apparentlymargarita wrote:Not sure exactly, but expecting top 5-10% at IU-Bloomington. Applying to HYS, Columbia, NYU. I know it's a long shot, but i've already decided that anything lower isn't worth giving up my full ride here. Not interested in biglaw (want federal gov't, possibly teaching). Was on the waitlist at Stanford, Columbia, and NYU my first round of apps.
Yes I'd say you have good chances at HSCN. Y tends to draw from the T14, however. All are much better options for Gov and academia.
It's arguably a better rationale to transfer for access to BigGov and academia rather than just BigLaw, which in some cases is only slightly better at the transfer school, i.e. from T30 to T10. Biglaw is still a strong rationale from IUB, tho, because i think they tend to get sandwiched between Chi and Mich for Chicago biglaw.