what school should I transfer to?

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Tigress
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what school should I transfer to?

Postby Tigress » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:04 pm

I am at 4T law school and my GPA is 3.180 and class rank is 38 out 150. I want to transfer a top 20-50 law school, any recommendations?

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K Rock
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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby K Rock » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:51 pm

Probably not gonna happen...your grades are likely not quite good enough. To transfer into the T1 from a T4 you probably have to be at LEAST top 10% and you are barely top 25%. Where are you from and where do you want to work? You should probably throw out apps to schools in that region, though I wouldn't expect any acceptances unless you destroy second semester and really up your rank.

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby Wholigan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:02 pm

K Rock wrote:Probably not gonna happen...your grades are likely not quite good enough. To transfer into the T1 from a T4 you probably have to be at LEAST top 10% and you are barely top 25%. Where are you from and where do you want to work? You should probably throw out apps to schools in that region, though I wouldn't expect any acceptances unless you destroy second semester and really up your rank.


I don't know that this is entirely accurate. Looking at transferapps data, there are submissions that seem to indicate such a transfer is possible, such as:
17% Cooley --> Tulane
20% NYLS --> BU
T4 14% --> GMU/SMU
T4 19% --> FSU
T4 24% --> Maryland

These are just a few I picked out. Of course, some of these rankings are higher than the OP, but top 15% is not out of reach with a slightly better spring semester. OP, I think the more important question is whether the transfer is worthwhile and what you will get out of it. If there is a state school in the 20-50 range where you would get in-state tuition, that might be a good place to start. Look through transferapps and see what other schools accepted similarly situated students other than the ones noted above.

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:50 pm

Many have gone T4 to T1 with top 25%. Look at the yahoo group and tls spreadsheet. American (T4, 25%), GW (T4, 30%), Maryland (T4, 25%), Brooklyn (T4, 30%) Emory (T3, 30%), Minnesota (T4, 26%), they're all in there. May not be common, but possible. Also, TTTs tend to do better than T4s when transferring.

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby NickM54 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:54 pm

Emory took a ton of transfers this past year, and it appears they will do it again next year. I would apply there given your situation.

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby Uncle.Joe » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:31 am

I think if you maintain you should be able to transfer to a T1. That being said I would not do so unless money is not a factor for you (or you are already paying sticker).

It is hard for people in the top 20% at many T1's to find jobs that can service a near sticker debt load. As a transfer in you would be looked at as being at or slightly above median. Unless your background or interviewing skills are something amazing it might not be worth the risk.

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby Tigress » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:48 am

Thank you guys, more please

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:16 am

Where is your school now? Do you have money? Where do you want to work after law school? What is your home state?

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Re: what school should I transfer to?

Postby Tigress » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:19 am

keg411 wrote:Where is your school now? Do you have money? Where do you want to work after law school? What is your home state?


I study in Valparaiso Law School. I do have money. I want to work in big cities, NY or Chicago. Home state is NC.




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