Well, I wouldn't say "no one" would choose a T4; you have your own reasons for choosing a school: perhaps you have a family or whatever which would make it much more difficult to have to pick up and move. On the other hand, I think if it is feasible for you to move, you won't regret having chosen the T1.
Fine. Maybe morons would choose a T4.
As far as my personal experience, the main difference between the students at the T14 and UB is that they are so much more motivated: to prepare for class, to answer questions in class, etc. And you do learn a lot from your peers. As far as the professors: I haven't noticed a difference in quality at all. The professors at the T14 might have a fancier pedigree, but I think sometimes that can be an impediment because they might be the chief judge at this court or that court but that doesn't automatically make them well suited for teaching. Hope that helps.
At YHS, there is more of the espirit de corps, rather than faux competition because everyone knows only the top 10% will have a shot at a decent life. I'd probably prepare harder too if the choices were good grades or suicide.
Right, there's no difference between YHS professors and the University of BalT4Timore.
Having a SCOTUS justice or top-flight lawyer as your professor does
make an appreciable diffference, if only in the connections you have and the issues brought up in class.