Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

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Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:36 pm

Ended in the Top 6% of a T45-55 with a 3.87.

I was Top 1% after first semester, but my little sister was diagnosed with cancer second semester which led to my missing several classes, etc.

Schools I'm interested in applying:

Stanford
Columbia
NYU
Penn
Berkeley
Michigan
Duke
Cornell
UCLA

Schools that have already admitted me:
Georgetown
USC
Texas

Which of the schools I'm interested in are worth me applying to? Appreciate any advice/input!

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:46 pm

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby Heming123 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:04 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:What are your career goals? Where do you want to work? Where do you have ties?



Goal is big law.

In terms of location:

1. L.A.
2. NY

I'm from the Midwest originally, but went to undergrad in Texas and 1L in California.

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:13 pm

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby Heming123 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:18 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:Berkeley should be at the top of your list. FWIW, a transfer at Berkeley and currently a SA in LA.

Blanket the T14 for safety tho.



Awesome, thanks! Any input on USC v. UCLA in LA market?

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:22 pm

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby Heming123 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:26 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
Heming123 wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:Berkeley should be at the top of your list. FWIW, a transfer at Berkeley and currently a SA in LA.

Blanket the T14 for safety tho.



Awesome, thanks! Any input on USC v. UCLA in LA market?


I don't know much about the two schools other than anecdata: a few of my fellow SA's are from UCLA, but none are from USC. What's your scholarship situation like at your current school? I'd apply to UCLA as a backup for negotiation purposes if you're not on a full ride, but I don't know that I'd be willing to take on the extra debt for UCLA. It's a strong regional school, but I don't know how transfers fare at UCLA. Perhaps some other posters can chime in with some better info in that regard.


Interesting. I have a half ride at my current school

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:29 pm

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby Heming123 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:33 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:Apply broadly (T14 + UCLA/USC should suffice) to play it safe. Then come back when the cards have been dealt and we'll help you play your hand.


Perfect. Genuinely appreciate it!

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Re: Just got grades -- Need advice on where to apply

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:36 pm

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