MVB -> CLS?

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MVB -> CLS?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:00 am

Is a T10 to T6 transfer ever advisable? I moved to a law school in an area where I had no former ties because I thought I was interested in the home market (read: Chicago/DC/SF). I've since concluded that I'd much rather be in New York and have been toying with the idea of transferring to CLS, which was originally my dream school (but I didn't get in). If I do well this semester, I should have the grades to transfer, but I'm concerned it will look bad to employers. Obviously, if I have the grades to transfer I should have the grades for big law (my goal) at my current school, but is the idea of moving to the place I want to live early plus attending my dream school worth it?

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby Nebby » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:22 am

Anonymous User wrote:but is the idea of moving to the place I want to live early plus attending my dream school worth it?


You got one life brah. Live it. You've already answered your own question. Here's your +1 validation point.

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:05 am

How much are you paying? This kind of transfer is hard to justify because even with no scholly money CLS is likely more expensive. If you have a scholarship at your current school then stay. I also wouldn't give up law review. But if you miss LR and the cost difference is small then go for it.

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby Jwood » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:57 pm

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:40 pm

Thanks for the responses guys! I'm actually paying sticker at my current school. I've thought about trying to negotiate some money but I'll obviously have to have an acceptance in hand.

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby Nebby » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for the responses guys! I'm actually paying sticker at my current school. I've thought about trying to negotiate some money but I'll obviously have to have an acceptance in hand.


Pfffft. If you get CLS just go, that's my opinion. Unless you think the scholarship money outweighs your interest in the NYC market, living in NYC, and the fact that CLS is your dream school. Live that dream!

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Re: MVB -> CLS?

Postby mtn663 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:44 pm

A little late here, but I think transfers out of M to H/C/N aren't that rare when people realize they dislike Ann Arbor; B/V is less common I think. In any event, NYC employers wouldn't think negatively of it.

The only reason I'd hesitate is if you think there's ever a chance you'd want to leave NYC and return to your secondary in the future, and you don't have other ties to that secondary, in particular if we're talking about SF. I doubt you'll have problems getting NYC if you stay, the paucity of MV and especially B alums in NYC is mostly self-selection.

If you think you'd be at all borderline for acceptance and you really want to be in NYC, then applying to NYU as well would make sense...




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