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Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:37 pm
by uclahopeful1313
Hey all.

I'm in a T1 school (low 30s) and I did well my first semester except for in one class. I am SO disappointed because we took a midterm and I literally got the highest grade on the class in the midterm and was expecting great things for myself and I have no idea what happened on the final but I guess I bombed.

I'm now ranked at 30% (huge bummer because if I even got one grade higher in that class I would be within the top 20%) and really want to transfer to UCLA/USC. I love LA and want to work there so badly.

I am working so hard this semester and am hoping I can get a 4.0 or somewhere close to that but I realize even achieving that can only pull me up so much.

Are my chances shot? My other classes were As. I have no idea what happened on that one test I am honestly super disappointed in myself :/

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:03 am
by sparkytrainer
Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:08 am
by uclahopeful1313
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.

I didn't go to school with the intent to transfer! I thought I would love my school and unfortunantely I just don't

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:16 am
by Ramius
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 am
by aj1221
uclahopeful1313 wrote:Hey all.

I'm in a T1 school (low 30s) and I did well my first semester except for in one class. I am SO disappointed because we took a midterm and I literally got the highest grade on the class in the midterm and was expecting great things for myself and I have no idea what happened on the final but I guess I bombed.

I'm now ranked at 30% (huge bummer because if I even got one grade higher in that class I would be within the top 20%) and really want to transfer to UCLA/USC. I love LA and want to work there so badly.

I am working so hard this semester and am hoping I can get a 4.0 or somewhere close to that but I realize even achieving that can only pull me up so much.

Are my chances shot? My other classes were As. I have no idea what happened on that one test I am honestly super disappointed in myself :/


You need to meet with your professor for this class and figure out exactly what you did wrong. You should have done this as soon as the semester started. To get better and prevent future mistakes you actually have to learn from what you did wrong in the past - take that opportunity before you take your 2nd semester finals in a few weeks.

As to your question about transferring - no one has a crystal ball. Your best guess is to look at the 509 transfer reports, figure out where you would be GPA wise w/a 4.0 and then since you're in low 30s (vs say T60-100) your GPA can be closer to the 50/25% than the 75%. You have zero downside to applying (minus some wasted time if you don't get in), but currently focus on knocking this semester out of the park and then apply in mid/late May once you're done.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:46 am
by sparkytrainer
Ramius wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?


Well most left to another similar website that one can google because this site is now owned by some less than respectable people

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:04 am
by Ramius
sparkytrainer wrote:
Ramius wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?


Well most left to another similar website that one can google because this site is now owned by some less than respectable people


Thanks, I'm very interested where the knowledgeable people are providing advice.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 am
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Perfect example of someone who is either trolling or has absolutely no idea what he/she is talking about LOL

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:42 am
by northwood
uclahopeful1313 wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.

I didn't go to school with the intent to transfer! I thought I would love my school and unfortunantely I just don't



Law school is a professional school, not undergrad. Does the school help your goals with regards to employment? Is it located in the state where you want to work ( and do you have good ties there) what is that schools reputation in that state? If you can answer positively to those questions then focus on your grades and networking/ job searching now. If not then reconsider your path/ goals/ objectives.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 am
by ikethegremlin
sparkytrainer wrote:
Ramius wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?


Well most left to another similar website that one can google because this site is now owned by some less than respectable people


Can't find anything on google, can you provide search terms that might help?

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:39 pm
by sparkytrainer
ikethegremlin wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
Ramius wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?


Well most left to another similar website that one can google because this site is now owned by some less than respectable people


Can't find anything on google, can you provide search terms that might help?


Something something top-law-schools.com dot come

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:54 pm
by sparkytrainer
sparkytrainer wrote:
ikethegremlin wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
Ramius wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.


Where did all of those knowledgeable people go?


Well most left to another similar website that one can google because this site is now owned by some less than respectable people


Can't find anything on google, can you provide search terms that might help?


Something something top-law-schools.com dot come


I want to say for the record the mods shadow edited my above post to prevent the posting of that site. 10/10 mods, thanks a lot!

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:43 pm
by Frenk
Can you send me an email with it? throwawaythxtls@gmail.com Thanks.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:19 pm
by sparkytrainer
Frenk wrote:Can you send me an email with it? throwawaythxtls@gmail.com Thanks.


Sent, check spam. Used a random email generator so it might be some crazy name

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:52 am
by Frenk
Appreciate it, thanks.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:22 pm
by Cleverusernamehere
sparkytrainer wrote:
Frenk wrote:Can you send me an email with it? throwawaythxtls@gmail.com Thanks.


Sent, check spam. Used a random email generator so it might be some crazy name


Think you could send it to me as well? Rashka_slayer@yahoo.com

Thanks.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:30 pm
by uclahopeful1313
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.



"You need to really think about continuing at your current school or dropping out"

GUESS NOT BECAUSE I JUST GOT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 pm
by notellewoods
uclahopeful1313 wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:Thats why people who used to be on this board would always say never go to a law school with the intent of transferring because 1 bad exam out of 6/7 of them and you have no shot.

I told you this in the other thread, your chances at best are mediocre (assuming at 4.0 this semester). You need to really think about either continuing at your current school or dropping out.



"You need to really think about continuing at your current school or dropping out"

GUESS NOT BECAUSE I JUST GOT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What were your stats?

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 pm
by uclahopeful1313
notellewoods wrote:
What were your stats?



Hey! I will send you a message! Unfortunately I have not used this site very much and have no idea how haha is it possible on here? If you send me a message I will respond!

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 am
by ladysansastark
when you google law school forums, there is another website listed.

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:39 am
by notellewoods
uclahopeful1313 wrote:
notellewoods wrote:
What were your stats?



Hey! I will send you a message! Unfortunately I have not used this site very much and have no idea how haha is it possible on here? If you send me a message I will respond!


Hey! I actually don't know how to send messages on here either hahaha. Trying to figure it out :D

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 pm
by uclahopeful1313
notellewoods wrote:
Hey! I actually don't know how to send messages on here either hahaha. Trying to figure it out :D


I can't figure it out either haha. It's ok I will just tell ya! T1 with ~3.75. Our rankings are not out yet so I'm not sure what % I will be because it has not been released yet but I had like a 3.58 first semester and was around 30% (and I got called in for my UCLA interview w those numbers). Got my second semester grades earlier this week, sent them in, and was called later that afternoon with the acceptance if that's helpful!

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:56 pm
by Npret
uclahopeful1313 wrote:
notellewoods wrote:
Hey! I actually don't know how to send messages on here either hahaha. Trying to figure it out :D


I can't figure it out either haha. It's ok I will just tell ya! T1 with ~3.75. Our rankings are not out yet so I'm not sure what % I will be because it has not been released yet but I had like a 3.58 first semester and was around 30% (and I got called in for my UCLA interview w those numbers). Got my second semester grades earlier this week, sent them in, and was called later that afternoon with the acceptance if that's helpful!

Congratulations

Re: Did I ruin my chances?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 pm
by CALaw717
uclahopeful1313 wrote:
notellewoods wrote:
Hey! I actually don't know how to send messages on here either hahaha. Trying to figure it out :D


I can't figure it out either haha. It's ok I will just tell ya! T1 with ~3.75. Our rankings are not out yet so I'm not sure what % I will be because it has not been released yet but I had like a 3.58 first semester and was around 30% (and I got called in for my UCLA interview w those numbers). Got my second semester grades earlier this week, sent them in, and was called later that afternoon with the acceptance if that's helpful!


I'm a rising 2L at Hastings too and 3.58 is WAY better than top 30%. It's Top 15%. Here are the year-end numbers for Rising 2Ls at Hastings:
top 15% 3.575 and above
top 20% 3.536 and above
top 25% 3.432 and above
top 30% 3.389 and above
top 35% 3.357 and above