which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

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barberiolisa
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which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby barberiolisa » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:33 pm

Would you have a better chance of transferring to NYU and Columbia if:

1). You attend Brooklyn (65) have ties to NY and are 5 percent

OR

2). You attend a school ranked in the 40s outside of NY

shock259
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Re: which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby shock259 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:52 pm

1) Don't go to a law school with the intention of transferring. The transfer road is paved with the disappointed souls of many law school students who had the same idea as you, will try just as hard as you, and won't get good enough grades.

2) NYU seems to have a slight preference for NY students. I don't think Columbia does. Even so, it will probably have a marginal impact on your chances anyway.

3) Retake.

4) If you won't follow this advice, just pick whichever school is in a region that you want to stay in post-graduation and/or costs less.

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Re: which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby kapital98 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:04 pm

shock259 wrote:1) Don't go to a law school with the intention of transferring. The transfer road is paved with the disappointed souls of many law school students who had the same idea as you, will try just as hard as you, and won't get good enough grades.

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Yukos
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Re: which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby Yukos » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:04 pm

It's easier to retake and get a good score on the LSAT than be top 5% at BLS or some other TTT.

HTH

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cinephile
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Re: which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby cinephile » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:14 pm

Don't go to law school. You clearly don't understand that no one should EVER EVER EVER go to law school with the intention of transferring.

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Re: which would have a better shot of transferring to Col or NYU

Postby GertrudePerkins » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:05 pm

barberiolisa wrote:Would you have a better chance of transferring to NYU and Columbia if:

1). You attend Brooklyn (65) have ties to NY and are 5 percent

OR

2). You attend a school ranked in the 40s outside of NY

I'm REALLY skeptical that NYU/Columbia care if you have ties to NY. Why would they care about that? Firms care whether you have ties to an area because they're worried that they'll sink a bunch of money into a summer associate who won't actually come back, but that logic seems inapplicable to prestigious law schools.




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