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How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:48 pm
by Anonymous User
About to start 2L year at my new T14 school (transferred from a school ranked ~60). From transfers who have already completed their 2L year, or more, how did your grades change -- did you find it pretty easy to get good grades? Or did anyone make a big jump in either direction?

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:06 pm
by sparkytrainer
Not me, but someone I am extremely close with. TTT to t13 transfer. Went from top 4-5% to median, and struggled to get median.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:37 pm
by NoDayButToday
1L GPA at T40 was 3.56; final GPA at T6 was 3.56.

For real. I think there was a .004 difference or something. I didn't really change my study habits, either.

FWIW, a lot of T14s have obscene grade inflation, and as a 2L/3L you can take classes with more favorable (or no) curves. So, I kind of consider my GPA to have gone down, even though numerically it was the same, considering I took so many seminars, clinics, etc. Got median slammed in my lecture courses like evidence, crim pro, PR.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:20 pm
by mister logical
If you're careful about your course selection, you can counter-balance your substantive courses with guaranteed A courses, of which there are plenty in the t-14. You're in law school to get the degree and you may as well get a great GPA while you're there, nothing to prove.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:34 pm
by jphiggo
Pretty much stayed the same. Once you learn how to play the law school exam game, your skill will transfer with you, imo.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:57 pm
by quiver
I think there was a thread on this a while back.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:39 pm
by Nebby
I took a predictable drop. Was top 1% after 1L at TTT, and my 2L/3L finished around top 33% at T6.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:22 pm
by longtimelurker123
Stayed the same for me; my opinion on this is that there are 2 types of people with good grades: (1) the people who actually study really hard, learn the material, etc. (2) the people who understand how law school exams work and basically "game" them.

Transfers in group 2 do well regardless while transfers in group 1 take a drop. Just my completely-anecdoatal opinion./

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:36 pm
by Goldie
#1 in my class at a ~30 ranked school 1L. Graduated just shy of top 10% at a YSH. It was harder to get good grades at my new school, but that was to be expected. Still, whatever worked for you (to allow for a transfer) will work at your new school too.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:09 am
by shock259
I was top 5% at T1 and top ~30% at CCN.

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 am
by bsktbll28082
Same grades, different class ranking :|

Schools: ~60 -> ~20

Re: How did your grades compare 2L year after transfer?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:44 pm
by hunt godlink
longtimelurker123 wrote:Stayed the same for me; my opinion on this is that there are 2 types of people with good grades: (1) the people who actually study really hard, learn the material, etc. (2) the people who understand how law school exams work and basically "game" them.

Transfers in group 2 do well regardless while transfers in group 1 take a drop. Just my completely-anecdoatal opinion./

Couldn’t agree with this more.