lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?
I don't have any financial aid offers yet, but I'm torn primarily between NYU and UVA, but there are some other attractive options. I want to do environmental law either in NY or DC, but I also want to have options going forward in the unlikely event I change my mind. Either way racking up significant debt is not going to be helpful, and COL in Charlottesville is way lower. But NYU's PI offerings are pretty phenomenal, both generally and specifically for environmental law. I'm also having a hard time turning down the overall prestige of Chicago, so there's that.
Basically I have no idea where I want to go yet, and I'm hoping financial aid offers help me sort it out.