hello, can someone tell me what Tier 1 law schools actually consist of, is it the top 100 schools listed on US news website (in which case, loyola, usd, etc would be considered tier 1 even though they rank below 60)? (b/c I remember seeing some other website breaking down the top 100 schools and then creating tiers 1 thru 4 within the top 100.) thanks; this seemed the most proper place to post despite i'm just now begining to apply to law schools (ya purtty darn late)
this seems related: i'm thinking about loyola and usd since i have a 3.56/165 and probably no soft factors at all, if i get in and spend a year at either school, and be in top 5 percent 1L, how likely would i be able to transfer to the top 10 law schools
and n00bish question, is 1L grades really much dependent on luck as I've read around the websites. any schools have a repuation of a more lenient curve?
thanks all, hopefully i've not trespassed upon any posting rules