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CareerChange

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Does LSAT score matter for transfer?
« on: May 30, 2009, 11:42:08 PM »
Hello!

I'll be a 1L at Rutgers University (ranked T2) this year and want to try to transfer at the end of the year. My undergrad GPA was 3.9/4.0 but I only scored 157 on the LSAT (was heavily involved in the Lehman-Barclays merger and got about 14 days to study for the Feb test).

I was wondering if I should be re-taking the LSAT again in order to have a good shot at: Columbia, NYU, UPenn, and Fordham (around NYC, where my fiancee is). Of course, this is assuming I do really well (top 5-10%) at my 1L. 

Thanks very much in advance and regards!

LawMan21

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Re: Does LSAT score matter for transfer?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 04:31:12 PM »
Only at Harvard, maybe Yale too. Top 5% will be the key.

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Re: Does LSAT score matter for transfer?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 08:49:44 AM »
Don't matriculate at Rutgers.  Take a few months off/work part time/live at home and study for the LSAT.  Believe me, you will be doing yourself a favor.  Assuming your 3.9 is from a reputable undergraduate institution, you should be a shoe-in for T1 if you bring up your LSAT.

Seriously.  Don't go to Rutgers with a 3.9, unless you seriously don't think you can improve the LSAT score... and I doubt that's the case.