RedGiant wrote:TCR for this question is NO, unless you really like Chicago a lot more than Charlottesville.
The only reasons that I'd say YES are (i) it might be more convenient, if you really want Chicago biglaw, to go to NU (not having to move in the summer or pay double for housing) and (ii) internships would be more available in a city than Charlottesville, if you wanted to work during the school year 2L/3L to offset the debt.
I have worked in biglaw in NY and CA, and anecdotally, more NU in CA than UVA, a good mix of both in NY, but I think the more NU in CA is due to self-selection, not because the firms I've work at (or across from on deals) don't recruit at UVA. They do. Both schools will be looked upon very favorably in recruiting.
I urge you to attend where you think you'll excel and where you'll sleep better at night. Best of luck.
I think you reversed the thread topic. OP would be paying more for UVA.