Is it worth my time to send in a transfer app.?

(Please Ask Questions and Answer Questions)
blong4133
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:35 pm

Is it worth my time to send in a transfer app.?

Postby blong4133 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm

I'm currently just beyond the midway point of my 2nd semester of law school. After doing well in all of my classes I'm considering sending a transfer app. to my first choice when I was applying to law schools in undergrad (I was waitlisted, then denied).

I read on the school's website that admission to the 2L class will be determined by various factors (obviously) but one in particular stated that they would consider whether an applicant would have been accepted as an incoming 1L. Does anyone know if this plays a major role? because if it does, I might as well not even bother since I was denied the first go around which would making that particular consideration pointless since they had already decided that.

User avatar
Verity
Posts: 1253
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Re: Is it worth my time to send in a transfer app.?

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:28 pm

The general consensus is that, unless we're talking HYS, first-year grades are basically 95% of the decision. Even at HYS, it's probably at least 75% of the decision. LSAT/GPA is used to determine first-year performance, and together probably account for 90% of any decisions for 0Ls. But after the first year, they are pretty meaningless, as what they were intended to predict has been actually determined.

What is/are your actual standing/grades like? What range do you attend, and to what range (or school) do you want to transfer?

blong4133
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:35 pm

Re: Is it worth my time to send in a transfer app.?

Postby blong4133 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Verity wrote:The general consensus is that, unless we're talking HYS, first-year grades are basically 95% of the decision. Even at HYS, it's probably at least 75% of the decision. LSAT/GPA is used to determine first-year performance, and together probably account for 90% of any decisions for 0Ls. But after the first year, they are pretty meaningless, as what they were intended to predict has been actually determined.

What is/are your actual standing/grades like? What range do you attend, and to what range (or school) do you want to transfer?



Well I'm a minority in regards to most of the posters here on TLS in that I'm currently attending a T-3, looking to transfer to another T-3. My reasons are because I'm currently out of state, and the school i'm hoping to transfer to is about 1 1/2 hours from my home and I will pay about 1/3 of what I'm paying now since I'm an in-state resident.

Grade-wise, I'm not sure about my rank. I got all A's and B's, and just missed booking my contracts class, and actually booked my Legal Writing class first semester (and I'm going to meet with my contracts prof. tomorrow to ask him if he would be willing to write a letter for me.) I'd ask my LW prof. but I don't really trust him, and he seems like the kind of guy who would write a bad letter just to keep me from transferring.

User avatar
Verity
Posts: 1253
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Re: Is it worth my time to send in a transfer app.?

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:09 pm

blong4133 wrote:
Verity wrote:The general consensus is that, unless we're talking HYS, first-year grades are basically 95% of the decision. Even at HYS, it's probably at least 75% of the decision. LSAT/GPA is used to determine first-year performance, and together probably account for 90% of any decisions for 0Ls. But after the first year, they are pretty meaningless, as what they were intended to predict has been actually determined.

What is/are your actual standing/grades like? What range do you attend, and to what range (or school) do you want to transfer?



Well I'm a minority in regards to most of the posters here on TLS in that I'm currently attending a T-3, looking to transfer to another T-3. My reasons are because I'm currently out of state, and the school i'm hoping to transfer to is about 1 1/2 hours from my home and I will pay about 1/3 of what I'm paying now since I'm an in-state resident.

Grade-wise, I'm not sure about my rank. I got all A's and B's, and just missed booking my contracts class, and actually booked my Legal Writing class first semester (and I'm going to meet with my contracts prof. tomorrow to ask him if he would be willing to write a letter for me.) I'd ask my LW prof. but I don't really trust him, and he seems like the kind of guy who would write a bad letter just to keep me from transferring.


Honestly, I don't see why you wouldn't be accepted. LOR's are important, but your grades and reasons are probably compelling enough without stellar LOR's, considering this is a lateral transfer. Good luck!




Return to “Law School FAQ”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: liam13661 and 3 guests