Does applying first year help when trying to transfer later?

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Brown1911
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Does applying first year help when trying to transfer later?

Postby Brown1911 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:44 pm

I am trying to decide if it's worth the extra $206 to apply to three schools I know my chances of getting in are somewhere between 1% and "nice try buddy". I am not going to go into a law school program with the #1 objective being to transfer out after my first year, but I do want the possibility to be as strong as possible. When applying to transfer, do law schools look at you in a better light if you had applied to start in their program originally and have now proven yourself through your first year's grades? Or should I just save my money to keep from donating to a school and having to pay again if indeed I do apply there as a trasfer the next year? Thanks in advance to anyone that can give me some help and insight. (and just for extra info the schools I am thinking of applying to are Univ of Miami, GA State, and Howard)

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Re: Does applying first year help when trying to transfer later?

Postby gwuorbust » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:58 pm

nice double post there buddy

And here is what I am going to say you should use the $206 for: Retaking the LSAT. If you are thinking of transferring TO Miami then there is a problem. Whether it is LSAT or GPA, it is prob fixable by getting a higher LSAT.

also, I doubt it would help anyways. (applying and expecting to to get denied so that you can say you were dedicated or something, that is).




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