run26.2 wrote:Also, I can inidicate I was invited to join LR at Emory. I plan to try to write on at either school, and while I may not make LR, I think I have a decent shot at another journal, with probably slightly better odds at Penn.
Employers don't care who was invited onto LR, so much as they care who's on LR. Putting you were invited onto LR at Emory won't help you that much.
You sound like you already want to transfer and want confirmation. In that case there are plenty of people who will give it to you. However, I won't be one of them, because I really think you're making a huge mistake.
You won't be treated like a top student at Penn or NYU. I was a top student at UVA, a peer school that places a lot of its students in DC, and I still didn't get that many preselects at DC firms during UVA OGI. (I bid before finding out I was transferring.) I got preselected at a few prominent NYC firms that also have DC offices, but designated an alternate or not picked at all for their DC offices. The DC market is really and truly competitive, and they know there that they can get the best students at top law schools.
Since you're already at a top law school, your only real shot at DC is maintaining your status as a top student. Trading it in to become an average student at a T14--a student without LR, or grades at that school at all--will probably actually sabotage your current slim but real chance at DC.
You should stay where you are, make the best of the interviews you have, and resume-bomb everywhere else in DC and Dallas you can. Either way your odds at DC are slim, but this way you'll have LR and being the best in your class as a selling point.