Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

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jigglypuffish
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Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby jigglypuffish » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:57 am

Hi all,

I just missed the top 10% by .01 GPA points, which is frustrating. Currently go to Emory, what are my chances, if any, at any of the T-14? I'm not expecting much, let me know what you think.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby jigglypuffish » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:02 am

Also, Emory used to be ranked 20, then 22, and now it's 30. I'm not sure what factor this plays in a transfer application.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:04 am

Check requirements. In the recent past, for example, the Univ. of Virginia law school required top 5%.
Otherwise chances are slim at Harvard, Yale & Columbia.

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quakeroats
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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:05 am

Who cares what your chances are? Apply and see if you make it.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby weejonbu » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:08 am

Get the heck out of Emory!

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby swinger » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:08 am

quakeroats wrote:Who cares what your chances are? Apply and see if you make it.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:09 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Check requirements. In the recent past, for example, the Univ. of Virginia law school required top 5%.
Otherwise chances are slim at Harvard, Yale & Columbia.


If they have such a requirement it isn't on their transfer site: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospe ... nsfers.htm

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby jigglypuffish » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:11 am

I'm going to end up applying anyways, so I don't need the encouragement. I was just wondering how realistic my chances are. By the way, I'm not trying to go to HYS, but GULC, UT, and Northwestern.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:12 am

It may have changed in the past 3 years, but was in effect, or, at least, published in 2008. That is why I always encourage transfer applicants to check with the specific law schools.

Should be a strong transfer applicant for Georgetown & Northwestern, but Texas can be quite tricky for non-residents.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby mebeSajid » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:25 am

jigglypuffish wrote:I'm going to end up applying anyways, so I don't need the encouragement. I was just wondering how realistic my chances are. By the way, I'm not trying to go to HYS, but GULC, UT, and Northwestern.


A friend of mine had similar numbers from Emory a couple of years ago, and ended up at Chicago (he was a minority though). Just an anecdote though.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:50 am

jigglypuffish wrote:I'm going to end up applying anyways, so I don't need the encouragement. I was just wondering how realistic my chances are. By the way, I'm not trying to go to HYS, but GULC, UT, and Northwestern.


Why not Duke and UVA?

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby jigglypuffish » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:57 am

I didn't really think I had a realistic shot there. Also, I prefer larger cities, or schools close to larger cities at least.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:08 pm

jigglypuffish wrote:I didn't really think I had a realistic shot there. Also, I prefer larger cities, or schools close to larger cities at least.


If Austin's a larger city, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill should work fine. We've got a metro area essentially equivalent to Austin's. I can't speak to your chances, but why not try? I suspect they're better than you think.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 pm

jigglypuffish wrote:I didn't really think I had a realistic shot there. Also, I prefer larger cities, or schools close to larger cities at least.

Enjoy GULC

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby jigglypuffish » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:42 pm

I'm bumping, but also adding that I received a highest grade in my class award, probably doesn't matter much.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:43 pm

Actually, I think that that is a noteworthy accomplishment that is likely to attract interest from other law schools.

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Re: Transfer chances, just missed top 10%

Postby missinglink » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:33 pm

That distinction wasn't enough to get Chicago to bite on my ED application. Here's hoping it's good enough for round two, despite a drop in GPA. :|




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