I'm guessing Biglaw offices in your desired markets do not have huge offices. If that's the case, I'm guessing that there are enough students to fill the slots without dipping into T3 students (sure, you've transferred, but all the employers have to go on is your 1L transcript). Also, you yourself gave me anecdotal evidence that you've had no luck in secondary markets. Therefore, without something else to bolster your resume, I think it's fair to say you're screwed. That said, how the f**ck would I or anyone not part of a Biglaw hiring committee/recruiting department know what your prospects really are? All I'm giving is my (admittedly) ignorant perspective. And again, Michigan is not my team, Texas is.