Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

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What should I do?

Stay @ FL T1
3
27%
Transfer to Michigan
3
27%
Transfer to Berkeley
5
45%
 
Total votes: 11

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Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:19 am

Currently:
    Top 1% at a Florida T1 (UF or FSU);
    Total COA is 80k (sticker);
    Law Review;
    Current does not appear willing to negotiate scholarship.

Goals
    Big Law;
    D.C.; FL; TX; GA; CA -- anywhere warm for that matter;
    Clerkships;
    and Academia hopes down the line.


Admitted at Berkeley and Michigan. Total COA would be 130k. What should I do?

envisciguy
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Re: Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby envisciguy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:28 am

Do you have ties to any of the places you listed in your goals? If not, it might be difficult to get there regardless of where you end up. If you want to work in FL and have FL ties, I imagine there are decent options for the Top 1% at UF or FSU.

Have you told UF/FSU that you're very close to transferring to Michigan or Berkeley when trying to negotiate for $?

Saint_Seer
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Re: Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby Saint_Seer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:32 am

Transfer. This would be a harder decision but-for:

Anonymous User wrote:
    Current does not appear willing to negotiate scholarship.



Of the other two schools, that's not as clear-cut. If you don't mind me asking, have you applied to HYS? You should have at least a decent chance of getting in to one of them.

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Re: Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:36 am

Ties to Michigan = family; undergrad; high school.
Ties to Florida = family; law school; spouse; work.
Ties to TX/GA/CA/NC = work -- did a high volume of business for two years in all of these states, among others, despite not being on the ground there.

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Re: Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:37 am

Saint_Seer wrote:Transfer. This would be a harder decision but-for:

Anonymous User wrote:
    Current does not appear willing to negotiate scholarship.



Of the other two schools, that's not as clear-cut. If you don't mind me asking, have you applied to HYS? You should have at least a decent chance of getting in to one of them.


Applications still pending with HSCCNPD -- but want to get out in front of the game.

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Re: Transfer: FL T1 v. Berkeley v. Michigan

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:50 am

Anonymous User wrote:Goals
    Big Law;
    D.C.; FL; TX; GA; CA -- anywhere warm for that matter;
    Clerkships;
    and Academia hopes down the line.


Just because one of your goals is to be somewhere warm, Berkeley is likely your best bet as oppose to Michigan.




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