The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Northwestern’s new policy to offer a select group of rejected applicants the opportunity to transfer in their second year concerns some legal educators. Critics claim that the transfer policy robs other schools of their best students and is simply a ruse to maintain high rankings. 15 to 25 (out of 5,000) rejected students receive a transfer offer from Northwestern, on the condition that they maintain a certain GPA or class rank.
Northwestern’s law dean David van Zandt says that strong students who succeed in their first year of law school “should be entitled to transfer and there’s no harm in us facilitating that.”
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