lawyerkobe wrote:How many people attempt to transfer out a year, how many get into a better school, how many of those care to negotiate, and how many of those didn't receive any money the first year? And even so, you likely wouldn't hear about it.
Once you run the numbers, it really isn't surprising if you've never heard of it.
Several people every year transfer out for better schools, and given the obsessive need of law students to ping TLS for every little decision there is quite a high probability of hearing about it.
Coupled with the fact that the story makes no sense on two levels:
1) Top schools have zero reason to take scholarship money and give it to rising 2Ls. At places like BLS where half the top 10% tries to transfer out the school has an incentive to give scholarships to keep their employment stats up, but T14s where only a few people might choose to transfer have no such incentive.
2) It makes no sense for them to refund 1L tuition yet still charge you partial tuition 2L and 3L instead of just giving you a full tuition waiver for those years.
My analysis suggests 94% probability that it's a flame. So I'll treat it as such. The 6% won't keep me up at night.