My status is "Decision" now too. I know it's all speculation but now I'm thinking seriously about what to do. I'm curious--and i'm sure this has all been said on another thread, but is there something to be said about staying at your current school with a top 5% rank--or even higher. I'm lower tier two (in the 80's), and would love to hear any feedback on the pros and cons. Also, what you all think the fall recruiting is like for transfers at G-Town, considering there would likely be around 100 of us.
From the lower tier 2, I would stay at your current school with that rank.
I'm in the same position, applied to GULC, and am awaiting decision. If I make the same rank for this semester, I'll be in the top 5-10% of the class AND will be able to grade onto law review. I think top 10-15% + LR at any tier1/2 school is MUCH better than being a transfer student at GULC. I applied only as a safety in case I get bad grades this semester.
Basically, with that rank you can have your pick of firms. Law review only sweetens the deal.
At GULC, you're not ranked and don't have any grades for the Fall OCI. I hear they kind of use your old rank and then subtract a bunch. So if you're top 10% at your old school, employers treat you like you were top 20-25% at GULC for hiring purposes. Not a bad place to be, but top 10% is a great place at any school.
At your school you probably already have housing set up, friends, and know profs. Thus, you can get good recommendations if you decide to clerk (and you will be able to clerk with that rank at a T1/T2).
Think long and hard about moving from a great position at a tier 2 to starting all over at a new school, even one ranked as GULC is. As for me, if my grades tank this semester (unlikely), I'll take my acceptance to GULC. If they stay the same, I'm staying put.
However, I would transfer to NYU/Columbia with my rank, just not worth it for GULC.
That's my two cents.