Compelling Reasons to Transfer

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MChamp4
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Compelling Reasons to Transfer

Postby MChamp4 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:56 pm

Most law school require that an applicant have a "compelling reason" to transfer. What are some compelling reasons for wanting to transfer? Do any law schools you know of actually verify this reason?

dakatz
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Re: Compelling Reasons to Transfer

Postby dakatz » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:02 pm

Who says you have to have a compelling reason? The plain and simple fact that you would like to attend a better school with better employment prospects is compelling enough (if that is your reason). As long as you frame it well, you can offer whatever reason you want.

maf70
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Re: Compelling Reasons to Transfer

Postby maf70 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 pm

dakatz wrote:Who says you have to have a compelling reason? The plain and simple fact that you would like to attend a better school with better employment prospects is compelling enough (if that is your reason). As long as you frame it well, you can offer whatever reason you want.


This is generally the case. Though, I think generally compelling reasons will make you stand out above everyone else if your numbers are right.

Also, don't make something up. That's just stupid.

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Re: Compelling Reasons to Transfer

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:09 pm

MChamp4 wrote:Most law school require that an applicant have a "compelling reason" to transfer. What are some compelling reasons for wanting to transfer? Do any law schools you know of actually verify this reason?

As to the first part, very few schools truly require that you have a compelling reason to transfer. Texas is the only one which comes to mind. Those schools ranked higher are usually intrinsically worth transferring to, and those ranked lower are usually more than happy to take yoy full tuition.

As to the second question: you'll know if your reasons are compelling.

Finally, like the poster above said, don't make stuff up. Someone, somewhere will find out about it and that's going to be grounds to dismiss you from law school and/or fail the C&F of most states. Just don't even think about it.




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