No more beating around the bush

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outrageousresipsa
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No more beating around the bush

Postby outrageousresipsa » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:03 pm

I want to make 120 -160k out of school...I have a 4.0 and in top 2% at STCL but have been accepted for transfer at SMU (as well as Baylor)...what gives me the best chances of making that salary?

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jessuf
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby jessuf » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Don't go to either.

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gobuffs10
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby gobuffs10 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Couldn't those numbers get you in at UT?

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a11 1n
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby a11 1n » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:30 am

I agree with everyone pointing you to Texas. However, to answer your question, it appears SMU placed better with the NLJ250. Not sure how outdated this is, but check out page 4 of the following: http://www.law.com/img/nlj/charts/composite.pdf

Also, Law.com put SMU in its top 50 for placing in the NLJ250 by sending 28 of 272 graduates in 2011. Not great numbers, but better than Baylor which did not even make the top 50. Source: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0003232122

HTH

outrageousresipsa
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby outrageousresipsa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:27 pm

thank you that was very helpful...also, Texas is my #1 choice hands down, especially considering I went to UT as an undergrad...but I am still waiting to hear back from them.

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Nova
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby Nova » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:31 pm

What percent of STCL's class gets biglaw?

outrageousresipsa
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby outrageousresipsa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:51 pm

looks like around 3%

shock259
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby shock259 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:26 pm

I probably wouldn't transfer in your situation unless it was UT.

Also, be sure to take into account any COL/increase in tuition into your analysis.

outrageousresipsa
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby outrageousresipsa » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:54 am

Why would you say not to transfer to smu? And the increase in tuition is not a problem

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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby sparty99 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:58 am

what about U of H?

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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby keg411 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:33 pm

shock259 wrote:I probably wouldn't transfer in your situation unless it was UT.

Also, be sure to take into account any COL/increase in tuition into your analysis.


This. If you're part-time and need to be under a credit limit to transfer to regular schools, just take like 1 or 2 courses this semester instead of a full load (I have no idea how credits work at your school, but I'm sure there are ways to be under like 32 or whatever the number is).

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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby shock259 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:08 pm

outrageousresipsa wrote:Why would you say not to transfer to smu? And the increase in tuition is not a problem


Because you have amazing grades at your school already. If you transfer into SMU, your grades will be wiped. To be safe, you should pretend you'll end up at median at your new school. TTT @ top 2% > SMU @ median. It probably just isn't worth losing your grades to switch into a school like SMU, absent other compelling reasons.

jarofsoup
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:23 pm

Participate in the EA programs at GULC and GWU. Do not limit yourself to texas.

outrageousresipsa
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Re: No more beating around the bush

Postby outrageousresipsa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:03 pm

well in that case should i just take this semester off if I dont get into UT, and then apply to other T14 schools next go 'round in the fall?

*Edit: and if so, how will this look during OCI's?




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