mapnoren wrote:From my experience...if you have a strong connection to Nebraska, attend the best school you can get into. However, attending an elite Midwest school would convince the top Omaha firms that you are serious about living in Nebraska. Iowa is better than Nebraska or Creighton in regard to Omaha placement. However, if you have a connection, why not go to WUSTL? It is more respected than Iowa, and you will stand out to potential employers as they are swimming through the endless supply of Nebraska, Creighton, and Iowa resumes.
Fair point; I'm blanketing most of the T14 + higher ranked regionals like WUSTL, but I'm mostly interested in Iowa for proximity to family in the contingency that anything happens that would make that a higher priority than school prestige (would rather not go into that here).
But thanks for the advice on placement + age range!