confused2013 wrote:Hi All,
I have been admitted to quite a few schools, Iowa being one of them. I have about five full-ride offers to T3 and T4 schools, with some money in the top tier, and a few other random scholarships.
I visited U of Iowa last week. All staff members including the Associate Dean of Admissions were very helpful. Additionally, Iowa boasts many impressive statistics (99% job placement rate, 99% retention rate, 93% bar passage rate) and on top of that, is #26 in the nation (which I'm sure we were all aware of). I wanted to get some advice/answers about the benefit of attending a top law school and paying for that versus going for relatively cheap/free at another lower tiered institution. My goal is to end up as a corporate lawyer somewhere in the Chicagoland area.
Any advice or input anyone may have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Well, if it helps at all, I made the choice to turn down a full ride and significant money elsewhere to attend Iowa. However, this is in large part due to the fact that I don't really know where I'd like to practice.