0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

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Winningthelotto
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0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby Winningthelotto » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:45 pm

Hello, I was curious as to how possible it were to be put into a full-time program after applying and being admitted as a part-time student, before completing a full yr/semester or whatever other requirement needed to transfer? After speaking with many attorney's, current law students and my advisor, I was told that the part-time program would limit me in many ways, most importantly w/ regards to class rank/law review/oci. Initially I felt compelled to be in the part-time program due to work but that situation has changed.


Edit: woops just read the whole post on "if you're an 0L don't post here" my B <3

lawgod
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Re: 0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby lawgod » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:31 am

But this is a legitimate transfer question. It isn't about choosing a school; you've already chosen one. And it is isn't a "what if I..."; you are asking about the present.
So I say it is a fair transfer question.

I say transfer to Yale.

Winningthelotto
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Re: 0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby Winningthelotto » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:56 pm

You bring up many good points. I agree and chose BLUE!

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vanwinkle
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Re: 0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:03 pm

This isn't really a transfer question. Transferring typically refers to changing schools; you're just wanting to change programs within a school.

The real answer is that it depends. You can contact your school and ask; what they tell you is pretty much what your chances of success will be. I will speculate that this might be more permissible now than in the past, since PT programs are now factored into rankings.

SoCow
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Re: 0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby SoCow » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

Winningthelotto wrote:Hello, I was curious as to how possible it were to be put into a full-time program after applying and being admitted as a part-time student, before completing a full yr/semester or whatever other requirement needed to transfer? After speaking with many attorney's, current law students and my advisor, I was told that the part-time program would limit me in many ways, most importantly w/ regards to class rank/law review/oci. Initially I felt compelled to be in the part-time program due to work but that situation has changed.


Edit: woops just read the whole post on "if you're an 0L don't post here" my B <3


Some of my classmates did this prior to entering 1L. One of them was laid off and the other had a change of heart about the PT program. I believe if you have the LSAT/gpa to have been admitted into the FT program then they might let you in. However, adcomms will likely fight you on it because it's a lot harder for them to fill a PT slot then it is a FT slot.

Winningthelotto
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Re: 0L, from PT to FT before semester begins?

Postby Winningthelotto » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:52 pm

SoCow wrote:
Winningthelotto wrote:Hello, I was curious as to how possible it were to be put into a full-time program after applying and being admitted as a part-time student, before completing a full yr/semester or whatever other requirement needed to transfer? After speaking with many attorney's, current law students and my advisor, I was told that the part-time program would limit me in many ways, most importantly w/ regards to class rank/law review/oci. Initially I felt compelled to be in the part-time program due to work but that situation has changed.


Edit: woops just read the whole post on "if you're an 0L don't post here" my B <3


Some of my classmates did this prior to entering 1L. One of them was laid off and the other had a change of heart about the PT program. I believe if you have the LSAT/gpa to have been admitted into the FT program then they might let you in. However, adcomms will likely fight you on it because it's a lot harder for them to fill a PT slot then it is a FT slot.



:) I was accepted into the Full-time program!




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