Just a word on OCI. As a transfer student you will have a good chance but won't be on complete equal footing with others if you go to a mid tier-1. High tier one (i.e. T-14 is definitely different) but at a mid to low T-1 I'd say if you want a BigLaw job your chances are probably 50/50 whereas students with equivalent GPA/rank at your new school have a slightly better shot.
Hey guys, still not in law school, but already looking at the possibility of transferring (yeah, I screwed up the LSAT). I have a couple of general questions, I'm hoping you guys could answer, since this is probably not the best time to bug admission offices.1) Can you use the LSDAS service for LORs etc when applying for a transfer? I know the LSAC applications can be used, but reading at some schools I got a vague impression transfer LORs had to be sent directly, but it did not say explicitly. I would have a bad feeling about asking my professor "Hey, I need 25 letters of recommendations from you, so I can get the hell out of this place!"2) How much is the LSAT weighed when transferring? I see that schools generally say that it counts, but how much? Would it be worth retaking even for just a transfer? I know I could score 10, maybe 15 points more on a re-take.3) Will a transfer have any negative effect on job placement? As I understand, you generally get a "no grade" on the classes you took before transferring, so it doesn't affect your new GPA, but do potential employers look at your transcript and go "Hmm, <X> School of Law, huh?" or are you considered fully worthy of the school you graduate from?4) Will location have anything to say on transfers? Like, is NYU more likely to accept transfers from the NYC/NJ area, or is that part irrelevant?In advance, cheers guys and good luck on your exams Edit: adding another question.
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