Grading onto LR and Transfers

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johansantana21
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Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby johansantana21 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Just curious, if your school takes around the top 6% as grade on for LR, but if around 3% of those top 6% transfer out, are those grade on invitations given to the next 3%?

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby johansantana21 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:09 pm

Everyone else just as lost as I am?

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby bdubs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Ask someone on the membership committee of your LR. I would imagine this varies from school to school, but generally the number of members seems fixed so they have to replace those invitations with others in one way or another.

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby NotoriousIIED » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Usually a school won't know who it lost until after the LR invitations have been extended and accepted because the write-on competition usually wraps up before the transfer application cycle does. I have never heard of a school offering newly opened slots (due to transfers) to the next people below the top 10% or whatever the cutoff is. What they will do is either allow some of their own transfers on through a transfer-only write-on competition or just take fewer people.

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:49 pm

NotoriousIIED wrote:Usually a school won't know who it lost until after the LR invitations have been extended and accepted because the write-on competition usually wraps up before the transfer application cycle does. I have never heard of a school offering newly opened slots (due to transfers) to the next people below the top 10% or whatever the cutoff is. What they will do is either allow some of their own transfers on through a transfer-only write-on competition or just take fewer people.


I can assure you that some Law Reviews do accept more students based on transfers.

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby jessuf » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:02 pm

Related question: LR website says that students who are in the top 2% of their class and who have earned at least a B+ in LRW may be invited as super grade-ons after LRW first semester. Does anyone have a policy like this at their school where people who fall into that group did not get invited for whatever reason or is it pretty much automatic?

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby Younger Abstention » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:44 pm

Generally the answer is no. Some schools might, but re-ranking (and the benefits that would come along with it) after transfers leave is rare.

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Re: Grading onto LR and Transfers

Postby johansantana21 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:46 pm

k makes sense




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