concurrent fork wrote:CAsun83 wrote:Mce252 wrote:CAsun83 wrote:
URM has nothing to do with it. I've done my research I know all about the layer of AA boost. I'm just saying that I don't believe they look at transfer students solely on grades. You are overestimating the extent in which law schools empty our pockets in debt. Yes it's much worse than we're normally accustomed to but I feel the legal profession is on the right path to recovery (sorry to offend any jobless people suffering from debt). With that said, I think just as admissions, they look at the overall person because that person will be representing the school after they graduate. I think adcomms have learned by now that doing exceptionally well in law school does not always produce a promising lawyer. Although grades do play a huge part, I think adcomms do take the time and effort to read many of these "bizarre" applications because they know what traits translate to success. Keep in mind people, these guys are adcomms at T14 schools lol....as smart as any of you think you are, they're probably smarter. (sorry to offend anyone who really takes pride in their intelligence, but I'm just saying what I feel is true).
Yes, the traits that translate to success are really high grades which come from really hard work and a little bit of skill on exams. Sure the schools want diversity, but the applicants with really high grades in both semesters will be a pretty diverse group to choose from already.
Lmao. You really believe it only requires a little bit of skill on exams? Imagine if we didn't have access to any of our professor's old exams. I guarantee that'd be a game changer for many. I'm not complaining about it, I'm just saying exam skills are a lot to do with getting good grades.
Top 40% is not even close to high enough for a meaningful transfer. And, as far as we can tell, URM status doesn't help you in transferring (there are a number of threads on this issue if you do a search).
You are missing the point. It's obvious that adcomms look for people who are academically distinguished. What I'm asking for is an unbiased, objective response as to whether demonstrating the academic worth to perform at the highest level by showing it in one semester, coupled with tremendous intangibles, whether it can offset a poor first semester? Remember, adcomms are looking for people who will represent their school well, which is why you always find people with exceptional numbers who complain about not getting into the schools they expected to get into based on the school's medians.