Should I Transfer???

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droges
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Should I Transfer???

Postby droges » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:18 am

I am a 1L at a top 25 on the east coast. However, I want to end up in Colorado or Utah after graduation. Knowing that these are insular markets, would it be smart to transfer (CU,Utah,BYU) to give myself a better shot at these markets or just try to network my way out there.

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: Should I Transfer???

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:38 am

Consider transferring to a T14. A nationally recognized school may be of greater benefit than even, e.g., CU for the purpose of getting a job in this region. Especially if its a T14 on the west coast--S, Boalt.

The likelihood of making the cut, of course, depends on your numbers; but if you're at a T25 already, as a general rule, I would strongly advise against transferring down, if at all.

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Re: Should I Transfer???

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Transfer to Utah or BYU (BYU especially if Mormon since Mormon tuition is among the lowest in the nation) for placement in Utah.

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Re: Should I Transfer???

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 pm

OP: Aren't you in a JD/MBA program at Boston College with a $15,000 per year scholarship ? If so, not sure that transferring to anywhere but BYU if you are a Mormon (due to low tuition) would be wise other than to a T-14.

droges
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Re: Should I Transfer???

Postby droges » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:38 pm

I'm only JD, though im considering JD/MBA but the Scholarship is why I would be hesitant to transfer. Anyone have any opinion on finishing up school here then networking my way out there? Any thoughts on if JD/MBA would make me more marketable in trying to find a job out there? Thanks

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Re: Should I Transfer???

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:30 pm

there is no such thing as transferring down unless you are already at a T14/Vandy. All the other schools are regional. If you want to work in Utah, transferring to the U is not a bad idea. No way you "network" your way out there without ties.




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