Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

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EggShellPlaintiff
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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby EggShellPlaintiff » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:19 pm

Final results:

~ Top 5-10% at a UT/UCLA/Vandy/USC

Berkeley - In
NYU - In
Columbia - In (attending)
Stanford - out
Harvard - out (just rejected, 8/6)

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:37 pm

EggShellPlaintiff wrote:Final results:

~ Top 5-10% at a UT/UCLA/Vandy/USC

Berkeley - In
NYU - In
Columbia - In (attending)
Stanford - out
Harvard - out (just rejected, 8/6)

Sorry about Harvard, but congrats on moving up to CLS, and I'm sure you'll be very happy there!

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby sgoingIP » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:43 pm

Found out from NYU via snail mail

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EggShellPlaintiff
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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby EggShellPlaintiff » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:46 pm

Thanks Van! Staying in New York really does make the most sense for me right now, for a lot of reasons, so I'm taking it as a blessing in disguise.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:46 pm

EggShellPlaintiff wrote:Thanks Van! Staying in New York really does make the most sense for me right now, for a lot of reasons, so I'm taking it as a blessing in disguise.

Yeah, my biggest complaint about Harvard is that it isn't in New York. :wink:

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby buslaw4302 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:17 pm

T20, 5-10% LR

Yale - Out
Harvard - Out (Today)
Stanford - Out
Columbia - Out
Chicago - Out
NYU - In, Attending
Berkeley - Out

Not sure what happened, maybe late completion dates or just a very competitive cycle? But overall very happy with the cycle and excited to be attending NYU this fall.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby rynabrius » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:25 pm

buslaw: Weird that you'd be dinged at Berkeley but in at NYU.

Congrats on your cycle! <--- I feel like a mom talking to her 13 year old daughter :0

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby CALaw5 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:34 pm

My cycle is complete. Top 10%, LR, CA school in the 50s...

Penn (in and attending)
UCLA (in)
Columbia (out)
NYU (out)
GULC (out)
Fordham (out)

rynabrius
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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby rynabrius » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:36 pm

Sorry to hear that about NYU/Columbia Claws*. Congrats on Penn.











*I decided to give you a cool nickname.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby thexfactor » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:16 pm

cycle complete.
T50 school 10% LR
Mich-out
NW-out
GULC-out
Vandy-out
USC-out
UCLA-out
WUSTL-in
GW-in
Last edited by thexfactor on Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby apper123 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:49 pm

Once I got GULC (which tbh is where I wanted to go all along anyways... not hedging here you can check my post history haha) I just applied to CCN+P as reaches.

CC - ding
N - undergrad didn't get info in in time and i just gave up
P - ding

also submitted all my apps pretty late so w/e

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby willnumber85 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:48 pm

Cycle is officially over:

Stats: 3.42 (top 4%) at a TTT

Accepted to: GW, Notre Dame, University of Washington (Seattle), Utah,

Rejected at: Georgetown, UCLA, USC, BYU, Waitlisted at: Duke (rejected)

Attending Notre Dame! Always wanted to go, and now I can

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby Thirteen » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:00 pm

willnumber85 wrote:Cycle is officially over:

Stats: 3.42 (top 4%) at a TTT

Accepted to: GW, Notre Dame, University of Washington (Seattle), Utah,

Rejected at: Georgetown, UCLA, USC, BYU, Waitlisted at: Duke (rejected)

Attending Notre Dame! Always wanted to go, and now I can


Congrats!

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby samiseaborn » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:53 pm

T2 ~10%

Out: Columbia, NYU, Penn, Duke
WL: GULC
In: Fordham

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby Bankhead » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:26 pm

Cycle finally over with an NYU rejection.

In: Penn (attending, 7/28); Northwestern (7/19)

Out: Columbia (8/4), NYU (8/9), Michigan (7/21), Duke (waitlist, rejected, 8/3), UVA (7/14), Berkeley (7/20).

Waitlist: GULC (7/22).

Top 15% at a T30 school. To future applicants: Apply broadly if you have numbers similar to mine.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby Journeybound » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:19 pm

For future applicants:

LSAT: 156
Under grad. GPA: 3.5
Law School GPA: 3.79 (7/190) (3.92 first semester)
Law School: 80s, Northwest region

BOALT: Accepted (ATTENDING)
GULC EA: Accepted
Chicago: Put on hold for ED, rejected.
NYU: Rejected
Columbia: Rejected
Harvard: Rejected

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:55 am

Bankhead wrote:

Top 15% at a T30 school. To future applicants: Apply broadly if you have numbers similar to mine.


This is credited. Apply broadly, period.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby iheartlaw » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:25 pm

My cycle is finally over... here we go.

Law School: Santa Clara University School of Law (80-90's)
LS GPA: 3.95 Rank: Top 2%
Program: Part-time
Softs: Deans List, 2x CALI's, Witkin and some other things

Applied:
GULC (Accepted - Part Time - Attending)
Loyola LA (Accepted FT)
UC Hastings (Accepted)
Columbia (Rejected)
NYU (Rejected)
Michigan (Rejected)
Virginia (Rejected)
Northwestern (Rejected)
Duke (Rejected)
Cornell (Rejected)
UCLA (Rejected)
USC (Rejected)

Kind of a rough cycle, competition was stiff. Was hoping for at least one more T14 acceptance, but at this point I am still unbelievably grateful for GULC, and so stoked to be attending. I think the major reason for getting rejected at almost all of the T14's was that I came from a PT program. I know there are other people like Stinger who came from PT and had tremendous success, but I feel that being PT really hurt my chances at a lot of places. FWIW I had 21 completed units by the end of spring semester and then 26 by the end of summer. Hope this helps other PT students who want to transfer.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby iheartlaw » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:28 pm

thexfactor wrote:cycle complete.
50s school 11% LR
Mich-out resident
NW-out
GULC-out
Vandy-out
USC-out
UCLA-out
WUSTL-in
GW-in


where will you be attending next fall?

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby Carnertine » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:56 pm

who will be attending WUSTL in the fall?

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby selfloathingtransfer » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:48 pm

Applied broadly, but still selectively in areas where I would be happy living for decades. So I skipped schools like Wash U, Emory, WF, etc. Top 5%-6% at a T4.

GULC - Rejected
Texas - Rejected
UCLA - Rejected
Vandy - Rejected
USC - Rejected
George Washington - Rejected
Davis - Rejected
University of Washington - Rejected
Hastings - ACCEPTED
George Mason - Rejected
Maryland - ACCEPTED
Tulane - Rejected
Pepperdine - ACCEPTED
Houston - Rejected
Miami - ACCEPTED

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby jellybelly123 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:46 am

Top 15% (ish) at a Minnesota/BU/Emory/Notre Dame

GULC: Deferred EA, Accepted
Penn: Accepted, Attending
Berkeley: Accepted
NYU: Rejected
Harvard: Rejected

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby A'nold » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:19 am

For those that view this next year: In at UW-Seattle.

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:14 am

It has been quite the summer, and I'm so glad this is all over. CONGRATS to everybody on completing the transfer cycle/making their moves for this fall. I still can't believe I worked full-time, transferred, and did OCI within the period of a few weeks.

As a warning to 0Ls/rising 1Ls: BEWARE! Before deciding to take a dip into the pool of transfer-world-despair, peruse these threads and get a sense of the anxiety, anguish, and uncertainty that permeated the lives of (just about) all who posted here. Know that the best way to get information will not always be through a TLS thread--in fact, while a greater percentage of TLS threads are informative and helpful, threads often derail and become blind leading the blind, that a telephone call to an admissions office can oftentimes be your best bet, and don't forget to make good use of a fax machine. Also know that the difference between top-10% and top-5% may have no logical bearing on your chances at a particular school, your "softs" will likely not count for much (they probably didn't in your initial applications, too), and your "special" ties to a region will not be a dispositive factor in your application. Assume that every year, more students try to transfer, transfer classes will continue to get larger and more competitive, and that there may not always be a warm welcome at your transferee school. Keep in mind that OCI deadlines will swiftly approach, you will have to fill-out 309298382 forms after you're accepted, and you may even have to get a doctor's note. Moreover, you will (most likely) have to move, and moving takes time and planning that doesn't happen overnight (unless you're into couch-surfing). Finally, transferring will wear on you, and you will often question your decision to transfer for that reason.

Don't lost sight, however, of the reasons for which you intend to transfer. Repeat them over in your head daily, and be prepared to explain those reasons to employers--as will often be the first question employers ask in an interview. Maybe its for prestige, maybe its for location, maybe its for a girl/guy, or maybe its because you've realized that your current situation is not the best platform for you to begin a professional career. Plans, people, and environments change--that is a given. You might have loved your 1L experience, or you might have hated it. In the end, however, you did well enough to change your venue, and if you have a good reason to do so, then do it. You are the master of you're own destiny, but don't go forth blazing a path uninformed!

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the legal employment forum 8) .

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Re: Official 2010 Transfer Cycle Results Thread

Postby rynabrius » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:52 am

Final results:

* Extreme splitter, high LSAT, low GPA
* Top 40 undergrad with low grades
* At or near the top at T20-30 school for 1L
* Some work experience, but not law-related. Worked during college.

Applied: HYSCCN + Berkeley
Rejected: HYSCN
Accepted: Berkeley, Chicago
Attending: Chicago (rd)

Hope this helps someone next year.

I have some advice to impart after this process. Namely, don't try to transfer. It is extremely stressful, and your 1L job and OCI are probably going to be stressful enough. I am more or less in my dream school, but this year is going to be rough--and even rougher if I do not land an offer. Also, the process is dispiriting.

If you decide to try to transfer anyway, read "Guerrilla Tactics" first, and, in conjunction with your career services department, develop your resume and spiel for OCI interviews. Then, build your transfer app around this spiel. The admissions board will want you to get a job, and the more serious you seem about this, the better. Also, if possible, try to limit the # of schools you apply to, so that you have a better opportunity to do the write-on.




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