turkeyncheese wrote:3.678 (Top 10%) at a T1 (#25-30) Law School. Deciding whether or not to apply... I have none of the application materials ready & never seriously considered transferring until I got my grades back. Is it worth it?
It really depends on what you're willing to do! My brother always says that it's a herculean undertaking to get to the top of the class at a new school all over again, trying to do law review again, and get yourself sorted at a new place. I would say if you like the market where you are, and you feel good about your school, (you're obviously doing really well), and think you have a good starting point to make it in the market of your choice you should give serious thought to whether transferring is the right choice for you. The is it worth it part of the question is going to be something completely different for you than for me or for anyone else. It really depends on how happy you are, how willing you are to move, feeling like you're well positioned or not well positioned for the job of your choice/market etc. etc. It's a big decision to make and it's hard.
I had to turn down a BC transfer admission earlier this month even though BC is by my parents/home, has AMAZING connections into the NE/NY, Boston Market and the average salary is about 160k for graduates just because of how badly I want to go to NYU AND because I just didn't think transferring up/down a place or two was worth it to me when I have some nice perks going at my school right now EVEN THOUGH I don't love the area where I am, or feel like I'm that well positioned for the markets that I ideally want.
I hope that helps, feel free to PM if you want to talk further