Transfer for scholly leverage?

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Teoeo
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Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby Teoeo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:30 pm

Hey, I'm just a 0L but I was wondering if it is common practice for people with top grades to apply for xfer just for the purpose of leveraging money from wherever they are attending. Have any of you done this? Has it been successful?

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snowpeach06
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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby snowpeach06 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:31 pm

I don't know about law school, but, I have a friend working towards her masters that did it. It worked. I'd imagine it can't hurt.

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jlockhart6
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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby jlockhart6 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Really depends on how high you are ranked and what school you are at. But I would imagine regardless of your school, if you are the top of your class it would work.

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jmhendri
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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby jmhendri » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:35 pm

Yes, this is common as far as I know. I had a couple of Deans of Admissions tell me expressly that they do anything they can to keep people from transferring, not at all barring scholarship offers.

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Teoeo
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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby Teoeo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:38 pm

Cool, Ill keep this in mind if I randomly do well =D

transferlegalaidy
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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby transferlegalaidy » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:53 pm

a lot of schools also offer academic scholarships after 1L if you're top 5 or 10 in your class regardless of transferring opportunities.

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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby 2009 Prospective » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:23 pm

jlockhart6 wrote:Really depends on how high you are ranked and what school you are at. But I would imagine regardless of your school, if you are the top of your class it would work.


I ended up around the top of my class and this didn't work for me.

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Re: Transfer for scholly leverage?

Postby Lonagan » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:34 pm

2009 Prospective wrote:
jlockhart6 wrote:Really depends on how high you are ranked and what school you are at. But I would imagine regardless of your school, if you are the top of your class it would work.


I ended up around the top of my class and this didn't work for me.


Can you share more information on your experience? How did your original school and transfer school(s) compare in rank? Did you already have scholarships at your original school? How did you approach the negotiations? Did you wind up transferring, or did your school successfully call your bluff?




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