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Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:31 pm
by dog_eat_dog
Hello,
I'm about to embark at HLS. I'm very excited and happy to be attending HLS, but I am also interested in transferring to Yale. This is mostly because I want to go into academia, but also because I just really think I'd prefer the academic experience at YLS. Roughly what Honors/Pass ratio might I need to make that transfer happen? Thank you.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:52 pm
by icechicken
It very rarely makes sense to transfer "horizontally" like this. In terms of outcomes, the top third of the class at HLS (which I assume would be the minimum to transfer without a compelling personal reason -it might well be even more selective) is already doing at least as well as a randomly-chosen YLS student. And you'd actually be shooting yourself in the foot for something like academia by leaving behind any connections you make with professors and classmates at Harvard.

Sorry if that doesn't really answer your question, but truthfully it's not really possible to answer your question precisely. There are few data on this kind of transfer because, for the reason above, almost nobody ever does this.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:16 pm
by Danger Zone
Seconding the above. If you have the grades to transfer, you're doing amazing at Harvard and you'll have excellent opportunities for academia.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:19 pm
by dog_eat_dog
icechicken wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:52 pm
It very rarely makes sense to transfer "horizontally" like this. In terms of outcomes, the top third of the class at HLS (which I assume would be the minimum to transfer without a compelling personal reason -it might well be even more selective) is already doing at least as well as a randomly-chosen YLS student. And you'd actually be shooting yourself in the foot for something like academia by leaving behind any connections you make with professors and classmates at Harvard.

Sorry if that doesn't really answer your question, but truthfully it's not really possible to answer your question precisely. There are few data on this kind of transfer because, for the reason above, almost nobody ever does this.
Oh ok, that's good to know. I was under the impression that YLS is so much better than HLS for academia (and other niche outcomes) that it would be a good idea to transfer, unless you made the grades for Law Review or something. If it's closer than I thought, that's a relief.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:23 pm
by dog_eat_dog
Danger Zone wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:16 pm
Seconding the above. If you have the grades to transfer, you're doing amazing at Harvard and you'll have excellent opportunities for academia.
Yeah I guess I was wondering if there was an outcome below "amazing" (9/10 Honors >>law review or something), that would be competitive for transferring. I realize that it wouldn't make sense to transfer if I was at the top of the class.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:34 pm
by HelloYesThisIsDog
You'll be fine at Harvard. As others said, I think being at HY or S and having top notch grades will make a difference in getting you into academia, not the marginal gap between Yale and Harvard.

Focus your energies on your grades and the other esoteric things that are helpful to entering legal academia, like research/publishing, a prestigious clerkship, etc. Wasting time transferring will just be a time suck and a waste of your efforts to date at Harvard.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:15 am
by dog_eat_dog
Ok, I'm gonna drop it. Thanks team.

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:35 pm
by app
dog_eat_dog wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:31 pm
Hello,
I'm about to embark at HLS. I'm very excited and happy to be attending HLS, but I am also interested in transferring to Yale. This is mostly because I want to go into academia, but also because I just really think I'd prefer the academic experience at YLS. Roughly what Honors/Pass ratio might I need to make that transfer happen? Thank you.
congrats

did you take the paper lsat or the computer or the recent flex? can you elaborate on your stats, profile, and how you prepped for the lsat?

Re: Grades for Harvard to Yale?

Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:19 pm
by Nony
They were admitted sometime before July 2019 so I’m going to assume it’s the good old traditional paper test.