Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

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swimmer11
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Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby swimmer11 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Want the best job possible and a shot at a clerkship. No news about journal yet. The TT is in a fairly saturated market. My ties are primarily to the Midwest with the exception of grandparents and my sister in the south.

COA - parents are paying 75% because I had full rides throughout college.

Any advice?

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby pbfoot » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:21 pm

Worth it to transfer? Probably, depending on whether the TT is in a market you want to practice in. I'd still be curious about COA whether you're taking on debt or not.

Don't anticipate A3 from any of those schools though.

EDIT: not UoI, assuming you mean Illinois.

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby swimmer11 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:29 pm

Total cost of attendance will be in 30-40k neighborhood.

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby Randomnumbers » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:30 pm

Not sure how you expect us to give you decent advice with all of that annonymity. TT's aren't made equal. You have ties to the midwest, but where? WUSTL carries further in Missouri then it does in Wisconsin, for example. Where do you want to work, and what type of work?

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby swimmer11 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:33 pm

TT is in Chicago. I have various ties to WI, FL, SC, MI, and major ties to IL.

I would like to do litigation, and I would like to do it at the best firm possible (obviously). If worst comes to worst, I would be able to work at my dads 12-15 associate law firm, so I can take a gamble.

My total debt upon graduating from any of the schools would be in the neighborhood of 30-40k. I have not heard about law review yet, but I will hear before I have to make any decisions regarding schools.

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:36 pm

I vote WUSTL

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:36 pm

Do you get in state tuition if you go to Illinois? I think the decision comes down to stay vs. UofI or WUSTL, not sure what Emory will be able to do for you.

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby MormonChristian » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:39 am

swimmer11 wrote:Want the best job possible and a shot at a clerkship. No news about journal yet. The TT is in a fairly saturated market. My ties are primarily to the Midwest with the exception of grandparents and my sister in the south.

COA - parents are paying 75% because I had full rides throughout college.

Any advice?



If you want the clerkship, I think you have to go to WUSTL or Emory.

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Re: Worth it to transfer top 20% at TT to U of I, WUSTL, Emory

Postby Randomnumbers » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:09 pm

I'd do an honest assessment of what kind of jobs you can get transferring (20% grades from a TT probably won't get you biglaw from any of those schools, and clerking will be a rough haul - Emory at ~6.7% is the best of those schools for clerking, and transferring will set you way back there), and figure out if it's really worth the increase to COA for your parents.




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