algren wrote:Yes, but I'm not set on being in Chicago. At all really. It's great and I like it, but I also like moving around. I'm not married and don't have family in Chicago so I'm not tied there other than through friendships. I would entertain going back if my connections there afforded me the opportunity, but wouldn't stay just for that reason. If I was certain I wanted to be here, you better believe I'd be all over Kent. My Adcomm friend there said I'd qualify for at least 20K there probably and I think its a great school. But yeah, not set on being there.
Also, now I'm really shying away from the term "biglaw." I could work in Indianapolis, or Sacramento, or New Orleans or some other mid-large sized city at a solid firm and be very happy I think. I don't necessarily mean NYC/Chicago/SF/LA when I'm talking about the sort of jobs I'm interested in. Perhaps I'm mis-using the term a bit...
My apologies. Somewhere in this thread I picked up the idea you wanted to practice in Chicago. If not, then by all means attend the best regional law school you can afford (whichever metrics you want to use to make that determination).
Preemptively, though, don't expect to be able to graduate from a T1 law school that services all of Indianapolis, Sacramento and New Orleans. You're going to be better off picking a region, esp. that far apart.