Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

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Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:32 pm

Considering transferring to UT, got accepted yesterday, but a big concern is how I would fare at OCI since I haven't heard the greatest things about UT transfers at OCI. I'm wondering how I might do. Would love to end up landing a spot at a Big-Midsize firm somewhere in Texas, and also would consider living in CA and bidding on those firms. Anybody have any idea about how things could shake out?

Transfer Stats: T40-50, Top 20%, no TX ties.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby habeas2210 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:57 pm

If you're wanting CA, I'd probably go to UCLA considering your stats.

If you want TX, go to UT; but I'm not sure how a top 20% transfer will fare. Top 15% transfers have done fairly well at UT based off past years threads, but they also came from T1 schools within TX (SMU/UH), so the TX firms were already familiar with the schools/stats.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby HamNewton » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:17 am

True. Yea I applied to UCLA as well but still waiting. I like CA but the COL is ridiculous; if my employment situation was equal coming out of both schools I would much rather live in TX, I'm just concerned about striking out. If I went to UCLA I would at least have some ties since I'm from the West Coast and have family in CA which makes me think I could potentially do better there. But thanks for the input

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:20 am

If you're coming from a random school on the east coast or Midwest and without legitimate ties I think your chances at getting a job at a big/midsize firm from either UT or UCLA is exceedingly small.

Anecdotally, transfers I know at UT tended to struggle in the job search. And they were Texans.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby bourgeoise92 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:36 pm

Hey, for those who got in, did you get a decision via email or mail? I had my interview last week, but still silence. Looks like a bad sign given it's so late in the game :(

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby habeas2210 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:03 pm

bourgeoise92 wrote:Hey, for those who got in, did you get a decision via email or mail? I had my interview last week, but still silence. Looks like a bad sign given it's so late in the game :(


E-mail. OCI bidding is already passed too. And they are taking a smaller transfer class this year.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby bourgeoise92 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:58 pm

yeah that makes sense. Thanks!

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby caseysho » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:39 pm

I know I'm a little late to this thread but OCI results came out today and due to the recent shift to a 50/50 preselect/lottery system I did totally fine. Probably similar options to what I would have had at my prior T1 school. If you can get everything in before interview deadlines its completely doable! Best of luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing those who pick UT at orientation soon :)

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby bananasandlemons » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:27 am

habeas2210 wrote:
bourgeoise92 wrote:Hey, for those who got in, did you get a decision via email or mail? I had my interview last week, but still silence. Looks like a bad sign given it's so late in the game :(


E-mail. OCI bidding is already passed too. And they are taking a smaller transfer class this year.



Does anyone know how much smaller the transfer class will be?

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby habeas2210 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:49 am

bananasandlemons wrote:
habeas2210 wrote:
bourgeoise92 wrote:Hey, for those who got in, did you get a decision via email or mail? I had my interview last week, but still silence. Looks like a bad sign given it's so late in the game :(


E-mail. OCI bidding is already passed too. And they are taking a smaller transfer class this year.



Does anyone know how much smaller the transfer class will be?


about 1/3-1/2 smaller from what they said. They were only looking to take ~20. They took 37 last year I believe.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby BVest » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:52 am

I don't know how many they'll go with, but simply speculating, I'd suspect 20-30 gives them a pretty good sweet spot for selectivity among transfers.

Here are the numbers from the past few years, FWIW:

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby bananasandlemons » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:13 pm

I had an interview with them the week before Fourth of July. I still haven't heard anything. I heard the interview was a good sign. Does everyone get the interview?

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby mister logical » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:42 pm

If anyone gets accepted to UT after OCI, it's going to be beyond an uphill struggle to secure big law unless you go to each and every room with OCI people in it and hand them your resume and then massmail too.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby bananasandlemons » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:36 am

[quote="BVest"]I don't know how many they'll go with, but simply speculating, I'd suspect 20-30 gives them a pretty good sweet spot for selectivity among transfers.

Here are the numbers from the past few years, FWIW:




Are they even taking anymore people? It's July 26 and they've been accepting people since March/April.

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Re: Transfer to UT? OCI Chances

Postby habeas2210 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:46 am

bananasandlemons wrote:
Are they even taking anymore people? It's July 26 and they've been accepting people since March/April.


Doubt it, even if they were, there's no point. OCI bidding has been done for awhile.



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