banjo wrote:I'd probably take UVA at 150k COA. It's over 100k cheaper than Berkeley, not in a big city, and should get you back West if you can sell your ties. Whatever that partner said doesn't seem right. People at median get CA callbacks at CLS, so why would those firms only consider top 10% from UVA?
I don't know. That's a huge amount of debt to take out for a school that gives you a decent--but not a strong--chance of working in the state in which you want to practice. I'm not saying Boalt at sticker is the right choice, but 150K of debt out of UVA does not seem wise for someone with no interest in NYC or DC.