I agree, it is the obvious....BUT....I think far too much is made of the whole "you'll never got a job from X Law School in X City" thing.
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I'm not quite sure about this. I've spoken with a lot of students/grads at the DC law schools, and it's very, very difficult to get a decent job in DC. If you're graduating from AU, you're competing against students from GULC, GW, and GMU, as well as the many T14 grads who end up in DC. In Iowa, at least you're clearly attending the dominant school in the market (albeit, a much smaller market). Also, Iowa City is a very fun town. And parts of Iowa are among the most beautiful places I've ever seen in the United States.This one's a little tougher. Iowa is ranked higher than we are, and the $$ definitely makes a difference. If you can't think of any compelling reason to come join us at AU, I'd say go to Iowa. If you're set on doing something international or in D.C., then come join us!
But I'd say you should probably go to Iowa, unless you can't stomach the idea of living in the Midwest.