I'm a 26 year old computer engineer who will be applying to law schools next month for admission in Fall 2005. I'm taking the October LSAT, and I expect my score to be in the low-to-mid 170s. My undergrad GPA at Penn State was only 2.86. I've been crunching the numbers, and even with the most optimistic assessment of how any of the top adcoms would weight my major, work experience, LSAT, LOR's, and personal statement, it really looks like my undergrad performance will preclude me from getting into any of the top schools. I hadn't planned on going to Yale or Harvard, but someplace in the top 15 would have been nice. It does look like I should be able to get into a couple schools in the top 30 though. So my question is, would it be possible for me to transfer from a top 30 school to a top 15 after my first year, assuming I aced all my classes, had solid extracurricular activities, etc? How do transfers work? Will any of the top schools allow you to transfer in after your first year at a lesser school?