PrayingforHYS wrote: Vronsky wrote:
PrayingforHYS wrote:Top 5% at T2 ranked 60-70
Looking at CLS, NYU, Penn, UVA, G'Town
I read through some of the earlier pages -- I feel like I'd have a good chance at GULC, but is it worth it to give up full scholarship, (presumably) law review, class rank, etc. for the OCI at G'Town / do they even let transfers do write-on?
Some of the earlier posts also made it seem as if UVA doesn't accept out-of-state transfers. Truth to this? I stayed on the WL at UVA until the very last day in my 0L cycle (and I'm not from VA), so I feel like maybe that'd help--though I don't want to waste my time
I'm sure C, N, and P are stretches, but those are the 3 I'd love to be at.
Chances at those 5 / answers to my previous questions about GULC/UVA?
Let's see. You would be competitive at all schools, maybe even UVA. I mentioned before they only took 10 transfers last year though.
GULC - 70%
UVA - 25%
C/N - 25%
P - 45%
As for whether it's worth it at GULC, that's not clear to me. It depends on factors like how bad do you want to work in DC. For the other schools, I'd say it's worth it despite your LR and scholarship, but outside the T10 its a tossup. What market is your current school located? And where do you want to work?
My current school is actually in/near the market in which I'd like to work (Philadelphia/New York), so when you hear that, it might make even less sense to transfer to G'Town. Then again, I wouldn't mind working in DC--I like the city, and the biglaw prospects would (seemingly) be better down there...but even that isn't necessarily true if I'm near the top of my class in/near the markets in which I'd like to practice
Thus, the dilemma over whether to spend the $100 applying to Georgetown.
Seeing as how I'm in/near the Philly/New York market, hopefully that could give a slight boost also? Getting into C, N, or P would be a shock, but that's where I want to be.
It's hard to give up full scholarship + LR with market ties. How well does your school place in NY? Do you have a list of major firms coming to your OCI? And how well can you get into the city? (I know very little about the Penn market other than that its smaller than NYC, duh).
If you decide to stay (and probably even if not), you should mail every reasonable V100, either online using their website or mailed directly to the designated person on NALP.com. You should be able to pick up a number of interviews. IF you can get a job that pays, and be on full scholarship, it's quite difficult to rationalize transferring.
You might want to consider other factors like, do you want to work in BigGov? Clerk? Academia? Work overseas or outside the Northeast? Do you like your current setup at LS in terms of living situation, friends, classmates, family, etc?