McMooch wrote:UVA2B wrote:*Checks in to see more people are now voting for Harvard at $200k debt over Columbia for $140k or reapplying for T13 for full ride
*Loses faith in the silent majority who refuse to actually give a good reason for their choice
*Realizes these really have to be 0Ls who don't consider this theoretical "debt" they're taking on compared to the realities of the legal market
*Feels a little bit better
*Will not be able to sleep tonight because worried about botching life altering decision
I understand why you think that, but its not life altering in the real sense of, "do I go to law school or not/a totally different professional school," or, "should we have kids," or, "should I take this plea bargain or risk prison by fighting this to the jury." You're talking about going to one Ivy league northeast law school or another Ivy league northeast law school for the same amount of time. The odds are you'll be in a very similar place, if not the exact same place, in 3 years regardless.
With one choice you'll spend a couple extra years making large monthly loan payments, so yes there's a quality of life decision, and its going to be three years near Boston or New York. But I fail to appreciate how this choice is 'life altering.' Deciding whether to go changes your life, yes, but as between your two choices here.. lets not be dramatic about this