I feel you on the Tulane thing. I was offered $20k renewable there and it is an amazing school! That said, I'm not a huge fan of the humidity and I have heard almost entirely negative things about New Orleans post-Katrina. San Diego, on the other hand, seems to be loved by everyone who has ever been there. I haven't visited the campus (will be there the third week of June) or the city, but have spent some time in the LA, Ventura, Santa Barbara areas and loved it! I currently live in Lexington, KY and am looking for a totally different atmosphere/experience. I feel pretty confident that moving 2500 miles away will accomplish that objective! As I have no firm feelings on where I would like to practice law I haven't had to take that into consideration. Mostly letting the reputation of the school, city, etc. make my decision for me. I'm extremely excited, but also a little nervous. It's difficult making arrangements from so far away! Basically putting a lot of faith into the info we're expecting from the school later on this month! Have you begun your financial aid arrangements yet? I will have to take out some private loans and am unsure as to when I should do that. Also, do you know when we would receive any of our living expenses $$ from our finaid? I would like to use some of that towards the cost of relocating.