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3 Bad Reasons to Transfer Law Schools

By William Vogeler, Esq. | Last updated on

'Do, or do not. There is no try.'

With apologies to Yoda, either you transfer law schools or you don't. There is no half-way path to a successful law school career.

To transfer to a better school, it takes planning. But if you are just winging it, may the Force be with you because there are some bad reasons for transferring law schools.

Bad Reason No. 1

Bad grades will not help you in any law school. So if you are thinking about transferring to an "easier" school, do not.

Hello? The legal profession rewards scholarship. Get serious about your education. Pay your dues and you will get paid when you graduate from your current school.

Bad Reason No. 2

If it's about the money -- like you don't have any -- then find a way to get some or get out before the debt crushes you.

Transferring to a less expensive school can be a way out, but if you compromise quality it is not a good look -- to future employers. Plus, your current law school may actually pay you to stay.

Bad Reason No. 3

Some things are more important than law school, but love is not one of them -- at least not until you graduate.

If you even think about changing schools to be closer to loved ones, then think about this: Are they going to hire you when you need a law job?

Exactly. Unless you are Tiffany Trump, don't count on a White House job when you graduate from law school. And get that job, Yoda would say, she will not.

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