transfer with a new lsat?

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kjadkins
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transfer with a new lsat?

Postby kjadkins » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:58 pm

Just out of curiosity...

If someone planned to transfer, could he/she re-take the LSAT the June immediately prior to 1L and have that considered in their transfer application, or are only pre-matriculation LSAT scores considered?

I was just reading through a thread about someone trying to transfer and it made me wonder if this is something people who attend a lower-ranked school with the intention to transfer up can do (or actually do) to make themselves more attractive transfer candidates.

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Re: transfer with a new lsat?

Postby albanach » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:06 pm

kjadkins wrote:Just out of curiosity...

If someone planned to transfer, could he/she re-take the LSAT the June immediately prior to 1L and have that considered in their transfer application, or are only pre-matriculation LSAT scores considered?

I was just reading through a thread about someone trying to transfer and it made me wonder if this is something people who attend a lower-ranked school with the intention to transfer up can do (or actually do) to make themselves more attractive transfer candidates.


Why would schools care? They use the LSAT for admissions because they're told to, it is used in rankings and has a (weak) correlation to 1st year performance. When you apply to transfer they'll get your grades which is a much better indicator of your ability in law school than any test.

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Re: transfer with a new lsat?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:52 pm

Once you are in law school, your grades and law school LORS are more important than your LSAT score. Your LSAT gets you into law school. Once you are there, how you perform in law school has more impact on if and where you can transfer, if you are able to.

Since transferring is very hard to do, and even more difficult to figure out what your chances are, only go to a school that you would be happy graduating from. If you start schoool wanting to transfer, you may be in for a rude awakening.

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Re: transfer with a new lsat?

Postby kjadkins » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:54 pm

northwood wrote:
Since transferring is very hard to do, and even more difficult to figure out what your chances are, only go to a school that you would be happy graduating from. If you start schoool wanting to transfer, you may be in for a rude awakening.


It's definitely not something I'm considering, I'm already being accepted/getting $$ at better schools than I expected to get in to in the first place lol. As my original post says, I was just curious.

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Re: transfer with a new lsat?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:56 pm

you may be curious, but theres some people browsing this thread thinking they will go to a school and transfer up after 1L. Maybe thats why so many TTT and TTTT schools have high attrition rates( people think they will do much better, then realize they didnt, and cant transfer out, so they simply drop?)

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Re: transfer with a new lsat?

Postby kjadkins » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:05 pm

northwood wrote:you may be curious, but theres some people browsing this thread thinking they will go to a school and transfer up after 1L. Maybe thats why so many TTT and TTTT schools have high attrition rates( people think they will do much better, then realize they didnt, and cant transfer out, so they simply drop?)


And probably also that, to many people for which money is a serious issue, a full scholarship + stipend is too attractive to pass up (regardless of what the implications are with regard to future employment).




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