Everybody is right so far, it seems. I just thought I'd mention that you don't have to be in the top 10% to transfer per se. I know plenty of people (even with those pedestrian gpas) who transferred from Cooley a couple years ago. It really entirely depends on where you are applying and who else is applying to transfer to that school. In fact, I know someone who transferred to a tier 2 from Cooley who was ranked in the top 40%. Just something to keep in mind.
That being said, waiting and getting a higher LSAT score is probably the best move. Like everyone said, there is no guarantee when you're talking about transferring. Random hits on your other questions next....
I took 12 units a semester instead of 15 when at Cooley. I found it very manageable, especially compared to fellow students taking 15.
You will likely need a letter from a professor. I found it somewhat difficult to get one from a professor at Cooley (some wouldn't do it at all while others required you receive an A in their class).
I don't think you can reasonably expect to transfer after 2 yrs. Most schools cap the amount of units you can transfer (usually around 30-34). I guess it may be possible, but you'd be wasting 30 units you paid for.
Definitely call schools you are considering and see what is generally required for an acceptance. I think LSAC contains this information as well.
where did they transfer to and what was their cumulative gpa?
They had a 3.0 and transferred to a tier 2. I can't imagine why you'd need more information than that.
to see which schools are taking cooley transfers in the bottom 40%.