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Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:13 pm
by underachiever
So basicly if I go to a t-9 school in the fall I would need to finnish in the top 5-10% of my class to have a shot at Harvard?...what if said t-9 school dosent rank?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:25 pm
by 06072010
They can still approximate your rank from prior years. Not a lot of data on T10 to HYS, but I personally know people 5 - 10% at T10s who got dinged at H.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:26 pm
by Anonymous0L
Transferring into H is a different story, you have to be able to get in as a 1L as well, which means your GPA and LSAT should be high enough to get you in as a 1L.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:28 pm
by 06072010
Jwatson wrote:Transferring into H is a different story, you have to be able to get in as a 1L as well, which means your GPA and LSAT should be high enough to get you in as a 1L.


The jury is out on this as well, as pointed out earlier in this thread. There have been H transfers on here that did not have the requisite LSAT scores. A poster earlier in this thread pointed out that the language on H's website is probably just a proxy for "we don't take transfers from dump schools." After some thought, I think that's probably accurate.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:34 pm
by underachiever
Ya, the lack of data makes it hard. on the UG numbers front I think my numbers are "admittable" numbers for H, but I'm not getting in so i thought this was an option but top 5% seems like a pipe dream...looks like I'll never be legally blond, boo

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:55 pm
by bwv812
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Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:50 pm
by Arrow
What are the dump schools? Just TTT?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:34 pm
by kschic
this might sound silly but...

2 questions:

1. Law school transcripts: do i ask my law school to send it to LSAC directly? or to each school?

2. Dean's letter: some schools have a form under their supplemental forms... but some don't. What to do then?


(thanks)

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:18 pm
by upgrade
kschic wrote:1. Law school transcripts: do i ask my law school to send it to LSAC directly? or to each school?
Depends when it needs to arrive and school's policies. I believe most schools accept law school transcripts through LSAC, but some may not.

2. Dean's letter: some schools have a form under their supplemental forms... but some don't. What to do then?
Most schools have instructions on what to do. If they don't provide a form, the Dean's assistant will likely have to write a letter stating you are in good standing.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:36 pm
by bwv812
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Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:23 am
by Virility
How did you guys who transferred deal with private loans? What did your provider require you to do and was it workable that late in the game before 2L starts? If you find out whether you're in around July, can all the paperwork be processed (considering deadlines and such) by the time school starts?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:43 pm
by 06072010
I've posted my full transfer story in the blog section. I'll eventually take it down, but I think it answers a lot of questions I get about my transfer experience. If you have further questions, post them here.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=66248&p=1427539#p1427539

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:45 pm
by 06072010
Virility wrote:How did you guys who transferred deal with private loans? What did your provider require you to do and was it workable that late in the game before 2L starts? If you find out whether you're in around July, can all the paperwork be processed (considering deadlines and such) by the time school starts?


Private loans were no biggie for me. I had to bust-a-move to get them all in, though. Mich wanted like seven years of tax returns from me to prove that I wasn't living off my parents. (lol wut?)

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:54 pm
by T2toT1Hopeful
PK, I just read your transferring story thread and noticed that you also got into Columbia and Cornell in addition to Michigan. What were your reasons of choosing Michigan over Columbia?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:33 pm
by 06072010
T2toT1Hopeful wrote:PK, I just read your transferring story thread and noticed that you also got into Columbia and Cornell in addition to Michigan. What were your reasons of choosing Michigan over Columbia?


I'm from Ithaca, and I'm not shoveling my mom's driveway while I'm in law school. She's needy. Too bad because the Cornell TLS crew is a-some. :(

Columbia got back to me really late and I'm not sure if my wife would have gotten in. Michigan was just a better fit. Moving to NYC in that compressed of a time period could have been disastrous.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:34 pm
by Carnertine
I've been trying to find example transfer personal statements or advice on the. Any input anyone?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:36 pm
by 06072010
Carnertine wrote:I've been trying to find example transfer personal statements or advice on the. Any input anyone?


I don't think they're all that much different except for a "why transfer to X?" addition.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:38 pm
by Carnertine
Would anyone be willing to glance at mine? I would be willing to trade as well.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:21 pm
by ruleser
Did I read correctly that it's tougher to transfer from a part-time program?

Also, any idea what level school you have to attend to realistically be able to transfer to T1? (It seems what institution your at would have to mean quite a bit, along with your rank there)

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:29 pm
by Zeph
PK, a student who attends a school ranked in the 70's would have to place where in order to transfer to a T14? (sorry if this was answered in the thread already)

15%? 10%? 5%?


and a school like duke says they consider 25% so the student at that school can be top 15% and still be considered?

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:48 pm
by upgrade
and a school like duke says they consider 25% so the student at that school can be top 15% and still be considered?
If you are in the top 15% you are also in the top 25%. I hope I misunderstood your question, though.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:55 pm
by T2toT1Hopeful
Zeph wrote:PK, a student who attends a school ranked in the 70's would have to place where in order to transfer to a T14? (sorry if this was answered in the thread already)

15%? 10%? 5%?


and a school like duke says they consider 25% so the student at that school can be top 15% and still be considered?


I am not PK and I don't know if you would want to read my opinion, but I think, when Duke says that they consider 25%, they are probably referring to candidates from higher ranked schools (like top 25). I know that they don't explicitly state this, but considering the fact that Duke only accept about 20 people every year out of probably more than 100 applicants, it is difficult to imagine a top 15%-25% student from a T2 having any substantial chance of success unless that student has an amazing soft factor (maybe Duke under-grad degree [yahoo transferapp database shows that there are some T2 Cornell Ugrads that transferred to Cornell law with top 15-25% GPA], a valid reason to transfer to Duke and live in NC, etc...).

I guess one can always apply and find out.

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:58 pm
by Zeph
Yeah I was in a rush when I typed that out, sorry


For clarity: generally speaking duke says they consider someone who is 25%, now would that change as you go down the list of schools in order of rank...

for example, top 25% at lets say fordham would have a shot
but would that number change if it were from St. Johns? (to 15%?)

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:59 pm
by Zeph
T2toT1Hopeful wrote:
Zeph wrote:PK, a student who attends a school ranked in the 70's would have to place where in order to transfer to a T14? (sorry if this was answered in the thread already)

15%? 10%? 5%?


and a school like duke says they consider 25% so the student at that school can be top 15% and still be considered?


I am not PK and I don't know if you would want to read my opinion, but I think, when Duke says that they consider 25%, they are probably referring to candidates from higher ranked schools (like top 25). I know that they don't explicitly state this, but considering the fact that Duke only accept about 20 people every year out of probably more than 100 applicants, it is difficult to imagine a top 15%-25% student from a T2 having any substantial chance of success unless that student has an amazing soft factor (maybe Duke under-grad degree [yahoo transferapp database shows that there are some T2 Cornell Ugrads that transferred to Cornell law with top 15-25% GPA], a valid reason to transfer to Duke and live in NC, etc...).

I guess one can always apply and find out.



makes sense

Re: PKSebben's Transferring FAQ

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:56 pm
by Virility
PK, I know you owned Columbia last year, but their transfer requirements are kind of intimidating. Looking at their site, what are a "Biographical Information Sheet" and a "Personal Profile Sheet"?