Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

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Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:26 pm

Top 10%, Law Review, T1 (in Virginia...don't want to say the name for searching purposes), and looking at 120k COA (haven't asked for a scholarship increase yet).

I want to do DC Biglaw, and I'm looking at transferring to a T-14. I applied to Chicago, Penn, UVA (denied), Duke, NU, and GULC (accepted). I have a July 8th deposit deadline for GULC and the last day to start their journal competition is July 10th.

I was hoping/thinking UVA would be my best choice, but alas, they crushed my dreams. Would it be worth it go to GULC over Va. T1? Would any of the others (Chicago, NU, Penn, Duke) make sense if I'm trying to get back to DC?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated because I'm really lost on what to do at this point.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:46 pm

1. What are you doing this summer? (i.e. do you have a job in DC, or big law at a firm with DC office)
2. What % of people from your school get big law?
3. What % of people on LR at your school get big law?

I would immediately email the school to explain you are into Georgetown, you love current school and want to stay but COA is a big factor and would they consider reevaling your aid.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:1. What are you doing this summer? (i.e. do you have a job in DC, or big law at a firm with DC office)
2. What % of people from your school get big law?
3. What % of people on LR at your school get big law?

I would immediately email the school to explain you are into Georgetown, you love current school and want to stay but COA is a big factor and would they consider reevaling your aid.


1. Small local firm.
2. 10-15%
3. No idea. How would I find this?

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:47 pm

OP. Bump.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:01 pm

I'm kind of crazy, but I looked up all of the law review at my school before I matriculated on linked in/google to figure out how many had big law. If the school has 10/15% big law then probably a lot of law review (maybe 40%? A pure guess) will have it.

At this point there's really no way to give complete advice. You should be doing several things simultaneously:
1. contact your school in VA to negotiate aid
2. do research on how law review people at your school have done on the job market
3. do research on how Georgetown transfers have done at OCI (same for every other school you get into; sorry about UVA)
4. send follow up emails to other schools you applied to express continued interest, notify them of LR or anything else if they haven't been told, and offer to provide additional info (ex. maybe work product from your summer position, like a memo).

I think you should either transfer or get more aid from your school. I personally wouldn't be that comfortable with transferring to Gtown due to huge class size. I think the others on your list would be much better. Duke, for instance, is likely to be a good fit given the proximity and the fact that its also a southern school.

Once you have done 1-4 above, and have heard from everywhere you applied, come back and post and people can give you advice. If I were you my top choice would probably be to try and convince current school to cover 2L and 3L tuition, but if you are set on big law it may make sense to bite the bullet and transfer to T14 depending on the situation.

edit: given the July 8 deadline I think I would call admissions offices Monday of next week at Duke/Upenn to explain that deadline and tell them how much you want to attend. Given the limited time you are working with I would really be busting my ass Monday-Wednesday next week if I were you since July 4-7 nothing will likely happen due to the holiday.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby jbiresq » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:29 am

Just to your COA point, one of the VA schools offered full-rides to all the people transferring out last year. PM me if you want the school.

As to best for DC Biglaw I'd think Penn or UChicago would be your top choices.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:55 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:I'm kind of crazy, but I looked up all of the law review at my school before I matriculated on linked in/google to figure out how many had big law. If the school has 10/15% big law then probably a lot of law review (maybe 40%? A pure guess) will have it.

At this point there's really no way to give complete advice. You should be doing several things simultaneously:
1. contact your school in VA to negotiate aid
2. do research on how law review people at your school have done on the job market
3. do research on how Georgetown transfers have done at OCI (same for every other school you get into; sorry about UVA)
4. send follow up emails to other schools you applied to express continued interest, notify them of LR or anything else if they haven't been told, and offer to provide additional info (ex. maybe work product from your summer position, like a memo).

I think you should either transfer or get more aid from your school. I personally wouldn't be that comfortable with transferring to Gtown due to huge class size. I think the others on your list would be much better. Duke, for instance, is likely to be a good fit given the proximity and the fact that its also a southern school.

Once you have done 1-4 above, and have heard from everywhere you applied, come back and post and people can give you advice. If I were you my top choice would probably be to try and convince current school to cover 2L and 3L tuition, but if you are set on big law it may make sense to bite the bullet and transfer to T14 depending on the situation.

edit: given the July 8 deadline I think I would call admissions offices Monday of next week at Duke/Upenn to explain that deadline and tell them how much you want to attend. Given the limited time you are working with I would really be busting my ass Monday-Wednesday next week if I were you since July 4-7 nothing will likely happen due to the holiday.


Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it.

Does anyone know if calling admissions and telling them you have a deadline for another school (in a much better way of course) helps, hurts, or doesn't really matter for a transfer app?

Also, would a 100k more (200K total COA) be worth it for a T10?

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:56 pm

jbiresq wrote:Just to your COA point, one of the VA schools offered full-rides to all the people transferring out last year. PM me if you want the school.

As to best for DC Biglaw I'd think Penn or UChicago would be your top choices.


PM'd you.

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Re: Top 10% T1 transfer for DC Biglaw

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:08 pm

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