lawgunner75 wrote:My sister was in a similar situation; she is really bright and could have gone anywhere but stayed in her local community where she and her husband worked and had built a life. It is a trade off and whatever you decide to do, you can't resent each other for it. My sister ended up going to a local school, graduated 1st in her class, and has her pick of jobs in a market with about 3 million people. She makes REALLY good money and is going to be very successful. Your wife is smart. She may not go to Harvard, but she will do very well in law school, and that will open up many doors locally in terms of job prospects. And you will still have your $200k job. I think you have to come to a decision together, and then accept the pros and cons together.
I like this post.
But still, tell us where you are! The situation may not be as bad as you think: just because you don't know anything about your local law school doesn't mean that someone on this forum can't tell you that it's actually really good (you're "notalawyer", after all!). There may be no problem here at all.