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Re: Transfer-friendly Firms

Postby dead head » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:12 am

TooOld4This wrote:If a firm would not consider taking someone from your old school, they aren't likely to take a transfer from that school. The transfer advantage is logistical. Firms don't spend the resources to go to schools where they are only interested in 1-5 students and mass mailing is not as effective as a screener. But if you were able to transfer even though your 1L rank was lower than what firms would normally consider from that school, I would bid conservatively. You might get some screeners who assume your rank was higher because you were able to transfer, but I would not count on it.

While I largely agree, I think there may be a small bump along the lines of what one gets for law review. I mean, both law review and transferring are most valuable as proxies for grades, but also indicate a certain amount of gunnerism and prestige chasing, both of which are valued by firms.

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Re: Transfer-friendly Firms

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:33 pm

TooOld4This wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:

The fact that you were top of your class at your old school is the evidence that you proved yourself, not the fact that a higher ranked school is happy to take your money. If a firm would not consider taking someone from your old school, they aren't likely to take a transfer from that school. The transfer advantage is logistical. Firms don't spend the resources to go to schools where they are only interested in 1-5 students and mass mailing is not as effective as a screener. But if you were able to transfer even though your 1L rank was lower than what firms would normally consider from that school, I would bid conservatively. You might get some screeners who assume your rank was higher because you were able to transfer, but I would not count on it.


I am a T2 transfer to a T14. My class rank at T2 was below the cut off to even do oci at t2. Multiple v25 offers from firms that don't even do OCI at my old T2.




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