2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

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DeweyWins
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2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby DeweyWins » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:06 pm

I figured this would be helpful to future transfers...

Original LS rank: 50's
Original LS GPA/CR: 4.0, 1/~200
Transfer School tier: CCN
Journal: LR at old school, Secondary at CCN
OCI Screening Interviews: ~25
Callbacks: 12
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers: 3, accepted at a V15.

Very happy with my decision.

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T4Transfer
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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby T4Transfer » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:31 pm

This thread should be very helpful...


Original LS rank: T4
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.9X, 1/1XX
Transfer School tier: T10
Journal: LR at old school, Secondary at T10
OCI Screening Interviews: ~21
Callbacks: 6
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers: 1, withdrew elsewhere, got my first choice. Accepted at a V20 in DC.

Elated with my decision.

dissonance1848
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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:39 pm

What did you guys do to place so fucking well (seriously, mad fucking props)? PM me, please, seriously.

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:44 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:What did you guys do to place so fucking well (seriously, mad fucking props)? PM me, please, seriously.


Transferring shows initiative, which employers like.

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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby nleefer » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:51 pm

Original LS rank: T2
Original LS GPA/CR: Top 1%
Transfer School tier: Boalt
Journal: Secondary
OCI Screening Interviews: 22
Callbacks: 9
Callbacks accepted: 9
Offers: 4, accepted at a V20

Transferring gives you great chances to interview with a lot of firms that might not have gone to your old school. I will say that I interviewed with a couple V5 and V10 firms that may not have been giving me serious consideration because of my old school, but this was the exception rather than the rule.

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm

My results are in the generic OCI results thread, I would rather not re-post here for anonymity reasons.

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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Big Shrimpin » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:42 pm

JPU wrote:My results are in the generic OCI results thread, I would rather not re-post here for anonymity reasons.


Agreed.

But its good to see that (so far) our transfer class of 2010 did well! Also, re: JPU's first post, that couldn't be more spot-on. I had interviewers tell me that exact line in the interview. Transferring was probably the best career choice I could have made. :D

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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby MVPTransfer » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:01 am

Original LS rank: T40-50
Original LS GPA/CR: Top 5-10%
Transfer School tier: MVP
Journal: No journal
OCI Screening Interviews: 30
Callbacks: 5
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers: 1 V40 in NYC, 1 V100 in DC, 2 rejections, 1 pending

Transferring was one of the best decisions I have ever made :). Future transfers, feel free to PM if you have questions/want advice

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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Incanate » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:02 am

Original LS rank: T3
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.815/4.0; Old school did not rank until after 1L summer - Based on history, likely 1/~180
Transfer School: Michigan
Journal: None
OCI Screening Interviews: 14
Callbacks: 5 (2 from mass mails/making use of family connections)
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers: 4; 2 V50s, 1 V60 and 1 secondary market. Accepting V50 - top choice.

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vanwinkle
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Re: 2010 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:01 pm

To collect a few anonymous replies which won't be posted here because they'd be outed:

Anonymous User wrote:School Range: CCN transfer
Market: NYC
Approx. class rank: Top 5% at T2
Law Review: Graded on at old school, secondary at new
Work experience: No
IP: No
Self-assessed interview capability: Must be pretty low based on results
Screening interviews: 17
Mass mails: ~10, nothing came of it
Callbacks received: 9
Callbacks accepted: 9 (throughout the spectrum of the v100 + 1 non vault
Offers: 1 from non-vault market paying firm. Happy with the offer, thought my results would be better, but can't complain.

Anonymous User wrote:School Range: HYS transfer
Markets: Chi, Boston
Approx. class rank: Top 5% at T30
Law Review: secondary journal
Work experience: 1 year at large corp
IP: No
Self-assessed interview capability: 9
Screening interviews: 31
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 23
Callbacks accepted: 10
Offers: 10 (1 V5, 1 V10, 3 V20, 3 V50, 2 market non-vaults)

Anonymous User wrote:School range: DCNG
Market(s): NY, DC, CA
Approx. class rank: P/T Transf, Top 15% original school (T-30), Top 20ish at DCNG
Law review: 2ndary Journal Offer but not accepted
Work experience: Significant (5+) non-legal managerial, Still working F/T
IP background: Yes, but did not apply to IP firms.
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 9.
Screening Interviews: 15.
Resume Drop/Mailings: 8
Callbacks received: 3 (DC), 5 (NY), 1 (other), 1 Phone Screen from resume drop (CA)
Callbacks accepted: 8.
Offers w/vault ranges: 2: (V40, V100) (1 in DC, 1 in NY).

Anonymous User wrote:School Range: MVP
Markets: Philly, DC, NYC
Approx Class Rank: Transfer, Top 10% at school in the 50s
Law review: no
Work experience: straight through, 0 yrs
Self Assessed Interview Ability: hard to tell, maybe a 5 or 6
Screening Interviews: 30
Mass mail: 0
Callbacks received: 5 (ranging from V20-V100, from Philly, DC and NYC)
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers within vault ranges: V40 in NYC, V100 in DC, 1 reject (V50 Philly), withdrew from V20 and V30 in NYC bc I accepted one of the offers

Anonymous User wrote:School range: MVP (transfer)
Market(s): DC, NY, Philly, LA, SD
Approx. class rank: Top 10% at school in 50s
Law review: secondary
Work experience: 0 yr
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 9
Screening Interviews: 24
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 8 (7 Vault range CBs)
Callbacks accepted: 8
Offers w/vault ranges: 3 offers (V100 in Philly, V50 DC, V100 SD)
Accepted: V50 in DC

Surprised by number of callbacks and offers as a transfer

Anonymous User wrote:School range: MVP
Market(s): Chicago, TX, secondary market
Approx. class rank: Transfer, #1 at T3
Law review: No
Work experience: No
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: Multiple languages, URM.
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): Based on my performance this season, 4 during OCI and ~6-7 at the CBs
Screening Interviews: 14
Mass mails: 10
Callbacks received: 5 (2 from mass mail)
Callbacks accepted: 5
Offers w/vault ranges: 4 (2 V50, 1 V60, 1 secondary market), 1 ding

Anonymous User wrote:School range: HYS
Market(s): NYC, Boston
Approx. class rank: Transfer, top 1-3% at a t25
Law review: invited to join at old law school
Work experience: 1 year doing random jobs, 1 year as a paralegal
IP background: No
Anything else that might have an impact?: LGBT
Self-assessed interview ability (1-10): 9
Screening Interviews: 30
Mass mails: 0
Callbacks received: 18
Callbacks accepted: 10 (canceled 3 after offers)
Offers w/vault ranges: 6 (1 V5, 1 V15, 1 V25, 2 V50, 1 V100), 1 ding
Accepted: V25

Anonymous User wrote:Looks like I can officially call a wrap to my cycle and I think it should be useful to post for next year's class.

School Range: T14 (transfer from 40-100 school)
Markets: DC (with the exception of a few in a secondary market)
Law Review: Invited to LR at 1L school, secondary journal at T14
Class Rank: Top 3-4% at 1L school
Work Experience: couple years as Biglaw paralegal
Screening Interviews: Approximately 30-35 (a few obtained outside OCI)
Callbacks: 1 in a secondary market
Offers: 0

Still attempting to mail further law firms but recruiting seems to be winding down at most places by now.

Anonymous User wrote:School range: TTT to t14 transfer
Market(s): LA / NYC / Midwest
Approx. class rank: top 5% at old school
Law review: Graded on at old school, Secondary at new
Work Experience: No
Self-assessed interview ability: 8, I didn't have any interviews that went "bad" per se but I know I said some dumb things at a few
Screening Interviews: 27
Mass mails: 10
Callbacks received: 3 (1 through OCI (v20) , 2 through mailing v100 and big regional firm))
Callbacks accepted: 3
Offers w/vault ranges: 1 v20 (midwest), v100 ding and silence from regional

Accepting the v20, Couldn't be happier

(Note: Please don't take this as blanket permission to go cutting+pasting anon posts into other forums; I'm doing this here as a service to posters seeking this information, but don't want people to think this is normally kosher.)




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