If you transfer as a 1L, do you still eventually qualify for law review membership etc (obviously with the requisite ranking/grades) at the new place or can you just write off competitive activities like that?
Also, how huge of a loss in networking time would you say you experience? I have a pretty good start as far as people I know and memberships in organizations, leadership roles, etc. Though I am at a t3, I've got a good network in a tight legal community that feeds the benches in Cleveland.
AND if you try to transfer, and for some reason don't get in, what affect will that have on your 'reputation' in the law school you currently attend?