JCougar wrote:ManoftheHour wrote:Yeah. I was totally set on ND. Even signed my apartment papers and everything. I negotiated with ND and some CA school. ND gave me more $$$ after negotiations, I withdrew from other school, then other school threw me a full ride and then some. LST #s are similar enough (well, except for the big law + clerkship part). For my PI goals and desire to work instate (plus out of retakes), it was hard to pass up...
...I still sometimes wonder if I made the right decision.
For PI, less debt is almost always the right decision. There's some advantages to getting into a T6 or Berkely, in that you have a better chance at ACLU/SPLC (more selective than Biglaw). Other than that, demonstrated interest in PI law matters more than school prestige.
See, I find this interesting. I've heard people at other schools say "it doesn't matter how much I'm getting into, I'm doing PI=PSLF" I didn't make that decision but to those who did I'll feel really bad if PI doesn't work out.