Transferring Law Schools

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holliebell
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Transferring Law Schools

Postby holliebell » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:35 pm

I start law school in August, but I will be looking to try and transfer after my first semester. Should I retake the LSAT this June (even though I'm already admitted) hoping that it will affect my ability to transfer, or will only first semester grades determine my transfer ability?

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Re: Transferring Law Schools

Postby bconly » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:41 pm

If you transfer, it'll almost be 100% about your grades. You could take the LSAT, and if you score much higher than before, withdraw (lose your deposit), and reapply for next year to your target schools.

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Re: Transferring Law Schools

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:45 pm

Do NOT attend a law school based on the notion that you will be able to transfer. This is a poor decision that you will likely end up regretting, since it is extremely difficult to predict how well you will do in law school based on the arbitrariness of law school grading and the presence of a mandatory curve. If you seek to gain acceptance to a better school, retake your LSAT and reapply; do not attend a school where you would not feel comfortable graduating from.

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Re: Transferring Law Schools

Postby holliebell » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:53 pm

mistergoft wrote:Do NOT attend a law school based on the notion that you will be able to transfer. This is a poor decision that you will likely end up regretting, since it is extremely difficult to predict how well you will do in law school based on the arbitrariness of law school grading and the presence of a mandatory curve. If you seek to gain acceptance to a better school, retake your LSAT and reapply; do not attend a school where you would not feel comfortable graduating from.


I'm okay graduating where I'm in (I'm actually in one school right now waitlisted at another, lol... damn wait lists are brutal!). I would like to transfer, but I'm not banking on it.

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Re: Transferring Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:58 pm

mistergoft wrote:Do NOT attend a law school based on the notion that you will be able to transfer. This is a poor decision that you will likely end up regretting, since it is extremely difficult to predict how well you will do in law school based on the arbitrariness of law school grading and the presence of a mandatory curve. If you seek to gain acceptance to a better school, retake your LSAT and reapply; do not attend a school where you would not feel comfortable graduating from.


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