profbarium wrote:Why do you say that? From what I understand, law schools aren't required to report stats for their transfers. Thus, they'd be more likely to let in "marginal" candidates. Or is that inconsistent from what you've heard?
For me personally, I was "good enough" to get wait-listed at SMU as a 1L (and wasn't taken off the list until the very last minute). My prior record remains intact, but now I've finished in the top third of my law school class. Seems like someone like me (who's shown a desire to work hard and a willingness to borrow money) would make a good Dedman grad.
Now I realize I'm biased, and I don't pretend otherwise. But I do doubt SMU is somehow so "caught up in itself" that anyone who didn't blow the doors off his T3/T4 1L year is simply "unworthy" to pay his tuition and come to class every day.
The problem is that you aren't the only person from TW applying to transfer into SMU. I started at SMU in the PT-program as c/o of 2013. I've seen three rounds of transfers into the school. SMU seems to take 3-5 TW transfers per year. Why choose the top third applicant when SMU can take 4 or 5 TW applicants in the top tenth?
ETA for busted: Job situation at TW?