vandy2012 wrote:The advice from the W&L student seems to indicate that those people with LSATs above the 75th percentile, such as the OP, should not be dissuaded from thinking of transferring. Quite frankly, the OP is in the top 15% or higher in terms of 'intelligence' based on his LSAT score at his school
Whether one wishes to believe in the ability of the LSAT to predict 1L success, the OP is clearly be one of the smartest people in his class based on his LSAT score. Since the LSAT is a standardized test taken by all law school applicants, and thus a better measure of 'intelligence' than undergraduate GPA, I do not see why the OP should not be confident in his ability to transfer. To be honest, it is not as if he is going to a law school that will be populated with the top kids from the best undergraduate schools. He is a 1L that is 'smarter', based on the LSAT, than atleast 75-80% of his class. With this in mind, and a solid work ethic, I see no reason why the OP needs to be 'fearful' of his ability to transfer. Best of luck OP!
So many ridiculous assumptions, so little time.
Assumptions aside, his point is still made. There's no need to have the millionth TLS convo over the LSAT's predictive ability.
And really, my question has been answered. Its ok to "plan" or go in with a certain mindset as long as you are ok graduating median at your current/future school, which I am. Truly.
Also, tons of students at T2's and TTT and TTTT say they are going to transfer, few do. I suspected this and it was confirmed.
I think, from what I have gathered, that I am going to into this with a pretty healthy mindset.
Thank you TLS.