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lawschoolsplit1984
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question regarding transfers

Postby lawschoolsplit1984 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:42 pm

Ive been accepted this cycle to a school in the 20s (25-29), which isnt drastically a lot lower than the Top 14. My LSAT is in the 170s, so I really cant raise it and my gpa is locked, so because Top 14 is my goal, the only way I can achieve that is finding a way to do well 1L, of course I dont expect it to be likely it will pan out and will be happy at my school I was admitted to.

But it made me curious, you know how they say the higher ranking of your school, the worst you can rank 1L.

Well I know from a Tier 2, they say for people to be in the Top 5 percent to transfer to a T 14

But from a 25-29 school,would you say someone needed to be 5 percent as well OR can it even be top 10-20 percent if school is in the 20s?

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Re: question regarding transfers

Postby quiver » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:40 pm

No reason to be thinking about transferring right now. You need at least one semester of 1L grades before this even becomes a possibility.
lawschoolsplit1984 wrote:But from a 25-29 school,would you say someone needed to be 5 percent as well OR can it even be top 10-20 percent if school is in the 20s?
I'm bored so I'll answer your question anyway. You don't need to be in the top 5% to be competitive for transfer to the T14. Top 10% would probably gaurantee you something and top 15% would still be worth applying (may even snag an acceptance at GULC). The real question (depending on how high you finish) is whether a transfer is worth it at that point.




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