JayJones78 wrote:All transfers pay sticker regardless?
I think I'm discovering that in many cases of schools in the 20s, when you're in the top 20% you're starting salery will not be that much different (for biglaw) than T14s (i.e 140-160K). Is that a fair assesment?
Eh the cut-off will depend on the school and what type of job you want to go to...But I guess that's a relatively fair generalization to make. Always remember that unless you go to one of those Texas litigation boutiques, the maximum starting salary for a new grad is 160K. Doesn't matter if you're at Harvard or BC. 160k is the max. So transferring up to a T14 won't give u access to a higher-paying job..it'll just give you a better shot at the job that u had a shot at anyway at your T20 (assuming you're in the top 10-30% of your class)
Schools give merit scholarship primarily to recruit/woo students with higher numbers. Transfers aren't factored into the U.S News Rankings, so schools have no incentive to give them scholarship. Also, transfers have become a de facto way for schools to shore up any revenue they lost from giving out scholly to the original class