Top 10 percent at Chapman

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Teoeo
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Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby Teoeo » Thu May 24, 2012 9:19 pm

My friend is top 10 percent at Chapman, what transfer options are possible? Thanks for the input.

Edit:

Second Question: Assuming her choices are between being top 10% at Chapman and Transferring to Hastings/Davis, which is better?
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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri May 25, 2012 3:13 pm

Chapman is #110 on USNWR. Hastings is #44. Davis is #29.

My instinct is that it depends on what your friend wants to do. If your friend wants to be a DUI defense attorney in the town next to Chapman, I wouldn't bother. But if your friend wants to join an appellate litigation boutique in Sacramento, then I would suggest she migrate to a more well-regarded institution.

But you also present a confusing choice. Top 10 at Chapman vs middle of the pack at Davis, or Top 10 at Chapman vs top 10% at Davis? Does she think she will be able to compete at these other schools, or does she expect her current school is substantially easier?

As for your first question, I would imagine that both Davis and Hastings are possible.

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby Teoeo » Fri May 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Edited for clarity.

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby Ehudbarak15 » Fri May 25, 2012 4:16 pm

Lol your "friend"

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 pm

You have clarified only one small technical matter, and left unresolved the important things. What is your friend's career interest? Is your friend pushing full throttle to achieve top 10% at Chapman, or does she think she can ramp it up a bit and still be somewhat competitive at the other schools?

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby dowu » Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby Teoeo » Fri May 25, 2012 5:12 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Ehudbarak15 wrote:Lol your "friend"


Why is this funny? I am a 3L at GW, you can go through my post history. Why are you guys being dicks?

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby Teoeo » Fri May 25, 2012 5:14 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:You have clarified only one small technical matter, and left unresolved the important things. What is your friend's career interest? Is your friend pushing full throttle to achieve top 10% at Chapman, or does she think she can ramp it up a bit and still be somewhat competitive at the other schools?


I am not exactly sure what your question is, she is currently top 10 percent at Chapman. I am sure she will continue to try hard wherever she ends up. As far as her career interests, I don't think she is tied to any particular thing. The thing I am most curious about is what her chances are at various schools. I have been going through the Yahoo group but I figured someone on here would have some insight.

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Re: Top 10 percent at Chapman

Postby mileslibertatis » Fri May 25, 2012 5:54 pm

I ask about her career interests because it bears on whether it even makes sense to transfer. If I wanted to work in my state capital or join a firm in Dallas, I would not try to transfer even though I probably can.

As for the other thing, she will have to make a personal determination as to whether she wants to chance ranking lower at a better school.

For straight chances, I would think Hastings is a near lock and Davis is a good reach. But I'm a novice here.




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