Good points all around. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transferapps/
Does anyone know of any good sites that address transfers that might be worth a look? Specifically, are there any resources out there that help you calculate the likelihood of being able to transfer into a given institution?
you need a yahoo account to access it. once you do, check the 2005 database. you can see where others from schools within your tier transferred last year, and what kind of grades they had.
if you can get in to a top 14, especially uchicago, i would say go there. any top 14 is going to put you in a better position for career flexibility than depaul, where you always runk the risk of dropping out of the top, though i admit it's unlikely. also, considering you finished so high, it's very likely that you "get" law school and law school exams, so doing well at a higher ranked school probably won't be that difficult for you.
others have suggested notre dame, but i would strongly caution against transferring to anything outside of the T14. imo, you'd be taking a risk, because only about 1/3 has a chance at biglaw (or whatever choice career your might prefer) at schools like that, whereas it's probably 3/4 at even the lowest T14. i think with the way you did, you can count on staying in the top 3/4 at your new school, but counting on being in the top 1/3 is a tad riskier. in that case it might be better just to stay at depaul, in the very top, on law review, etc.
i don't know if anyone else said this, but apply gulc and columbia early action ASAP. you at least want to have some choices before next semester.