I know that the main criterion is grades, but by the time you apply for transfer after one year, don't you only have grades from one semester, i.e from your first semester? It seems this would be a flimsy basis on which to measure a student's performance and to grant him admission. I will be 1L this fall and am already considering the possibility of transferring (don't ask). I have a decent scholarship and my LSAT will definetely be in the top 5 percent or so of the class. But I have no idea how well this will translate into an ability to, with hard work, outperform my peers. Apart from grades, what else can you do to boost your chances of getting a transfer?