If this is not an alt, I have a few things to say.InGoodFaith wrote:LOL Skool wrote:Well... I guess I'll be the first to actually answer this question rather than be condescending to the OP.
Anyway, I finished my 1L year at TTTT with a class rank just inside the top 40% (not very impressive I admit). My first semester was awful (I entered really young), but I improved immensely my second semester, which seemed to impress the school I transferred to. Also, unlike most other law students, I am a pleasant person with a decent personality. That seemed to impress them as well, and the combination allowed me to transfer from a TTTT to a T1 despite being just inside the top 40%.
Hmm, an account created 9 minutes ago solely to make this post... Either 1) an alt of OP or 2) someone new to TLS that really felt strongly about adding their input.
You are not the "first to actually answer this question rather than be condescending." OP received valid, non-condescending answers throughout this thread. Most of us were genuinely trying to help the OP. Go back and look.
Second, I have to ask: how does the fact that you entered law school really young have any bearing on your "awful" first semester grades? I entered young as well and I did just fine first semester. Also, did you really get old enough between first and second semester to justify a drastic increase in GPA? Was it the fact that you aged about five months or the fact that you got more comfortable with law schools exams? I'll let you ponder that one.
Finally, I am legitimately curious as to how being a "pleasant person with a decent personality" helped at all in your transfer admissions. Did you have to interview to get into your T1 school? If not, it's hard to see how your self-assessed personality made any difference in your admittance; anyone can fake a good personality through a two page personal statement. I also have to note that, for someone who claims to be a pleasant person, you seem to be making a lot of condescending remarks yourself. Maybe you're included in your own "most law students" category rather than your special "pleasant person with a decent personality" category.