I just wanted to share some success stories from my school to inspire those with hopes of transferring up. Going from T4 to T1 is definitely possible!I just finished my first year at a 4th tier in California. Everyone told me that transferring anywhere was nearly impossible, much less to a first tier school. Well, not only did I beat the odds, but so did several other students at my school. I was accepted to the University of Florida (along with Mercer and Samford, T2 and T3 respectively - and am still waiting on several more schools), two of my friends were accepted to UCLA, another was accepted to Michigan, and another was accepted to Loyola-LA (not sure if they're T1 or T2). Additionally, I know of several students who were accepted to other local T3 and T4 schools.Sounds like other people on here have had good luck with transferring as well. I just wanted to share what I knew from my school to show that transferring from a T4 to a T1 is definitely possible.Good luck to everyone trying to transfer!
I was really involved at my first school - SBA, elected President of The Federalist Society for next year, on a faculty committee, etc.