doubledawg3378 wrote:HRomanus wrote:South Carolina with full scholarship. I'm from SC, but feel very uncomfortable with attending a law school that will only place me in South Carolina. I would love to practice in Greenville or Charleston at a larger firm, but I am not comfortable practicing in a rural or small-town area.
I'm in the same boat. AWESOME scholly from SC, but I was admitted to Alabama (amazing rank & well known throughout the country). I'd love advice on this too.
See my above comment. Like you say, Bama is a great school and will travel relatively well in the Southeast. If you're focused on larger markets like Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, I would think the out of state JD would matter even less. Hell there's probably attorneys at some of the big firms with Bama JD's. Big firms in big cities are more grade centric than smaller firms (where your ties would play a larger role).
If you're unsure about where you want to practice, but have narrowed it down to the Southeast, I'd take Bama unless the cost disparity was too large. A full ride is a sweet deal, but knowing you have some initial mobility is good too. However, if you're shooting for big SC cities like the guy above, graduating debt-free is a hell of an option.