Transfer Chances

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redtop291
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Transfer Chances

Post by redtop291 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:37 pm

Hi all, what do you think my chances are at transferring to Columbia/Cornell/Harvard?

Current School: Fordham
GPA: 3.72 (Top 10%)
Decent Work Experience
2nd Circuit Summer Internship

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UVA2B
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Re: Transfer Chances

Post by UVA2B » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:52 pm

Based only on the limited information provided by the school's 509s and no other external factors (changing dynamics of the current public health crisis, etc.), good shot at Cornell and relative long-shot at Columbia and Harvard unless you have killer soft factors that make you compelling.

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Re: Transfer Chances

Post by redtop291 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 am

Thanks!

Do you think COVID will make transferring easier or harder this year?

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Re: Transfer Chances

Post by UVA2B » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:12 am

I mean, it's possible. No one in legal academia knows much of anything at this point about how this will impact beyond the spring semester. There are more factors than I can account for in this, but schools will be balancing new admissions of 0Ls (maybe more bc of a recession, but unlikely since the pandemic hit relatively late) with a changed legal market (no one currently knows if/when new associates can even begin their jobs). On the one hand, there might be a clamoring for the top of legal academia, resulting in effectively impossible transfer admissions. Or the transfer market will dry up precisely because the typical transfer applicants in a healthy economic market would take on additional debt for improved job prospects at a higher rate.

Admissions, along with every other part of the legal profession, is pretty unstable. Any prognostication otherwise will be guesswork.

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Re: Transfer Chances

Post by pancakes3 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:34 pm

yeah, nothing to do here but say "your numbers look in line w other successful applicants" and "good luck"

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Re: Transfer Chances

Post by redtop291 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:23 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:34 pm
yeah, nothing to do here but say "your numbers look in line w other successful applicants" and "good luck"
Thank you!

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