Are you a 1L looking to transfer law schools? If so, you’ve probably thought about whether your grades are good enough to transfer to one of the T14 law schools. Well, look no further because this post gives you all of the T14 law school transfer statistics you need to make an informed decision.
T14 Law School Transfer Data
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Here’s What You Need To Know About The T14 Law School Transfer Stats
First, you don’t need to attend a T1 school to have a shot at transferring to one of the T14 law schools. The data shows that at least 11 of the T14 law schools admitted transfers from T2 schools. Moreover, at least 8 of the T14 admitted transfers from T3/4 law schools. That’s great news for prospective transfers.
Second, there’s no doubt about it, you need to crush your 1L exams if you want to transfer to a T14 law school. Meaning, you should strive to carry at least an A- GPA if you want a serious chance at transferring to a T14 school.
Third, Georgetown admits an incredibly high number of transfer students. In fact, Georgetown admits about twice as many transfers as any other T14 law school. So, if you have dreams of transferring to a T14 school, especially if you’re currently attending a T3/4, Georgetown should be one of your target schools.
Fourth, UVA and Duke admit few transfer students. If one of these is your dream law school, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Be sure to apply to additional T14 law schools.
Fifth, the median 1L GPA for NYU transfers is lower than what I would have expected. This, combined with the high number of students NYU admits each year, should make NYU particularly attractive for prospective transfer students who currently attend a T1 law school.
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Additional Resources For Law School Transfer Students
Here are 3 additional resources every prospective transfer student should review.
First, the Reddit transfer guide provides a nice, high-level overview of the law school transfer process.
Second, more than 100 transfer students documented the results of their transfer process in an excellent transfer database. The database, which relies upon self-reported data, is chock-full of helpful anecdotal evidence for hopeful law school transfers.
Finally, I put together this summary of the T14 law school transfer statistics by using the ABA 509 Reports. These reports provide a wealth of information related to every law school in the country, not just the T14.
All the best,
P.S. If you’re here because your goal is to transfer to one of the top 14 law schools, then I highly recommend that you follow my 0L Prep Guide and pick up some of the Best Law School Supplements and Best 1L Outlines.