What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

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What the f.supp?
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What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby What the f.supp? » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:25 pm

Hey folks, I honestly have no idea why being a transfer student is such a big deal for students when interviewing. I'm not a transfer student--just curious. Any thoughts?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:28 pm

What does this mean? Why is it a big deal how?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What does this mean? Why is it a big deal how?


Good question...

I'm guessing you mistakenly posted this anonymously?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby What the f.supp? » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:36 pm

I just feel like there is a substantial amount of discussion (e.g. in the "feeling down" thread) about being a transfer student.

Perhaps I'll rephrase: are transfer students treated/regarded any differently in interviews or when reviewing resumes than students who matriculated as 1Ls?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:39 pm

I don't think it's a big deal at all. In fact, in talking to most interviewers about this, it's a benefit because you obviously worked your butt off to get to your new school.

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby MrAnon » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:40 pm

They back-doored their way into the school. Their success is due to one great year at a bad law school. What's impressive about that?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:51 pm

MrAnon wrote:They back-doored their way into the school. Their success is due to one great year at a bad law school. What's impressive about that?


You really do not know what you're talking about.

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:53 pm

MrAnon wrote:They back-doored their way into the school. Their success is due to one great year at a bad law school. What's impressive about that?


Huh? Nearly all transfers at my school came from very impressive schools with incredible grades. What isnt impressive about that?

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby crazyblink653 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:55 pm

MrAnon wrote:They back-doored their way into the school. Their success is due to one great year at a bad law school. What's impressive about that?


this isn't true of all transfers and, frankly, sounds kind of douchey and elitist.

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:58 pm

MrAnon wrote:They back-doored their way into the school. Their success is due to one great year at a bad law school. What's impressive about that?

In reality, the back door is the LSAT. Rocking 1L exams for 2 semesters is not easier. Consider 24 hours of exams vs. a 4.5 hr LSAT

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:59 pm

MrAnon is an obvious troll, or at least has been for the past few weeks.

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Re: What is the big deal with being a transfer student?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:06 pm

What the f.supp? wrote:Hey folks, I honestly have no idea why being a transfer student is such a big deal for students when interviewing. I'm not a transfer student--just curious. Any thoughts?


It's just a little tougher for a transfer student to be able to accurately predict how he will be evaluated in the hiring process, that's all. And transfers generally feel like they gave up a fair amount (law review, lower tuition/scholarships, friends, etc) for the shot at OCI, so it becomes an even bigger deal.

And LOL at MrAnon.




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