FLS wrote:I've heard they accept 40-50 knowing ~30 will attend. I'm not sure anyone choosing not to go will affect anyone else's odds. Is anyone hearing advice one way or another regarding being top studenst at T1 regional vs going to H with no accolades?
Two things that I keep coming back to when running these scenarios through my head (granted I'm coming from a T2 70-80):
(1) Implicit in attending HLS as a transfer applicant is the fact that you had a tremendous 1L year at your previous school and achieved quite a few accolades. That will be noted and understood by employers.
(2) Your resume, which is effectively your only way of initially conveying to employers your accomplishments, is not scrubbed clean of your previous school and your achievements there. All your accolades (moot court, law review, GPA) can be reflected on your resume and communicated to employers explicitly.
Now if the actual participation in groups like moot court and law review, and simply having that high rank and GPA is more important to you than an HLS degree, which for you T20 folks may very well be the case, then there's not likely no reason to leave.