2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

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jessuf
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2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby jessuf » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:19 pm

I copied this from the 2010 thread.

Format:
Original LS rank:
Original LS GPA/CR:
Transfer School tier:
Journal:
OCI Screening Interviews:
Mass Mail Screeners:
Callbacks:
Callbacks accepted:
Offers:

I know some of you are done with OCI and CBs, some are just in the middle of it, and some haven't started yet. Post as you go, and good luck to everyone! Also feel free to discuss OCI experiences as a transfer in general.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby fatduck » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:47 pm

just starting CBs now but will tag for later

btw, was the other thread in the transfers forum or the legal employment forum? some people probably don't want to post without anon.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby mileslibertatis » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:42 pm

Original LS rank: 50s
Original LS GPA/CR: 1/139
Transfer School tier: Penn
Journal: Journal of Constitutional Law
OCI Screening Interviews: 28
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 7 so far
Callbacks accepted: 7 so far
Offers:

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby arigoldwannabe » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:00 pm

Original LS rank: 50s
Original LS GPA/CR: 6/196
Transfer School tier: CCN
Journal: Law review at previous school. Didn't write-on at new school
OCI Screening Interviews: 29
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 5 so far
Callbacks accepted: 5 so far
Offers:

Still waiting on a secondary market which I have heard takes a while.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby donniedarko » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:13 pm

fatduck wrote:
some people probably don't want to post without anon.


This is true

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:18 pm

its good to see some of the old "transfer gang" on here.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby LazinessPerSe » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:21 am

Original LS rank: 150+ (RNP)
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.76, 3/125
Transfer School tier: T1, 30-40
Journal: None
OCI Screening Interviews: 5
Mass Mail Screeners: 5
Callbacks: 7
Callbacks accepted: 3
Offers: 3

Hope this is inspiring to all the other underdogs out there.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:28 pm

Original LS rank: T50-60
Original LS GPA/CR: 7/250
Transfer School tier: CCN
Journal: Secondary
OCI Screening Interviews: 19
Mass Mail Screeners: n/a
Callbacks: 8
Callbacks accepted: 7
Offers: 3 (v5-50)
Dings: 4 and withdrew from 2 post-CB.
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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby forestgirl » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:52 pm

Good to see some familiar folks doing well.

Original LS GPA/CR: rank ~30, 3.74, CR ~5%
Transfer School tier: Columbia
Journal: Journal of European Law
OCI Screening Interviews: 20
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 10
Callbacks accepted: 9 (5 attended so far, not done till Sept)
Offers: 1

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Original LS rank: 80-100
Original LS GPA/CR: Top 10%
Transfer School tier: GW
Journal: None
OCI Screening Interviews: 15
Mass Mail Screeners: 3 (so far -- still getting more it seems)
Callbacks: 4
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers: 1/3 so far. One more callback to go. Would love to have a second offer to have a choice.
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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby happy-go-lucky » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:56 pm

Original LS rank: 15-30
Original LS GPA/CR: Top 20%
Transfer School tier: 9-14
Journal: Law Review at old school (and now new school, but that wasn't known during OCI)
OCI Screening Interviews: 12
Job Fairs: 7
Callbacks: 0 from OCI / 5 from job fairs
Callbacks accepted: 4 (one was secondary market, so I cancelled after I got offer)
Offers: 1 so far, 3 pending

Words of Wisdom: Hustle even if you transfer, OCI at new school is not going always work in your favor. I know plenty of fellow transfers with 0 or maybe 1 callback from OCI.
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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby transferpotential00 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:22 pm

Original LS rank: T30
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.82 / 4th in section
Transfer School tier: HYS
Journal: LR at old school
OCI Screening Interviews: 29
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 16
Callbacks accepted: 11
Offers: 7

The transfers I interact with at my school have offers, but not sure how transfers at large fared.

I think if you interview well, transferring is the right way to go. You expose yourself to so many more employers. I don't think any firm, except for one, held against me my doing 1L at a lower-ranked school.

Feel free to PM if you have questions.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby in_reverie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:05 pm

Original LS rank: T30
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.95 / Top 5% (I believe top in class)
Transfer School tier: Stanford
Journal: Secondary at old school
OCI Screening Interviews: 26
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 14
Callbacks accepted: 12
Offers: 7
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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Bruin57 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:40 am

Original LS rank: TTTT
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.66/ #1 in class
Transfer School tier: UCLA
Journal: None
OCI Screening Interviews: 20
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 6 (all vault 50-75 range)
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers: 1 (accepted-vault 50-75 range) rejected by 2 firms. Withdrew from the other firm.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby arigoldwannabe » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:58 pm

arigoldwannabe wrote:Original LS rank: 50s
Original LS GPA/CR: 6/196
Transfer School tier: CCN
Journal: Law review at previous school. Didn't write-on at new school
OCI Screening Interviews: 29
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 5 so far
Callbacks accepted: 5 so far
Offers:

Still waiting on a secondary market which I have heard takes a while.


Things arent going spectacular for me...

3 cb dings with 2 outstanding (probably dings). I picked up 5 other cbs in secondary markets. Im actually not devastated about the lack of success, because my wife and I have determined that NYC isnt for us long term. Hopefully one of the other cbs turns into something. NYC prices arent worth it unless you love it here.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby lisavj » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:27 am

Original LS rank: 40s
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.965/moot ct/cali award/LR
Transfer School tier: SLS
Journal: Hoping for secondary, nada at time of interviews
OCI Screening Interviews: 32 (+10 from career fair)
Mass Mail Screeners: 0
Callbacks: 21
Callbacks accepted: 15
Offers: 8 (w/drew from 5) V5-V100 options given, took a V25

Done is beautiful. SLS is living up to the hype :).

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Anonnn » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:04 pm

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby lawskewl » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:55 pm

Original LS rank: 60s
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.73 - 13/192
Transfer School tier: CCN
Journal: Secondary
OCI Screening Interviews: 19
Mass Mail Screeners: 1
Callbacks: 6 (including mass mail)
Callbacks accepted: 6
Offers: 3 (2 V-50s and 1 V100)

I didn't get any CBs at firms ranked in the V20, I think in part due to my grades being from original school, but I am very happy where I have accepted, and it is probably a better fit for me personality wise anyway. I probably still could have gotten a job at my old school, but options now, and in the future, are so much better at new school.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:33 am

Finally got an offer today. NLJ firm. Very happy.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby buddingjd » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:28 am

This thread could potentially be misleading for future classes of transfers...

Please notice that the posts are almost all from T6, and not many more.

Also note that people tend to post successful results, not unsuccessful ones.

Ergo,

Future transfers: Unless you're transferring to T6, OCI may not be very kind to you.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby TTRansfer » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:58 pm

buddingjd wrote:This thread could potentially be misleading for future classes of transfers...

Please notice that the posts are almost all from T6, and not many more.

Also note that people tend to post successful results, not unsuccessful ones.

Ergo,

Future transfers: Unless you're transferring to T6, OCI may not be very kind to you.


I am a T20 (GW) and I posted up well before I had any good news.

The job season is not yet over.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby jessuf » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:41 am

TTRansfer wrote:
The job season is not yet over.


This is my mantra right now because as a GULC transfer, my options are dwindling fast as classes fill up.

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby tim.janitor » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:15 pm

bumpppppppp

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby shock259 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:23 am

Original LS rank: 40s
Original LS GPA/CR: 3.74 / top 7-8%
Transfer School: CLS
Journal: Secondary
OCI Screening Interviews: ~30
Mass Mail Screeners: ~5
Callbacks: ~15
Callbacks accepted: 9
Offers: 7 (mostly V50s, couple V100s)

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Re: 2012 Transfer OCI Results Thread

Postby Uncle.Joe » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:47 pm

Original LS rank: 30s
Original LS GPA/CR: Top 10%
Transfer School: MVP
Journal: Primary
OCI Screening Interviews: ~25
Mass Mail Screeners: ~2 (both straight to callback)
Callbacks: ~ 4
Callbacks accepted: 4
Offers: 1

Just to be clear I don't think anyone who isn't wealthy should transfer into anything less than a T14 unless they are already paying close to sticker. Its a big gamble and if SA position -> Full time offer doesn't work out your left in a terrible position.




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