Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

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Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:15 pm

Greetings y’all,

Hope all is well.

I made this new thread for those who are applying to Cornell Law as transfer students. Please post your stats, updates, and decisions on this thread.

Thank you!

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby uncle_rico » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:40 am

Lawschool2021 wrote:Greetings y’all,

Hope all is well.

I made this new thread for those who are applying to Cornell Law as transfer students. Please post your stats, updates, and decisions on this thread.

Thank you!

Glad to see that other law students are interested in coming to our frozen tundra

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:44 am

Hello.

Are you a current Cornell Law student? If so, are you a transfer student or were your accepted as a 1L? Lastly, do you know the experiences of any transfer students at Cornell? How competitive is it to get in as a transfer? Are transfers allowed to participate in OCI? How about Law Review?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:45 am

Hello.

Are you a current Cornell Law student? If so, are you a transfer student or were your accepted as a 1L? Lastly, do you know the experiences of any transfer students at Cornell? How competitive is it to get in as a transfer? Are transfers allowed to participate in OCI? How about Law Review?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby uncle_rico » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm

Lawschool2021 wrote:Hello.

Are you a current Cornell Law student? If so, are you a transfer student or were your accepted as a 1L? Lastly, do you know the experiences of any transfer students at Cornell? How competitive is it to get in as a transfer? Are transfers allowed to participate in OCI? How about Law Review?

Thanks in advance!

I was admitted as a 1L and honestly don’t really know the answers to those questions. Writing competition already happened though at the end of the semester so it’s safe to say that transfers at this point can’t participate in Law Review

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:42 pm

Thank you for your response.

If I’m correct, transfers also don’t participate in OCI, correct?

Also, Biglaw firms seek students that have been involved with some type of preeminent journal, right?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:44 pm

Any transfers at Cornell willing and able to answer some specific questions?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Wubbles » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:23 pm

Transfers cannot participate in OCI at Cornell

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby numisma87 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:40 pm

Wubbles wrote:Transfers cannot participate in OCI at Cornell


how do you know this?

on their site it says:

"CAN TRANSFER STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM?
Yes, the Career Services Office will do its best to accommodate transfer students' participation in the Fall Recruitment Program if timing permits."

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby jts1234 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:54 am

What's the orientation/community like for transfer students given that Cornell accepts so few transfers? I heard one year it accepted less than five transfer students, which might give some pause given that a big part of eliminating that 'transfer stigma' is that so many (like at GULC 90-100) are going into it together?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Wubbles » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:30 am

numisma87 wrote:
Wubbles wrote:Transfers cannot participate in OCI at Cornell


how do you know this?

on their site it says:

"CAN TRANSFER STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM?
Yes, the Career Services Office will do its best to accommodate transfer students' participation in the Fall Recruitment Program if timing permits."

I go there.

Also if you check this site you will see a historic trend of cornell not allowing participation in the job fair that matters, the August Job Fair. Why? Well, students have already bid on firms and found out where they are interviewing. If you are accepted now, it would be hard for you to get in on that in any way since the interview slots are filled.

The boston and DC fairs might be open for transfers, but there are only 5 firms at each. The actual "OCI" at cornell hosted on campus only has upstate firms and does not have biglaw firms. You could probably also participate in this.

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby numisma87 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:17 am

Wubbles wrote:
numisma87 wrote:
Wubbles wrote:Transfers cannot participate in OCI at Cornell


how do you know this?

on their site it says:

"CAN TRANSFER STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL RECRUITMENT PROGRAM?
Yes, the Career Services Office will do its best to accommodate transfer students' participation in the Fall Recruitment Program if timing permits."

I go there.

Also if you check this site you will see a historic trend of cornell not allowing participation in the job fair that matters, the August Job Fair. Why? Well, students have already bid on firms and found out where they are interviewing. If you are accepted now, it would be hard for you to get in on that in any way since the interview slots are filled.

The boston and DC fairs might be open for transfers, but there are only 5 firms at each. The actual "OCI" at cornell hosted on campus only has upstate firms and does not have biglaw firms. You could probably also participate in this.


Thank you for responding; this is good to know.

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:15 am

Thank you for your response. This information is essential to know as I am highly interested in Biglaw, and I want to attend a law school that will open up those opportunities as I will be a transfer student. Does anyone know anything about NYU, Columbia, or UPenn being transfer friendly? How about OCI for transfers at these schools?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Wubbles » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:27 am

Lawschool2021 wrote:Thank you for your response. This information is essential to know as I am highly interested in Biglaw, and I want to attend a law school that will open up those opportunities as I will be a transfer student. Does anyone know anything about NYU, Columbia, or UPenn being transfer friendly? How about OCI for transfers at these schools?

If you are an 0L, the best bet is to retake and try to go to one of these schools from the start

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:22 pm

That makes perfect sense. It seems that transfers aren't given the "full" law school experience in regards to equal opportunities within the law school.

Thank you for your insight!

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby wishywashy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:23 pm

In last week by phone. Deposit made.

Stats: t40-50 top 10%, one Cali, moot court, law review.

If anyone is attending, feel free to reach out on housing situation. I could use a roomie, Ithaca is pricey.

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:05 pm

Congratulations on your acceptance! First, Were you waitlisted, interviewed, or admitted without having to submit any supplemental info? Second, besides being in the top 10%, did you participate in any extracurriculars? If so, which ones? Lastly, what advice do you give those who desire a competitive application? Basically, what is Cornell looking for in a competitive/successful application?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby wishywashy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:57 pm

Lawschool2021 wrote:Congratulations on your acceptance! First, Were you waitlisted, interviewed, or admitted without having to submit any supplemental info? Second, besides being in the top 10%, did you participate in any extracurriculars? If so, which ones? Lastly, what advice do you give those who desire a competitive application? Basically, what is Cornell looking for in a competitive/successful application?

Thanks in advance!


Straight acceptance, no wait list. I did interview (and they specifically ask in the interview not to share anything about the format or the question content, so I will respect that and stay silent).

I did moot court and law review. Seems like everything in law school is curricular, not much "extra" - no gunner bandcamp or cheer squad. Maybe student body office, but I didn't do that stuff. I am sure that more is better here. I had some moot court wins and best speaker type awards too.

I have no advice to give on what they want to see, beyond what they say they want on their webpage for transfers. Regardless of what I thought of my personal statement, work experience, etc. they may have had entirely different thoughts. All I did was submit the app, wait a few weeks after it completed, then answer the acceptance phone call.

Sorry I can't be of more help than that, sounds like what your asking is more geared towards the app a 0L would make and I can't speak to that for Cornell.

Best of luck to you, hope I helped a little.

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 am

Thank you for your insight on this matter! Do you think I have a strong shot at Cornell as I am from a TTT school with a 4.0 gpa?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:15 am

Anyone else admitted to Cornell? What are your stats?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Wubbles » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:37 am

Why is there a troll in the transfer thread?

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Re: Cornell Law 2018 Transfer (Class of 2020)

Postby Lawschool2021 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 pm

What do you mean by a "troll?" I thought this forum was for questions, not for disrespectful comments.



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