On the other hand, if you don't do well on finals this semester, you probably won't be able to transfer anywhere so you'll be stuck.
My stats aren't high though: with a 159 LSAT, it seems risky to give up enrollment at a mid-30s school where I'm paying in-state tuition, knowing how bad the job market is right now. Any advice?
Thanks guys. I actually went to this school with the intent to transfer. I know, it's stupid, as I'm learning that the grades are such a crapshoot. But I did it because I was pretty sure I could. And I know I have the intelligence to be at a T15-T25 school, which is where I wanted to be before I started law school. I'm now at a Midwestern State school. It's just not a good fit in terms of location (I've been living in this state for a few years now, and have not had good experiences) and activities. If I finish my first year, do mediocre on the exams, logically it would make sense to stay for the last two years because the first year is the hardest. I'm not willing to do that. So it's either transfer (which isn't a guarantee), or drop out now. The whole semester I've been obsessing about these two options to the extent that I haven't been focusing on my coursework t the extent that I need to. Yeah, I know, not smart but that's just how miserable it's been.