School range: CCN
Approx. class rank: transfer top 1%, mid-tier one
Law review: LR invitation at 1L school; secondary at my CCN
Screening Interviews: 26
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 6 (entirely based on bidding strategy -- I engaged in risk arbitrage and bid 13 in one discreet style, and placed 13 bids in a completely different style of firm, practice area strength, fit with some substantial aspect of my background, and selectivity range. All 6 callbacks came entirely from one of the control groups.)
Callbacks accepted: 2 (v5 and v15)
Offers w/vault ranges: got v15 offer from my dream firm the day after callback. Withdrew from everywhere else. Did callback at v5 and couldn't see myself there longterm. I sincerely hope to be a lifer at my v15 (as naive as that may sound), and just couldn't see that reasonably happening at the v5.
Oh, and transferring was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten my dream job if I didn't transfer. I apparently had the right stuff to get hired, but perhaps the CCN name or just the access to the interview that transferring allowed (neither of these firms participate in my 1L school's OCI) certainly was instrumental in sealing the deal. Just my anecdotal .02 for potential transfer students contemplating the move.
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