Doorkeeper wrote:This poll is filled with bad choices. Maybe you can get Michigan to match Georgetown? That's still a lot for Mich.
Fordham makes no sense unless you want to live and work in NYC.
WUSTL makes little sense unless you want to live in a state in/around MO.
Not all of these are bad choices...WUSTL and Fordham are decent choices, especially Fordham since it is a named scholarship but OP must be okay with NYC and okay with a not insignificant chance of not landing a lawyer job (although if Fordham is doing the responsible thing and cutting its class size, that might be somewhat mitigated). Not getting a lawyer job doesn't matter as much with such low debt, though. The rest of these choices range from not so great to pretty terrible.
OP, don't get tricked by the prestige of Michigan. It no doubt has a very smart talented student body, top notch faculty, etc but the bottom line is that its placement has been poor over the last few years. It is not worth the gamble IMO. Before you decide to go there, you should at least articulate the reason why you think it is $200K+ better than Fordham (not to mention Fordham w a named scholarship - you should ask them to hook you up with some past recipients of the named scholarship who have graduated or check LinkedIn; my guess is they do better than the average Fordham grad).