Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

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acovert1
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Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby acovert1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:42 pm

I have to make a quick decision on whether to transfer to WUSTL or not. I am currently at Loyola Chicago. I'm not in the top 15%, however, I am on a Journal and a Mock Trial team. WUSTL would cost about an extra $40K due to lost scholarships from Loyola and higher tuition at WUSTL. I am not particular on where on want to practice, however, I would like to be where I can get the most bang for the buck meaning make the most money with a lower cost of living. I'm not sure if the money lost would be worth the transfer. I need help in making this decision! I would like to be at the Big Law firms, however, a medium sized firm will do seeing as I'm not in the top 5% at Loyola. Thanks for any advice!

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bk1
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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Are you PT or something? I'm fairly sure all transfer deadlines have passed.

acovert1
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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby acovert1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:08 pm

No I'm full-time, I just now found out.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby hichvichwoh » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:59 pm

acovert1 wrote:No I'm full-time, I just now found out.


They just now told you, or they told you a while ago and you're only finding out now?

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby acovert1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:13 pm

They just now told me.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:34 pm

acovert1 wrote:No I'm full-time, I just now found out.


Oh my mistake. I misread your post and didn't realize you had just been admitted.

I don't really know much about transfers so I have no clue whether it would be worth it.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby jbiresq » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:11 pm

acovert1 wrote:I have to make a quick decision on whether to transfer to WUSTL or not. I am currently at Loyola Chicago. I'm not in the top 15%, however, I am on a Journal and a Mock Trial team. WUSTL would cost about an extra $40K due to lost scholarships from Loyola and higher tuition at WUSTL. I am not particular on where on want to practice, however, I would like to be where I can get the most bang for the buck meaning make the most money with a lower cost of living. I'm not sure if the money lost would be worth the transfer. I need help in making this decision! I would like to be at the Big Law firms, however, a medium sized firm will do seeing as I'm not in the top 5% at Loyola. Thanks for any advice!


If by mock trial you mean Corboy I would stay. WUSTL is a school that underperforms its rank and OCI for transfers (which I'm pretty sure is a non-option anyway) is not good.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby acovert1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:25 pm

I am on the ABA Employment law team, however, I have to opportunity to tryout for the Corboy team next year and chances are good. I'm more concerned with job prospects, so if they are bad for transfers then I will stay where I am at. Thanks for the tip though!

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby jbiresq » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:06 am

acovert1 wrote:I am on the ABA Employment law team, however, I have to opportunity to tryout for the Corboy team next year and chances are good. I'm more concerned with job prospects, so if they are bad for transfers then I will stay where I am at. Thanks for the tip though!


I forgot there were other teams but Corboy is the one that seems to yield a lot of good opportunities. In any case I would stay. Wash U has never been a great bet for transfers and I'm not sure the name carries much weight outside of St Louis. Loyola's prospects these days are not good but mock trial should help. Good Luck!

Captain Pellew
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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby Captain Pellew » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:40 am

I think you should transfer.. That's a pretty big move up.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:18 am

Stay.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby bigvinny » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:53 am

I also think you should transfer.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby buddingjd » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:56 pm

Captain Pellew wrote:I think you should transfer.. That's a pretty big move up.


"Moving up" just for the sake of "moving up" is not always an objectively good idea. OP should probably stay at the 1L school.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby Captain Pellew » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:17 pm

buddingjd wrote:
Captain Pellew wrote:I think you should transfer.. That's a pretty big move up.


"Moving up" just for the sake of "moving up" is not always an objectively good idea. OP should probably stay at the 1L school.


No way he is doing he is doing well enough at his school to get a job.

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Re: Transfer from Loyola Chicago to WUSTL

Postby Reprisal » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:53 am

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