@AbbyNourmal: the thing to keep in mind with transferring is that yes, people are transferring from Southwestern to LMU but look at the GPA stats. The median GPA last year for LMU transfers was 3.38. The SW student handbook says their 1L medians are 2.8 with a min standard deviation of .7. By my quick math, that means you need to be in the top ~20% of your class to transfer to LMU. It's really hard to predict if you will do that well. Also, I would confirm that LMU both accepts PT transfers and a
@AbbyNourmal: Yeah, I think you just need to make sure you're informed. It sounds like you are. The fact that you need a 3.0 to keep your scholarship and 1L median is 2.8 is intentional too. Everyone thinks they'll keep their scholarship but last year 57/122 people @ SW with conditional scholarships lost them. It looks like your LSAT score is quite high for SW which is a good sign but the law school curve is brutal, so just go in fully informed!
@AbbyNourmal: That's definitely a good sign! It's just really different when everything is curved. Personally, I wouldn't take a conditional scholarship if I'm not comfortable walking away or paying full price and I wouldn't go anywhere planning to transfer unless I'm comfortable staying if transferring doesn't pan out
That was the only scholarship they offered (plus books). I've asked to have it increased but I was only offered 15K/year from Vermont. I only applied to four schools. I'm limited because I can't blow up my 15-year old's life. Had to stay local.
@AbbyNourmal: I’m in a similar situation with Bama! I have a great scholarship for a regional school but am still on the waitlist at Bama. I’m possibly going to transfer if I can, but am okay with either situation. I’m local so that helps with either scenario thankfully.