Fortook is right. No one can really help you with your decision, but there are some things to consider. Less debt will give you more freedom to decide the type of work you want to do when you graduate. What if you absolutely hate big law? What if during your three years in law school you want to do public service? This might sound crazy because that is all law students ever talk about - must get a job with big law. However, I know a couple of attorneys who hated their big law jobs after just a couple of years. The money was great but the hours were awful and the type of work they had to do was just not worth it. One guy quit to become a police officer, and another woman quit to work for a smaller firm with lesser hours. Do some research and talk to some lawyers. Find out exactly what big law entails and then make your decision because you could burn out very quickly with a lot of debt - especially if you have undergrad debt. Also consider that you may change your mind while in law school as to the type of law you want to practice, which happens a lot. Just my two cents.