chipchip wrote:If you're in the position of being able to transfer, then there's not much reason to IMO unless you're looking at HYS (maybe just Y or S, really). And even then, if you're in the Top 25% at GULC/Cornell, I would even recommend against transferring if it's just to increase firm job prospects, because you'll probably end up in a worse position vis-a-vis firm interviews as a 2L compared to before. If you're going for academia (and maybe clerking, though that may depend on your ability to get necessary recs and such as it is), then there's more of a reason.
i don't know that this is necessarily true. first of all, why are we even hypothetically discussing transferring
? it's not even good to entertain transferring as a remote fantasy when choosing a law school. OP should be making his/her choice based on where OP wants/expects to spend the next three years of his/her life (a lot goes into that decision!).
but, on the point of transferring resulting in a worse position in terms of jobs, i would say that my transfer experience completely rebuts this. I am a Cornell to CN transfer and I had more callbacks from CN OCI than I had scheduled screeners at Cornell's August Job Fair. If nothing else, this afforded me more choice/options in terms of job prospects.