I am older, not necessarily wiser, changing careers and going to law school. 3.86 UGPA, 171 LSAT, two Masters degrees and 10 year successful career. I will not live / practice anywhere more than 25 miles east of I5 or south of Salinas. I was 50/50 shot at HLS and Columbia, but due to epic six week struggle trying to get a Dean's certification from London School of Economics (any alumni who did this successfully please tell me how!) app's are still not complete and chances are dropping daily as British bureaucrats struggle to summon the energy to complete a one page form they have had for six weeks (yes, I am bitter). Anyway, it is looking like my choice will probably be NYU or Univ. of WA. NYU higher ranked, UW much cheaper. For practicing in the Northwest, who recommends which and why? Good luck to all!