T20 3.9 to HLS?

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brobert
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T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby brobert » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:13 am

T20 3.9 to HLS? Not sure what my class rank is.

qlinault
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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby qlinault » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:16 am

probably

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MagicMike80
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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby MagicMike80 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:48 am

seconded. PM me.

Longtimecoming19
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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:15 am

Damn good chance, it'd be crazy to not apply.

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby sandwhich » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:53 am

Coming from someone with the same GPA but from an upper T2 and who probably couldn't get in to HLS, if you don't at least apply, you're an idiot.

Fly, you fool.

Good job. /envy

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:05 am

Had above 3.9 and didn't apply to transfer

I don't see why unless you absolutely have to have cravath/Quinn.

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby Nebby » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:42 am

I transferred (Not to HLS), so I'm biased. Transfer is the correct answer.

What are you interested in doing? BigLaw, PI, clerkship? (clerkship would be for a year after you graduate, because as an xfer you can't apply until summer of 2L)

Your answer to the above question shouldn't change your transfer calculus. (Not everyone here will agree)

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby BlackAndOrange84 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:59 am

The important question: do you have a scholarship at your current school? If so, is there any chance you can increase it? Are you otherwise not going to be responsible for paying sticker at HLS (viz. your parents will pay)?

Depending on the answers to the above questions, I'd think hard about whether the marginal improvements in options you will have going from being a top 5% or 10% (or higher?) student at a T20 to a transfer student at HLS are worth taking on two years of HLS at sticker. Can you clearly articulate why being a top student at your T20 can't get you where you want go while HLS is far more likely to open that door? Is that worth the debt?

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby MarkfromWI » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:15 am

CounselorNebby wrote:I transferred (Not to HLS), so I'm biased. Transfer is the correct answer.

What are you interested in doing? BigLaw, PI, clerkship? (clerkship would be for a year after you graduate, because as an xfer you can't apply until summer of 2L)

Your answer to the above question shouldn't change your transfer calculus. (Not everyone here will agree)


I would have to disagree. There's no rule that says transfers can't apply until after 2L. Sure, you'll be a bit behind waiting until after 1st semester of 2L for grades and a LOR from a prof, but there are plenty of judges who want to see three semesters of grades, and many who want to see two full years (admittedly, these a much more frequently D.Ct. judges and not CoA). Either way though you can certainly still get a clerkship for the 17/18 term.

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:06 am

CounselorNebby wrote:I transferred (Not to HLS), so I'm biased. Transfer is the correct answer.

What are you interested in doing? BigLaw, PI, clerkship? (clerkship would be for a year after you graduate, because as an xfer you can't apply until summer of 2L)

Your answer to the above question shouldn't change your transfer calculus. (Not everyone here will agree)


This is nonsense. I'm a transfer who locked down a clerkship at my new school before a single grade came in. A bunch of my transfer friends had the same experience. A bunch of transfers last year had the same experience, plus some of them got clerkships after one semester of grades.

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Re: T20 3.9 to HLS?

Postby Nebby » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:13 pm

My mistake. I only looked at the DC circuit and they all needed 4 semesters and are hiring for 2017. Assumed that was standard.




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