Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby keg411 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:36 am

Going to agree with the others that say don't transfer if you're just doing it to have more BigLaw options. You do it to increase your chances of getting *1* offer, or if you want to change regions and your school doesn't place there (I did it for the former. FTR, I'm happy with the decision now, but wasn't always while I was still in school).

But honestly, I know nothing about WUSTL's placement, so your best bet would be to talk to current 2L's/3L's on LR, since they stayed in your position and likely have friends/know people that transferred.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:55 pm

you should do whatever makes you more prestigious

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby wiz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:52 pm

Chicago would make you rigorous and prestigious.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:06 pm

I wouldn't take out another 100k+ in your circumstances. Top 5% with a decent personality is a virtual lock to have NYC/DC/Boston biglaw offers from WUSTL, and you'll be very competitive from the top 10%. The scholarship really makes all the difference here. If you had little or no scholarship, I'd say bail in a heartbeat, but I don't think what you'd gain by leaving is worth giving up the scholly for. Seems like you're mostly doing this for prestige and I don't think that's worth $100,000.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 pm

romothesavior wrote:I wouldn't take out another 100k+ in your circumstances. Top 5% with a decent personality is a virtual lock to have NYC/DC/Boston biglaw offers from WUSTL, and you'll be very competitive from the top 10%. The scholarship really makes all the difference here. If you had little or no scholarship, I'd say bail in a heartbeat, but I don't think what you'd gain by leaving is worth giving up the scholly for. Seems like you're mostly doing this for prestige and I don't think that's worth $100,000.


As usual, I think Romo hit this one on the head. I totally agree.

What about prestigious clerkships though Romo? Do you have any idea if he would be competitive for those if he stayed?

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:34 pm

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:43 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:you should do whatever makes you more prestigious


Prestige is everything.


thats why i dont buy generic brands anymore.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:45 pm

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:52 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:
stillwater wrote:you should do whatever makes you more prestigious


Prestige is everything.


thats why i dont buy generic brands anymore.


You used to buy generics?


when i was young and unprestigious.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:31 pm

BigZuck wrote:
romothesavior wrote:I wouldn't take out another 100k+ in your circumstances. Top 5% with a decent personality is a virtual lock to have NYC/DC/Boston biglaw offers from WUSTL, and you'll be very competitive from the top 10%. The scholarship really makes all the difference here. If you had little or no scholarship, I'd say bail in a heartbeat, but I don't think what you'd gain by leaving is worth giving up the scholly for. Seems like you're mostly doing this for prestige and I don't think that's worth $100,000.


As usual, I think Romo hit this one on the head. I totally agree.

What about prestigious clerkships though Romo? Do you have any idea if he would be competitive for those if he stayed?

Competitive, yes. But our clerkship numbers are pretty poor, so it's almost always a toss-up for a really competitive clerkship unless you're a single-digit rank. Outside of that, it really would depend a lot on personal factors like relationships with professors.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby hoos89 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 am

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:44 pm

OP here. Ended up in the top 10%.

Spent some time talking to CSO, some WashU alums who transferred to HYSCC and are at V10 firms, and current WashU students who transferred to those schools, and some other lawyers

Decided not to ED or EA anywhere. Planning on staying at WashU unless I have a shot at Harvard, and even then i would take some time to consider it.

Ultimately it became clear that the benefits I would gain from transferring weren't relevant to my career goals and that I would be borrowing more money to get a similar job.

Thanks everyone for the input!

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby Randomnumbers » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:44 am

Top 10% at WUSTL is a lock to get ~30+ OCI interviews, interview with at least half of the V20, and get at least as many OCI interviews as you would at any T14. There is absolutely no point in transferring for Biglaw. If you strike out with top 10% at WUSTL you'll strike out as a transfer. You get *all* the screeners here you'd get at any other school with those grades. As a (Barely) top 10% at WUSTL last year I had screeners with ~14 of the V20, without any respectable undergrad or softs. And all a T14 gets you is the OCI.

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Re: Stay at WUSTL or ED to UChicago or RD elsewhere?

Postby patogordo » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:36 am

dude. don't transfer.




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