17 Apr 2023

Podcast: Interview with a Harvard Law Transfer Student

In this episode of Status Check with Spivey, Spivey Consulting's Derek Meeker interviews a Harvard Law 2L (and former client) who transferred from the University of Idaho.

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22 Mar 2022

Five Things to Consider Before Transferring Law Schools

If you are seriously considering transferring, or are a pre-1L and disappointed with your admission results and think you might transfer after your 1L year, then take a few minutes to review this. I hope it will help you decide what to do!

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19 Mar 2022

10 Elements to Successful Law School Transfer Admissions

The transfer application cycle is quickly approaching, so here are some general thoughts and tips on the transfer process based on some of the more frequently asked questions that we receive.

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24 Nov 2021

Podcast: "Safety Schools" and Making a Law School Backup Plan

In this episode, Mike and our consultant Danielle Early talk about safety schools and backup plans.

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02 Apr 2020

Podcast: How Will Law School Transfer Admissions Be Impacted by COVID-19?

In this podcast, Mike Spivey discusses how COVID-19 and new grading systems will affect law school transfer admissions.

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23 Apr 2019

T14 Transferring Statistics—and is it worth it?

It's the time of year when some people are making decisions they're not 100% happy about on what law school to attend. They might be consoling themselves with the thought that, "Well, if I do poorly, I'll just transfer up." Some people might be using this thought as a way of justifying going to a school with overall poor employment prospects, or as a way of keeping alive their hopes of [insert dream career outcome here]. Or maybe you're a 1L who's wondering if transferring is a good idea for you

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10 Mar 2019

Which law schools had the most transfers in and out?

The following data is all from 2018 ABA 509 reports []. These are the top 25 schools to matriculate the most transfers: 1 Georgetown: 105 transfers in 2 NYU: 58 transfers in 3 Arizona State: 50 transfers in 4 Emory: 42 transfers in 5 UC Berkeley: 36 transfers in 6 Columbia: 35 transfers in 7 Loyola Los Angeles: 34 transfers in 8 Northwestern: 33 transfers in 9 Harvard: 32 transfers in 10 (tie) UCLA: 31 transfers in 10 (tie) George Washing

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15 Mar 2017

Which schools had the highest percentage of their classes transfer out?

The following lists the law schools ranked 7-30 (see our blog post [] for the most recent USNWR rankings) in order of the percentage of students that transferred out of their first-year classes. We will do a future post on schools 31-50. We didn't use the schools in the top 6 because it has been our experience that very few students elect to transfer "up the ladder" from those schools and thus the data isn't as comparable. It's imp

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23 Jan 2016
10 Apr 2015

Transfer Personal Statement

Here is a personal statement from last year’s transfer cycle we think worked very well. The results were equally strong, 1 (top 6) school applied to, 1 (top 6) admit. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The dissolution of Dewey & LeBoeuf in 2012 led to my realization that the law is like classical music. Dewey’s implosion occurred the spring before I had planned to begin law school; it was the same year that I first applied to Princeton Law. As I

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