Michigan Transfer 2015

A forum for those current students who are or may be transferring from one school to another. Post any questions, advice, or other transfer related comments here.
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only available to the creator of each thread. The anonymous posting feature is intended to permit the solicitation of anonymous advice regarding the transfer application process, chances of being accepted, etc. Unacceptable uses include: testing the feature, questions which are clearly fake or hypothetical in nature, harassing other users, etc. Posters should also read and understand the announcements posted at the top of the Transfers forum prior to using the anonymous feature.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
bmmccb223
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:31 pm

Congrats! Post/PM stats?

User avatar
PourMeTea
Posts: 6508
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:32 am

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby PourMeTea » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:37 pm

I'm at a t1 and submitted 6/26 fwiw

lowenjo
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:46 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby lowenjo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:57 pm

Dinged via mail today. Letter was dated 7/2

Goldie
Posts: 61
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Goldie » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:06 am

Accepted 7/3 via email.

#1 at T30-35.

bmmccb223
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:38 am

Seems like they just trickle out decisions. I received confirmation my app was complete 2 weeks ago and still have not heard anything.

bmmccb223
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:45 pm

Dinged via regular mail. Quite surprised.

User avatar
dfg
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:24 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby dfg » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:47 pm

bmmccb223 wrote:Dinged via regular mail. Quite surprised.

Stats?

bmmccb223
Posts: 173
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:58 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:28 pm

Sent you a PM with stats.

mint199
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:29 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby mint199 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:38 pm

Dinged via letter. TT 15%. Congrats to those admitted and good luck everyone still waiting.

Goldie
Posts: 61
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Goldie » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:54 pm

I just informed Michigan I won't be attending, so hopefully one of you will get that spot. Good luck!

mister logical
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:15 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby mister logical » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:16 pm

who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:

SXNW
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:39 am

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby SXNW » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:37 pm

mister logical wrote:who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:


I'll be attending. The winter is definitely going to be a change but otherwise I'm psyched!

mister logical
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:15 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby mister logical » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:17 am

SXNW wrote:
mister logical wrote:who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:


I'll be attending. The winter is definitely going to be a change but otherwise I'm psyched!



How'd you make your decision? Currently still deciding between Umich and another school -_-

lowenjo
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:46 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby lowenjo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:23 am

For those looking for housing,

Check out:

411 lofts
Zaragon West
Varsity Housing

I personally would stay away from:

Landmark (really nice apartments but a lot of undergrads)
Zaragon East (same situation as Landmark)
University Tower (probably the worst apartment building in AA)

Just some personal opinion after spending 4 years in Ann Arbor fwiw

User avatar
dfg
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:24 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby dfg » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:31 am

mister logical wrote:
SXNW wrote:
mister logical wrote:who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:


I'll be attending. The winter is definitely going to be a change but otherwise I'm psyched!



How'd you make your decision? Currently still deciding between Umich and another school -_-

What's the other school?

mister logical
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:15 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby mister logical » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:35 am

dfg wrote:
mister logical wrote:
SXNW wrote:
mister logical wrote:who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:


I'll be attending. The winter is definitely going to be a change but otherwise I'm psyched!



How'd you make your decision? Currently still deciding between Umich and another school -_-

What's the other school?



UT

User avatar
chuckbass
Posts: 9957
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:29 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:00 pm

Hey everyone. Congrats on everyone that's been accepted so far, and good luck to everyone still waiting. Be sure to join us over in the TLS Transfer Cycle 2015 (Class of 2017) thread once you know where you're headed!

goldlaw123
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:07 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby goldlaw123 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:08 pm

Anyone else still waiting for a decision?

Wolverinehopeful
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:56 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Wolverinehopeful » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:43 pm

Accepted a few days ago from a T3, Top 5%. About 95% sure I'm going to accept the offer.

Looking for roommates if anyone is interested.

Wolverinehopeful
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:56 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Wolverinehopeful » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:49 pm

goldlaw123 wrote:Anyone else still waiting for a decision?


My application was finalized on the 8th, and I received a call on the 9th. Good luck!

Wolverinehopeful
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:56 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Wolverinehopeful » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:04 pm

Accepted on the 9th. About 95% sure I'm going to accept. If anyone is looking for a roommate, let me know! I've been looking at apartments, and 2 and 3BRs are much more reasonable than 1 BR, especially if you look a few miles outside of campus. I've found several between 2-7 miles from the law school that are very reasonable. I know we are all looking at taking on a lot more debt by transferring, so any money we can save will definitely help.

mister logical
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:15 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby mister logical » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:11 pm

any past transfer want to weigh in on how transfers do at OCI?

SXNW
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:39 am

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby SXNW » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:07 pm

mister logical wrote:
SXNW wrote:
mister logical wrote:who alls considered going? anyone freaked out about the potential weather? :lol:


I'll be attending. The winter is definitely going to be a change but otherwise I'm psyched!



How'd you make your decision? Currently still deciding between Umich and another school -_-



It felt like a better fit compared to my other choices. Also, transfers seem to do well at Michigan's EIW.

eastcoast_iub
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:32 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby eastcoast_iub » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:16 am

mister logical wrote:any past transfer want to weigh in on how transfers do at OCI?


Hit or miss. Some crushed it and got like 7-10 interviews and multiple offers, some got only 1 offer, several struck out. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to mass-mail. Many of us got jobs that way. Mass-mailing is particularly likely to yield results in secondary markets you have ties to or are reasonably close to where you are from. Those markets don't get as many T14 applicants, relatively speaking, and generally don't get the same bombardment of resumes that NY and DC firms get. Although I know several people who got offers pretty late in the cycle in NY or DC (or 3L year) when firms in those markets realized they didn't have enough acceptances or needed more associates than anticipated.

Backpacker
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:47 pm

Re: Michigan Transfer 2015

Postby Backpacker » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:54 am

eastcoast_iub wrote:
mister logical wrote:any past transfer want to weigh in on how transfers do at OCI?


Hit or miss. Some crushed it and got like 7-10 interviews and multiple offers, some got only 1 offer, several struck out. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to mass-mail. Many of us got jobs that way. Mass-mailing is particularly likely to yield results in secondary markets you have ties to or are reasonably close to where you are from. Those markets don't get as many T14 applicants, relatively speaking, and generally don't get the same bombardment of resumes that NY and DC firms get. Although I know several people who got offers pretty late in the cycle in NY or DC (or 3L year) when firms in those markets realized they didn't have enough acceptances or needed more associates than anticipated.


Agreed. My impression was that success at OCI will depend on your former school - and how well you did at that school. Obviously, the higher your rank/school rank, the better. I ended up getting a job through OCI in a major market, but also mass mailed secondary markets with success - so definitely plan to mass mail earlier rather than later, and often.

WRT to OCI, you should address the elephant in the room right off the bat. I would say focus on selling your experience at your 1L school, why the school in underrated and why you chose to go there (for me, cost and uncertainty about interest in being a lawyer), and then demonstrating how the choice to transfer is indicative of motivation and ambition - skill sets that are clearly beneficial for an associate at prestigious firm X. Once I got that narrative down, on about day 3, the interviewer's apprehension at the thought of hiring a transfer from a 60-70 ranked school that nobody has heard of tended to subside, and I was more successful from there on out.




Return to “Transfers”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.