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Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:50 pm

Top 1/3 at a school in the ranked in the 70s. Looking to transfer to NY/DC. Any shot at GW, Fordham? Where should I be looking? Strong recs, unique softs (I know, I know, no one cares about transfer softs).

EDIT: Want to work in DA's office. No interest in OCI/BigLaw/firms.
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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby paintbynumbers » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:07 pm

have you applied to GW, bc deadline was last friday

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Don't do Fordham.

Fordham wrote:Students who transfer into Fordham Law School from another law school in the Summer of 2013 are not eligible to participate in the EIW and Resume Advance parts of Fall OCI but are eligible to participate in the Fall Weeks 1-8 and Resume Collect parts of Fall OCI

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby shock259 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:31 pm

Honestly, there is not a school in NYC or DC that wuold be worth the transfer. You (very) likely won't get anything from OCI at any of the schools you could get into, and your new school will be way more expensive.

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:10 pm

OP here. Thanks for the insight. I already submitted the GW app and am aware that transfers can't do EIW at Fordham. I have no interest in Big Law or any firm job, so OCI in general is not a top concern of mine. Ideally, I'm gunning for one of the NYC borough DA's offices. I figure a school northeast would have better connections/alumni there. In addition to geography, my primary reason for transferring is that I am miserable at current school: the faculty, administration, students, and city all leave much to be desired. I love law school and my internship this summer, but the thought of returning to my current school makes me nauseous.

So to my original question, I am interested in opinions about where I could realistically transfer, not whether I should transfer. Thanks!

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Nammertat » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Thanks for the insight. I already submitted the GW app and am aware that transfers can't do EIW at Fordham. I have no interest in Big Law or any firm job, so OCI in general is not a top concern of mine. Ideally, I'm gunning for one of the NYC borough DA's offices. I figure a school northeast would have better connections/alumni there. In addition to geography, my primary reason for transferring is that I am miserable at current school: the faculty, administration, students, and city all leave much to be desired. I love law school and my internship this summer, but the thought of returning to my current school makes me nauseous.

So to my original question, I am interested in opinions about where I could realistically transfer, not whether I should transfer. Thanks!


I think GW is definitely within reach. Perhaps BU/BC as well?

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:29 pm

^ You think top 1/3 at a T2 is enough to be within reach of GW/BC/BU?

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby mike.alexander23 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:38 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:^ You think top 1/3 at a T2 is enough to be within reach of GW/BC/BU?


I am wondering the same...I'm low T2/high T3 top 5.96% and wanted to apply to BU/BC...went to BU undergrad

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Nammertat » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:10 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:^ You think top 1/3 at a T2 is enough to be within reach of GW/BC/BU?


Yeah, I knew someone out of Memphis that was top 20% or so who got into GW and somehow Houdini'd $$ out of them.

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Spenstar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:44 pm

Nammertat wrote:
RaleighStClair wrote:^ You think top 1/3 at a T2 is enough to be within reach of GW/BC/BU?


Yeah, I knew someone out of Memphis that was top 20% or so who got into GW and somehow Houdini'd $$ out of them.


I'm top 1/3 at a T3 and today I got admitted to a T10 (but not T5). With significant $$$. My resume and PS were solid, and I have a compelling background (non-URM), but my LSAT is a complete joke (which I'm told still matters).

You should definitely try.

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby darkatillam2 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:58 pm

A T10?? Which school? That seems crazy unless you have some insane softs. Did you publish something, or are you a veteran?

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Re: Come destroy my hopes and dreams aka chance me!

Postby Spenstar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:02 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:A T10?? Which school? That seems crazy unless you have some insane softs. Did you publish something, or are you a veteran?


Veteran.




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