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transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:45 pm

I am at a top 20 non T14 school, my first semester ranking is about top 20-25% (our school doesn't rank, this is based on past years' data).
My question is what's the chance for me to transfer to a T14 school. Also I have a full ride at my current school, I heard transfers normally don't get any scholarships, so should I stay and graduate without debt or go to a T14 with no money?

Thanks!

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:56 pm

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby zozin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:58 pm

Just do spend $150K + interest on T14 prestige.

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:04 pm

zozin wrote:Just do spend $150K + interest on T14 prestige.


(dude that hates prestige)

this is a fair point. at a certain point you are denting your chances because people will think you are the weird transfer and your grades alone at your old school may be questionable for OCI purposes. unless there is a market specific reason, obviously with consideration of increaesd cost, then maybe thats something to look into.

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:07 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:What are your motivations for wanting to transfer? If you're comfortable in the region you're in and have a full-ride scholarship, I would stay put.


I am the OP. I like my current law school, the professors are great. however, the school doesn't place well in biglaw,also the weather here sucks. I have IP background and I really want biglaw, transfer may increase the chance for that.

But my first question is,can I transfer based on my grades/ranking?

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:18 pm

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby zozin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:What are your motivations for wanting to transfer? If you're comfortable in the region you're in and have a full-ride scholarship, I would stay put.


I am the OP. I like my current law school, the professors are great. however, the school doesn't place well in biglaw,also the weather here sucks. I have IP background and I really want biglaw, transfer may increase the chance for that.

But my first question is,can I transfer based on my grades/ranking?

If you maintain your top 20% GPA, then there's probably at least one T14 degree mill who would gladly take your $$$.

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby Jchance » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:55 pm

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:24 pm

Jchance wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am at a top 20 non T14 school, my first semester ranking is about top 20-25% (our school doesn't rank, this is based on past years' data).
My question is what's the chance for me to transfer to a T14 school. Also I have a full ride at my current school, I heard transfers normally don't get any scholarships, so should I stay and graduate without debt or go to a T14 with no money?

Thanks!


top 25% at T20, IP background is solid for IP positions, even at biglaws, big bonus if background is EE/CS.

If I was you, I'd stay put and keep that scholly.


+1 on that. Firms are basically gonna look at you as they would anyone else from your 1L school...don't know how much of a bump a t14 transfer would be, and especially bad decision considering the full ride.

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Re: transfer advice top 20-->T14

Postby sublime » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:27 pm

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