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by Vault Law Editors | February 01, 2011

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Transferring to a different law school is like an intense breakup: you’ve committed endless hours, the 1L path has been painful and confusing, you’re not sure you really want to break it off and it’s not as easy as saying goodbye. While breaking up is never easy, sometimes ditching your law school after 1L year is the best move for you. But as a transfer hopeful, you’ll be applying to law school all over again, which means preparation, research, personal statements, recommendations, and numbers.

Transferring is competitive, and you’ll have to start from scratch establishing yourself at your new school. But the benefits of reaching your professional goals and meeting your personal needs may outweigh the disadvantages. What steps should you take to jump to another law school? Click here to read more.

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