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PLSWP

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27% at a 3rd tier
« on: March 15, 2005, 03:39:09 PM »
how far up could someone transfer with a 3.25 in the top 27% from a 3rd teir school?  Is 1st tier possible?
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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005, 10:32:26 PM »
First tier probably not ... second tier probably yes

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2005, 03:59:48 AM »
Second tier too would be very difficult
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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2005, 08:30:37 PM »
Loyola Chicago (2d tier) accepts top 25%

http://www.luc.edu/law/admission/transfer1.shtml

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 06:54:35 AM »
25% in a 3d tier is the cut-off for some big law firms to interview you, so you should be okay even if you are not able to transfer to 1st tier

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005, 02:37:22 AM »

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005, 10:07:27 AM »
25% in a 3d tier is the cut-off for some big law firms to interview you, so you should be okay even if you are not able to transfer to 1st tier

Top 27% isn't good enough then.  The OP needs to up his grades to make it into the top 25%.
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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2005, 08:45:32 PM »
25% in a 3d tier is the cut-off for some big law firms to interview you, so you should be okay even if you are not able to transfer to 1st tier

Not really! I'd say the cuttoff for big law firms to interview you is 10%.

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2005, 12:48:56 AM »
honestly, if you have the money, try to apply to some first tier law schools but don't be disappointed if you don't get in. Also, hate to make it all strategic, but try to aim for schools that are less known, but still highly ranked. If you have a high LSAT, these schools will try to up their rankings by boosting their LSAT range. Just my two cents. Also, if you know where you want to practice law, a second tier law school in that area will get you the same jobs as a first tier law shcool with no ties to that area. It is my experience that firms are very regional. For example, in the state that I am in, the huge firms will interview at all the local law schools (even though they range from top 20 to third tier). And whatever you do, try to get on law review or stay within the top 20% of your school.

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Re: 27% at a 3rd tier
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2005, 10:20:16 PM »
Even if you don't make it in the top 25% after your first year, you'll probably make it after your second year -- when the top 10-15% of your class will have transferred out your school. You may not be able to transfer out at that point, but you'll probably be ranked better at your school than the transferred out ones will be ranked at the schools they went to ;)