Final Transfer Stats 2011

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mrosmith
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby mrosmith » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:50 pm

T4 (Toledo)
3.74
10/124
3 Books, didn't write on or try out for LR or MC

Michigan: Rejected
Duke: Rejected
GULC: Accepted/Attending
Minnesota: accepted
Wisconsin: withdrew, they said I still needed paperwork.
UIUC: Accepted
Kent: accepted
FSU: Accepted
GW: Rejected
Wake: Accepted
W&M: ?
UNC: ?
Villanova: Accepted

crazyblink653
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby crazyblink653 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:36 pm

Current Law School: T25
UG GPA: 3.94
1L GPA: 3.70
1L Rank: top 7%
Honors: Law Review, 1 CALI

Michigan: Accepted, attending
Penn: Rejected

Happy with results, as Michigan has always been my dream school, though it would have been nice to have gotten into Penn, as well.

johnB86
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby johnB86 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 am

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Zazelmaf
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Zazelmaf » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:53 pm

top 18%, T4, northeast, ties to PNW and California. 3.14 GPA

Fordham: Rejected
Hastings: Rejected
Santa Clara: Rejected
Lewis & Clark: Accepted
NYLS: Accepted
Rutgers: wait list
Cardozo: wait list
Brooklyn: Accepted off waitlist
St. John's: Accepted
USF: Accepted
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tww909
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby tww909 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:26 pm

1L school: Wisconsin
GPA: 3.69, top 5%
1 top student/CALI/book/WTF award
moot court/secondary journal

no WE or relevant/special softs

harvard: rejected
stanford: accepted and attending
columbia: was complete until i WD today
chicago: WD
NYU: WD
michigan: accepted
boalt: rejected
northwester: accepted

TransferRisk
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby TransferRisk » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:33 pm

tww909 wrote:1L school: Wisconsin
GPA: 3.69, top 5%
1 top student/CALI/book/WTF award
moot court/secondary journal

no WE or relevant/special softs

harvard: rejected
stanford: accepted and attending
columbia: was complete until i WD today
chicago: WD
NYU: WD
michigan: accepted
boalt: rejected
northwester: accepted


I remain impressed and hopeful (given my very similar numbers). Knock on wood, hopefullly I hear good news this week. Are you doing the write-on?

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tww909
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby tww909 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:26 pm

TransferRisk wrote:
tww909 wrote:1L school: Wisconsin
GPA: 3.69, top 5%
1 top student/CALI/book/WTF award
moot court/secondary journal

no WE or relevant/special softs

harvard: rejected
stanford: accepted and attending
columbia: was complete until i WD today
chicago: WD
NYU: WD
michigan: accepted
boalt: rejected
northwester: accepted


I remain impressed and hopeful (given my very similar numbers). Knock on wood, hopefullly I hear good news this week. Are you doing the write-on?


yep - just started today. the grading is a lot less note-focused than wisconsin's, so hopefully illiterate me will stand a chance.

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Vronsky
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Vronsky » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:35 pm

T2 in 80s - top 1%
softs - LR, 3 course awards, some WE
LSAT 159, UG GPA 3.1

GULC: deferred EA, accepted RD
Columbia: accepted and attending
Harvard: rejected
UVA: rejected
NYU: withdrew
Penn: withdrew

ADVICE - get your stuff in EARLY, especially dean's certs for UG.

transferquest
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby transferquest » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:24 am

Agreed with the last post.

Judging by the admissions decisions at UPenn I have seen, I was treated disfavorably because I submitted far later than the #6 at our class, even though I was #1.

Some great feedback on this thread for next year's group.

ShockTop
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby ShockTop » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:43 pm

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Colonial1127
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Colonial1127 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:54 pm

Low T20's, 4.00

Harvard - accepted and attending (7/11)
Columbia - accepted (7/14)
Yale - rejected (7/21)

Good luck to all those waiting and to next year's cycle!
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Transferthrowaway
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:00 pm

T1 (30-35), 3.97 GPA, Top 2%, Law Review

Yale: Rejected
Harvard: Rejected
Stanford: In purgatory
Chicago: Accepted

OnWisconsin
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby OnWisconsin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:24 am

SLU (T2/3), 3.36 GPA, ~Top 12%

Marquette: In (withdrew)
University of Wisconsin: In (Attending)

Side note, I'm a UW alumni, and I've got one HELL of a background story (hint this is my 2nd go round in law school) PM if you want more info.

nola34
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby nola34 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:44 am

T3 Top 5% 3.6

Tulane: Accepted
GW: Accepted
GULC: Waitlisted
BC: Accepted
GMU: Rejected

huskylaw26
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby huskylaw26 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:33 am

T2 in 50's, top 6-7%
1 x CALI in legal writing, moot court finalist, excellent LOR (State Dept.), probably decent PS, 15 years WE (overseas, military, other), 3.3 UGPA (Ivy), 167 high LSAT

Harvard: denied
Columbia: never-never land (waiting)
NYU: accepted (7/26, will WD)
Michigan: accepted (and attending - $$$ reasons)
Penn: accepted (WD)
UVA: denied
Duke: WL (WD)
Northwestern: accepted (WD)
GULC: WL (second lifetime rejection, damn you Hoyas) (WD)
Texas: denied
UCLA: accepted (WD)

HebrewHammer
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby HebrewHammer » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:22 pm

Just thought I'd give some help to the TTTT's out there....

TTTT, top 10%, law review invite, from FL but went to 1L in New England

UF- In
FSU- In
Cardozo- In
Saint Louis- In (withdrawn)
Stetson- In (withdrawn)
UConn- In
Wake Forest- Rejected
Fordham- Rejected

I was pretty shocked at how successful my cycle was. Couldn't be happier with my options. Got a lot of helpful/interesting info off TLS over the last couple years so hope this helps someone out there.

Nacirema
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Nacirema » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:31 pm

Ranked 3/203 (Top 1.48%) at school in the 90-100s, 3.68 LGPA, 2 CALI Awards, Graded on Law Review

SLS-rejected
UChicago-rejected
UCLA-rejected (Surprised I did not get in)
Berkeley-rejected
Notre Dame- accepted

Overall my cycle was not great -> decided to stay at my current school in California.

Good luck to everyone next year. 8)

kcas6
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby kcas6 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:31 pm

T2 in the 50's - Top 15%
LSAT - 161

GW - Accepted 7/8
Columbia - Accepted 7/13
Georgetown - Denied 7/19
Fordham - Denied 7/28
NYU - still under review

Completely shocked I got into Columbia. You never know what the admissions board is looking for in transfer students so it never hurts to apply!

spintk
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby spintk » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:13 am

T4, Top 10%, LR, extensive work experience

WFU
DUKE
UNC

Rejected x 3

(get your apps in early, guys)

CanadianWolf
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:49 am

@spintk: Sorry to read of your results. In retrospect, do you wish that you had applied to more schools as a transfer--especially South Carolina & any Tier Two law schools ?

Seems like you applied to three law schools that are quite hard on transfers. In my opinion, you deserved different results.

atashakor
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby atashakor » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:39 pm

best of luck to all of you

prettybirdy
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby prettybirdy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:40 pm

1L school: T25
1L gpa: 4.0
3 top grades, 3 years WE, grad degree (and the debt to go with it)
LSAT: 179
undergrad gpa: 3.5

Berkeley: accepted
Harvard: accepted
Stanford: accepted (attending)

I applied pretty close to the application deadline for all three schools, but I had some good personal reasons for wanting to be in the Bay Area which I think helped my Stanford app.

mrloblaw
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby mrloblaw » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:29 pm

1L: T35
GPA: 3.87
Rank: 8/250+
Law review (flagship)

Accepted: NYU
Rejected: Columbia, Chicago, Yale, Harvard

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Chiglaw
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby Chiglaw » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:54 pm

T70, top 1%, 1 CALI, law review, strong softs

Accepted: Michigan (attending) 7/1
Rejected: NU 7/25, Chicago 7/29

Recommend getting your letters in early and having all materials ready for your 2nd semester grades. And be patient; these schools move at their own pace. Admissions and OCS at Mich were amazing.

kaiser
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Re: Final Transfer Stats 2011

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:04 pm

T25, top 10%

NYU - Accepted (Attending)
Penn - Accepted
Columbia - Rejected

Tips:

-Get all the supplementary forms in early so that, when grades come out, all you need to complete your application is send in an updated transcript. I applied to Columbia much later than the other 2 schools due to a delay in certain documents, and they were only school that rejected me. Sure, it just might be a coincidence, but getting everything in early only would have increased my chances

-Ask for LOR's early, or at least get a feel for who would be willing to help you out well in advance. Waiting on this can be killer, and it ties into the point above

-Do a thorough consideration of all factors involved, and don't just blindly transfer since the new school is ranked higher. This is a stressful and draining process, and you have to make sure its something you truly want/need.




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