T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

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T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:03 pm

I have read previous threads about transferring from part time, but I would like to see if there has been any recent success. I'm likely in the top 2% in an upper T2 (rankings not out yet). Some schools are flexible, but I want to know what my chances of transferring to T14 are.

Also if you know someone who done this, please share.

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:17 pm

I'm sure you have a chance at at least lower t14 at this point.

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:25 pm

The issue (as I understand) is that a lot of schools require you to have completed a certain amount of credits/hours before you can apply to transfer, and this gets complicated for transferring from part time (you likely won't have completed the required number of credits at the end of your 1L year, going part-time). For instance, Northwestern says, "To be considered for admission as a transfer student you must have earned at least 28 semester credit hours at a school accredited by the American Bar Association," and Penn says "Transfer applications will be considered only when the student has successfully completed all the courses required in the full-time 1L year of the home school." You're probably best off calling up the T14 schools you're interested in and asking them if this is possible in your situation. (That's one of the things that admissions people are there for - to answer questions - so you might as well take advantage of them.)

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby UndecidedMN » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:43 pm

I am not sure how many credits you have taken. But usually you can make it up in the summer. I took 6 credits in the summer to go from Part-time to a full-time transfer.

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:09 am

UndecidedMN wrote:I am not sure how many credits you have taken. But usually you can make it up in the summer. I took 6 credits in the summer to go from Part-time to a full-time transfer.


Did you transfer to a new school?

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:16 am

UndecidedMN wrote:I am not sure how many credits you have taken. But usually you can make it up in the summer. I took 6 credits in the summer to go from Part-time to a full-time transfer.

Yeah, I wondered about this, except some schools say they don't even accept applications until you've completed those credits, which would make it really difficult to apply by the transfer deadlines. I would still check with the schools. (Looking at Penn again, it says, "Students enrolled in a part-time or evening division program at any time during their first year of study are not eligible to transfer." And Columbia says, "Transfer applicants must have completed a minimum of 28 law credits by the time they apply. In the majority of cases, we are unable to accept law credits from summer classes.")

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Re: T2 part time transfer to T14 full time

Postby BVest » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:33 am

In addition to the issue with getting the 28 or whatever (I've seen 28 in multiple places) hours needed to apply before the app deadline, there's the other part of Mouse's quote from NU: "successfully completed all the courses required in the full-time 1L year of the home school"

The rub there is that no schools I've heard of offer 1L classes during the summer. The rising 2Ls have taken them and the rising 2Es will take them together as a class in their 2E year so as to keep everyone on the curve.

For another datapoint, here's Boalt:

The first-year curriculum was completed in a full-time program at a law school that is approved by the American Bar Association (we do not admit part-time students unless they have completed the entire first-year curriculum)
A minimum of 28 semester units was completed at the time of our review




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