Penn v. Georgetown

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decisiontime99
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Penn v. Georgetown

Postby decisiontime99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:02 pm

I'm deciding between Penn and Georgetown as a transfer. I've done the write on competition for Gtown but will not be able to compete in the one for Penn. After law school I'd like to do big law in DC or get a clerkship and then after a few years move south. Mobility is big for me and I already have a lot of ties to DC.

Any thoughts on deciding between Gtown with possible LR vs. Penn without?

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby biglaw99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:12 pm

decisiontime99 wrote:I'm deciding between Penn and Georgetown as a transfer. I've done the write on competition for Gtown but will not be able to compete in the one for Penn. After law school I'd like to do big law in DC or get a clerkship and then after a few years move south. Mobility is big for me and I already have a lot of ties to DC.

Any thoughts on deciding between Gtown with possible LR vs. Penn without?


I would go with Penn. The reason I say this is because you already have a lot of ties to DC, so why not go to the better LS?

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MormonChristian
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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby MormonChristian » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:44 pm

decisiontime99 wrote:I'm deciding between Penn and Georgetown as a transfer. I've done the write on competition for Gtown but will not be able to compete in the one for Penn. After law school I'd like to do big law in DC or get a clerkship and then after a few years move south. Mobility is big for me and I already have a lot of ties to DC.

Any thoughts on deciding between Gtown with possible LR vs. Penn without?



I chose Gtown over Penn for my transfer.

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby eastcoast_iub » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Why would you choose GTown? This is an easy choice.

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby stillwater » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:34 pm

MormonChristian wrote:
decisiontime99 wrote:I'm deciding between Penn and Georgetown as a transfer. I've done the write on competition for Gtown but will not be able to compete in the one for Penn. After law school I'd like to do big law in DC or get a clerkship and then after a few years move south. Mobility is big for me and I already have a lot of ties to DC.

Any thoughts on deciding between Gtown with possible LR vs. Penn without?



I chose Gtown over Penn for my transfer.


interesting move. without some extraordinary reason, foolish move.

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:33 am

Penn. Gtown takes a LOT of transfers, and my impression is that not all transfers secure biglaw SAs. I think at Penn, the number is much closer to all. Also, Penn will do very well in DC. Obviously, you'll want to look more into this. Ask the admissions people and 3L transfers at the schools. Don't rely on schoolwide data: try to find data on transfers specifically.

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby 7ED » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Choosing GT over Penn for a "possibility" of law review seems questionable to me.

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby anonymous2882 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:05 pm

Penn would have more mobility as it's a better law school and an ivy with better clerkship stats

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Re: Penn v. Georgetown

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:10 pm

I would definitely choose Penn.




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