Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

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Transfer from the Tier 4?

Yes, transfer the fuck out of a Tier 4
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81%
No, your prospects look good, so stay
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IDGAF bout your problem nyukka
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Total votes: 16

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Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:05 pm

I go to a no-name tier 4. I really enjoy the place - professors are real approachable, students are generally helpful (and not crazy competitive). However, only 57% of those that graduate land a real j.d required job.

My position: I took 5 classes this past semester, 2 of which I "booked", 2 I received an A, and 1 I received a B+.

I have received offers from my professors to become TA/Research assistant from 3 classes. I will most likely grade onto Law Review, and i will be paying about ~$13,000 per year here. The school has strong regional ties as well (most judges and lawyers in my my tri-county area are from my school, or the school down the road). I would like to live here in the future, however, I do not know what the future holds - e.g., if I get married and my partner wants to live somewhere else, how difficult will it be for me to get a job somewhere else... these are the types of things making me consider transferring.

So, what do you guys think? I know there is not a clear cut answer, but any advice or unbiased opinion would be helpful for me.

Thanks

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Nova
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Re: Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby Nova » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:08 pm

depends where you get accepted as a transfer

estimated class rank?

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:09 pm

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Re: Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:12 pm

I am in the top 3% right now... Not sure where I would like to transfer... maybe another school in my area (Southeast)

Dream job: international criminal defense at the hague

Very-hard to reach job: federal public defender

Likely career: private criminal defense, personal injury

Right out of law school: maybe public defender, or a private crim defense firm

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UnfrozenCaveman
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Re: Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:59 pm

If your likely career is criminal defense/personal injury, then the question might be, "Is it worth the extra cash to get a chance to be a federal public defender?"

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Re: Would it be crazy for me to not transfer?

Postby eastcoast_iub » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:12 pm

How low in the T4 are you?

If you stay top 5%, I think you can land a T14. Even if you want to be a federal defender, this is worth it, esp. considering the generous LRAPs at most T14s which will take the edge off of the extra cost.

I would GTFO.




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