First off I fully appreciate all the feed back guys, trying to weigh my options because I would like to tranfer out of TJ but in case I dont make it to UCLA, I want to make sure that Loyola or Davis or even possibly Hasings/Pepperdine would be worth the move to LA/Malibu/San Fran.
As to my 1L experiance at TJSL, after doing very well my first semester, I mass applied to all areas of law and got a response from one firm. I got the internship but the firm attornyes were from TJ so that was why and they ONLY screened at TJ.
@LawSchool, i appreciate your checklist of where to apply...Obviously I have no shot at anything above USC/UCLA, and my LOR are taking longer than expected so USC, because of their early June 22nd deadline may be out of the question. Further, If you dont mind me asking, where to you transfer to out of TJ? Also like you said if landing a medium size/large size firm job is not really possible outside the top 5% at Loyola or even Pepperdine, I cant see passing up a 1/2-3/4 tuition scholarship at TJ, obv less debt is always better.
I am going to apply to all, mostly because a few of those schools have free application periods right now. Further, I just want to make sure having to pay the full 40,000+ tuition at another law school ranked between 45-52 is worth it if the job prospects are really not much better.
And @jarofsoup, where did you attend Law School and what is your position on OCI's from your school? DId you transfer?
Again thanks for the postings guys, this is truely helping me out...
I transferred from TJ to Cal, graduating class of 2012.
I can't speak for the specifics of job prospects from Loyola/Pepperdine/Davis and I was just generalizing, I would suggest checking out some of the old OCI threads for better info. I do think it is safe to assume the OCI at these schools are looking to cherry pick the best of the 1L class at that school, so transfers would likely struggle there. However, that is not the only way to get a job.