The sentiment that students need phenominal grades to transfer is a myth. Many transfer students are only top half or so. Schools can by sympathetic to students with a genuine need to be in a particular locale.
Where I'm leaving and where I'm going can only increase my chances at biglaw. If it doesn't happen, fine. I think I'd ratehr clerk for a few years anyway.
thanks big fat box. i'll be sure to consult you before I send out my resumes.