GW/ WUSTL from 40-50 School (2ndry Journal and 1/2+ scholly)

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Apply for Transfer (and go if accepted)?

Both GW and WUSTL- Yes
1
25%
Both GW and WUSTL- No
1
25%
WUSTL- Yes, but GW No
1
25%
WUSTL- No, but GW Yes
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

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GW/ WUSTL from 40-50 School (2ndry Journal and 1/2+ scholly)

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:01 am

Please give arguments for or against transferring from a school ranked 40-50 to either GW or to WUSTL. I wrote onto the main secondary journal, and it looks like I will probably end up somewhere around the top 20%-25% mark once rank is calculated (had a drop from 1st to 2nd semester). I am on more than 1/2 scholly, although it looks like I may not get the additional benefit of having the scholarship prorated to in-state tuition for 2L and 3L here (which could save me an additional 16k). I have applied to a bunch of schools ranked higher than GW or WUSTL, but I think that these two schools are probably where my shot starts to get more realistic.

I like the region I am in as far as climate goes, but am not crazy about the culture or city here, and I think I would probably prefer the international vibe of D.C. Concerned a bit about the prospect of living in St. Louis, but I have driven through before and it actually seemed like a nice city to me.

In terms of practice interests, I am interested in any of the following: (a) firm; (b) federal govt; (c) state government; (d) private practice or start local practice of some sort; (e) international human rights with non-profit. I'm also considering further education in other disciplines, including but not limited to computer science.

I'm basically trying to decide whether the transfer to these schools (or anything T20-T25) would be worth it for me (and hence whether it is worth even applying). I tend to think it is not, but would like to see what others have to say.
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Re: GW or WUSTL from 40-50 School with Secondary Journal?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:09 am

Also would be interested in thoughts on whether Vandy or UCLA would be worth it given my situation. I have already spent the money on those apps, and I feel at this point that if I do get into either of these I am very likely to go. Still feeling a little bit iffy though, and would be interested in comments re: each of these two as well.




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