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Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« on: November 18, 2009, 12:31:27 AM »
Anyone know which schools are transfer friendly?

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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 12:33:20 AM »
Anyone know which schools are transfer friendly?

Top law schools would be Georgetown and WUSTL.  None-top law schools would be most state schools with huge class sizes. 

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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 12:56:10 AM »
I think Florida State vacuums up more transfers than anywhere else.
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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 10:45:45 AM »
I think Florida State vacuums up more transfers than anywhere else.

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 04:47:37 PM »
I think Florida State vacuums up more transfers than anywhere else.

Do you have a number?

They took in 61 transfers last year.

OP, look at LSAC.org for each school's ABA law school data and see which ones take in the most transfers
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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 05:46:23 AM »
Anyone know which schools are transfer friendly?

There's a book out on this if it's not been mentioned.  It's title is The Art of the Law School Transfer, by Andrew Carrabis and Seth Haimovitch.

Transferring law schools is trickier than it might at first seem, and comes with numerous personal considerations, among them a loss of GPA at the new school, often a last-in-line position for course selection and scholarships, and feelings of loneliness among a new crowd.  For the right person it can be a great opportunity, but it's important to go into it with one's eyes open. 

Importantly, for those considering transferring for the job benefits, those are real.  Interviewers will be curious, but not (usually) in the negative sense.  They'll be impressed by your motivation and perseverance, and will want to know that you can handle yourself.  As most transfer up, the vocational boost can be quite significant.

Also, the deadlines for transfer applications are quite strict.  (And, unlike most applications, the final decision on transfer applicants is often made by the dean of admissions personally.)  Of special imporance are grades, both in what they are and in getting them in on time.

Best of luck to you,

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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 09:24:10 AM »
There is a guy in another thread talking about transfering with below a 2.0  do you guys think any of those schools listed above would take  him?

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 10:04:39 AM »
I think even Cooley wont take him now.  The only path I see is making sure to graduate and then prove yourself to be a top litigator.
Otherwise he can say goodbye to legal profession.

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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010, 02:01:30 PM »
Anyone know which schools are transfer friendly?

There's a book out on this if it's not been mentioned.  It's title is The Art of the Law School Transfer, by Andrew Carrabis and Seth Haimovitch.

Transferring law schools is trickier than it might at first seem, and comes with numerous personal considerations, among them a loss of GPA at the new school, often a last-in-line position for course selection and scholarships, and feelings of loneliness among a new crowd.  For the right person it can be a great opportunity, but it's important to go into it with one's eyes open. 

Importantly, for those considering transferring for the job benefits, those are real.  Interviewers will be curious, but not (usually) in the negative sense.  They'll be impressed by your motivation and perseverance, and will want to know that you can handle yourself.  As most transfer up, the vocational boost can be quite significant.

Also, the deadlines for transfer applications are quite strict.  (And, unlike most applications, the final decision on transfer applicants is often made by the dean of admissions personally.)  Of special imporance are grades, both in what they are and in getting them in on time.

Best of luck to you,

Thane.

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Re: Transfer Friendly Law Schools
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 05:34:58 PM »
How well would I have to do at Ohio Northern to transfer to a Low T1/High T2 school?