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Transferring / Re: Transferring from Villanova/Tulane
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:16:04 PM »
Thanks for the information.  After looking it over, my guess would be that the original responder is also encouraging me not to worry about transferring until after receiving my grades.  That being said, I know it is not nearly impossible to transfer from T2 to T14 because I know of people who have done it from lower ranked schools.  However, I am not underestimating the unlikeliness and difficulty of doing so.  Thanks for the feedback guys.

Transferring / Re: Transferring from Villanova/Tulane
« on: March 27, 2008, 11:28:59 PM »
I guess I don't really understand why you felt the need to reply to my post.  Nowhere did I say I was set on transferring schools.  I posted this in case someone has attempted to transfer under similar circumstances.  I am perfectly fine graduating from either of these two schools, however, I like to stay informed about all my options.  I am by no means heading into law school with the intent on transferring. 

If you have nothing to say other than how hard it is to transfer, which is something I've already been made aware of, then what is the point in posting in response to my original statement?  I guess I fail to see your logic.  Forgive me if I'm wrong but more than likely you have attempted to transfer and either not reached your target school or successfully made any move at all.  If anyone has any real information other than, "transferring is hard don't even think about it" please feel free to respond.  I really value the input of those who have been through the process before whether successfully or unsuccessfully. 

Transferring / Transferring from Villanova/Tulane
« on: March 27, 2008, 01:31:09 PM »
I've looked at the Yahoo group database and there seems to be very little data on transferring from either of these two schools.  What would it take to transfer from Villanova or Tulane to Northwestern/Michigan?

Transferring / Re: Where to start?
« on: March 02, 2008, 01:48:25 AM »
I've gathered from everything I've read that transferring can be very very difficult.  What, if any, advice can you give for maximizing my chances of finishing in the top 5% of my class?  I understand that grades can be arbitrary, but there has to be a method to the madness at least in some form right?  I've always been the type of student who got by on minimal effort.  I scored in the low 160s on my LSAT essentially without studying.  I guess I would like to think that if I put the effort into law school that it deserves then I can finish my first year with a more than respectable ranking.  Obviously I've never attended law school which makes it very hard for me to fully appreciate the effort it requires.

Back to the original question, besides reading Planet Law School and ordering prep CDs, are there ways to force the brass to give me the rank I will hopefully deserve/earn?

Transferring / Where to start?
« on: February 29, 2008, 02:30:07 PM »
My ultimate goal is to transfer as high up as I can (ideally University of Michigan).  My ideal demographic would be Florida, Chicago, or Michigan.  With that being said, here is a list of the schools I've been accepted to:

Santa Clara
Michigan State (75% scholarship)
Akron (100% scholarship)

I'm intrigued with the scholarship to Akron because it also comes with a very nice stipend award.  I want to minimize the debt I am to incur over the next 3 years, however, I want to put myself in the best situation to transfer or remain at the original school.  My question is simple; Which school gives me the best situation to transfer?  Which school gives me the best situation based on my demographic?  Which school offers me the best overall package entirely?  Thanks in advance!

Transferring / Re: Starting at Michigan State
« on: February 20, 2008, 09:46:33 PM »
Yes I'm originally from Michigan.

Transferring / Re: Starting at Michigan State
« on: February 20, 2008, 09:20:58 PM »
My LSAT score isn't the problem.  I can get into some better schools (T50-60).  The problem is that MSU is offering me a pretty significant scholarship and it would be nice to have that first year of law school virtually paid for.  What would those of you who may have experienced a similar problem recommend? 

Either way I plan on trying to transfer to Michigan.  It is my dream school and had it not been for a sub par undergraduate transcript as a result of laziness I may have been able to get in as a 1L.  I understand it's not going to be easy and that is why I want to set myself with the best situation I possibly can if the transfer does not work out.  I could go to a T50-60 school or MSU with a significant scholarship and leave law school with essentially no debt.  If anyone has any advice on this as well I'm all ears.

Transferring / Starting at Michigan State
« on: February 19, 2008, 01:47:50 PM »
I plan on starting law school at Michigan State University.  However, it is my ultimate goal to transfer to the University of Michigan.  Is this possible to achieve going from a T3 school to a top school such as Michigan?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Why is Tulane TORTURING me?
« on: March 25, 2008, 11:30:46 PM »
I'm waiting on Tulane also.  It's my top choice and I have an index of 7.1.  Here's hoping   :-\

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Villanova or Michigan State?
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:46:20 PM »
I grew up loving the Wolverines.  Unfortunately I found it more important to put off my undergraduate studies for the first 2-3 years.  My LSAT score made up for it significantly but not enough to get me into UM.  Hoping to maybe transfer but I feel like Villanova opens up more opportunities in case that isn't possible.  Am I wrong in this assumption?

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