« on: July 18, 2008, 07:29:33 PM »
I think it matters some, but great preformance in your 1L year can definately overcome a lacklustre LSAT. The thing is you don't need to be in the top 10% to transfer, that's a myth. Lots of people successfully do it from the top half and can jump 50 spots or more up USNews. Schools are looking for driven candidates who distingushed themselves during 1L, not just the ones who wrote the best exams. If you distinguished yourself on the LSAT that could work in your favor too. If you did really poorly it could also say something about your dedication to law school and the practice of the law in general.