How likely is it to transfer to Columbia Law from a Tier 2

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cherylann
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How likely is it to transfer to Columbia Law from a Tier 2

Postby cherylann » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:40 pm

I will likeley end up at a Tier 2 law school given my gpa and LSAT score.

I was just wondering, if you end up at a #55 school or higher, and say you place in the top 1-3% of your class, what would you say the likelihood of getting accepted as a transfer?

Do they look at undergraduate record too, or just almost soley on 1st year law performance?

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Re: How likely is it to transfer to Columbia Law from a Tier 2

Postby IAFG » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 pm

I'd be a lot more concerned with how (un)likely it is to end up in the top 3% than how likely it is CLS would take you with those grades. It's a bit like saying, "if I win the lottery, how long will the waiting list be for a Birkin?"

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Re: How likely is it to transfer to Columbia Law from a Tier 2

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:46 pm

Theoretically, yeah you could, but you would literally have to be at the top of your class- as in top 5, not top 5%. TLS mantra is do not go to law school expecting to transfer, and i gotta agree here. your chances of transferring into columbia from a tier 2 are miniscule. Do not, i repeat do not count on it. Best bet is to retake your LSAT and get into the best school you can, because its doubtful you will be able to transfer up.

On a side note, from what I've heard for transfers they only look at your 1L record.

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Re: How likely is it to transfer to Columbia Law from a Tier 2

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:47 pm

This post should answer any questions you may have.




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