Does anyone know the maximum loan amount authorized by WM?
I wish you had included your gpa because its hard to say what to do if I can't predict if you will make T14. I would 3.6 and over and you got a decent shot at the lower T14, anything lower and probably not. You actually got into a few decent schools with Vandy being the gem. If I had your options I would rank them this way 1) Vandy 2) Year off 3) W&M 4) Emory, but I am young (22) and like Vandy. I am going to W&M next year and am very excited about it. I had always assumed I was going to University of Maryland Law School and thats what I told people all thru colleges and they I somewhat shocked myself by picking W&M so decisions are not always logical. Just go with your gut, you know your goals and aspirations best.Yeah...I have a 3.56 according to LSDAS from a top 10 undergrad school.
This is simple: If you really like any of the schools that accepted you this year, then go. But if not, then wait. From what I've read, transferring is much harder than getting in the front door.
The statement that neither Emory nor W&M are ideal for NYC is an understatement. Schools ranked noticeably higher (let's resist the urge to start a "why the rankings mean nothing" fight here) than either school still have trouble placing people outside of the top 20% or Law Review in NYC firm jobs. There are too many great, good, and decent schools in the northeast to justify a firm spending a whole lot of money recruiting or flying people up from Virginia or ATL. If you are hellbent on going to NYC, a desire I cannot even begin to understand, I would say your best bet would be to transfer up. Both schools will put you in a good position to transfer up to a GULC, UVA, NYU, etc., assuming that you do very well at whichever school you choose. Though I am generally against transferring, it seems to be the best option given your desire to go to NYC and choice between schools. So, given that both schools, arguably, place equally as well in the other markets, I would say go to whichever school is the most comfortable and affordable to you first year and try to transfer, or just realize that you're happy where you're at and don't want to go to that disaster of a city in NY.