Anonymous User wrote:So here's what I'm seeing...
1. COA clerkship is probably not happening whether or not I stay.
2. Academia is probably not happening unless I grind out some legit publications whether or not I stay.
3. Because I "couldn't get in" HYS the first time around, transferring is probably not happening. (I didn't apply to HYS for 1L, fyi).
I dunno about the comment regarding my clerkship opportunities. I think I have a decent chance where I am now of getting COA and pretty good chance of getting district, and I find it hard to believe those chances would not increase with a better school...Is this delusional?
#2 is definitely true.
I don't think anyone has said #3, just more that if you didn't have the qualifications to get into HYS to begin with, you may not have the kind of resume that gets people into academia these days. HYS (probably moreseo YS) are picky enough about selecting people with the kind of stellar softs that funnel well into academia that not getting into those schools suggests you may be a little behind the 8 ball. But if you didn't apply to begin with, that argument may all be moot.
As for clerkship chances increasing with a better school - yes and no. Being, say, a top 5 student at a good school, with the accolades that go along with that, is likely to get you further than median at HYS. Of course, you're (apparently) not a top 5 student at the moment, nor are you guaranteed median at HYS, but it's still something to consider. Logistically, the way hiring works these days, it's a bit difficult for transfers to line up recommenders from their new schools, and to show the track record of grades at that school that will best help you capitalize on the better school name, in time to get hired for post-graduation, so you may make things more difficult for yourself.