« on: September 15, 2009, 07:46:19 PM »
My suggestion, don't waste your time now thinking about transferring until you get your fall grades. And after that, you don't really have to apply until you get your spring grades, unless W&M makes transfer decisions based on fall grades like Georgetown. Also, transferring depends on how transfer friendly a school is, i.e. how many transfers they usually accept (the latest ABA data said there was 6 transfers in so it depends on how many people are applying to transfer). Also, when the time comes, it would never hurt to take a trip there and visit and meet with someone in admissions.
btw, this advice is coming from a 2L at Hofstra who spent a lot of time considering transferring but obviously decided to stay. I wanted to stay in NY and get a biglaw job, so your situation is obviously different.
I wish you the best of luck. But, really, don't spend as much time thinking about it until you get your grades, and then don't worry about whether you will transfer until you have the option