How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

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How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby risktaker » Fri May 20, 2011 6:29 pm

I would love to attend a law school that I am wait listed at. I applied for the FT program, but I am considering attending if I get into the PT program. I will be happy graduating from this law school, but I was wondering as to how hard it would be to transfer to a higher ranked school's FT program after doing one year of PT? Would taking summer classes suffice? Would it be a wise choice to go to the best law school I can get into even if it is PT for the first year? All advice would be appreciated.
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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby Gideon Strumpet » Fri May 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Check the transfer app instructions for the schools you think you would want to target; I believe the standard rule is you have to have completed the full 1L curriculum, which doesn't seem possible in two semesters part-time. Also, do not start at any school unless you're prepared to finish there. If you manage to transfer, that's great, but the odds are around 100:1 against.

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby risktaker » Fri May 20, 2011 7:10 pm

Thanks Gideon. I am concerned about the last question that I asked. Is it a wise choice to go a highest rank school you get into even if it is PT?

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby Grizz » Fri May 20, 2011 7:10 pm

What school?

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby risktaker » Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 pm

Let's just say it's a high T2 regional school.

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby Grizz » Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 pm

risktaker wrote:Let's just say it's a high T2 regional school.


You need to say the school. Not all T2s are created equal.

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby risktaker » Fri May 20, 2011 7:50 pm

University of San Diego

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Re: How hard would it be to transfer from PT to FT?

Postby risktaker » Fri May 20, 2011 8:49 pm

anyone else have any views on this?




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