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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best top 30 transfer schools?
« on: July 20, 2007, 01:28:57 AM »
to address one part of the OP's question, someone had posted this previously. The first # is the amt of 2L transfers and the second must have been the initial class size...

TRANSFER STATS (2006?)

Increases Class Size by over 20%
Illinois (41) (184)
Washington/St. Louis (51) (241)

Increases Class Size by over 15%
Northwestern (40) (233)
Georgetown (100) (587)

Increases Class Size by over 10%

W&L (18) (125)
Boalt (37) (268)
Emory (28) (207)
Vanderbilt (24) (190)
NYU (51) (444)
UCLA (38) (336)
Columbia (41) (383)
Penn (25) (248)
Michigan (37) (370)

Increases Class Size between 8% and 10%
Cornell (18) (187)
Chicago (18) (192)
Virginia (34) (373)
Fordham (38) (470)
Notre Dame (16) (198)

Increases Class Size between 5% and just under 10%
Stanford (12) (171)
BC (17) (254)
Harvard (34) (557)
W&M (13) (215)
GW (33) (558)
Minnesota (15) (257)

Increases Class Size by under 5%
Duke (10) (205)
Yale (9) (191)
Washington ( 8 ) (179)
USC (9) (214)
Wisconsin (11) (306)
Texas (14) (440)
BU (6) (269)
Iowa (4) (210)
UNC (4) (229)


Absolutely...I was especially thinking of Wisconsin, yet found out that they only accept about 10-12 transfer students a year...Not to mention: imagine the stress of finding out in mid-august that you got in, and having to a place to live in like A WEEK or something, esp. if you're in NY and your dream school is thousands of miles away. Gives me the jitters.

Thanks for all the info..I must add: I have yet to even start my 1L...kinda seems like the cart's a bit before the horse at this point.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best top 30 transfer schools?
« on: July 19, 2007, 01:02:10 PM »
the easiest schools to transfer into are, as a general matter, those with the largest transfer classes. so, gulc, cls, and nyu. of course, everyone wants to transfer into cls and nyu (most transfer applicants don't really have a shot at hys), so that obviously affects your chances.

edit: what i mean here is basically a lot of this is just supply and demand, same as regular admissions.

Thanks...Incidentally, there's an entire Yahoo! group devoted to this.  It makes LSD look like a ghosttown.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Best top 30 transfer schools?
« on: July 18, 2007, 04:01:39 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the top publics are going to be less numbers focused, and more willing to reward demonstrated effort.

A very interesting point...So Berklee (public) would be easier than, say, Penn (private).  However, the public schools' residency requirements might counteract that theory.


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Choosing the Right Law School / Best top 30 transfer schools?
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:55:50 PM »
Just curious...Does anyone have any info on how a 1L who does very well first year (top 10-15 %) fares at a transfer to a t14 school?  I've heard that Harvard or NYU is near impossible, as they look at LSAT scores, even though you've already completed your 1L.

Anyone know which ones are more likely to give transfers a chance?  At top 10% in a tier 3, does it even matter?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 153 3.13, what do you think?
« on: July 16, 2007, 12:50:58 PM »
A 153 and a 3.13 should put you in the running for: Albany, CUNY, NY LAW, Quinnipiac, Widener, Suffolk (tho maybe only part-time), NESL, Franklin Pierce, Western New England, U Vermont, U Maine, Roger Williams, and the like.

Are these T14 schools? No.  Do many of them still offer a solid legal education?  Absolutely...Suffolk, Albany, and CUNY (for PI) are excellent within their respective tiers.

You shouldn't judge your ability to succeed in law by the LSAT.  Don't let these assholes tell you different.  I got a 155, and would jump at the chance to go to a T14, but not being able to do so isn't dissuading me, nor should it you.  Also: remember (but don't rely on) the possibility of transferring up.  An intern of mine moved from Southern New England School of Law (un accredited) to American.  Not bad...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: where should I apply
« on: July 07, 2007, 10:49:32 AM »
Agreed.

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Well, as the above post confirms, I checked with ALS, and the Exam Soft is not compatible with Macs.  HOWEVER, what if I were to install Windows on my Mac, just for exam time?  Would Exam Soft work in that case?


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Albany Law 2010 thread
« on: June 28, 2007, 04:34:31 PM »
You don't get to pick any classes until your second year, but actually I'm pretty grateful for that.  There are definitely some professors who are better than others, but most are decent. 


Yeah, I'm not sure if other schools also keep their students from picking their 1L sections.

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With your numbers you'll only get into Cooley. But they'll probably throw some money at you.

You're kidding, right? With his prac #'s he's looking at t14 easy, depending on his GPA.

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I concur with your sentiments. No worries, the theme on a preponderance of these threads in the law school discussion boards is scathing 'haterade' hence I was just jousting JMLS to see if anyone had anything positive to say on it and you and another did.

Any advice whether brutally cold or sympathetically warm is appreciated.



I visited JMLS in March and was impressed.   And their IP, moot court and appellate advocacy programs are very good, if trial law is your thing.  Many judges in the area went there.  So I think it has the makings of a good school.

However, with a 150 and a 2.9, full-time admission to JMLS is not guaranteed.  I'm not sure what the part-time numbers are.  I would re-take it.

The LSAT is by no means a measure of your eventual skills as a lawyer, but unfortunately, because so many schools (and thus applicants) buy into its importance, a good score at least 150 to 155 is probably necessary for a white caucasian male with a mediocre GPA to be accepted to an ABA-accredited law school, barring any extraordinary life circumstances.  So that's my advice.  Check out my LSN page; I think you'll find that I speak from experience.

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