Undergrad transfer warranted?

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legalmo
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Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby legalmo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:55 am

Hope this is the right forum for this. So the school I go to now doesn't have a great history of law school acceptances. In fact, most of the schools grads go to are the butt end of jokes on TLS (or retake, don't go to law school, are you a urm?, etc.). There are a couple of other schools in state that routinely send kids to CCN and even HYS every so often.

I know my UG shouldn't matter, but given the consistent histories here would a transfer be justified? I could try and be the first to be accepted to a t14, but I feel like the whole admissions game is hard enough without trying to break barriers and whatnot. Can I ride the wave just this once, or stay put?

I'm convinced there is something in the water or pre-law advisement. Or maybe those schools have become feeders? In another thread a poster pointed out how many top schools stick to the same few UGs.

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:01 am

You should be more worried about writing coherent sentences.

And UG doesn't matter unless you went to HYSP MIT.

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby ExpectLess » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:05 am

FiveSermon wrote:And UG doesn't matter unless you went to HYSP MIT.


Even then, only HSY seem to care about fancy UGs.

Get a 4.0 at whatever university. Minimize the debt you'll have at graduation. Those should be your goals.

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby ExpectLess » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:19 am

legalmo wrote:I'm convinced there is something in the water or pre-law advisement.


As for pre-law advisement, no. I didn't even know I wanted to go to law school until after I graduated. Never stepped foot in the office once, nor took any sort of "pre-law" class.

The number that is your LSAC GPA (doesn't really matter from where or from what major) and your LSAT will comprise the overwhelming majority of your application. That you are a URM is good news, and it certainly seems like schools are more willing to overlook a lower LSAT for a URM than they are a lower GPA.

So, to reiterate, do whatever it takes to get A's.

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby waitlistking » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:34 am

legalmo wrote:
I know my UG shouldn't matter, but given the consistent histories here would a transfer be justified?


You're mistaking a selection bias for a boost in admissions because of UG quality. IN GENERAL, smarter kids go to better UG's and do better on the LSAT and thus go to better law schools. You just jumped way ahead of the curve at your school by finding this site and recognizing what you need to do to get in to the T14 (namely, crush the LSAT and keep a solid GPA.)

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby 174 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:36 am

Only transfer UG if it will improve your job prospects enough that you don't have to resort to law school.

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Re: Undergrad transfer warranted?

Postby legalmo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:18 am

Thank you for the replies. I apologize if my post wasn't coherent, it was late when I wrote it. I guess I'll just stay at my current UG and keep making a profit.




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