However, he mentioned his GF and their desire to be close so I don't think just going to the best school he gets into is that simple. Simple for people who are single but maybe not so for people who are committed and so have to take into consideration their SO.
As to transferring, don't you have to still perform very well even if you go to a top school?
Yea well, hard not to be realistic. I've sent out emails to all ten of those schools, some have given really positive responses (Michigan in particular told me they would send me a fee waiver) and have said they would all but ignore the first LSAT (Boalt, Cornell, NW, Michigan). Others have been pretty negative and unimpressed (BU).
It's going to be a need based waiver, don't think the 60% applies to that...