T14underground - You're really being unfair about asking me these questions. I say specifically that I want to remain anonymous, and you go to other threads to consolidate info for everyone on these forums to try and figure out more about me. There are 100 questions you could ask me about OCI (such as, did interviewers ask you transfer specific questions? How did you respond? Was it awkward to be interviewed by people from the school that you transferred out of? Was your number of interviews typical for your school, or still less than other students? Is there any general OCI advice you can give us) that wouldn't give away my identity. Now you basically call me out, asking whether I'm on Columbia LR. If I said yes, then seeing as they 0-1 transfers make law review each year, my identity would be revealed. Even your other questions are equally revealing. If I said, for example, I was an Asian male at Columbia on a Secondary journal, do you think I would remain anonymous? No school takes more than around 50 transfers, so giving away that sort of info would pretty much completely give away my identity. (School narrows to 50, sex to 25, race down to at least 15, then journal or not reduces to about 8 max., Then invariably you would tease out more info from my slip-ups and make it clear who I am).
I know people want to know EVERYTHING about everyone's story so they can figure out if they want to emulate it or discard it as an outlier (or luck), but please try to be respectful of my wishes. All I wanted to do was share my experience, and tell everyone that transferring can be a great thing for job prospects. As others will tell you, it can also be a terrible thing (especially when you take losing a scholarship into account). If you guys don't want to hear about my OCI experience, then that's fine. But criticizing me for not "disclosing" or being "upfront" is completely uncalled for.
@ Arnold - From talking to attorneys, it sounded to me like bigger markets wanted you to focus, and smaller markets mainly just wanted you to have a strong connection there. I'm not from a major market (look, more info you guys can use!), and the attorneys I know from there were especially skeptical this year.
@ t14 - One last free bone for you... I said I received no advantages from my group, so that means (White/Asian)
If anyone has any questions, I'm happy to answer them, but I fail to see how disclosing my precise GPA, school, class rank, exact journal, etc. is vital to OCI prospects. Sure, that stuff helps, but you can ask anyone at any T14 school what their prospects were w/ X class rank on X journal, or any person at your t2/t3 what X class rank and X journal what their prospects were. So, the only real difference that I have is that I used a different OCI and had to explain transferring. Otherwise, the processes were largely the same, and I don't think any other advice I might give would be any more helpful than anyone else who went through OCI anywhere.