T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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

Wait. What is your final GPA and approx class rank?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby wiz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:12 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
jsb422 wrote:I'm a CA Resident, currently at school in LA (curved to a 3.0). Just for sake of comprehensiveness, Ivy League undergrad (3.58 GPA and 159 LSAT). So if I'm at the very top of my class, I might have a shot at Berkeley? Otherwise, East Coast preference. How about GULC?


In general, I'd wager that the standards are lower for transferring into GULC than Berkeley. I think you have a shot at Berkeley given your CA residency, though you'll need to keep your grades up as there's no ED/EA process here. GULC has an ED/EA process for transfers (not sure which one, i.e., if it's binding), which would probably make things easier.


It's EA (not binding), but you generally need 3 grades on your transcript to be considered.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:57 pm

Loyola. Considering it dropped to 68.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby Big Dog » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:30 am

drop out, retake and apply to some decent schools as a 1L. (see spivey's thread o this issue.) There is absolutely no reason for that LSAT score. If are LD, get accommodations.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby keg411 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:28 am

Big Dog wrote:drop out, retake and apply to some decent schools as a 1L. (see spivey's thread o this issue.) There is absolutely no reason for that LSAT score. If are LD, get accommodations.


No. OP is already in a great place to "win" the law school game from a low-ranked school. Why would he/she start from scratch?

OP, if you keep your grades up, you'll have a great shot at Berkeley. They love top students that are CA residents. I'd recommend against GULC unless you want to be on the east coast (although apply to see if you can get more $$$ out of your current school). CLS/NYU are hard from T2's, but they might be worth applying to if you want to leave CA and work in NYC. Because it can be tough at OCI trying to sell, "Oh, I left Region X to go to school in Region Y, but I really want to work in Region X", even if the school in Region Y is significantly better than the school in Region X.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Big Dog wrote:drop out, retake and apply to some decent schools as a 1L. (see spivey's thread o this issue.) There is absolutely no reason for that LSAT score. If are LD, get accommodations.


worthless comment.

OP- keep it up and youre in a great position. NYU should definitey be in play as well.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:07 pm

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby jsb422 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:33 pm

I was under the impression that UVA is not a transfer favorable school - was I mistaken? In that case, would also consider Penn.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby stillwater » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:07 pm

from what i know, UVA has a weird OCI system that seems hostile to even its own students outside a certain ranking. I think OP has a real shot at NYU or Penn (again tough because of its size).

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby keg411 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:38 pm

stillwater wrote:from what i know, UVA has a weird OCI system that seems hostile to even its own students outside a certain ranking. I think OP has a real shot at NYU or Penn (again tough because of its size).


UVA's OCI system is weird, but I think the real reason they'd probably be out for OP is because they seriously favor in-state residents.

OP: overall I'd agree with stillwater -- if you want to be on the east coast, target NYU/Penn/CLS. I also get that you want FedGov ultimately, but you probably want to go through 2L OCI and get BigLaw in case it doesn't work out. I also know that at some schools they'll let you do an externship semester somewhere else, even as a transfer (at least, they let Michigan transfers do this). So you could always do a semester in DC.

That said, you should still blanket most of the T14 (i.e. not Cornell/UVA/Duke and probably not YHS), just because transfer applications can be weird.

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Re: T70 -> CCN? or Berkeley/GULC?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:47 pm

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