Things I'm considering:
- I want to study international law, from what I can tell, W&L has some great int. law professors. On the other hand, Tulane teaches civil law (as well as common law, of course) which I've read is good for most of Europe (excepting the UK).
Job mobility seems to be about even as well, although with the majority of both school working in the surrounding states. (I'm from Texas, but I live in California. I would like to work in NYC [20% from both schools end up working Middle Atlantic], Austin, San Francisco, or actually preferably abroad after I graduate).
I'm not sure about W&L's 3L program, as I'm not sure I want to even practice law in the general sense of the term, although the international practicums seem useful (and I realize I could be way off on how useful the 3rd year could be... and how I can utilize a law degree internationally).
I'm not super stoked on living in a small town in the middle-of-nowhere VA for 3 years. Granted it's not that long in the grand scheme of things, there's a lot of stuff to do outdoors (which I love) and the environment may be more conducive to studying. However, I'd take New Orleans in a heartbeat over it.
I visited W&L and like the school, campus, and people for the most part... and am tempted to go there based almost on rank alone. Does anyone have any insight into either school? It would be very much appreciated.