The Dark Kite wrote:And this is probably a slap-worthy question, but: applying to schools in the ChiCity area like Loyola or Kent would be too much of a gamble in terms of gaining meaningful employment after graduation, right? Even if I'm able to negotiate large/full scholly's?
Don't do that. Loyola and Kent only get half of their grads any kind of lawyer jobs, and that's by 9 months out. Only 10% get BigLaw. Even if you get full-tuition plus stipend (which you won't bc those kinds of schools don't give that kind of money, and what they do give tends to be stip-laden), it's not worth the 3 years of your time.
WUSTL and Notre Dame should be the only non-T14s you consider if you want Chi. And that's only with big money. You really need to be shooting for a 170/Northwestern.