Would you transfer?

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Would you transfer?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Current school is ranked ~30. I was 3rd in the class after first semester and had essentially the same grades this spring (cum. 3.9 GPA), but I don't yet know my exact rank. I have a couple best grade awards and some other typical law school softs.

I have little-to-no interest in working in a big city after law school, and current school is located in my preferred geographical region. I have a SA job at a large firm in a secondary market, and given my grades, resume (excellent work experience pre-law school), and job prospects for current school's top students regionally, I am confident I won't have much trouble getting a job I want either next summer or coming out of school. I am potentially interested in clerking, but haven't totally decided and certainly don't have my heart set on that.

For a variety of reasons, I'm only interested in transferring to Harvard, if at all. (I might consider Yale, but am assuming if I get in there I'd get in at Harvard, and I would prefer Harvard.)

I have a so-so scholarship at current school, and I don't know if they will increase it even if I have a transfer acceptance in hand.

Would you transfer? (Or really, I suppose, would you apply?) Thanks.

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Re: Would you transfer?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:37 pm

I would apply.

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Re: Would you transfer?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:05 pm

"Hey, I'd like more money than I'm currently getting. If you're not interested, I'll just go to Harvard."

That's better than "Hey, I'd like more money than I'm currently getting. No? Okay..."




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