Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

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Hastings or Berkeley

Hastings
5
10%
Berkeley
47
90%
 
Total votes: 52

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Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:56 pm

Recently admitted to Berkeley as a transfer. Options:

Stay at Hastings: Top 4%, LR, $15k Scholarship per year

Transfer to Berkeley: Sticker, have to write onto LR

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:00 pm

Transferring to Berkeley

Pros: Can actually get a job
Cons: Write onto LR and $$

I think a job wins

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DildaMan
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby DildaMan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Recently admitted to Berkeley as a transfer. Options:

Stay at Hastings: Top 4%, LR, $15k Scholarship per year

Transfer to Berkeley: Sticker, have to write onto LR


Go now.

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hephaestus
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:16 pm

Definitely transfer. 15k a year should not be enough to keep you.

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:23 pm

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:26 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:As things stand, I agree wholeheartedly with transferring. However, have you asked Hastings for more money?



Yeah I wrote to the financial aid office and the dean, asking for more money. No response. It's been 2 weeks. Making LR made things more real

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby BVest » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:32 pm

DildaMan wrote:Go now.

This. You can your regrets to Hastings from across the bay.

Your Resume wrote:University of California Hastings College of Law
Transferred to Boalt Hall, University of California Berkeley after first year, 2012-13
3.xx GPA
Rank X/Y
Received invitation to Law Review
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby PDaddy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Recently admitted to Berkeley as a transfer. Options:

Stay at Hastings: Top 4%, LR, $15k Scholarship per year

Transfer to Berkeley: Sticker, have to write onto LR


This might be a little tougher if that scholly was phatter. This? No-brainer...go to Berkeley! You could stay top-4% at Hastings and wind up with all of the options of a Berkeley grad, but you are essentially talking about paying an additional $45K for a degree with the Berkeley name on it - which is a good deal in my mind.
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:34 pm

BVest wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Go now.

This. You can your regrets to Hastings from across the bay.

Your Resume wrote:University of California Hastings College of Law
3.xx GPA
Rank X/Y
Received invitation to Law Review


^^ Would putting this on a resume forever memorialize me as a transfer student, incapable of receiving admission to Berkeley from the get-go?

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby sap » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Your Resume wrote:University of California Hastings College of Law
3.xx GPA
Rank X/Y
Received invitation to Law Review


^^ Would putting this on a resume forever memorialize me as a transfer student, incapable of receiving admission to Berkeley from the get-go?[/quote]

You absolutely have to put your old school on your resume. You can't claim a 3.xx gpa from Berkeley if you weren't attending Berkeley last year. From all accounts, Berkeley transfers do really well at OCI, and they're expecting to see some transfers. Plus, there's no way that we know about LR at Berkeley before OCI bids are due. Better to have old school's LR invite on there than no LR invite.
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BVest
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby BVest » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:^^ Would putting this on a resume forever memorialize me as a transfer student, incapable of receiving admission to Berkeley from the get-go?

You have to put it anyway.

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby PDaddy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
BVest wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Go now.

This. You can your regrets to Hastings from across the bay.

Your Resume wrote:University of California Hastings College of Law
3.xx GPA
Rank X/Y
Received invitation to Law Review


^^ Would putting this on a resume forever memorialize me as a transfer student, incapable of receiving admission to Berkeley from the get-go?


Not sure, but I believe the post in reference was tongue-in-cheek. Although you would list all education on a resume, the point is that Hastings provides less value to employers. The fact that you actually made the Hastings LR only strengthens your résumé either way.
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redsoxfaan3
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby redsoxfaan3 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:37 pm

sap wrote:
PDaddy wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Recently admitted to Berkeley as a transfer. Options:

Stay at Hastings: Top 4%, LR, $15k Scholarship per year

Transfer to Berkeley: Sticker, have to write onto LR

Berkeley should allow all transfers a shot at LR. If they don't, that sucks.


They do - it's a write-on (which starts in 3 days. Meep.)


Supposedly out of around 25 transfer students that participate in the write-on competition, CLR takes roughly 8. Not bad odds IMO.

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby Legal_Octopus » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:23 am

In this boat, one year later. Would love if anyone wants to share their thoughts in hindsight, or if OP wants to PM me.

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DildaMan
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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby DildaMan » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:47 am

Legal_Octopus wrote:In this boat, one year later. Would love if anyone wants to share their thoughts in hindsight, or if OP wants to PM me.


Go now.

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby BFrankBYangC » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 am

Go.

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby Big Dog » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:39 am

definitely love to know what the 4 'stay' votes are thinking....

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Re: Stay at Hastings or transfer into Berkeley

Postby 09042014 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:16 pm

Big Dog wrote:definitely love to know what the 4 'stay' votes are thinking....


Top 4% is way way way more prestigious than Berkeley Law. It's not like OP is borderline at Hastings for getting a job. Boalt won't open any doors and will cost like 40k more after loans get paid off. And you gotta transfer, which is a pain.

I'd like to know what quantifiable benefits there are to transfering.




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