PDaddy wrote:concurrent fork wrote:I really doubt that a school worth transferring to would let you do this. Many state on their websites that you may only transfer to begin your second year. Even if it is technically possible:
1. At least some T14s (CLS comes to mind) explicitly require an addendum explaining why you have earned more than a maximum number of credit hours. "Because I already did 2L" is probably not convincing to an adcomm.
2. If you somehow were allowed to participate in OCI, employers will look at you cross-eyed when you hand them a resume with 3 law schools listed.
3. Absorbing 4 years of tuition, including what must be at least 3 years of sticker price (barring need-based aid), is a poor financial decision IMO.
...and one that would make employers question your judgment...
I'm at CCN, goodish grades, missed LR, completely shut out of my primary market (NOT Chicago or NYC)-- where I need to be for family. I don't have the luxury of praying I'll magically land a job halfway across the country. That ship has sailed. Quite clearly, coming to my current school was a mistake. Most of the people on this board do well in school and the investment pays off for them-- hence the obvious skepticism in this thread, or whenever anyone discusses transferring. But understand that for those of us who weren't so lucky to be in the top 5% and aren't 23 year olds with no responsibilities, even going to a "good" school can turn out disastrous. So an extra year of tuition and having to "explain" things to employers doesn't constitute much of a hardship when your alternative is having to leave school altogether.