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Law Students => Transferring => Topic started by: 3ML on August 03, 2005, 08:06:18 PM

Title: How Hard To Transfer to T14?
Post by: 3ML on August 03, 2005, 08:06:18 PM
How hard would it be to transfer to Boalt? I would really like to go to Boalt, but they're GPA whores and my GPA is not impressive. My LSAT is more that strong enough to get in to a good school, so if I were to go to say UC-Hastings, how hard would it be to transfer to Boalt after 1L?

Generally to get into a T14 school (other than Harvard, Stanford, Yale which would be impossible) I will need to be top 10% at a tier 1 school and be on law review? Is that how it will work?
Title: Re: How Hard To Transfer to T14?
Post by: garfunkle on August 03, 2005, 10:41:28 PM
How hard would it be to transfer to Boalt? I would really like to go to Boalt, but they're GPA whores and my GPA is not impressive. My LSAT is more that strong enough to get in to a good school, so if I were to go to say UC-Hastings, how hard would it be to transfer to Boalt after 1L?

Generally to get into a T14 school (other than Harvard, Stanford, Yale which would be impossible) I will need to be top 10% at a tier 1 school and be on law review? Is that how it will work?

I am a 3rd year lawschool student at harvard.  I transferred from Cooley.  Although, Cooley was a 4th tier lawschool, my 4.0gpa and law journal staus, along with good recommendations, got me into Harvard.

If you try then you might get in too.
Title: Re: How Hard To Transfer to T14?
Post by: lawgirl on August 04, 2005, 04:26:13 PM
Mentioning the journal was a nice touch.  ::)
Title: Re: How Hard To Transfer to T14?
Post by: Krisace on August 09, 2005, 10:49:33 PM
One idea is #15 UCLA.  They took about 30 transfers this year, and normally do so.  People in the top 10% of their class from a tier two and perhaps a good tier three have a very good shot, more than one might expect on their first year requirements.
Title: Re: How Hard To Transfer to T14?
Post by: Contract2008 on August 10, 2005, 02:48:29 PM
Because of this article, more people might try to transfer.  It might have made it much harder now.

there's actually a good article on transferring in this years issue of the us news grad school rankings. i believe they mentioned columbia and georgetown as a couple top schools that accepted record numbers of transfer students last year.

i get a feeling that it's now getting easier to transfer than in the past...