Need advice/ feeling very overwhelmed. transfer?oci?biglaw?

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Need advice/ feeling very overwhelmed. transfer?oci?biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi guys so I go to a TTT in NY I did very well my first semester (3.9) I would like to transfer to Georgetown. I was thinking of applying through their EA program but they only look at one semester of grades, I didn't do that well in undergrad ~2.8 GPA and a 150 on the LSAT should I still apply through EA or just wait for my spring semester grades and apply through regular action? My only concern is that I don't want to be at a disadvantage when applying through regular action since there will be more apps but I don't want to apply through EA if they will give more weight to my undergrad GPA and LSAT. Also, at my school to get law review you need to participate in a write-on competition, should I still do that even if I know I'm transferring? Just to write that I was offered a position there on my resume? Does Law review even matter that much for OCI for big law? I really would like a job in big law what do you think my chances are? Also for summer employment for 1L, what do you think I should do, that would put me in the best position for big law? Any advice is very helpful. Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Need advice/ feeling very overwhelmed. transfer?oci?biglaw?

Postby kyle1978 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:08 pm

When transferring in law school, the school you're attempting to transfer into only cares about one thing: (1) YOUR CLASS RANK AT YOUR CURRENT LAW SCHOOL.

Whatever your undergrad GPA or LSAT was, doesn't matter.

If you want to transfer to Georgetown, throw an EA app at them. Good luck.

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Re: Need advice/ feeling very overwhelmed. transfer?oci?biglaw?

Postby nrthwst4now » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:50 pm

3.9 gives you a good shot at EA. That may be worth it because if you pay the seat deposit you have something for sure. Then, if you happen to do well again, you can apply to better schools.

As for Law Review, I think it mostly doesn't matter, except for maybe clerkship applications if that is something you would even be into.

Some debate as to whether GPA or class rank is more important. Both factor in, but schools only have to report transfer GPA.

You should ED to Chicago for the hell of it. You may get, never know.



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