Moneytrees wrote:I like ND. But isn't 100k a lot given the assumption that not having ties to the Midwest is a pretty substantial negative?
I have already been accepted to ND.
Dollar for dollar, for someone with no ties to the midwest, I think Notre Dame is a better option. The reason WUSTL gets so much love on TLS, though, is that there's almost never a dollar-for-dollar situation, as they give out a shit ton of money. ND is kind of stingy though.
At ND you'll have to go through bullshit like prayers to open class, but it feeds markets that are less ties-sensitive than WUSTL, and -- though I might be talking a bit out my ass -- I am under the impression it has a little more national mobility than WUSTL. But again, if national mobility is a concern, you need to go to a T14.
And, personally, as someone who didn't go T14 and went to a region I had no ties to in an effort to keep costs low/try out a new region: Law school is not the time to try out a new region for fun. Go where you want to live long-term and where you are all but certain you can get a job you'd be happy with. If it means taking a bit more debt, with in reason, do it. Our classes are going to be graduating at a pretty good time.