Transfer to UCLA, USC, or Michigan

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Transfer to UCLA, USC, or Michigan

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:14 am

I am currently a 1L from Michigan. I am at a t-20 school, but am not very happy with my current situation here. I received exactly median grades first semester.

Hopefully I can do even better this coming semester, but if the situation holds, would I be competitive at transferring to UCLA, USC, or Michigan? I am only looking into these schools because I want to go into entertainment law (being in LA would be helpful) or would like to be closer to home.

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Re: Transfer to UCLA, USC, or Michigan

Postby Ron Don Volante » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:I am currently a 1L from Michigan. I am at a t-20 school, but am not very happy with my current situation here. I received exactly median grades first semester.

Hopefully I can do even better this coming semester, but if the situation holds, would I be competitive at transferring to UCLA, USC, or Michigan? I am only looking into these schools because I want to go into entertainment law (being in LA would be helpful) or would like to be closer to home.

Entertainment law likely waved bye-bye to you long ago. Transferring to one of these schools would be a terrible idea for that purpose (and for probably any other purpose). UCLA or USC at sticker debt is straight unjustifiable. If you kept costs down for 1L, get into Michigan (doubtful with your grades?), and want to practice in Michigan, then -- maybe -- I could see the merit in transferring, but many on this board would probably advise against it, assuming you have a good scholarship at your current school.

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Re: Transfer to UCLA, USC, or Michigan

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:27 am

Ron Don Volante wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I am currently a 1L from Michigan. I am at a t-20 school, but am not very happy with my current situation here. I received exactly median grades first semester.

Hopefully I can do even better this coming semester, but if the situation holds, would I be competitive at transferring to UCLA, USC, or Michigan? I am only looking into these schools because I want to go into entertainment law (being in LA would be helpful) or would like to be closer to home.

Entertainment law likely waved bye-bye to you long ago. Transferring to one of these schools would be a terrible idea for that purpose (and for probably any other purpose). UCLA or USC at sticker debt is straight unjustifiable. If you kept costs down for 1L, get into Michigan (doubtful with your grades?), and want to practice in Michigan, then -- maybe -- I could see the merit in transferring, but many on this board would probably advise against it, assuming you have a good scholarship at your current school.


Thank you for the response and that is definitely something to consider. All money and career odds aside, from a strictly numerical POV, do I have a shot?

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Re: Transfer to UCLA, USC, or Michigan

Postby fratstar1 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:43 am

I've heard of WUSTL median kids transferring to Michigan (I'm like directly quoting something i read on this forum three days ago). I would echo above about USC or UCLA - unless your paying sticker at GW then IF you get in - it may be worth it.




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