Am I misreading your comment or did you indicate that you're retaking the LSAT in October to improve your chances at transferring? If that's accurate, understand that once you're in law school and have actual law school grades, the LSAT is practically meaningless for transfer purposes (aside from a small handful of the very top schools - I think Yale has a requirement that your LSAT be good enough for initial admission). The LSAT is a predictor of law school succes, whereas actual law school grades are proof of the ability to handle the material. If you think you can do better on the LSAT and get into a better school, don't start at a different law school - or alternatelly, if you're going to start law school, don't waste any time or thought on retaking the LSAT.
As for the grades, are the one year's worth of bad grades an abberation from the rest of your academic transcript? If so, then you may be able to explain that away... especially if you have an attractive LSAT score.
In regards to SJU, it was the right choice for me for several reasons, both logistic and academic. As my sig indicates, I'm a PT student - and as a non-trad that works FT, I had limited choices of which school to attend. Of the factors I considered when examining the various PT programs, I felt SJU's faculty, facilities and extracurricular opportunities (journals, mock trial, clinics, externships, etc...) all weighed in favor of SJU being the right choice for me over Hofstra or Brooklyn. Granted, Brooklyn and Fordham were handicapped by the commute required, but even then I felt more comfortable with SJU's facilities on a regular campus rather than BLS or Fordham's stand-alone presence.
Aside from one class this semster, generally I've enjoyed the classes and the majority of the professors I've had have been top notch - even the few that weren't still weren't 'bad', just not as 'good' as some of the exceptional ones I've had. The facilities are generally well-kept... I'm actually studying in the moot court room right now, the pride & joy of the law school. http://220.127.116.11:90/multimedia/LawVT/default_interior1.htm
Well, back to Family Law and NY's Domestic Relations Law... :-(