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Reminder about the Transfer Guides on this website

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:44 pm

I see a lot of people asking for chances at HYS. TLS has a guide with cut-offs. So here's an excerpt.

To transfer into HYS you need:

- top 5-10% at a Top 20
- top 5% at T1
- top 1% at a mid-upper T2
- Other notes: People in the top 1% in the Top 20 generally have a lock on at least one of the holy trinity. I could not find a record of anyone in the lower T2/T3/T4 transferring into HYS. Yale and Stanford only appear to take people in the T1 and up. Also, people in the T2 who transfer to Harvard are pretty much always ranked #1. People have stated that HYS only takes transfers who had a shot as an undergrad. My guess is that this is partially true for YS but not H. I do believe that you need above average softs for HYS, but the data seems to show that numbers alone can do the job. - according to TLS member XxSpyKEx, there was 1 guy who went to HYS from a T4 because he co-authored an article or something
- according to utilitarianjac, someone with a 4.0 from Pepperdine transferred to Yale
- xeoh85, who wrote the legendary TLS article on doing well in law school, was #1 at UCLA and was accepted as a transfer at all of HYS

From

http://www.top-law-schools.com/advice-f ... rring.html

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Re: Reminder about the Transfer Guides on this website

Postby hoos89 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:50 pm

You need more than top 5-10% at a T20 to get into HYS. Probably more like top 1-2%.

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Re: Reminder about the Transfer Guides on this website

Postby sublime » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:53 pm

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Re: Reminder about the Transfer Guides on this website

Postby hoos89 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:57 pm

sublime wrote:
hoos89 wrote:You need more than top 5-10% at a T20 to get into HYS. Probably more like top 1-2%.



I disagree.

Last year H took 3 from the 180 person WUSTL class. And at least one was only top 10%.

I have heard it is even possible from top 15%


3/180= 1.67%. The one person at top 10% is surprising to me, though. I wonder if that person didn't have something else particularly good going for him/her. I'm still confident that top 10% at a T20 will rarely be good enough for HYS.

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Re: Reminder about the Transfer Guides on this website

Postby sublime » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:12 pm

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