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zg43

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Graded Courses

Post by zg43 » Thu May 28, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering, how many graded courses do you all have who are planning to send out transfer applications? I feel like transferring this year is kinda odd with second semester being graded P/F for most schools. Any idea what schools are gonna do about this? I'm assuming it's still just gonna ride on GPA, which I hope it does, but it still feels weird nonetheless.

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Re: Graded Courses

Post by cheaptilts » Thu May 28, 2020 7:18 pm

My guess is that it will ride on one semester of grades and candidates’ diversity, LSAT/UGPA, and pre-LS experience, assuming a glut of candidates with nearly identical grades from similarly ranked schools (in that order).

I don’t think schools will suddenly take fewer transfers. If anything, I imagine many schools will take more transfers to offset the decrease in LLM dollars coming in.

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Re: Graded Courses

Post by zg43 » Thu May 28, 2020 7:26 pm

cheaptilts wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 7:18 pm
My guess is that it will ride on one semester of grades and candidates’ diversity, LSAT/UGPA, and pre-LS experience, assuming a glut of candidates with nearly identical grades from similarly ranked schools (in that order).

I don’t think schools will suddenly take fewer transfers. If anything, I imagine many schools will take more transfers to offset the decrease in LLM dollars coming in.
Yeah I guess there really isn't much of a different from normal years if you really think about it. Law school performance is still the best metric by far for how you will fare in law school (obviously). Plus schools probably won't want to lower/stray too far from their average GPAs on their 508 reports from past years. Law schools grades will most likely still be 90-95% of the puzzle.

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Re: Graded Courses

Post by SherlockShokralla » Thu May 28, 2020 8:41 pm

On Yale's transfer admission zoom open house, they talked about letters of recommendation being more important this year. It seems like that'll be the other big deciding factor alongside GPA and school rank.

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