Transfer From Charleston School of Law

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gtfoose550
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Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby gtfoose550 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:31 am

TLS,

I have just received my first semester grades (3.066) and want your advice on transfer options. I originally turned down admissions offers at three T2 schools in favor of attending Charleston with a rather large scholarship, but the Charleston School of Law has been sold to InfiLaw, and I would like to abandon a sinking ship.

I don't know my class rank (estimate top 25-30%), but have requested it and will update as soon as I receive it.

Considering my ultimate goal of practice somewhere in the Southeast, what are your thoughts on the following options?
  • University of Georgia,
  • University of South Carolina,
  • University of North Carolina,
  • University of Tennessee

Should I be aiming higher? Lower? Elsewhere?
Last edited by gtfoose550 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:43 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Nova
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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:32 am

need to at least know estimated rank

gtfoose550
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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby gtfoose550 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:43 am

From what I can gather, I appear to be in the top 25-30 % range.

I'll post an actual when I receive it.

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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:07 pm

I don't mean to be a downer, but the conventional wisdom is that it is going to be hard to transfer above lower T2 with those stats at that school.

gtfoose550
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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby gtfoose550 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm

No worries and unfortunately I pretty much knew that. USC is pretty low Tier 2 (98th this year), while Tennessee is Tier 2 (61st). Georgia and UNC are both Tier 1 (33 and 31, respectively). Are Georgia and UNC totally out or is it worth sending an app? What do you think of the others (Tennessee and South Carolina)?

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sap
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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby sap » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:00 pm

It's always worth sending an app. However, with those grades, it's probably best to put applications out-of-mind during this semester and really crack down on trying to get your GPA up. It's not impossible to pull your GPA up several points, and that would do more for increasing your transfer prospects than strategizing about where to send applications at this point in the cycle.

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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby Mredav44 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:08 pm

I would suggest applying to (In Florida): FIU, Stetson, Nova; or, Mississippi College of Law - not sure their transfer stats, but coming from Charleston will be a burden

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Re: Transfer From Charleston School of Law

Postby resilience99 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:44 pm

with the drop in class sizes at most tier 2 schools, you have a good chance at most of them because they need to fill the seats..If you improve your gpa a bit, I would even apply to tier 1 schools




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