2011 Transfer OCI

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:13 pm

T100 transfer to T25, top 10% at T100, 2 years WE

17 screeners, 5 CB's, 2 Dings, 10 Outstanding (at least 1 ding because that interview just went beyond terribly)

I gota say, waiting for CB's is more stressful than the screener interviews.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 pm

Firm range?

Received Goodwin Procter (LA) ding via email today. That makes me 0/16 with 10 more to go. :|

Top 10% transfer w/ LR from T1 to USC/UT/UCLA range school.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:Firm range?


2 V50, 1 V60, 1 V70, 1 Unranked strong regional firm (~100 attorneys)

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:44 am

Good luck on the CBs.

I need to mass mail some more and quick, but I'm knee deep in a transfer write-on competition. That probably outs my school right there.

10 pages of text, 15 pages of footnotes. 8)

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:14 am

Happy with my move. Still early though. Not done with all screeners.

Top 15%
T50 school

15 screeners
1 v10, 3 v50, 3 v100, and all in markets I didn't really.have access to before. Got my foot in the door and that's all I could ask.

We and languages

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:T-30 to MVP. Having a lovely time at OCI so far. 10 Screeners. 11 to go. No CBs. No dings. Nothing.

I'm really just hoping that secondary markets take a bit longer than the usual NY/DC 24-72 hour turnaround time...

Still cautiously optimistic though. Trying to remember that it would be much much worse if I had stayed where I was...



Update: Still nothing either way. 10 screeners left. This is terrifying...

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:57 pm

Final-ish Report (will update with future CBs and Offers)

T2 transfer to MVP

27 Screeners
10 CBs: V5 (non-NY office), v10, v15, 2 v50, 3 v100, 2 regional
3 dings

Absolutely, 100% pleased with my results. Hope these translate to an offer.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Final-ish Report (will update with future CBs and Offers)

T2 transfer to MVP

27 Screeners
10 CBs: V5 (non-NY office), v10, v15, 2 v50, 3 v100, 2 regional
3 dings

Absolutely, 100% pleased with my results. Hope these translate to an offer.


WE?

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:09 pm

T2 to BC/BU

Top 5-10% at old school
Wrote onto secondary journal at new school

25 screeners (100% preselect)
5 CBs, 6 dings so far
CBS: 2 v40, 1 v100, 2 Regional (just below market)

Will update when complete
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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby ClarDarr » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:16 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Final-ish Report (will update with future CBs and Offers)

T2 transfer to MVP

27 Screeners
10 CBs: V5 (non-NY office), v10, v15, 2 v50, 3 v100, 2 regional
3 dings

Absolutely, 100% pleased with my results. Hope these translate to an offer.


WE?

Nope

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:00 pm

CCN transfer. OCI not going as well as I would have hoped. 20-25 screeners. One V10 rejection. One V15 CB and one V20 CB. Silence from the rest, which is a little unnerving.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:07 pm

Definitely not going as well as I hoped. I have a decent number of callbacks, but not a single one from what would be considered "elite" top firms. I guess I overbid, and this seems to be the sentiment amongst many in my CCN transfer class. I was top 10% at a T25 so I though the top firms would give me a shot now that I was guaranteed facetime with them. Again, I have a decent number of callbacks, but I have more from mass mails than I do from OCI, and not a single OCI CB is from a V25 firm even though I interviewed with about 10 of them.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:41 am

Final (I think) stats for the callback stage. I am a transfer from a T2 school to MVP.

28 screeners. 13 CBs, 5 dings. 1 V10, 2 V50, 2 V100 CBs. 8 non-vault callbacks in secondary markets.

1 offer to-date from a non-vault in the secondary market.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:45 am

T-35 to CCN. Straight through from UG.

I'll edit this later with final stats, but so far:

6 CBs (V5, V10, V15, V20, and V30 + strong regional player)
2 Dings (V5 satellite office, Shitty non V100 firm)
16 pending
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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:49 pm

T50 transfer to USC/UCLA - Top 5% + LR

19 Screeners, 9 CBs (random mix of vault firms in LA market)

Completed 5 CBs so far, dead silence.

Slightly discouraged.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:31 pm

I fear that this thread will not provide any insight aside from the fact that transferring is a black box and transfer OCI is an even blacker box.

T30 to T10
21 Screeners
13 Callbacks
3 offers (through 7 CB's, havent heard from the other 4, the three firms are tops in the market according to Chambers, I think Vault rankings are ridiculous)

I really believe the trick to this is ties to the market. I would say that previous work experience helps but folks without it are doing fine at my new school too (though we take a lower number of xfers than most).

I can say with absolute certainty that I would not be considering these firms if I had stayed at my old school.

Here is my one piece of wisdom to impart: don't transfer just to get a 2L summer job. Do it because you really want to be at the new school and want that school on the resume forever. Pinning the perceived success of the transfer on the results of arbitrary 20 min screening interviews is wrong headed.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:47 pm

CCN transfer from T25

19 CB interviews (about half through OCI and half through mass-mail)
9 of the CBs are with Vault-ranked firms

I've been on 6 CBs so far and have 2 offers, both from mid-size non Vault firms. The 9 Vault interviews are all coming up in the next few weeks.

All in all, the transfer seems like a good idea. I love the new school, the area is where I want to be, and the job search has been going well. None of my Vault CBs are the tippy-top firms, but that's not gonna down my spirits.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I really believe the trick to this is ties to the market. I would say that previous work experience helps but folks without it are doing fine at my new school too (though we take a lower number of xfers than most).


In my experience, neither market ties nor previous work experience has helped me at all, both of which are conventional wisdom, transfer or not.

I do agree with the last part of the post, though. I transferred solely for access to better jobs and it hasn't worked out for me at all (at least not yet). Maybe it will pay off in the end and maybe it won't. Either way, I'm pretty sure plenty of people at my old school are enjoying the schadenfreude right now.

I'm glad other transfers are doing well overall; however, realizing your personality sucks and you don't pass the "likeability" test isn't something fun to be going through when trying to adjust to a totally new place.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby keg411 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I really believe the trick to this is ties to the market. I would say that previous work experience helps but folks without it are doing fine at my new school too (though we take a lower number of xfers than most).


In my experience, neither market ties nor previous work experience has helped me at all, both of which are conventional wisdom, transfer or not.

I do agree with the last part of the post, though. I transferred solely for access to better jobs and it hasn't worked out for me at all (at least not yet). Maybe it will pay off in the end and maybe it won't. Either way, I'm pretty sure plenty of people at my old school are enjoying the schadenfreude right now.

I'm glad other transfers are doing well overall; however, realizing your personality sucks and you don't pass the "likeability" test isn't something fun to be going through when trying to adjust to a totally new place.


The above wasn't supposed to be anonymous.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:51 am

T50 to USC/UCLA. Top 10% + LR.

26 screeners
0 callbacks
0 offers

I know people in a similar position at my old school who did fine. Am I regretting the transfer? Yes.

At least from where I am right now, it's looking bad. Maybe things end up fine or there's some opportunity down the road that is opened up. Or maybe not.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:T50 to USC/UCLA. Top 10% + LR.

26 screeners
0 callbacks
0 offers

I know people in a similar position at my old school who did fine. Am I regretting the transfer? Yes.

At least from where I am right now, it's looking bad. Maybe things end up fine or there's some opportunity down the road that is opened up. Or maybe not.


tbf, giving up top 10% and LR for USC/UCLA (and paying sticker for schools that are very far from cheap) might have been a very questionable move even before those results came in

I transferred to CCN and even then I wondered if it was worth it to give up my position at my old school

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:T50 to USC/UCLA. Top 10% + LR.

26 screeners
0 callbacks
0 offers

I know people in a similar position at my old school who did fine. Am I regretting the transfer? Yes.

At least from where I am right now, it's looking bad. Maybe things end up fine or there's some opportunity down the road that is opened up. Or maybe not.


tbf, giving up top 10% and LR for USC/UCLA (and paying sticker for schools that are very far from cheap) might have been a very questionable move even before those results came in

I transferred to CCN and even then I wondered if it was worth it to give up my position at my old school

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:28 pm

Does it seem like transfers are getting offers slower than other students? None of the transfers I have spoken to have gotten any offers from big firms...... everyone is in limbo

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does it seem like transfers are getting offers slower than other students? None of the transfers I have spoken to have gotten any offers from big firms...... everyone is in limbo


Most people at my school just started CB's within the past week. So the vast majority of people I know at this point don't have offers just yet, transfer or no transfer.

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Re: 2011 Transfer OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:42 pm

Cycle is basically over.

Lower T14 w/ LR, to HYS. 30 screeners, 19 callbacks, went on 10 and got 9 offers (Have yet to hear from last one). Extremely happy with the move. I know a lot of people wonder about the merits of transferring from a T14 especially with LR and doubt it helps job prospects but I'm positive it was the right move.




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