T3 -> T14/CCN

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T3 -> T14/CCN

Postby CayennePeppah » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:01 pm

Hi guys,

I'm currently attending a T3 in the New York metro area (think places where the accent is thick). I want to go into BigLaw when I graduate and did very well my first semester, but thought I'd get the experts to weigh the odds before I pony up on those transfer app fees. My school has an "okay" reputation with large firms in my area, and I know with reasonable certainty I'll be able to participate in OCI/make law review, but part of me wants to hedge my bets and be an above average student at a T14/T1 rather than a rockstar at my current school.

I currently have a 3.67, which I know for a fact puts me at least in the top 15%, but I don't know exactly where I stand between 1-15% as my school publishes rankings annually instead of by semester. I participate frequently in class and anticipate strong LoRs as a result of this. Additionally, I won my school's intramural moot court competition as a 1L. My UGPA is solid but LSAT was weaker than I would have liked. I have a decent scholarship at my current school, but am willing to pay sticker if it means better employment opportunities, since BigLaw is my goal for the present.

I currently have my sights set on Fordham or Cardozo but was wondering if it may be worth it to apply to NYU. I want to stay in New York and assume that Columbia is foreclosed unless I get a 4.0 this semester and, even then, given my school's ranking it is a reach.

Please let me know what you guys think - and thanks in advance!


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Re: T3 -> T14/CCN

Postby snowball2 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:40 pm

Check out their 509 for 2017 as an indicator:

http://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/fi ... Report.pdf

No transfers from Hofstra last year, but you never know.

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