Bsoo wrote:Sorry- am I mad for not automatically going to a t14 or t20 over L&C or the other way around? I know 100% I want to do environmental law- and this isn't a hypothetical question---
Personally, location and finances are my primary concern, so if L&C is a better fit for those, then it can't be a bad decision. Plus, if LSAT scores really ARE an indicator of success in law school, you may be able to look forward to being near the top of the class, which is very important.
That being said, especially with regard to specific programs for different areas of law -- I just talked to a professor at George Mason about their special regulatory law track, and he blatantly encouraged me to go to the best school that I could get into and that these specialties aren't that important. He reiterated the philosophy that all that mattered was the prestige of the school and your grades/class ranking.
Yeah, he definitely did not work with the admissions office! He was pretty much encouraging me NOT to go there!
I don't know... I'm trying to find some happy medium between the two ways of thinking...