cavebat2000 wrote: emrose wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:What could you possibly want out of a law school that Michigan couldn't provide? It's not like this is between full ride at Michigan v YHS. Go to Michigan with a full ride, enjoy your time there, graduate with no debt and laugh at those around you who have to begin paying back $67k x 3 years.
There is nothing Chicago or Berkeley is going to give you, no possible advantage worth passing up that Darrow + stipend. In my opinion this is an easy choice.
If it were just me I'd totally agree, but my wife's happiness is a huge factor in this decision as well.
Also, if her supposedly extreme unhappiness (she will get over it) is making this decision SO LOPSIDED to pass up a full-ride + stipend at darrow, then it sounds like your basically letting her decide anyway. If that's the case, then let her pick and wash your hands of it.
This is an over-simplified way of looking at it. He's saying his SO's happiness is important, but it's obviously not the only important factor in this decision.
Also, Michigan is a great school, but Chicago does have it's advantages. During the boom days, Chicago was placing about double the percent of graduates (~65-70% to ~30-35%) in Vault 50 firms, and the disparity grows as you look at even more selective firms. Granted, those were the boom days, but if OCI information for 2009 is correct, there's still a substantial gap between CCN and MVP for V100 and above. Chicago's smaller class size is also something that shouldn't be overlooked ITE (just look at how Stanford has done relative to HLS this year), especially since firms may be cutting back summer class sizes but still want to maintain hiring relationships with top schools.