« on: December 21, 2006, 04:16:07 PM »
I transferred from a T2 to a T14. Here's what I can say based on the few others who transferred too:
Almost all of us (there were not many) were in the top 5% of our class. We all got great jobs through OCI. It was pretty easy to make the move, and I would definitely recommend doing it. That being said, I don't think anyone should count on transferring. My T2 was very competitive because the fall job prospects were bleak. Everyone worked like dogs to get to the top of the class. Those who ended up doing well fit two types: those with much higher LSATs and those who lived in the library. Working hard was no guarantee, though, it merely gave people a chance. Many who worked hard had mediocre grades.
Some who were in the top ~20-25% transferred to T30 schools, but I don't know how the job search has worked out for them.
Those who say that you should go to a school from which you would be happy to graduate are giving sage advice.