Present school rank or school rank at matriculation?

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LazinessPerSe
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Re: Present school rank or school rank at matriculation?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So, we don't dispute that rank in class is a major factor in transfer prospects. But there's also something about the school you're transferring from that adcomms will treat as an indicator of that rank in class's strength. Let's call this thing reputation. What, that we who cannot visit the minds or meetings of the adcomms, about a school could predict strength of reputation?


Your writing gives me a headache. Why do you need to be so whimsical?

KidStuddi wrote:UGPA/LSAT matter because while performing well in law school is necessary for transferring, it is not always sufficient. It's not as if they're deciding between someone with great grades and someone who has horrible grades. Presumably, the transfer applicants who are being considered seriously have all done very well in law school. Without additional measures how do you pick between them? UGPA/LSAT provide additional points of comparison to supplement the decision, just as LoRs and essays do.


Just stop - you're being pedantic. Transferring is nearly 100% 1L performance + "rank" of school (generally speaking, not exact rank #). UGPA/LSAT only come into play in the rare cases where two applicants are essentially identical. That does not happen with the frequency you are implying.

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Re: Present school rank or school rank at matriculation?

Postby KidStuddi » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:59 pm

LazinessPerSe wrote:Just stop - you're being pedantic. Transferring is nearly 100% 1L performance + "rank" of school (generally speaking, not exact rank #). UGPA/LSAT only come into play in the rare cases where two applicants are essentially identical. That does not happen with the frequency you are implying.


You're being wrong. It happens constantly. Google how often the word "blackbox" is used to describe the transfer process to the top schools on this forum and elsewhere if you think I'm alone in making this observation. There is no safe combination of law school / law school GPA that guarantees you in as a transfer to YHS. CCN isn't much easier to predict. Maybe when you're talking about the schools that take massive transfer classes like Georgetown it's as formulaic as you seem to think it is, but it is not that way for a large portion of schools people on this forum are trying to transfer to.




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