Desert Fox wrote: Fark-o-vision wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
quickquestionthanks wrote:then I'm confused...
usually people who live in California are a little hesitant to move to snowy places. Please don't say you think it'd be a nice change. Chicago gets really really cold, and snow is cool for about 3 days, and then it just sucks.
Picking law schools in terms of weather is really stupid unless its a tiebreaker.
Thinking that climate doesn't significantly effect quality of life is stupid, unless you've lived anywhere other than CA your entire life.
Having a significantly worse shot at getting the job you want is an even bigger factor.
For this poster, or in general? If a poster identifies that geography isn't a concern (which is absurd), then I relent. Northwestern is the clear choice, because it opens options everywhere. For the average poster? I disagree. This may be because I already have a life and a family, and am only going to law school to satiate an intellectual interest of mine and to collect a pay check, but I think where I live matters a whole hell of a lot more than what I make, or where I work.
80k in San Diego> 140K in NY. For me, at least. Both have a high cost of living, but I'm not into high fashion, or theater, or...well, in this day and age what other advantage does Manhattan offer? I'd rather surf, and go to the zoo with my kids, and eat a fat burger at Corvettes. No amount of "cash" makes NY worth it for me because, as I see it, the quality of life is shit. The same can be said of Chicago, the entire midwest, and the entire northeast. Other's disagree, and I respect that, but you have to know what matters to you.
Where I live matters much more than what I make. I just want to pay the bills and use my degree to make a, even slight, difference in the lives of people.