All of the advice above is good advice. To formally introduce myself, I am Andrew Carrabis. Co-author of The Art of the Law School Transfer. I am not here to pub my book, but I did want you to know who I am. Sometimes it makes sense to transfer after your 2L fall semester - especially if you can transfer up AND keep your credits. Some schools, such as FSU, accept up to 45 credits. Meaning you can take your 2L credits with you. However, a certain number of credits must be attained at your transfer school - usually 2/3. So you may take all your credits with you when you transfer, but you may need to go above the total 90 credits to meet the requirement of your transfer school. My mindset is if the transfer up is substantial, you will have your JD for the rest of your life - do the vertical transfer. Feel free to PM me as well.