24 Hours to Make a Decision

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Should I transfer from W&L to NU?

Northwestern
52
90%
Washington and Lee
6
10%
 
Total votes: 58

hd1487
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24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby hd1487 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:27 am

Hello all!

So my current school (T25) has made my offer for Law Review contingent on withdrawing my transfer applications. They have given me 24 hours to decide. I have only a small scholarship, and am T15% of my class. I am looking at more West Coast markets post graduation than East Coast. Thoughts and considerations? :shock:

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donniedarko
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby donniedarko » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:32 am

Wow tight spot to be in. Nu is going to do a better job placing you out west. IMHO, because scholly isn't that huge, Nu.

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buckilaw
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby buckilaw » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:36 am

Easy decision IMHO. Top 15% with law review at W&L probably won't get you what you are looking for, NU will give you much more access to firms via OCI. Kind of a dick move for your school to give you 24 hours to decide, although now any warm and fuzzy feelings you may have for W&L can safely be set aside.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby CCN-S Transfer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:43 am

hd1487 wrote:Hello all!

So my current school (T25) has made my offer for Law Review contingent on withdrawing my transfer applications. They have given me 24 hours to decide. I have only a small scholarship, and am T15% of my class. I am looking at more West Coast markets post graduation than East Coast. Thoughts and considerations? :shock:


I don't know too much about the success of Northwestern transfers, but I can't imagine that a W&L degree would very easily get you out west. Northwestern could, especially if you have ties. With a small scholarship, I think you should go Northwestern without sweating too much. Get in on that T-14 OCI- times are way better than they were a few years ago, and I'd bet you'd have a great chance at biglaw.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby opX » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:41 am

I voted NU - I think the 2 votes for W&L were from members of your law review

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby canesfan1986 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:43 am

Go to NU and don't look back. The name will carry much farther out west.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby 3|ink » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:08 am

Friend of mine is top 10% in law review at that school and says the job market still sucks for him. I'd get the fuck out of there.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:14 am

100% NU

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:16 am

Northwestern is an employment powerhouse recognized nationwide. Wash & Lee is a regional law school with respect to placement. Although it's tough to forego law review & a top 15% ranking, graduating from Northwestern Law School is probably better than top five (5%) percent from W&L if seeking placement in the West.

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TatteredDignity
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby TatteredDignity » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:18 am

I don't understand how they even know you have pending transfer applications. Just because you had them fill out a dean's cert doesn't mean you actually applied anywhere.

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Dr. Review
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:20 am

TatteredDignity wrote:I don't understand how they even know you have pending transfer applications. Just because you had them fill out a dean's cert doesn't mean you actually applied anywhere.


Might be a standard stip for W&L LR offers?

ToTransferOrNot
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:21 am

TatteredDignity wrote:I don't understand how they even know you have pending transfer applications. Just because you had them fill out a dean's cert doesn't mean you actually applied anywhere.


Eh, they might just make all LRev offers conditional on withdrawing "any pending transfer applications".

I can't say that I really blame the journal. Boards need to get things settled ASAP so that they can start making assignments. Still, transfer and don't look back.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:23 am

canesfan1986 wrote:Go to NU and don't look back.

hd1487
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby hd1487 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks everyone for your insight!

Yes, I believe it is standard for their LR. Its also a very small school word gets around.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:42 am

Is W&L law review grade-on & write-on ?

hd1487
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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby hd1487 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:44 am

Write-on.

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Re: 24 Hours to Make a Decision

Postby 882camden » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:17 pm

lucky you. NU will def get you farther than W&L. I think in the long-run the money wouldn't mean much. NU degree will be enough to make up for the difference in tuition $$.

again congrats.




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