Didn't make LR, should I transfer? T25-30 top 5%

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Omerta
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Didn't make LR, should I transfer? T25-30 top 5%

Postby Omerta » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:48 pm

Title says it all. Top 5% with secondary journal in the geographic area that I want to work in. I also have a $22k scholarship. I really want to clerk and wouldn't consider transferring if I made LR. It's super late, so HYSChi are out. However, Penn, NYU, and Columbia all have July 15th deadlines. I have zero interest in working in NY.

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CanadianWolf wrote:Transfer--unless you are confident that you can get your dream job or clerkship from Emory. Is the secondary journal directly related to your professional area of interest, such as bankruptcy ?

Once you apply & are accepted as a transfer, is there any liklihood of Emory offering a full tuition scholarship ?

P.S. Wouldn't Virginia, Duke & Vanderbilt place as well in Atlanta as does Emory ?

I have relatively unambitious (by this board's standards) aspirations. I'd like to clerk for a district court in N.D. GA or M.D. FL. My dream job is working for a mid-sized NALP firm in Florida or Georgia. I have a small chance at getting a "grant" that would increase my scholarship, but essentially no chance at a full ride. Regardless, parents are covering living expenses, so I'll graduate with about $58k in debt assuming that I don't put any income during school towards student loans.
VA/Vandy/Duke all place extremely well in Atlanta, but I don't believe I should apply to any of them.
Virginia: not a VA resident, no shot.
Vandy: in my opinion, not a significant enough jump to merit losing $44k.
Duke: their transfer deadline is tomorrow and I won't be able to have my materials in by then.
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Re: Didn't make LR, should I transfer? T25-30 top 5%

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:51 pm

Transfer--unless you are confident that you can get your dream job or clerkship from Emory. Is the secondary journal directly related to your professional area of interest, such as bankruptcy ?

Once you apply & are accepted as a transfer, is there any liklihood of Emory offering a full tuition scholarship ?

P.S. Wouldn't Virginia, Duke & Vanderbilt place as well in Atlanta as does Emory ?

You can call Duke & see if you can file a preliminary transfer application with the remainder to follow---assuming that you just learned that you didn't make law review.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Didn't make LR, should I transfer? T25-30 top 5%

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:25 pm

If you stay, then concentrate on grades & class rank. Typically, the second & third years are much more predictable & correlate with one's work effort much like undergraduate school, in my opinion & from my experience.

Omerta
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Re: Didn't make LR, should I transfer? T25-30 top 5%

Postby Omerta » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:32 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:
You can call Duke & see if you can file a preliminary transfer application with the remainder to follow---assuming that you just learned that you didn't make law review.


Ok, I'll call and ask. I found out yesterday evening (after 6:00).




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