Wondering what your opinions are on a lower T14 (#14) vs. Vandy (16)... does the "T14" really have that much pull over schools very close in ranking, or does this only really make a difference when you compare the higher-ranked T14's (i.e. Michigan, Stanford, UChicago) with non-T14s?
A little about me: I am not convinced I want to enter BIGLAW, but am interested in possibilities of clerkships and, ultimately, involvement in criminal law or appellate practice. I am attracted to GULC's location and clinical programs, but to Vandy's collegiate environment, smaller size, faculty accessibility, and new Law & Human Behavior program.
Assume no merit money for either, although I am in the process of applying for Vandy's full tuition scholarships.