towel42 wrote:I'm walking in knowing that I'll try to transfer....so that said, if you did it (congrats!)
can you give us:
What school you came from?
Were they supportive?
Any particular profs to avoid and/or cultivate relationships with when getting refs?
There are good points on both sides of this recurring debate, and most if not nearly all of this depends on first-year grades. Also, timing is a serious concern; you're thus smart to think of this, now.
If you do intend to transfer, it makes sense to look VERY seriously at how you are going to increase your odds to get good grades--great grades, really. Despite much of the discussion and assumptions elsewhere, this is achievable--but not by what most would think is the way, namely, "study a lot." For most, that is exactly wrong. Rather, you need to study well, steadily, and smart.
Transferring comes with some serious downsides. For a further look into those, as well as timing, etc., there's Art of the Law School Transfer, a book recently out.
Best of luck,