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Transferring / Re: What is a mid-year transfer?
« on: September 10, 2011, 10:01:06 PM »
Its just like any other transfer, but with more credits.  Only a few schools, Rutgers is the only one I can think of off the top of my head, allow it and I think the ABA max is 45 credits.  Your grades do not come with you at all in the transfer process, just credits.  Your grades, on any level including undergrad, never come with you.  You'll have to start a new GPA.

Its a full transfer, not a visit.  The time table is insanely tight.  Have your apps ready to send the day your grades come out after the fall semester.

I never knew you could transfer after 3 semesters.  I double checked (just for my own info) and you're right, you can transfer to Rutgers after a year or after a year and a half and can transfer up to 42 credits.  I never heard of this before.  Good to know though.

Transferring / Re: Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, or Dickinson?
« on: August 25, 2011, 11:59:53 AM »
I can't be sure bigs (because I haven't looked in a long time), but I think Villanova is part of your favorite 11 way tie hah.

Transferring / Re: Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, or Dickinson?
« on: August 24, 2011, 06:54:35 PM »
While what was said about rankings may be true, having lived in Philly suburbs for 24 yrs, I can say without reservation that Villanova historically pulls more weight in the job market than the other mentioned schools.  IMO for identical candidates minus the law school attended, an employer would select a Villanova grad over any other of the mentioned schools.

just my 2c

Transferring / Re: Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, or Dickinson?
« on: August 13, 2011, 12:01:48 AM »
Dickenson is kinda far from Philly (3 hrs or so, I went to PSU).  I don't know how much weight it pulls if you're trying to work in the Philly area.  I'm from the Philadelphia area, and Villanova is the most prestigious of the schools you listed.  If I were in your shoes (presuming you got into all of the above), I would choose Villanova hands down. 

Transferring / Re: Rejected from Transferring
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »
I've heard of people writing letters to the dean, but i don't know how effective that really is. 

Transferring / Re: What is a mid-year transfer?
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:07:39 PM »
Hm I never heard of this after 3 semesters.  Make sure to check if that school caps the number of transferable credits.  If it's 30 maximum and you took 30 your first year, the 3rd semester at your old school is wasted. 

I have heard of schools doing it after 1 semester.  This is quite rare from what I gather. 

Transferring / Re: Transfer from low T4 w/scholarship to T2 w/o?
« on: July 14, 2011, 05:23:35 PM »
I went T4 to T2 last year.  Still think it was the right move.

Transferring / Re: Transferring down
« on: June 10, 2011, 03:39:51 PM »
I think outside of the top law schools, you are much more likely to be hired regionally.  I have no experience with this, but I've heard it just about everywhere I've asked.  Outside the T14, location should be the number one priority I think (and not ranking).

Transferring / Re: Class rank: Ratio --> %
« on: June 05, 2011, 04:05:40 PM »
In my opinion, I would never round down.  If you say you are in the top 5% when really you're in the top 5.5%, you're lying.  If you say you're in the top 6% and you're in the top 5.5%, you're telling the truth.  I don't know how much it really matters, but that's my personal feeling.  If some school thinks it's OK to round down, I would take advantage.  If it were me though, I would round up to the nearest whole number. 

Transferring / Re: Transferring after your 2nd YR of LS
« on: May 29, 2011, 02:06:45 PM »
So you're a 2L looking to transfer for your third year?  I don't think there is generally a categorical exclusion to doing so, but most (I think all) of the schools I applied to after my 1L year had a transfer units cap.  The caps were usually 30 although some were higher (like 34?). You should really look into that.  If you transferred after your 2L year with 60 credits and only 30 could transfer, that would be an enormous waste of loan money and time. 

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