I'd doubt Michigan over Texas in Texas. I've spoken with several partners at firms here and they seem to think it's not much of a difference to them. That is FOR TEXAS however.
I'd say, if you want to do BIGLAW then go to Michigan. If not, then it's a harder decision.
This placement study suggests Michigan absolutely wins in Texas...
way down on page 33 in the regional rankings.
I don't know of any other regional placement ranking.
Yeah, I mean mine is anecdotal, talking to actual partners and my cousin an associate. Definitely look at studies etc. If you want to do BIGLAW I'd say do Michigan unless you're dead set on Texas. The price difference is not big enough if you're doing BIGLAW.