« on: July 17, 2008, 12:22:04 AM »
Unfortunatly can't re-take.
Are you sure? A retake could be worth it...
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It depends entirely on your desired practice. I'm in IP and my firm is really trying to build our Mandarin-speaking contingent. Our Korean practice is also growing. My own knowledge of German and French has gotten me plum assignments on projects for European clients.
yeah, i don't think they can rescind your scholarship and apply back tuition if you transfer, unless you sign some non-unconscionable fine print.
As far as I can tell you're exactly wrong.
I've seen several schools where if you transfer up, the scholarship reverts into a loan.
Think about it objectively.... If you transfer out and have to pay that past year's tuition as a loan, then you wind up paying "sticker price" for your better ranked J.D. That makes sense and is fair.
If you don't graduate from the school giving you a scholarhip, they don't really benefit much. Sure you help their admission numbers, but you hurt their attrition numbers. And attrition numbers hurt more than admission number help. Attrition numbers fuel both transfer ideas, and "curve" rumors. It's a fair bargain that if you take the money you graduate from a school.
If a school lets you transfer out without reverting the scholarship, that would be an amazing windfall if you were "overqualified" for a specific school. Free year of school? Man, sign me up!
retake the LSAT if you can. You'd be a shoe-in at a real IP school like Santa Clara with something 5 points higher.
Just out of curiosity, what happens if someone has a scholarship to a lower tier school but transfers to another law school? Are scholarships generally unconditional in the sense that the student owes nothing for the first year if he/she decides to transfer?