What are my chances?

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What are my chances?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:28 pm

Just finished 1L in top 3% at school ranked between 20 and 30. Have a couple of years of work experience. What are my chances for transfer admission to Harvard, Penn, and Duke?

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:46 pm

In, in & in, in my opinion.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby sandwhich » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:57 pm

Do you have particular reasons for only targeting those schools? All of CCN is on the table also IMO

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:52 pm

Columbia and NYU are out for me because I really don't want to live in NY. And I didn't really consider Chicago because I'd prefer to be on the east coast.

The other question is whether I should transfer as I'm on a very significant scholarship to my current school. I likely will graduate with less than $40K in total debt if I stay put. I know Harvard offers need-based aid, but even with that I'm looking at probably $100K+ easily if I transfer. I'm interested in primarily in transactional work: M&A, venture capital, etc. It would be awesome to end up in-house eventually. Big Law seems like a necessary evil for a few years, but not something I'm particularly excited about. Let me know if I can provide any more info.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Longtimecoming19 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Just finished 1L in top 3% at school ranked between 20 and 30. Have a couple of years of work experience. What are my chances for transfer admission to Harvard, Penn, and Duke?


Pretty good.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:39 am

BU ? Wm & Mary ? Regardless, if you want a career in venture capital, my best guess is that Harvard would be a wise move regardless of cost. Penn if allowed to do coursework at Wharton or, at least, make connections with Wharton MBA candidates.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Nebby » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:14 pm

Dude. Get over your desire to not live in NY. Columbia places more folks in BigLaw Corporate & Transactional than any other school, so not applying there because you don't want to live in the city is a fool's choice, statistically.

You're chances are very good at CLS, but HLS is no guarantee. CLS would make a good safety (and CLS has way better employment numbers than HLS but I understand that strive for preftige & such)




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