Another 24 Hour Decision

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Where to transfer?

Northwestern
14
38%
UVA
23
62%
 
Total votes: 37

hd1487
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Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby hd1487 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:42 pm

Hey Guys! So apparently life happens fast, because I have been given yet another quick deadline. I need to make a decision by 7/11 in order to participate in OCI.

I have decided to forgo Law Review and transfer from W&L. The new question is to where? I am eventually looking to head west or have more national mobility. My two options on the table are:

1. Northwestern (Expensive 30k more in debt, in a great city, greater odds of LR write-on, better clinics)

2. UVA (In-state tuition, short move from current school, very small odds of LR, in Charlottesville)

I have gotten the sense that transfers fare pretty well at Northwestern for OCI, I have no idea how they do at UVA.

Thoughts and considerations?

FlanSolo
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby FlanSolo » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Tough call - I don't really know enough about NU to offer any meaningful advice. NU seems to place better in Biglaw, and given that is literally further West, it may be more helpful in that regard.

I wouldn't make your decision based on likelihood of writing onto LR though. I assume it's not particularly likely in either scenario.

KM2121
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby KM2121 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:21 pm

Honestly, think you should go with UVA. You will be paying in-state tuition and it won't be a burdensome move. I doubt Northwestern has a significantly greater success in placement out west than UVA. They are probably about even in that regard.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:24 pm

Northwestern since you think that you have a reasonable shot at making law review. Nevertheless, my best guess is that you'll transfer to Virginia due to the ease of transition as well as it's stellar reputation in your home region (and, of course, nationally). Two great options. Congratulations !

P.S. After rereading your original post, NU seems better since clinics are important to you.
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abc12345675
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby abc12345675 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:28 pm

Flip a coin. Go wherever you'd like to live.

One thing I'd like to add, though: You will be living in a big city for the foreseeable future for your job. Maybe middle of nowhere VA wouldn't be so bad since you'll likely never have that level of tranquility again.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:29 pm

OP may be "tranquilityed out" after spending time in Lexington. :D

hd1487
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby hd1487 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:48 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:OP may be "tranquilityed out" after spending time in Lexington. :D


Very true!

I think it has come down to the fact that I believe I personally am a better fit for Northwestern, but I am not sure if that is worth the 30 to 40k more in debt over UVA.

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Grazzhoppa
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Re: Another 24 Hour Decision

Postby Grazzhoppa » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Congrats on getting in to two great schools. I'd go to UVA but thats just me. Less money, easier move. Im from Chicago though and it is a great city; I understand why you would want to be there. Can't go wrong with either one.




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