3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:27 pm

Baronessa_Esq wrote:A in Property, A in Torts, and unfortunately a B- in Civ Pro which hurt drastically. What are my chances of transferring to a T14? :oops:

If you can kill 2nd semester, you can bring your overall GPA up to top 10% and have a strong shot at T14. Have you talked to your Civ Pro professor about why you got a B-? Learning what makes the difference between an A and a B- will go a long way towards avoiding another B-.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby kapital98 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:02 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
kapital98 wrote:Also try to figure out how your GPA will transfer. A 3.5 at Hastings may = top 10% at some schools and 30% at others (just like our curve changes depending on the year.)

GPA is irrelevant, what matters is your approximate class rank. Schools above Hastings are either familiar with Hastings' grading curve or able to contact someone who is. Adcomms won't compare a 1L "3.5" to another "3.5", they'll compare you based on where that puts you in your class.

Your GPA also doesn't transfer, if that's what kapital was saying. You'll start clean without a GPA or credits at your new school, just a requirement to take two years of upper-level courses. Your GPA at the new school will be based entirely on the classes you take there. Nearly all schools do it this way, I have yet to hear of an exception.


Vanwinkle, you changed your Avatar!

Are you sure about the GPA transferring regarding class rank? There seems to be multiple threads about people transferring and their class rank moving slightly up or down depending on where they go. People with a "B" curve seems especially hard hit when they transfer into a "B+" curve school. This is especially important for OCI because class rank is the critical factor.

If I'm wrong please tell me -- I really want to know. Also, I'm talking about schools that maintain a standard GPA scale. I'm excluding schools like Berkeley, Chicago, and Harvard because I don't know enough about their grading scale to begin with.

I wasn't implying GPA stays. I was relating it to class rank. After OCI grades become a lot less important and I don't really care about honorary titles (ex: Magna cum laude.)

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby Norwood » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:55 am

As a transfer, your GPA and Rank get wiped clean.

For OCI purposes, you will be evaluated based on how you performed during your 1L at your old school. your resume will state that you are a transfer and will have your old school's gpa/rank. because of this, It may seem like transfers are at a disadvantage during OCI, but I've seen several posts on this forum of T3 -> T1 transfers getting SA's.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby kapital98 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:24 pm

Norwood wrote:As a transfer, your GPA and Rank get wiped clean.

For OCI purposes, you will be evaluated based on how you performed during your 1L at your old school. your resume will state that you are a transfer and will have your old school's gpa/rank. because of this, It may seem like transfers are at a disadvantage during OCI, but I've seen several posts on this forum of T3 -> T1 transfers getting SA's.


Thank you! That helps clear up a lot of confusion.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby Borhas » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:28 pm

keg411 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Baronessa_Esq wrote:
kapital98 wrote:Is everyone on TLS that goes to Hastings looking to transfer? :|

P.S. I'm in the same place. Hopefully, GULC will be friendly to transfers.


LOL no I think some people actually like it there. I hear GULC typically are, but who knows the numbers vary from year to year.

I love it at Hastings. I don't really want to transfer, I just feel like I should transfer for better job prospects.


If you really love it at Hastings, only apply to Berkeley/Stanford and only consider transferring to one of those schools. Don't feel like you should transfer because you "have to" -- especially if you want to work in SF. And I say this as someone who actually transferred and felt the same way that you did last year.


Sounds about right. If you're high enough in the class to be able to transfer to a T-14 then you're probably in decent enough shape to work for a firm anyway. But Stanford and Berkeley are right around the corner(s)... though Stanford is much harder to transfer to than Berkeley.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby Baronessa_Esq » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:57 pm

Lasers wrote:
Baronessa_Esq wrote:A in Property, A in Torts, and unfortunately a B- in Civ Pro which hurt drastically. What are my chances of transferring to a T14? :oops:

wow...that's insane. you killed property and torts, but that b- is such a backbreaker. how did that happen? that's still a great first semester.



I know I was absolutely devastated lol & I thought I did decent...I went to the prof it was the organization of my exam he said .. go figure!

It was also sad that the Property Prof told me I would've gotten a A+ if I would have listed 2 more issues...that def would of helped with the B-

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby Baronessa_Esq » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
Baronessa_Esq wrote:A in Property, A in Torts, and unfortunately a B- in Civ Pro which hurt drastically. What are my chances of transferring to a T14? :oops:

If you can kill 2nd semester, you can bring your overall GPA up to top 10% and have a strong shot at T14. Have you talked to your Civ Pro professor about why you got a B-? Learning what makes the difference between an A and a B- will go a long way towards avoiding another B-.


you give great advice!

Yea spoke to him so hopefully I can work on my mistakes

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby lawhaus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:58 pm

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:59 pm

lawhaus wrote:relevant for your considerations:
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Well done, mods.
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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby lawhaus » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:00 pm

this is hilarious, is this some kind of unwritten rule against paul campos blog?

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:20 pm

lawhaus wrote:relevant for your considerations:

Extended timeout, editing post to intentionally evade word filter.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:24 pm

lawhaus wrote:this is hilarious, is this some kind of unwritten rule against paul campos blog?

It also wasn't particularly helpful in any way. Then again, that's a lot of stuff on TLS.

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

Postby stqcb » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:51 pm

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Re: 3.5 at Hastings ---> T14?

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stqcb wrote:ALTING, TROLLING REDACTED; ALT OF LAWHAUS BANNED; LAWHAUS BAN EXTENDED

Dear Princess Celestia,

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