Cornell Law Transfer 2019

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Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi all, starting this up. Admitted for conditional EA transfer program back in March. Anyone else apply to this? Anyone else also waiting for confirmation of final acceptance? Transferring to Cornell with the ability to now participate in OCI is definitely a significant plus.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby jpd218 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:39 pm

Anyone else apply? I applied June 26th, interview requested on the 27th and completed the interview on the 29th. No updates since and my status checker still says incomplete. Does anyone else's say the same thing?

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby jpd218 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Under review now for anyone who's following this thread.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby OPJack » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Hey everyone, recently applied. American Unranked, Top 5% of class. Waiting game from here.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby johndiam » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:42 pm

Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby omar1 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:10 pm

johndiam wrote:Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens.

What do you mean by terrible?

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby Lawman1865 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote: Transferring to Cornell with the ability to now participate in OCI is definitely a significant plus.


Is this a new policy? From what I understand they've allowed transfers to participate in OCI for a while now, but only the very early admits, otherwise they cut you off and it's basically mass-mailing and an "on your own" thing (I see now you posted in early June, so this advice may be for the people who got in/applied later).

Before accepting at Cornell I would strongly suggest every be absolutely clear about your allowance into their OCI/AJF, maybe call the career office there. From what I understand they have already closed bidding a little while ago. While they may be getting a little better (I know they have a small secondary bidding period opening soon and have allowed transfers to visit the suites of the bigger firms), they are not nearly as helpful to transfers compared to some other T14 schools.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby johndiam » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:02 pm

Anyone hear back?

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby alquemiste » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 pm

johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?


I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby Lawman1865 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:33 pm

johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?



Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet.

alquemiste wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?


I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?


I hate to spam this thread with my tales of warning (I'll stop after this), I actually personally loved my Cornell experience and it worked out job-wise for me, but your priority should be accepting wherever they will let you participate in OCI/AJF. There were a number of people in my transfer class who did not get jobs until after graduation. The only people who got them right away were two students who bid on interview slots and one student who got it through a family connection. Everybody else hustled hard and I know for a fact a couple regretted, on some level, that they didn't accept elsewhere (even Georgetown is likely a better prospect if they give you some interviews).

With that said, (for what it's worth), I went in without interviewing and it worked out. It's a fantastic campus and the academics are great. But even when you get the acceptance email/letter just make sure you do a proper "pro-con" analysis about what you're looking for career-wise and make sure you're okay with potentially not having a job lined up right after school/not getting the dream biglaw position, etc.

Whoever would like, feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Cornell/transfers, etc. Good luck!

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby alquemiste » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Lawman1865 wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?



Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet.

alquemiste wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?


I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?


I hate to spam this thread with . . .


I actually appreciate your feedback, I wouldn’t call it spamming. Personally, I’ve been interviewing at a few firms already because my current summer internship places emphasis on trying to get us a job for next summer. I think I’ll be okay with or without OCIs also my resume is pretty built and I’ve been networking extensively all summer so getting a Big Law job after law school isn’t really a concern for me. That and my interest in Big Law is not as intense as some of the other students or applicants.

I have a question nevertheless, when you got accepted to Cornell Law did they notify you via regular mail or do they call you or email you? I’ve had different experiences with different schools. Almost aways a call, rarely an email but never just via regular mail alone.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby deanrobbins1 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 pm

No dog in this fight but what's the deal with Cornell not letting some (most? all?) transfers participate in OCI? I went to CLS/NYU and transfer students were very active and successful at our OCI. this was to the chagrin of some, as there was a perception among some that they basically ran up the score at easy (ier) schools but were, as T6 transfers w/ 1L 3.8's from American or GWs, treated almost on par w homegrown CLS/NYU 3.75-3.8 students. this was mostly a passing grumble though as it was pre 2009 when like 70% of the class had offers at V5-V10s.

in any case it seems fundamentally unfair to expect students to pony up T14 tuition and not get the benefit of OCI. maybe it's a wash if you're paying equivalent sticker at a GW type school, but even then you'd be giving up GW OCI, where I assume top 20% students do rather well landing SAs.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby Lawman1865 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:09 pm

Great, yes sounds like you're in a good position. As long as you know what's in store. Definitely keep networking and working to set up as many interviews as possible.

They called me in the morning and then followed up with an email later that day/early the next day.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby johndiam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 am

Lawman1865 wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?



Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet.

alquemiste wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?


I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?


I hate to spam this thread with my tales of warning (I'll stop after this), I actually personally loved my Cornell experience and it worked out job-wise for me, but your priority should be accepting wherever they will let you participate in OCI/AJF. There were a number of people in my transfer class who did not get jobs until after graduation. The only people who got them right away were two students who bid on interview slots and one student who got it through a family connection. Everybody else hustled hard and I know for a fact a couple regretted, on some level, that they didn't accept elsewhere (even Georgetown is likely a better prospect if they give you some interviews).

With that said, (for what it's worth), I went in without interviewing and it worked out. It's a fantastic campus and the academics are great. But even when you get the acceptance email/letter just make sure you do a proper "pro-con" analysis about what you're looking for career-wise and make sure you're okay with potentially not having a job lined up right after school/not getting the dream biglaw position, etc.

Whoever would like, feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Cornell/transfers, etc. Good luck!


I appreciate your tales of warning haha. You really have some great insight and it's nice to hear some personal experiences. I guess, like you said, I'll have to weigh the pros and cons if it comes down to it. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby johndiam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:41 am

omar1 wrote:
johndiam wrote:Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens.

What do you mean by terrible?


Sorry for the late reply, but by terrible I meant I did terrible. The interview was a Kira Interview and while I think I did ok on the verbal responses, the writing was where I found it to be difficult. You only have 5 min to answer some thought provoking questions and by the time you start writing, there is little to no time to review your answer to correct formatting, grammar, spelling, etc. In short, I feel like my answers weren't coherent haha.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby alquemiste » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:06 pm

johndiam wrote:
omar1 wrote:
johndiam wrote:Called today and they updated my status to under review. Admissions said answers should be coming out this week. Top 5% at T3 school. The interview was terrible but let's see what happens.

What do you mean by terrible?


Sorry for the late reply, but by terrible I meant I did terrible. The interview was a Kira Interview and while I think I did ok on the verbal responses, the writing was where I found it to be difficult. You only have 5 min to answer some thought provoking questions and by the time you start writing, there is little to no time to review your answer to correct formatting, grammar, spelling, etc. In short, I feel like my answers weren't coherent haha.



Haha 100% agree. The written prompts caught me by surprise. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who felt like that. I hope it’s curved lol.

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Re: Cornell Law Transfer 2019

Postby wishywashy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 pm

alquemiste wrote:
Lawman1865 wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?



Not sure if this is helpful, but Cornell can sometimes continue to extend very late in the game, so don't worry too much yet.

alquemiste wrote:
johndiam wrote:Anyone hear back?


I have not and I'm getting so anxious. Every time I get an email my heart stops. Also, has anyone deposited elsewhere or accepted elsewhere but not yet deposit?


I hate to spam this thread with . . .


I actually appreciate your feedback, I wouldn’t call it spamming. Personally, I’ve been interviewing at a few firms already because my current summer internship places emphasis on trying to get us a job for next summer. I think I’ll be okay with or without OCIs also my resume is pretty built and I’ve been networking extensively all summer so getting a Big Law job after law school isn’t really a concern for me. That and my interest in Big Law is not as intense as some of the other students or applicants.

I have a question nevertheless, when you got accepted to Cornell Law did they notify you via regular mail or do they call you or email you? I’ve had different experiences with different schools. Almost aways a call, rarely an email but never just via regular mail alone.


They call in my experience.



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