I'll be attending Michigan this year as a 1L, and I am very excited. However, I would like to work in the Denver area after graduation, while keeping the possibility of clerking or teaching as open options. So, assuming decent grades during my 1L, I intend to transfer to a top-top school in order to make these goals more possible. I realize that Michigan is a great school, but it seems that the HYS trio trump all when it comes to opening doors throughout one's career (grades, accolades, and "connections" being equal).
I am wondering if any of you have any experience, first-hand or otherwise, with students who were able to transfer successfully from a school of about Michigan's caliber to either Harvard, Yale, or Stanford. Do they even consider students from such schools as possible transfers? or are they looking for exclusively "le creme de la creme" from schools like NYU, Columbia, or Chicago?
Any insight is appreciated!