reverendt wrote:Congratulations! That's very impressive!
I am not a rankings whore by any means, but I kind of agree with the sentiment that if you don't get into a "national" (probably top 20 school) stay where you are, UNLESS there's a good T1 or T2 school in a market that you KNOW you wanna work in.
A good job might be tough to get coming out of Widener...but not if you're #1. You'll probably do fine if you stay where you are. But...you won't have the diploma from a good school.
You'll also do fine if you go to a top 20 school, AND will have a sexy diploma. I would apply for transfer to a bunch. Don't be afraid of the lower T14, and sure, try Columbia...the worst they can say is no....
This is kind of what I'm doing. I am going to apply to UW-Seattle because it is in the city I want to work and it "owns the NW." It is a t30 that I feel comforable giving up great grades and LR at my current school for.......probably.