Brown Boy Goes to Law School


Transferring to another law school after your first year
July 10, 2008, 12:40 am
Filed under: 1. Interested in Law School? Here's some advice.

If you’ve ever considered transferring to a higher-ranked school after a year, remember, it’s pretty much a golden rule NOT to go to ANY school with the sole intention of transferring after a year. Why? Because chances are you WON’T be able to. Generally, you have to finish in the top 10% or 20% of your class. And sure, that may have been a breeze in undergrad, but remember, everyone in law school had a 3.0+ GPA in law school, and most of them had 3.5+ GPAs. So let me emphasize it once again: do not not not go to a lower-ranked school with the sole intention of transferring to a higher-ranked school after a year, without understanding the unlikelihood of it happening. When you pick a school that may not be in the Top 25, understand that your degree will not have national reach at the big law firms. And so, go to that school if you can see yourself potentially practicing there afterwards with the employment prospects that school will give you.

If you are thinking about transferring, ever wonder what it’ll take to get into the school of your dreams? Top 5%? Top 10%? Do they look more at your first year grades, or your undergrad record? Is your LSAT a factor?

Well, then you might find this website very helpful.

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