NCGuy wrote:adc1222 wrote:Thanks for the information. I'd have to pay around $26K a yr at Vandy, Wake hasn't offered but should (I applied in early Feb), UNC hasn't responded, and Bama would cost around $6K. So therein lies the quandary haha.
I don't want to do big law, I don't think. I went to college in Philly and am sick of the Northeast. I'm from VA and want to move back down South for good. Guess you could say I have more of a geographical pref than a field pref. Never been to Bama before...going to ASP in a week or two...also going to see the other three schools. Don't know if I can stay in Alabama forever or even the Gulf Coast area on a whole, but it would be very cheap compared to the rest. I'm going to try to negotiate with the two schools I have offers from, too.
Thanks for the advice. I know C-H is a lot more fun than W-S, but what about job opportunities afterwards?
Like I said, UNC has an unparallelled reputation in the state. In fact, most of our elected officials come from UNC Law (with the exception of the last two governors, almost ALL governors came from there). Chapel Hill's location in the Research Triangle also gives one good networking opportunities in the Raleigh/Durham market.
Wake is a good school and you can't go wrong going there but I'd definitely take UNC. Wake and UNC could get you jobs in NC and possibly even your home market in VA. Alabama will keep you tied to Alabama.
I wouldn't worry that much about getting back to VA from either UNC or Wake (or Vandy). You'll have to do a little legwork at either just because VA employers don't typically send reps to OCIs, but the fact that you have a tie to Virginia is a big deal when it comes to getting a job. I would just recommend that when you start applying to places in VA you try to work something into your résumé about being from there, and definitely into your cover letter.
That being said, GO HEELS.