« on: June 16, 2006, 09:17:23 PM »
I'm researching law schools, and it looks like there's a dilemma that most applicants face:
* You can look for a challenging academic atmosphere; a student body with people who are also on your level (and maybe for once in your life!), where there are discussions that will be thought-provoking, etc. But in this case, you're probably at the median of the student body. Possibly your class rank will be median as well. (?)
* You can go to a school where you're well above the median (for example, LSAT-wise), where you'll be more assured of a good class-ranking, and where you'll probably be given more money for attending. This will help ensure a more solid financial future (maybe), but it might also mean a less stimulating environment, and fewer peers.
So I ask you, law school students - is this a false dilemma? Or did you face it? What decision did you make? And finally, looking back, are you happy with your decision?