Law School Transfer!!!

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toribiom
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Law School Transfer!!!

Postby toribiom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:44 pm

I currently go to Hofstra Law School.

I finished the fall semester with the following grades for a final GPA of 3.08:

Legal Writing: B
Contracts: B+
Torts: B+
Civil Procedure: B+
Criminal Law: C+

I do have good softs but I am a traditional student with only two years work experience. I am planning on trying for journal and moot court. I really want to transfer out to a school in DC where I eventually want to practice.

Do I have any shot at schools like GULC, American and GW? Where should I apply that I will have a good chance of getting in?

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chadwick218
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Re: Law School Transfer!!!

Postby chadwick218 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:47 pm

toribiom wrote:I currently go to Hofstra Law School.

I finished the fall semester with the following grades for a final GPA of 3.08:

Legal Writing: B
Contracts: B+
Torts: B+
Civil Procedure: B+
Criminal Law: C+

I do have good softs but I am a traditional student with only two years work experience. I am planning on trying for journal and moot court. I really want to transfer out to a school in DC where I eventually want to practice.

Do I have any shot at schools like GULC, American and GW? Where should I apply that I will have a good chance of getting in?


Do you know the cutoff for the top 10% fall? Assuming even a B- curve, GULC and GW still seem to be out of the question.

toribiom
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Re: Law School Transfer!!!

Postby toribiom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:07 pm

No, I've spoken to academic success but they say that ranks and anything pertaining to it won't be out till after spring semester grades.

Do you think a transfer to another T1 school would be ascertainable?

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traehekat
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Re: Law School Transfer!!!

Postby traehekat » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:16 pm

You are probably going to need to be around top 5% to transfer to GULC, top 5-10% for GW, top 10-15% for American and most other T1 schools.

If you haven't seen Arrow's thread on transferring, check it out.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=82937




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