Ben Franklin wrote:But they shouldn't be told that they shouldn't go to law school because they are considering a lower ranked law school.
There is a cavernous difference between:
1. Should I go to Wisconsin when I live in the state/have almost a full ride and want to be a PD?
2. Should I go to Brooklyn at sticker to get biglaw?
If you understand what I am getting at, regional schools are different. Recommendations vary widely by the health of the market OP desires and the OP's goals. There are many, many situations where a regional school with $$$ is a better choice than a T14 at sticker.
If (chance of desired outcome) * (average payoff) > cost,* you should go to lawschool. TLS is about helping people make smart decisions by evaluating those factors.
Edit: *This isnt a scientific equation. Im no learned hand.