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Transfering law schools
« on: November 12, 2006, 04:24:50 PM »
anyone know about the process for transfering to a law school?  As far as what they look at, what gpa they would want from law school, how much weight is given to LSAT and undergrad grades?
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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 04:58:47 PM »
Good question, I am wondering the same thing myself
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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 05:28:02 PM »
Here's a post of a L&C transfer from a while back that addresses a few issues.  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,73619.0.html


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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 05:32:40 PM »
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/tag/admissions-process/

also, check a few posts down on this link, for 'Transfer stories'. an exerpt:

Through Sua Sponte (http://suasponte.blogspot.com/), a now-defunct blog by a transfer student, I did find some online resources. Most important, I joined a Yahoo! discussion group for transfers (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/). It turned out to be a good resource for information, especially about when admissions letters were going out, and just generally helped to relieve some of the anxiety and loneliness of the process.

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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2006, 10:29:32 AM »
Thanks!  I'll check those out!
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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006, 11:05:17 AM »
This won't give you much insight into the particulars of the process but just to give you an idea of the potential to transfer, one of my good friends transferred from Rutgers to UT and another from William and Mary to UVa, both residents of those respective states I believe. Oh, and a third from Pitt to American (a pretty big jump though neither are T14 schools).  These just happened to be the first three people I know personally who have transferred and done so successfully.

I would imagine there would be a lot of weight on your LS GPA, and perhaps consideration of LSAT score but not nearly as much as those applying for their first year of LS. I'd think the idea is if you do exceptionally well your first year, you can put the LSAT and other factors behind you.

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Re: Transfering law schools
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006, 11:07:45 AM »
This only pertains to UG admissions, so it's probably not quite the same, but after HS I couldn't get into Ivy League caliber schools. I applied as a transfer student and got into several. FWIW, I decided to stay at my decent state school anyway after having the option.