Bumi wrote:So to sum up:
OP has very specific goals in a specific region, and doesn't want to do biglaw. Which is great and fine. However:
-OP doesn't want to go to a local school like Arizona or Arizona State where the people in OP's target job went, probably with a full scholarship
-OP doesn't want to go to a regional powerhouse school with a full scholarship, UT
-OP doesn't want to go to a T14 near an SO with a full scholarship, NU
-OP doesn't want to go to Harvard
-OP is leaning towards Berkeley at sticker
Did I get that right, OP?
Oh yeah, and OP made a "choose a school" thread without making it a poll, probably the most egregious error in judgment out of all of them.
Haha, uh...not really. I actually didn't get a full ride to ASU, weirdly enough, and the same lawyers who went to ASU/UofA have vehemently advised me not to go there. I hear that only the top 20-30 people in each class are graduating with a job these days, not the most encouraging piece of information. I have friends who are 2Ls and 3Ls at both schools, and they also have advised me to look elsewhere.
It's true that I don't want to go to Harvard. But I do want to go to UT, Northwestern, and Berkeley. I just don't know which one I want to go to the most, or which one is the most sensible decision for my future. Isn't that the point of all these threads? Balancing fit with personal obligations with cost?
Sorry about the lack of a poll! I'm not a big fan of the polls, personally, so I didn't add one. Please forgive that terrible mistake.