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Transferring Law Schools after the First Year

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Summary: Many students consider transferring law schools upon completion of their first year. There are many considerations one must examine before making such a decision.

Transferring Law Schools after the First Year


If you're considering transferring law schools after your first year of courses, there are many questions you need to ask yourself. Will it affect your career goals? Will it influence your chances of landing a summer associate position? How will your financial aid be affected? Is the school truly a better choice? After you ask yourself these questions, consider the following factors as you make up your mind as to whether you will transfer to a new school.
 
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