FunkyJD wrote:Actually I'm OOS, so I would still have to account for the difference between OOS tuition - minus in-state tuition that's covered. But $12k/yr for tuition, not bad. I could economize my living expenses and keep things from getting too out-of-hand debt-wise. PM me if you'd like more specific details.
I don't mind the Catholicism at ND. I'm not Catholic, but I'm more interested in the quality of education they can provide me. But I understand what you mean. A friend of mine who's a Catholic ND ugrad alum says that non-Catholics are just fine at ND, but that Catholics who aren't considered to be faithful enough to the Church's teachings can get a little grief -- along the lines of, they are apparently held to a higher moral standard. I thought that was interesting.
Oh, yes, I completely agree that the quality of education should be the most important thing. I was half tongue-in-cheek about ND, but I also know that it's reflected in the relative conservatism of the school in its policies and professors. ND is a great school, and COL is pretty cheap in South Bend. Pittsburgh might be a bit cheaper, but both are among the least expensive places one can live for law school.
ND is more portable than IUB, and IUB is more portable than Pitt. However, if you find that Pittsburgh is a place you want to live in and work, it dominates a really good-sized legal market with impunity. IF you don't know where you want to go, I'd definitely recommend ND or IUB over Pitt.