« on: July 11, 2006, 02:53:15 PM »
I've been admitted to both Campbell University in North Carolina and the University of South Carolina school of law. Honestly, I have no idea which way to go. I know Campbell is a Tier 4 and USC is a top 100, but there are arguments to be made both ways:
-They've offered me a $10,000/year scholarship, making the final cost about the same as an in-state public law school
-I will probably end up practicing in North Carolina anyway, and I've heard Campbell is good for NC lawyers
-Campbell has the highest bar passage rate in the state, as they teach to the state bar
-I know a lot of people going there, so there's already a network of people I'm in touch with
-My loans have been approved already and I've arranged for housing at Campbell
-I've already sent $500 worth of non-refundable deposits which go toward my tuition
-Probably would give me more opportunity to practice not just in NC, but elsewhere (although I'm not quite sure this is true)
-I live in NC but can become an in-state resident in SC rather easily, so the costs for both law schools may end up close to each other
Does anyone have any advice on this? I got the letter of acceptance from USC on Thursday and have been turning it over in my mind endlessly. I have to make a decision by the beginning of next week, however, so time is short. Lastly, I am waitlisted at Wake Forest University; if I get accepted there, I am going there for sure.
Thanks to anyone with any suggestions!