80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

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dudeimsocool
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80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

Postby dudeimsocool » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Where would I need to rank. Im starting in the fall btw

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lnllnl
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Re: 80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

Postby lnllnl » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:30 pm

dudeimsocool wrote:Where would I need to rank. Im starting in the fall btw


Sticky wrote:2) 1Ls (and 0Ls!), do not ask about transfer odds or possibilities before you have grades.

Asking for transfer advice before you have grades is a waste of everyone's time. There are two reasons for this.

The first is that 95% of transfer admissions is your 1L grades, and you can't predict in advance how well you're going to do. If you intend to transfer up a tier, you're going to need to do very well your first year, probably top 10% or better. The problem is, everyone is going to be trying to be in the top 10% of their class their first year, and if 100% of the class is trying to be in the top 10%, 90% will be disappointed. And since there's no way to know how well you can do until you actually get grades, nobody can help you figure out your chances of transferring without at least some grades.

The second is that you make real sacrifices when you transfer, and it's not something you should be planning on less than a semester into law school. You leave behind connections with professors and opportunities such as LR at your old school. If you're asking about transferring before you have grades back, it suggests you're just planning to transfer no matter what, which is dumb. This is the advice you'll get if you start seeking transfer advice before you get any grades back.

If you're merely curious about what transfer possibilities are available for those who do really well at your school, you can read through old threads here to see how people did in previous cycles, or go search for the Yahoo! group "transferapps" and read through their material. Or read Arrow's excellent guide to transferring, available here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=82937

But do not start new threads about transfer chances before you have grades. Those are a waste of everyone's time.


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ran12
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Re: 80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

Postby ran12 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:35 pm

You have no chance at Duke unless you have a legit connection like being an alum. Wash U will be the easiest to get into but transferring's a crapshoot. Doesn't matter how smart you are b/c law school finals are a bitch and luck plays a factor in getting grades.

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AZN MegaPoaster
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Re: 80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

Postby AZN MegaPoaster » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:50 pm

ran12 wrote:You have no chance at Duke unless you have a legit connection like being an alum. Wash U will be the easiest to get into but transferring's a crapshoot. Doesn't matter how smart you are b/c law school finals are a bitch and luck plays a factor in getting grades.

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Re: 80's to Duke/Vandy/UT/Wash U

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:27 pm

IBTL




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