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The Art of the Law School Transfer: A Guide to Transferring Law Schools Paperback – August 20, 2009
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Competition for admission to law school is intense, with many if not most students hoping to gain admission to a 'dream' law school. Many of these students then hope to transfer to that dream school. The intensity of the law school experience-along with the exclusivity of top law jobs-feeds a desire among many law students to 'transfer up' to their dream school.
This book is a guide for these law students. It points out the difficulties and potential traps, and walks students through the transfer process. Importantly, this is the only book available in this topic.(Andrew B. Carrabis)
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As with all works of art, of course, there's an artistic element as well. So, it's not enough to simply submit papers and files on time. What is done must be done so that it's pleasing to those who see it: the admissions committee. (Or for transfers, often just one person: the dean of admissions.) Like all former transfer students, we painted our canvases. And as with nearly all novices, we made mistakes. These mistakes cost us time, money, and maybe even acceptance possibilities. The transfer process is full of quirks that a novice--any novice--will not see coming. With this book you will be prepared, and you will prepare your own work of art. After years of effort and sacrifice, don't ruin your portrait with needless errors. Instead, create the masterpiece that will get you into the law school of your dreams.
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Transferring from a lower-ranked school to a higher-ranked school at the end of the first year of law school is the last chance you have to determine which law school's name will appear on your diploma. (There is always the option of "visiting" another law school for your 3L year, but you won't graduate from the school you visit - you'll remain a graduate of your current school.) So if, for whatever reason, you want one last shot at a diploma from that dream school, this is it. Your law school name follows you through your career, and, rightfully or wrongly, it has an impact on your employment prospects, career opportunities, and even on what kind of lawyer clients and other lawyers see you as.Read more ›
There really aren't many resources about transferring law school--believe me, I just went through the whole ordeal--and I was very happy to find this book as it really did have great advice.
Trust me, spend the $15 and buy this book. If you're going to spend $60-$100 per transfer application, you might as well get your full money's worth.
Finally, I am proud to say that I am a success story of this book. With this book, I was able to get all of my applications together and submit them early, which proved to be a big help. Additionally, I gained valuable insights from the Deans of Admission from UVA and Berkeley Law from reading their interviews in the book.
In the end, you're probably most interested in the results so I will share mine. I was accepted to three of the top six law schools and now am a student at HLS. I probably would not have been as fortunate as I was without this book. I hope that this book will help you achieve the same success and I hope that you join us at HLS next year!
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This is probably the best book on the market right not for transferring law schools. I have read many books on law school and this is one of the better ones. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Ryan A.
I followed this book and made the jump from a tier 3 to tier 2 state school without any hiccups. This thing is awesome.Published on January 29, 2013 by Oklahoma Mike
There were undoubtedly noble intentions when writing this book -- take a tremendously difficult thing (finding information about the transfer process) and create a concise guide. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by Ryan A. Ward
I knew going into my tier 4 school that I intended to transfer. What I did not know, however, was that when it became time to transfer so little information would be available to... Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Voracious Reading Mommy
If you have any interest in transferring then you should already know that the better your grades are, the more likely your chances are to transfer to another school. Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by Ebco
I was really impressed by the thorough overview presented in this book - not just of the mechanics of transferring, but also of the various pros and cons associated with the... Read morePublished on December 26, 2009 by E. Martin
Carrabis and Haimovitch share their personal experiences with transferring law schools and also those of other law students who have done the same. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Michelle Fabio, Bleeding Espresso