So my school is evil. The thought of transferring has occurred to me. But I'm not sure if it's worth it. I'm hoping some of you out there can help me. My questions are two: 1) I'm at a small, self-satisfied, "intense", fairly conservative, very firm-focused school. Oh, and it's in a bad neighborhood, and the climate sucks. You may have guessed which school by this point, but its name doesn't really matter. What matters is that I'm not happy here. So my question is: how do I know if I'd be happier somewhere else. Maybe law school just blows. Okay, of course law school blows, but perhaps it blows less somewhere other than here. How do I make the decision to leave? How do I find out where I'd be happier? Is transferring even worth the hassle? 2) I'm not looking to transfer up. My grades are fine (average but fine), but I really don't want to go through the hassle of proving myself again. I did that last year. So, can I transfer down? I mean, does anybody do that? For reasons other than academic shame? And how easy is it? I don't want to go too far down the tier, 5 or 10 places, give or take. Will such schools take me just because I come from a better school and my grades are decent? Or is it necessary to jump through hoops no matter what? People out there, please help me.