as your good at giving blow jobs, you'll be just fine.



Thanks for the advice. I was a paralegal at a V5 so I know exactly what I'm getting myself into.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:02 pm

Excellent! So you're good at giving blow jobs. We could use a few people like you over here.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby bceagles182 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:07 pm

Can I get some actual advice please?

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:07 pm

No.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby jack duluoz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:22 pm

lol.

I would just apply to as many east coast T14s as you can.

I would also recommend that you look into how many BC/BU transfers actually get biglaw.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby thexfactor » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:13 pm

aim at more t14s + vandy ucla/texas. Apply to everything MVP down to vandy ucla usc.

Then add BU/BC.

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Re: How high should I aim?

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

thexfactor wrote:aim at more t14s + vandy ucla/texas. Apply to everything MVP down to vandy ucla usc.

Then add BU/BC.

Why would he go to USC, UCLA or Texas for NY, DC or Boston biglaw?

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:46 pm

Aim to the face.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:47 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
thexfactor wrote:aim at more t14s + vandy ucla/texas. Apply to everything MVP down to vandy ucla usc.

Then add BU/BC.

Why would he go to USC, UCLA or Texas for NY, DC or Boston biglaw?


Almost assuredly better than his T2.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby maf70 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:48 pm

No shot at Columbia or NYU. Focus on the rest of the T14. Good luck.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:08 am

I think you need to be a Texas resident to get into Texas. Not sure about Vandy (though they talk about compelling reasons to be in Nashville on their website). I'm also pretty sure I read BU/BC don't take many, but I assume you are from there, so that will probably help. UCLA does take a ton of transfers, though.

I'm actually in a similar position (though I might be more around top 4-6%, and I'm targeting NY/NJ/PA). I've been trying to figure out if some of the non-T14's are worth apps or not (I think GW may be worth it for IP people, but not the rest of us). Right now I'm applying to CNPMNCG, but I don't know if I'll hit any of them. Though staying at my school and with my friends and my scholarship seems okay by me, and I don't feel as much of a need to make a move as I did a few months ago (my school is also in the region I want to live/work/my hometown).

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby concurrent fork » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:36 am

You are unlikely to land biglaw as a transfer into BC/BU, especially if your T2 is in a different market (sounds like it is).

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby maf70 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:45 am

I think Texas is big on having a compelling reason to go there. Last year a few people broke the T6 and were from Texas but still didnt get into UT.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:29 am

Top 8% at Villanova makes BC, BU & Georgetown likely to accept you as a transfer. If you are looking beyond the Philly area, then make the move.

P.S. No harm in trying for Columbia or NYU.

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby bceagles182 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:23 pm

Thanks all..

Couple clarifications:

I'm from Boston & graduated from BC undergrad.

What about UVA? Penn?

I EDed to Georgetown the first time around and I was WLed at BC.
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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby wojo96 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:31 pm

Feel like you would be an ideal BC transfer considering your strong ties to the area and the common strain of Catholic schools central to your narrative (BC UG + 'Nova 1L performance).

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Re: How high should I aim?

Postby DaftAndDirect » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:32 pm

At first glance I thought this thread said "How high am I?"

Scheduling appointment to check for dyslexia this weekend.




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