« on: December 07, 2006, 06:42:17 PM »
i'll be at columbia. any more questions?
Sure. If I remember, you are from the midwest, do you plan on returning? Do you think there is a placement difference in the midwest? I have heard Colum. is overly competitive, do you agree/have you heard this also? Where are you planning to live? Morningside?
I went to visit the Columbia campus, and was not that impressed with the law school architecture, however my biggest concern was that food/groceries/bars etc..were expensive, combined with rent,etc..I guess my goals are: Top 100 biglaw, or Tier 1/high 2 academia, or solid semi-prestigous public sector. So when I factor in the $20k extra to live three years in NYC, as well as the $20k or so scholarship I would lose, I am worried the extra $40k is not really worth it. What do you think of all this? How does it contrast to your goals?