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Transfer advice

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm

Hey guys,

As it currently stands I'm at about a 3.6, just barely outside the top 10% at a T2 in the 70 to 90 range. I've CALI'D a class, as well. Would it be worth it at this point to send in transfer apps of should I focus on moving up in my class ranking and then submit transfer apps after the semester ends?

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Re: Transfer advice

Postby Wholigan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:17 am

I don't think you are likely to get in anywhere EA that will significantly improve job prospects. What are your employment goals? Not many schools do transfer ED/EA. You might be able to get into GW or something similar, but I doubt that would be a great move for you, unless maybe if your T2 is in a very saturated market or a market you don't want to work in.

I think it would be a better idea to do what you can to improve and hope you move within top 10% by the end of the year, and start thinking about letters of rec. If you do that, you may have a chance at the lower T14. If you get close to 5%, I would think your chances would be good at cracking T14.

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Re: Transfer advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:05 pm

Thanks for the reply.

My school isn't in an overly saturated market. Things aren't great, but they aren't downright horrible either. I'd probably prefer to stay here, but if I got into a school that drastically improved my chances at BigLaw I'd probably make the move.

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Re: Transfer advice

Postby keg411 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for the reply.

My school isn't in an overly saturated market. Things aren't great, but they aren't downright horrible either. I'd probably prefer to stay here, but if I got into a school that drastically improved my chances at BigLaw I'd probably make the move.


At your current rank (top 10% at a T2), transferring isn't going to help you get into a school where your BigLaw chances increase a lot. If you get into the top 1-5% on next semester's grades, then you can consider it. But for T2's the rule of thumb is usually ~5% for a T14.




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