bradley wrote:CLS senate actually complained to the Dean about the large number of transfers? How welcoming! Shouldn't they, you know, want the best and brightest coming to their school to increase it's quality? Transfers are generally smarter than 3/4 of the original class and they deserve that T6 degree. I always feel like people hating on transfers are still hung up on their undergrad GPA and LSAT and think they're entitled to everything for life because they got into CLS.
1. The number of interview slots available does not vary based on a school's fluctuating class size from year to year. The more transfers, the fewer interviews for the original class. No way around it.
2. In order for the transfers to "increase CLS's quality," the transfers have to be, overall, of a higher quality than the original student body. While they obviously come to CLS with great grades, that speaks only to their abilities relative to their original classmates. Some people try and say it's not a big deal, because the administration could have just increased the incoming class size by 80 people instead of adding them as transfers. However, it's not the same, as they weren't part of our curve. I guarantee you that some of the transfers wouldn't have shone so brightly had they been graded against other CLS 1Ls. Also, we didn't get into CLS just because of our LSAT and GPA in some cases, just fyi.
3. Can you not understand why, in a down economy with fewer jobs to go around, current students would feel a bit put out or even betrayed that their administration cares more about the 40 transfers' tuition than about its students who have already sank $49,000 into the school?
The administration doesn't seem to care at all about its students concerns, particularly when it appears as though 90% of the student body supports smaller class sizes and fewer transfers. And don't try and tell me that the transfers would've gotten these jobs/callbacks anyway, because the firms we're talking about don't even do OCI at their original school, usually. EVERYTHING in law school is a zero sum game. For the transfers to win, the rest of us have to lose.