think its worth giving up a full ride?
probably not. you'll get a great job either way. if you go to a school like ucla or something, and want to work in la, i'm sure there are tons of ucla grads working at large la law firms, so you have alumni support. (translation - if you're at a good regional school, and want to work in that region, your law school will be a known commodity and you will not be at a disadvantage. you will have the prestige of your law firm on your resume, and people will know that you're smart/qualified.)