Transferring after 1st Year

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dingoesatmybaby
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Transferring after 1st Year

Postby dingoesatmybaby » Sun May 01, 2011 1:30 pm

I have been hearing that if you attend a second or third tier law school, and do well in your first year (top 5-10%) you have a good chance of transfering to a school thats a higher tier?

My question is how would this work? I know the applications begin coming in around November of that school year, and if you finish your first year around May. How would it be possible to apply to transfer for your second year when its only a few months away? Would you need to take a year off?

Also, are LSAT score and Under grad GPA (my undergrad is pretty low) factored into the decision for transfer admissions even if you finish top 5% your first year?

Thanks

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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby 98234872348 » Sun May 01, 2011 1:33 pm

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rinkrat19
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun May 01, 2011 1:37 pm

Do not go to a school you won't be happy graduating from. Transferring is not common.

Also, there is an entire forum category on this.
viewforum.php?f=27

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ladybug89
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby ladybug89 » Sun May 01, 2011 1:47 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Do not go to a school you won't be happy graduating from. Transferring is not common.

Also, there is an entire forum category on this.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... m.php?f=27


nonono! don't post in that forum: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=124519
people will cut you.

still, i heaved a great sigh when i saw this topic. i think someone asked about this just yesterday or the day before and everyone went through the usual rigmarole. to avoid that, use the search function!

(i do like your username though. yay buffy/seth green!)

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rinkrat19
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:19 pm

ladybug89 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Do not go to a school you won't be happy graduating from. Transferring is not common.

Also, there is an entire forum category on this.
viewforum.php?f=27


nonono! don't post in that forum: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=124519
people will cut you.

still, i heaved a great sigh when i saw this topic. i think someone asked about this just yesterday or the day before and everyone went through the usual rigmarole. to avoid that, use the search function!

(i do like your username though. yay buffy/seth green!)


They don't have to post to read the forum and probably get answers to whatever they're looking for. If they do post, against the rules, they deserve to get sliced up.

My username? Nothing to do with Buffy or Seth Green. I'm a rinkrat, in that I spend an inordinate amount of my free time at my ice hockey rink.

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mbusch22
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby mbusch22 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:21 pm

mistergoft wrote:
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And I thought lmGtfy was awesome.

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ladybug89
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby ladybug89 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:40 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
ladybug89 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Do not go to a school you won't be happy graduating from. Transferring is not common.

Also, there is an entire forum category on this.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... m.php?f=27


nonono! don't post in that forum: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=124519
people will cut you.

still, i heaved a great sigh when i saw this topic. i think someone asked about this just yesterday or the day before and everyone went through the usual rigmarole. to avoid that, use the search function!

(i do like your username though. yay buffy/seth green!)


They don't have to post to read the forum and probably get answers to whatever they're looking for. If they do post, against the rules, they deserve to get sliced up.

My username? Nothing to do with Buffy or Seth Green. I'm a rinkrat, in that I spend an inordinate amount of my free time at my ice hockey rink.


ahh sorry not you! i was talking to OP, but i should have made that clear. embarassinggggg

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Transferring after 1st Year

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon May 02, 2011 12:56 pm

dingoesatmybaby wrote:I have been hearing that if you attend a second or third tier law school, and do well in your first year (top 5-10%) you have a good chance of transfering to a school thats a higher tier?

My question is how would this work? I know the applications begin coming in around November of that school year, and if you finish your first year around May. How would it be possible to apply to transfer for your second year when its only a few months away? Would you need to take a year off?

Also, are LSAT score and Under grad GPA (my undergrad is pretty low) factored into the decision for transfer admissions even if you finish top 5% your first year?
Thanks

Not really.




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