If you want to practice on the west coast (and are sure about this), absolutely transfer. If you want to practice where you are, then stay (if you did well, your job prospects will be better for 2L, don't be discouraged so quickly) . If you want to practice in the midwest, transfer somewhere else. Thus, if you are not at a top school, go to a region where you will end up.
-What school are you thinking about transferring to. That may change my opinion.