Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

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ayoung22
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Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby ayoung22 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:38 pm

I'm starting 2L year and I was considering applying to transfer this summer (the summer after 1L year) when everyone else does but did not have any desire to transfer in the end. However, I'm now reconsidering this decision and would like to know if any schools accept people who transfer after the first semester of their 2L year? I know a lot don't but not sure if they all don't.

Thanks!
AY

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby solidsnake » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:49 pm

ayoung22 wrote:I'm starting 2L year and I was considering applying to transfer this summer (the summer after 1L year) when everyone else does but did not have any desire to transfer in the end. However, I'm now reconsidering this decision and would like to know if any schools accept people who transfer after the first semester of their 2L year? I know a lot don't but not sure if they all don't.

Thanks!
AY


Pretty sure aba requires 2 full yrs in residence at transferee school. If you're a PT student, it may work provided you are there at transferee school for 2 full yrs after 1st sem 2L yr. Best look it up to confirm; this info is all available online.

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby 270910 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:59 pm

I haven't heard of any.
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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby FlyAboveTheHaters » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:08 pm

ayoung22 wrote:I'm starting 2L year and I was considering applying to transfer this summer (the summer after 1L year) when everyone else does but did not have any desire to transfer in the end. However, I'm now reconsidering this decision and would like to know if any schools accept people who transfer after the first semester of their 2L year? I know a lot don't but not sure if they all don't.

Thanks!
AY



GULC and GW have a spring 2L transfer cycles. I believe that Boalt does too. There are others as well, but you have to search them out. The down side is that they only accept the maximum 28/29 credits from the first year. I would just contact the school's that you're interested in and ask or visit their websites.

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby ZXCVBNM » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:56 pm

columbia does but then you have to do two years there starting in the spring

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby bwv812 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:44 pm

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:27 pm

Some schools allow visiting students for the 3rd year. You could check on that as an option too.

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby wiscohopeful » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:04 pm

I've heard of people who transfer after their full second year...BUT, they have to give up the entire second year of coursework. ABA only allows 28 credits (or however many 1/3 of graduation requirement credits there are) to transfer. My understanding is you can, but if you are paying for law school (i.e. not on a full ride) it will cost you a pretty penny.

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby kukusayO » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:09 am

Anyone have more insight into this? Can a full-time 2L transfer. Someone mentioned its been done before- any details as to which school? I dont mind eating credits if its worth it. p

Please post any info you have, as its hard to come by.

thanks in advance!

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby Tenderloin1981 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:42 am

Bump.

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A'nold
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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby A'nold » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:18 pm

1. Start at Cooley; finish in top 1%; transfer to t2.
2. Finish in top 1% first semester of 2L year; transfer to GULC spring admission.
3. Finish in top 1% 2L Spring at GULC; eat all 2L credits; transfer to Haaaavard;
4. ????????
5. Profit.

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby megaTTTron » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:26 pm

A'nold wrote:1. Start at Cooley; finish in top 1%; transfer to t2.
2. Finish in top 1% first semester of 2L year; transfer to GULC spring admission.
3. Finish in top 1% 2L Spring at GULC; eat all 2L credits; transfer to Haaaavard;
4. ????????
5. Profit.


aaaahahah. btw im pming you now. lol

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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby random5483 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:18 pm

A'nold wrote:1. Start at Cooley; finish in top 1%; transfer to t2.
2. Finish in top 1% first semester of 2L year; transfer to GULC spring admission.
3. Finish in top 1% 2L Spring at GULC; eat all 2L credits; transfer to Haaaavard;
4. ????????
5. Profit.



LOL.

Professor_Rau
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Re: Do any schools allow you to transfer after 1st semester 2L?

Postby Professor_Rau » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:13 am

I can confirm that Harvard will let you transfer after 3 semesters, but my question to them was in the context of missing the spring/fall semester and then starting as a "2L" in the fall. The answer is yes, as long as you have a legit. reason.

I can confirm that the University of Chicago will allow you to transfer up to 40 credits regardless of when they were earned.

I can confirm that Northwestern only allows 28 credits, but you can still transfer after that and lose the additional credits. I can confirm that Columbia will not allow this (32 credits). And I can confirm that NYU, Penn might allow it, depending upon circumstances (32 credits). And Georgetown will not (my scenario).




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