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Post Transfer Performance
« on: July 05, 2005, 12:52:10 AM »
Hello.  I am transferring from a tier 3 to T14 and have noticed other people on this board who have done the same (Or at least talked about doing it).  I was  ranked one in my class so I think I'll be fine this next year.  For anyone who has done the same, how did your second year go after the transfer?  Did you find school was a lot harder or did you still do just as well at the better law school? 

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Re: Post Transfer Performance
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2005, 07:29:30 AM »
First of all, congratulations. Is the school you are transferring to Georgetown? There is a great blog that I think will go dark in August called Sua Sponte. She transferred from Hastings to Chicago. She had some adjustment problems in her first semester as a transfer student at Chicago but she did well enough to graduate with honors. There is also a woman who transferred from Cooley to Boston College and graduated with honors. You have to do well when you transferred to a new school because your GPA is only calculated on your second and third years. Your first year isn't calculated into your new school's total. If you are transferring to Georgetown, then they are known for having a smooth transition for transfers.

Also check out the transferapps group on Yahoo. Last year a bunch of people transferred from tier 3 schools and they talked about their adjustment. If you came from a school that did a lot of multiple choice first year, then you might want to pick up Leews and Delaney's How to do your best on Law school exams so you know how to do lawyerlike analysis writing. There is also a woman who transferred from a T4 to a top 30 school. But her former school did all multiple choice first year and save the essay exams for second and third years. T4 and some T3 schools do that because they are trying to raise their bar passage rates and teach students how to be bar takers instead of lawyers. Well her new school did essay exams every year and she didn't do very well at the new school. So essay vs multiple choice is something to think about. Good luck at your new school. Congrats again.

Hello.  I am transferring from a tier 3 to T14 and have noticed other people on this board who have done the same (Or at least talked about doing it).  I was  ranked one in my class so I think I'll be fine this next year.  For anyone who has done the same, how did your second year go after the transfer?  Did you find school was a lot harder or did you still do just as well at the better law school? 

Re: Post Transfer Performance
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2005, 07:30:23 AM »
Congratulations.
I can only tell you one experience of a friend of mine.  She finished something like third in her class, and transferred to a top school. She insists to me that doing so well in her (crappy) school, wasn't much of an achievement, and that her current school is much more competitive.  She thinks that it's more impressive to be in the top third at Fordham than be the top student at a mediocre school.


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Re: Post Transfer Performance
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2005, 08:30:17 AM »
Oh did your friend transfer from New York Law to Fordham? Yeah that's another thing I didn't think about. There might have been no or limited competition at your current school but it might be going competitive at a top school.

Congratulations.
I can only tell you one experience of a friend of mine.  She finished something like third in her class, and transferred to a top school. She insists to me that doing so well in her (crappy) school, wasn't much of an achievement, and that her current school is much more competitive.  She thinks that it's more impressive to be in the top third at Fordham than be the top student at a mediocre school.



Re: Post Transfer Performance
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2005, 09:19:34 AM »
no, I'm at Fordham.  My friend transferred from Miami to NYU.

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2005, 09:34:51 AM »
yeh, miami is a crappy school. Whatever  ::)

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2005, 09:41:56 AM »
I make no assumptions about UMiami Law.  I'm merely repeating what a top student there told me.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005, 09:44:55 AM »
higher ranked schools often have more attractive curves.  A transfer student told me that some of the One L professors gave C's one-third of the class.  That wouldn't happen at Fordham.  The bad grades are Bs and B-s. 

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Re: Post Transfer Performance
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 10:21:33 AM »
Your friend transferred to NYU. That's a great opportunity. I have heard horror stories about the curve at Miami. But who knows if it's true or not.

no, I'm at Fordham.  My friend transferred from Miami to NYU.

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