ahduth wrote:I vote Cornell ILR. Simply because that sounds wicked interesting. It's a unique thing to talk about in interviews. And it sounds like the OP can do it for cheap.
You people who are determined that the OP should go to a crappy school for two years, so he can keep his GPA should consider placing a higher value on each day of your life. Dedicating two years of your college life to getting a marginally higher GPA so you can get into a marginally better law school is not what you want to be looking back on when you're 60.
If he was spending time on an engineering degree it could be different. But that's not the choice he is making. It's very possible for him to go to a better school, get a potentially much more fulfilling experience, and still maintain a very high GPA.
There are also lots of other benefits the better schools might be able to provide you. For me, going to a better school was more affordable. There were also other benefits, though. The better school had a lot more money to give out to students for various reasons, funding me so I could take unpaid internships during the summer that I wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise, also allowed me a lot of great opportunities to travel, and made it a lot easier to foster some really great relationships with professors.