Einstein91 wrote:Instead of retaking, what about the potential for transferring up? At least then I'd save almost a full year's worth of school by doing so. Is this not a smart idea? Is it that difficult to do? I don't want to go into 1L with the mindset of transferring, but if I do well enough, I would certainly consider the idea of doing so. Thoughts?
As everyone else has said (albeit a bit more kindly), this is stupid.
Transferring is *significantly* more difficult than initial admissions, especially with your GPA. It requires you to be in the top 5-10 percent of your class. I know what you're thinking. "I have a high GPA and will work hard, that's no problem." You're wrong.
Law school exams are different from undergrad exams. Law school grading is different from undergrad grading. You aren't graded based on how much you know or how well you perform on a 4-hour exam. You're graded on how you perform as compared to your 80ish classmates. And, oh yeah, all of them are pretty smart and worked hard too. Some of them had your GPA. Most of them had a better LSAT score than you.
Most people have a 10 percent chance of being in the top 10 percent. Based on this thread, I think your odds are even lower. You're displaying a remarkable inability to be rational or think critically. You're digging your heels in when faced with people saying things that you don't want to hear. You're relying on random strangers on the internet to tell you what you should be able to conclude yourself if you'd simply make use of the information and data that's readily available to you. Many of your classmates will probably be way better than you appear to be at things like reading comp, critical thinking, and rational judgments.
Everyone has said the only thing worth saying: retake, reevaluate, or don't go. It's one year of your life.
If you insist on matriculating anywhere this Fall and ignoring the excellent advice of everyone in this thread, you'll be making a mistake. Selfishly, I hope you err on the side of BC. It will put you more than six figures in debt, is unlikely to get you anywhere close to what you want, career-wise, and is ultimately a huge mistake, but at least I won't run the risk of having to deal with your stubborn, irrational BS in real life. Stop arguing against data and reason. Retake and reapply.