Due to the size of our student body, only a few students with outstanding law school records are accepted as transfer students each year and then only if the applicant presents compelling reasons for continuing his or her law studies in Austin. Even though the applicant is in good standing at his or her present law school, and meets the requirements for admission as set out below, admission as a transfer student is competitive. The decision regarding admission of a transfer applicant will turn on such factors as: the applicant's undergraduate record, the strength of the applicant's law school performance, the Law School's capacity to handle additional students as transfers, and the applicant's reasons for wanting to transfer.
To be eligible for transfer to the School of Law:
your undergraduate performance and Law School Admission Test scores must meet the standard currently applicable for admission to the Law School as a first-year student;
you must be in good standing at your present law school;
you must have completed the first-year (full-time) curriculum at an ABA-accredited law school;
and you must have compiled a superior academic record at your present law school.
I'm pretty confused as to how it makes any sense that one's LSAT score must meet 1st year standards. I would wager that the vast majority of people transfer up to schools they couldn't get into initially, primarily due to their numbers. Hardly anyone transfers down or laterally.
Should this be taken at face-value?