T4 to T1 After Dismissal?

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T4 to T1 After Dismissal?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:22 pm

I was academically dismissed from a T4 law school after 1L following some extenuating circumstances that impacted my grades. I petitioned for readmission and it was granted. After going back to school, I worked hard and managed to place in the top 20% of my class. Under normal circumstances, I feel as though I would have a pretty good shot transferring to BU or BC. However, I'm wondering if my chances will be negatively impacted by the prior academic dismissal. My hope is that my performance upon readmission will outshine that, but I can't be too sure. Any thoughts?

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Re: T4 to T1 After Dismissal?

Post by cavalier1138 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:55 am

I think this will be too unique a situation for anyone to offer anecdotal evidence. But my instinct is that the dismissal will count against you, since you'll have to report that. And whether it's accurate or not, the fact that you performed well this last semester is likely going to be read as the consequence of you being given a do-over, not improved competence.

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Re: T4 to T1 After Dismissal?

Post by Anonymous User » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:23 am

Thanks for the insight. My impression is that, no matter how justified, the dismissal would invariably have a negative impact that would preclude me from both transferring out and success during OCIs. My concern is that any success during law school will have an asterisk on it despite the fact that my previous underperformance was as a result of factors beyond my control.

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Re: T4 to T1 After Dismissal?

Post by nixy » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:37 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:55 am
And whether it's accurate or not, the fact that you performed well this last semester is likely going to be read as the consequence of you being given a do-over, not improved competence.
I think this is a little overstated. I agree that the dismissal may have some negative impact, but I don’t think subsequent success will be read only as you had a leg up bc you’d done the class once already.

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