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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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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19 Mar 2015

10 Elements To Successful Transfer Admissions

By Jayme McKellop, former Director of Admissions at Chicago Law School and recent addition to The Spivey Consulting Group March is a crazy time in a law school admissions office. Everyone is focused on getting their remaining decisions out and admitted student events. Inevitably at this time of year, the transfer questions would start coming (and I’d want to hide under my desk and tell them to come back in May). Joking aside, the transfer application cycle is quickly approaching, so here are so

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28 Jan 2015

Transfer Special! Only Pay 50% Until You Are Admitted.

Think it is too early to get going on Transfer Applications? We’re already finishing up a few! Here is how our Transfer deal works. You only have to pay 1/2 upfront. We do all the rest with you. If you get into the school(s) you are applying to, you pay the second half. It is as simple as that. Shoot us an email before we fill up!******

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