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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Organ:  The 2016 Law School Transfer Market

ArtJerry Organ (St. Thomas) has a detailed blog post on the 2016 law school transfer market.  The transfer market is essentially flat, with Arizona State, Emory, George Washington, and Georgetown the dominant players (and Loyola-L.A., UCLA, and USC the dominant players in California):

Organ 1A

[I]n the. two charts [below], the “repeat players” are bolded — those schools in the top 15 for all three years are in black, those schools in the top 15 for two of the three years are in blue.

Organ 3

Organ 2

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What will AZ state do if Arizona summit (now on ABA probation) closes? Its business model appears to be dependent on taking large numbers of Az Summit transfers each year to sustain an appearance of 1L selectivity...

Posted by: Anon | Apr 25, 2017 11:45:23 AM

Looks like American University is losing 20% of its first year class to other schools, with GWU getting at least half of those transfers. What does that say for the quality of the graduating class compared to the quality of the entering class?

Posted by: Andy Patterson | Apr 25, 2017 12:04:23 PM