Teaching is mainly dependent on post graduate judicial clerkships (usually federal). An elite school alone won't cut it. And of course you'll have to maintain your high grades all 3 years. Without a judicial clerkship, it will be hard to teach in today's market or the future law teaching job market.
For what it's worth, I think you should apply to any and all of the top 15 schools that will accept your application, assuming you can afford it. Even though you think it's T6 or nothing now, your view may change later. Best to leave the option open just in case. So apply everywhere you can.
And definitely apply to Gtown EA Transfer no matter what.
I am at a T30 right now. Getting a significant scholarship without qualifications, I would want to transfer, but only if I got a T6 school, you know, something truly elite. As far as this semester I got a CALI and I am positive I am top 10% (got grades back, just waiting on gpa cutoff) and possibly 5% (although I feel that is unlikely) were I able to maintain this through next semester what would my chances be at HCCN?? (the other two don't even seem worth trying for, basically seem impossible to transfer too)... background: My LSAT is not incredible, but would have got me into alot of the T14 if not for my horrid horrid horrid UGPA. How big of a factor is a horrible UGPA if you are doing very well your 1st year of LS?
Reasons for transferring.. I would LOVE to teach some day, don't feel like this school will offer me that option. I want the best name I can get on my education bio that follows me for the rest of my career. The money, while significant, (probably would be +50-70K debt...counting both years of course) I feel pales in comparisons to the career prospects.
Any thoughts? Much appreciated