Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby kaiser » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:31 pm

jbf wrote:I'm an incoming 0L (164 LSAT; 3.5 GPA from a public ivy). Going to a T-30 school and hoping to transfer up next year ideally to CCN. What kind of grades to I need in 1L for this to be realistic?


You would need to be around the top 5%. Focus on being as high in your class as you can, but don't in any way count on this, as it is highly unlikely to happen. 19/20 change you will be graduating from your school, so don't start getting your hopes up about transferring to CCN.

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby hoos89 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby envisciguy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:54 pm

jbf wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:Do you have any idea how much easier it would be to get into a top school by retaking the LSAT than by being at the top of your class at a t30?


I studied my ass off for the LSAT for months, while working full-time, didn't do well the first time, and buckled down and studied my ass off even more for the 164. Generally, sure, it might be easier to do that -- but personally, I'm not sure that it would be that easy.


It's not that scoring higher on the LSAT is easy, it's that it's easier/more certain (by far) than being the top 5-10% of your class. Anyway, it doesn't matter what the class rank you need to transfer is - you can't plan to hit a certain band. Just plan on being number 1 in the class. It won't happen, but you might as well shoot for the stars.

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby kaiser » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:58 pm

hoos89 wrote:
kaiser wrote:
jbf wrote:I'm an incoming 0L (164 LSAT; 3.5 GPA from a public ivy). Going to a T-30 school and hoping to transfer up next year ideally to CCN. What kind of grades to I need in 1L for this to be realistic?


You would need to be around the top 5%. Focus on being as high in your class as you can, but don't in any way count on this, as it is highly unlikely to happen. 19/20 change you will be graduating from your school, so don't start getting your hopes up about transferring to CCN.


You do not need top 5% to transfer to CCN from a T30.


At my T-20, no one outside top 10% got into any CCN, and for those between 5%-10%, it was hit and miss. Sure, if he gets closer to 10%, probably still gets into 1. But to be safe and have your choice, I'd say top 5%.

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby hoos89 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:59 pm

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby jbf » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:11 pm

kaiser wrote:
hoos89 wrote:
kaiser wrote:
jbf wrote:I'm an incoming 0L (164 LSAT; 3.5 GPA from a public ivy). Going to a T-30 school and hoping to transfer up next year ideally to CCN. What kind of grades to I need in 1L for this to be realistic?


You would need to be around the top 5%. Focus on being as high in your class as you can, but don't in any way count on this, as it is highly unlikely to happen. 19/20 change you will be graduating from your school, so don't start getting your hopes up about transferring to CCN.


You do not need top 5% to transfer to CCN from a T30.


At my T-20, no one outside top 10% got into any CCN, and for those between 5%-10%, it was hit and miss. Sure, if he gets closer to 10%, probably still gets into 1. But to be safe and have your choice, I'd say top 5%.


Thanks for the insight! I'm shooting for the top (just like everyone else).

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Re: Incoming 0L w/ transfer questions

Postby whynat » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
whynat wrote:Top 5%.

Anything lower and you'll be waiting until August to hear back.

Ahem... even people in the top 5% are still waiting.

Not August yet ;)




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