I was originally denied at my T4 school, then waitlisted, then finally accepted. I'm transferring to a T25 school, but I did work very hard. I only took off one day, from day 1...which I believe was a bit overboard. All this advice above is good advice, but I'd caution you about study groups. People veiw things very differently and to me, studying with others was just confusing. In a group, everyone tries to persuade the other that they're right, so you could be easily misled by another member. Plus, most are just BS sessions anyway. Law school is high drama and group time = social time.