Tricky Transfer from T40

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JazzyM550
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Tricky Transfer from T40

Postby JazzyM550 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:42 am

2-3% at T40; but with personal/legit medical reasons (mentioned in my app) for grades and lsat scores substantially dropping in college, and definitely affecting which law school I got into to begin with. I keep hearing that transfers are even more than previously a "numbers game"...but I'm hoping that admissions can overlook some numbers that were the product of extenuating circumstances.
Chances at CCN? HYS? Pointless to even speculate? Thanks

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Lawquacious
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Re: Tricky Transfer from T40

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:48 am

I'm not sure that law schools even look at UGPA or LSAT when you are transferring (only 1L grades). Can anyone verify or disconfirm this?

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Re: Tricky Transfer from T40

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:51 am

It won't matter. Your law school success will speak for itself.

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Re: Tricky Transfer from T40

Postby JazzyM550 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:55 am

My understanding was that college transcripts and LSATs, while not nearly as important as 1L grades, are a factor. And I seem to recall that at least one school--and it may be either Harvard or Yale--indicated it tends to accept only those applicants who would have been competitive applying as a 0L.

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Re: Tricky Transfer from T40

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:58 am

JazzyM550 wrote:My understanding was that college transcripts and LSATs, while not nearly as important as 1L grades, are a factor. And I seem to recall that at least one school--and it may be either Harvard or Yale--indicated it tends to accept only those applicants who would have been competitive applying as a 0L.


I believe Harvard says that, but whether it is true or not is hard to say. Someone more knowledgeable than myself on the transfer process would have a better answer. But keep in mind that adcomms often claim to have policies that they do not practice.




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