Why transfer law schools? It depends! Understanding why students transfer law schools is the first step in deciding whether you should transfer law schools. Check out the top reasons why students transfer law schools.
Why Transfer Law Schools?
Here are some of the most popular reasons why students transfer law schools.
- Better employment prospects
- National vs. local employment prospects
- Desire to pursue academia
- Higher ranked law school
- Clerkship opportunities
- Better faculty
- Desire to study under a particular professor
- Better OCI
- More clinical course offerings
- Location preferences (e.g., better city, better weather)
- Significant other
- Desire to study a particular area of law
- Greater diversity
- Better alumni network
- Desire to attend the “dream” law school
- Resume purposes (e.g., the law school you graduate from stays with you for life)
- Better student loan forgiveness program
- Study abroad opportunities
- Sense of entitlement (e.g., I deserve to attend a top law school)
- Smaller class size
- Better public interest placement
- Opportunity to negotiate scholarship at current law school
- Prove something to oneself
- Better campus life
Now you understand why students transfer law schools. The next step is to determine whether you should transfer law schools. To begin, check out the T14 law school transfer GPA statistics.