Another transfer or not thread

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Cranberryz
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Another transfer or not thread

Postby Cranberryz » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Hi guys,

Longtime lurker - it is an honor to finally receive advice! I'll cut to the chase.

I finished top 5% at UC Davis and am considering transferring to UCLA if I get in (fingers crossed). I have compelling personal reasons to want to move down to Los Angeles, and I definitely want to work in Los Angeles if it's a possibility.

I didn't do the write on for law review so that's not something I'd be sacrificing. I never really spoke with my professors, though I'm on friendly terms with all of them, and I haven't developed any other professional contacts or anything else at school. On a professional/school level the only thing I can think of that I'd really be giving up is my rank and the potential of graduating with something like order of the coif.

I want to do big law, and while I'd very strongly prefer big law in Los Angeles, I'd rather be employed anywhere than fruitlessly beating the streets of LA. I really like Davis, but if transferring to UCLA is more likely to help me than hurt me given my desires and situation, I'd likely make the move if I got in. I'm just hoping you guys can cast some light on whether it in fact is more likely to help me.

Thanks a lot everyone, I really do admire the TLS community.

P.S. No pending applications anywhere else, in case someone thinks to ask.

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Re: Another transfer or not thread

Postby Lasers » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Cranberryz wrote:Hi guys,

Longtime lurker - it is an honor to finally receive advice! I'll cut to the chase.

I finished top 5% at UC Davis and am considering transferring to UCLA if I get in (fingers crossed). I have compelling personal reasons to want to move down to Los Angeles, and I definitely want to work in Los Angeles if it's a possibility.

I didn't do the write on for law review so that's not something I'd be sacrificing. I never really spoke with my professors, though I'm on friendly terms with all of them, and I haven't developed any other professional contacts or anything else at school. On a professional/school level the only thing I can think of that I'd really be giving up is my rank and the potential of graduating with something like order of the coif.

I want to do big law, and while I'd very strongly prefer big law in Los Angeles, I'd rather be employed anywhere than fruitlessly beating the streets of LA. I really like Davis, but if transferring to UCLA is more likely to help me than hurt me given my desires and situation, I'd likely make the move if I got in. I'm just hoping you guys can cast some light on whether it in fact is more likely to help me.

Thanks a lot everyone, I really do admire the TLS community.

P.S. No pending applications anywhere else, in case someone thinks to ask.

i would have applied to berkeley, but i guess that's too late (and you also seem to want LA). if you are deadset on LA, i can't see why transferring isn't a good idea (besides possibly financial reasons).




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