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Transferring / Re: Class rank: Ratio --> %
« on: June 06, 2011, 12:08:24 PM »
Thanks for the reply. That was always my thought too. Just figured I would check and see if there was some kind of "industry standard" I was unaware of, because when I tried to google it a couple law schools' career websites came up that said to round down from .44 and lower. Anyway I guess it doesn't matter for transferring, because the admissions offices will just look at the raw rank and make their own calculation anyway.

Transferring / Class rank: Ratio --> %
« on: June 05, 2011, 01:21:41 PM »
What's the standard on rounding percentages? For example, if a rank is 10/190, which equals around 5.26%, do you report on a resume as top 5% or top 6%?

I know that if it were 5.5% it would round up to 6%, but unclear if it's ever ok to round down. I have seen both done/approved as well as disapproved. Unfortunately, for transferring, there seems to be a difference between top 5 and 6%.

Transferring / Re: mid-50s to T14?
« on: February 23, 2011, 06:57:41 AM »
Well I definitely want to live and practice in the northeast (NY, DC, Boston), so I'm only applying to schools up there. The main reason I want to transfer from my current school is not only its ranking but also that its particularly "regionalized" in a region I dont wanna be in.

Good point on law review though. I have checked and almost all the schools I'm applying to allow transfers to write on to law review. It would be difficult, but I would have to write on at my current school anyway, since it doesnt allow grading on.

Transferring / Re: mid-50s to T14?
« on: February 21, 2011, 01:24:01 PM »
Thanks, John. I've done more research on Fordham and have been impressed.

If anyone has any more insight on my chances of getting into a T14 school, that would be great. Im working hard this semester and focusing on cracking the top 5%.

Transferring / mid-50s to T14?
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:52:56 PM »
After my first semester at a mid-50s law school I am in the top 7% (13/196), and am strongly considering an upward transfer. From what I've read so far, it seems I have a real good shot at Fordham, but I'm not sure if that's a big enough jump to make it worth it.

But of course I would much prefer a T14 school, particularly Columbia or NYU. Any insight as to my chances or advice would be very helpful.

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