Top 5%, t30-40 school, law review, full ride

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Top 5%, t30-40 school, law review, full ride

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:48 pm

The above are my stats. I have been really lucky, as I have done well and I am currently at a 1L big law summer associateship (firm ranked in the 75-150 range in the U.S.). The question is would you apply to transfer if you were in my shoes, and where would you apply?

Where in the T14 will I be competitive? Is HYS in play? Finally, does it make any sense to transfer? I know professors who have recommended me at current law school, I graded on to law review, and given that I want big law and have an offer this summer I assume I have a good chance of that. Although I don't think I really have any chance at really highly ranked firms (V10, V20 something like that).

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Re: Top 5%, t30-40 school, law review, full ride

Postby shock259 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:33 am

Is your 1L SA a diversity gig? Or is it expected to continue next summer? Where do you want to end up? Do you want to end up in biglaw?

Also, where is your school and what are its biglaw placement stats? If you are in the midwest and it places ~1-2% into biglaw, then it could theoretically make sense to transfer. If you are in a major market and your school does better, then you should probably stay.

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Re: Top 5%, t30-40 school, law review, full ride

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:51 am

I'm not a minority student. My school places ~10-15% in big law. I'm not in a major market and the job is here. After graduation I either want big law in this state or NYC.

I don't know what will happen with firm but they invited me to an office party in September (SA ends in a few weeks) so for this and other reasons I think it's going pretty well.




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