Final Transfer Stats 2011

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transferquest
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Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby transferquest » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:39 am

Thought it might be helpful to start a thread for next year's students:

My numbers:

Current Law School: #60 (Tier 2)
Undergraduate GPA: 2.9
Undergraduate School rank: top 25
LSAT: 161

1L GPA: 3.89
1L Class Rank: 1/219
Honors: CALI Award (1)

Admitted: Georgetown Early Action, William and Mary, Duke, Virginia
Denied: Yale, Harvard, Penn
Choice: Virginia

Very happy with choice. Would apply to NYU and Columbia if I could do over again!

Best of luck and hope this helps next year!

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ndirish2010
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:13 am

I am surprised you did not get into Penn. Congrats on UVA though!

BUbobby24
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby BUbobby24 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:01 am

My numbers:

Current Law School: Tier 4 (Whittier)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
LSAT: 152

1L GPA: 3.3
1L Class Rank: 25/270 (top 9%)
Other: 5 years work experience, Law Review, PT student for 2 years

Admitted: Emory, Loyola Chicago, DePaul
Denied: Northwestern, UGA, Georgia State
Choice: Emory

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ndirish2010
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:05 am

BUbobby24 wrote:My numbers:

Current Law School: Tier 4 (Whittier)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5
LSAT: 152

1L GPA: 3.3
1L Class Rank: 25/270 (top 9%)
Other: 5 years work experience, Law Review, PT student for 2 years

Admitted: Emory, Loyola Chicago, DePaul
Denied: Northwestern, UGA, Georgia State
Choice: Emory


WTF does Whittier curve to? 2.0?

Edited.
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BUbobby24
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby BUbobby24 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:20 am

Whittier's curve is pretty rough, I believe they curve to a 2.6. Anything above a 3.0 in any class puts you in the top of the class. They definitely do everything they can to discourage people from transferring, such as waiting to release class ranks a month after grades are turned in.
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quiver
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby quiver » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:34 am

Solid idea to make this thread.

Current Law School: school in the 60s (Tier 2)
1L GPA: 3.97
WE: no work experience
I don't think the undergrad stuff matters at all for transfers

Early Action/Decision
Georgetown: accepted EA
Chicago: deferred ED

Regular Decision
Cornell: accepted
Duke: effectively withdrew (didn't complete application after I received other acceptances)
Berkeley: denied
Michigan: denied
Penn: accepted
NYU: accepted
Columbia: accepted (ATTENDING)

Pretty happy with my cycle. I probably would have had no chance at Harvard, but I'd apply anyway if I had to do it again.
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NotoriousIIED
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby NotoriousIIED » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:30 pm

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ms2010
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby ms2010 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Current Law School: school in the 50s
1L GPA: 3.67 (7/132)
WE: none

Early Action/Decision
Georgetown: deferred EA

Regular Decision
George Washington University: Accepted
Fordham: Denied
Georgetown: Waitlisted
Penn: Denied
NYU: Accepted
Columbia: No word.

Moral of the story: Anything can happen.

transferquest
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby transferquest » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:35 pm

Getting some good stuff here. Keep it up.

Interesting. Those of us at the very top of our classes at Tier 2 schools seem to have no shot at top 3 schools, and Berkeley seems to be very tough.

And yes, Penn was interesting. They accepted #6 in class from my school but not #1. Not upset, as I would still have stuck with UVa.

CCN seem actually more generous than Berkeley toward tier 2 students.

rising2l
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby rising2l » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:12 pm

t2, top 5%, lr, moot court, awards, etc.

bc - accepted
ucla - denied
uchi - denied
penn - accepted (attending)
columbia - withdrawing
nyu - withdrawing
fordham - withdrawing

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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:19 pm

@rising2L: Approximately where in tier two is your current law school ranked ? 50s ? 60s ? 70s ? 80s? 90s ? Thanks !

rising2l
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby rising2l » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:20 pm

80s.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:20 pm

Thanks & congratulations ! You definitely made the right move, in my opinion.

rising2l
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby rising2l » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:51 pm

thanks so much. penn was my first choice, and although i'd be curious to hear from nyu and columbia (though i guarantee i'd be rejected), i got exactly what i wanted.

RodneyBoonfield
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:53 pm

FL T4 8%
Emory: Out
UF: Out
FSU: In
UM: Out
Wake: In
W&L: In
UNC: ?
W&M: ?

Likely attending W&L. Very interesting cycle. Wouldn't everyone agree?

lawfuture10
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby lawfuture10 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:22 pm

My numbers:

Current Law School: #90s (Tier 2)
Undergraduate GPA: 2.7
Undergraduate School rank: top 5
LSAT: 165

1L GPA: 3.6x
1L Class Rank: 5/2xx
Honors: CALI Award (4), Invited to Law Review
Top 2-3%

Admitted: UCLA
Denied: Berkeley, Penn, GULC, Harvard(Lol)
Choice: UCLA

awarunn
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby awarunn » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Top 10% at a school in the 70's

In at U of M (attending)
Withdrew from Northwestern
Rejected at U of Chicago

ReversedAndRemanded
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby ReversedAndRemanded » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:40 pm

Current Law School: #77 (T2)
WE: 3 years full-time
1L GPA: 3.8X
1L Rank: 6/4XX (yeah, that's a 4)
Honors: 4 Book Awards, LR

Harvard: Ding
Columbia: Withdrew before response
NYU: Withdrew before response
Michigan: In, withdrew
UVa: Ding
Penn: In, attending

Good luck to everyone still waiting and to next year's transfer class. My advice? DO THE APPLICATIONS FIRST AND EARLY. Way easier to go complete early if they already have your app and are just waiting on grades. I did it the wrong way.
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jstn1104
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby jstn1104 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Current Law School: in the 40's
GPA: 3.86
Rank: 8/248
3 CALIs

Berkeley: Rejected
Chicago: Rejected
Columbia: Accepted
NYU: Accepted

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starchinkilt
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby starchinkilt » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:20 pm

Current Law School: 80s (T2)
WE: lolno
1L GPA: 3.8X
1L Rank: Top 5%
Honors: lolno

Columbia: Withdrew before response
NYU: Withdrew before response
Michigan: In, attending
GULC: In (EA)

Stryka
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Stryka » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:15 pm

Tier 4
Top 25%ish

SMU - Admitted

:-D

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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:36 pm

Stryka wrote:Tier 4
Top 25%ish

SMU - Admitted

:-D



Congrats. That kinda gives me hope if I do well enough to be 25% as a 1L.

Madi57
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Madi57 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:56 pm

Current Law School: Top 25
LSAT: 167

1L GPA: 3.85
1L Class Rank: Top 2-3%
Honors: Law Review

Harvard: Admitted

Stryka
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Stryka » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:06 pm

merc280 wrote:
Stryka wrote:Tier 4
Top 25%ish

SMU - Admitted

:-D



Congrats. That kinda gives me hope if I do well enough to be 25% as a 1L.



Thanks!!! Forgot to mention I have a lot of work experience which possibly helped.

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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby atunnell » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:51 pm

Tier 3
GPA: 3.927
Rank: 1/1xx

Northwestern: rejected
Penn: rejected
WUSL: accepted
GUTL: Accepted
Berkeley: rejected.
Columbia: still pending
Duke:waitlisted
SMU: accepted; attending




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