Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Not sure where your numbers will get you? Dying to know where you stand? Come have your palms read by your fellow posters!
ampm
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby ampm » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:56 pm

Scanning through the 'What are my chances' posts, I notice that for people with low GPAs but high LSATs, none of the replies recommend picking a school which will give a massive scholarship for the LSAT, and then transferring to a better ranked school if given money as a transfer

They all seem to imply that the school you get in to will be the be all end all.

Why is this?

tim.janitor
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:12 am

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby tim.janitor » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:02 pm

.

User avatar
rinkrat19
Posts: 13911
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:35 am

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Because very very very few people transfer, even though a lot of people would like to. There is zero chance of guaranteeing you'll be high enough in your class to transfer. Odds are that you will be stuck at your shitty school until graduation.

User avatar
catholicgirl
Posts: 320
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:34 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby catholicgirl » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:08 pm

Law school is nothing like undergrad. There is NO guarantee that you will end up ranked highly enough to transfer.

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:35 pm

Furthermore, schools accepting transfers tend not to give out money.

ampm
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby ampm » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Because very very very few people transfer, even though a lot of people would like to. There is zero chance of guaranteeing you'll be high enough in your class to transfer. Odds are that you will be stuck at your shitty school until graduation.


Do very few people transfer because not that many are accepted or do not that many apply seriously so there's a smaller percentage accepted (I'm talking about being focused on transferring since they step in to law school and not putting some application together for the sake of doing so midway through the year)?

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby rad lulz » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:44 pm

ampm wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Because very very very few people transfer, even though a lot of people would like to. There is zero chance of guaranteeing you'll be high enough in your class to transfer. Odds are that you will be stuck at your shitty school until graduation.


Do very few people transfer because not that many are accepted or do not that many apply seriously so there's a smaller percentage accepted (I'm talking about being focused on transferring since they step in to law school and not putting some application together for the sake of doing so midway through the year)?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=82937

Just read that

User avatar
rayiner
Posts: 6184
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:43 am

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby rayiner » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:53 pm

On top of all that, if you transfer into the same market, you won't really get a big job prospect boost from transferring, since firms in the market are familiar with your pre-transfer school.

User avatar
IAFG
Posts: 6665
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:26 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby IAFG » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:56 pm

ampm wrote:
They all seem to imply that the school you get in to will be the be all end all.

Why is this?

For the majority of people, it will be the be all end all. We tend not to make recommendations based on special snowflake thinking.

ampm
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby ampm » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:09 am

All are Interesting points.

Btw, I'm familiar with Arrow's posts. He's actually one of my friends and a really humble guy.

User avatar
EvilClinton
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby EvilClinton » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:38 am

ampm wrote:All are Interesting points.
Btw, I'm familiar with Arrow's posts. He's actually one of my friends and a really humble guy.

Did he ever find a big law job?

User avatar
reasonable_man
Posts: 2200
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:41 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby reasonable_man » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:22 am

No one is advising anyone to play Russian Roulette either... Maybe there is a good reason for that?

ampm
Posts: 86
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: Confused. How come no one is advising to transfer?

Postby ampm » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:19 pm

EvilClinton wrote:
ampm wrote:All are Interesting points.
Btw, I'm familiar with Arrow's posts. He's actually one of my friends and a really humble guy.

Did he ever find a big law job?


I know that he's working out at a firm in SF but I haven't talked to him recently. I was supposed to grab lunch with him but got caught up in work. I'll probably reconnect with him in a few months.




Return to “What are my chances?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests