Choosing a school to transfer out

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Choosing a school to transfer out

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Hey all,
I'm currently a 0L and accepted into Fordham and UCI law. I'm waiting to hear back from BU, BC and Loyola Marymount. I'm not particularly thrilled to attend any of these as I was hoping to attend a t14 so I'm considering transferring out from somewhere my first year. Fordham would cost me a lot of money whereas UCI and Loyola (assuming I get accepted) would cost about half as much. But Fordham is ranked higher than Loyola and UCI is not ranked yet. Should I attend either Loyola or UCI over Fordham with this mentality? Or should I attend Fordham anyway just in case I do not get an opportunity to transfer out after my first year? Any advice will be helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: Choosing a school to transfer out

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:55 pm

Great thing you posted this anonymous, you would have totally been outed! This sounds like an excellent idea, I totally advocate this! You sound like a shoe-in for the T14, I can tell just by the intelligence of your post. Choose the lowest ranked school possible. Everybody knows that the T14 gives extra special favor to low and unranked schools!


Hope that helped!

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Re: Choosing a school to transfer out

Postby Lasers » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:17 pm

Jimbo_Jones wrote:Great thing you posted this anonymous, you would have totally been outed! This sounds like an excellent idea, I totally advocate this! You sound like a shoe-in for the T14, I can tell just by the intelligence of your post. Choose the lowest ranked school possible. Everybody knows that the T14 gives extra special favor to low and unranked schools!


Hope that helped!

lol.

to OP: never, ever, attend a law school that you plan to transfer out of. transferring is far from a sure thing; you cannot plan for it.

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Re: Choosing a school to transfer out

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:13 pm

Lasers wrote:
Jimbo_Jones wrote:Great thing you posted this anonymous, you would have totally been outed! This sounds like an excellent idea, I totally advocate this! You sound like a shoe-in for the T14, I can tell just by the intelligence of your post. Choose the lowest ranked school possible. Everybody knows that the T14 gives extra special favor to low and unranked schools!


Hope that helped!

lol.

to OP: never, ever, attend a law school that you plan to transfer out of. transferring is far from a sure thing; you cannot plan for it.


But if you are dead set on transferring out as a 0L (I was), go to the highest ranked school possible and be prepared to study your ass off.

Seriously though, it's a terrible idea. Coming from someone who did it, it would have been a significantly easier route to have waited a year, retaken the LSAT for a higher score and reapplied. Transferring is one of the most logistically difficult experiences I've ever been though.

Also realize that the transfer process is completely black box. You may be able to predict where you have a chance, but in actuality you won't be able to predict what schools you'll get into--even with top grades, which most T14 transfers have.

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Re: Choosing a school to transfer out

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:23 pm

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