quiver wrote:I agree with mrloblaw. Vigorously in fact because I did transfer in the opposite situation and things did not fair so well.
I'll eventually put up a contrarian thread to all the TRANSFERRING SAVED MY LEGAL CAREER stuff I see on this forum, because I really don't think it's the case. As far as I can tell, transferring from a Deep South T1 to CCN merely (1) burned any ties I had to the South (why transfer to NYC/Chicago if you want to be in Alabama?) and (2) failed to establish significant enough ties in my new market to make the transfer worth it.
One semester in, transferring has been incredibly ugly for my legal career; I went from being a top candidate from a strongly respected school in regional biglaw circles to a risky proposition for any employer to pick up.
If the school you're transferring from has any likelihood at placing where you want to be, I think it's something to consider.