Does summer course really help you transition into law school? I don't think I am going to take it, but if it significantly helps, I might consider it. I've been out of school for 2 years so being back in school environment might help.
Can anyone convince me to send out my Gonzaga deposit tomorrow? Damn, wish I had seen the place to begin with.
As for Spokane... I am not sure how "cool" the town will be, I was there once and it wasn't terrible, but not as exciting as a place like Seattle. It seemed like a nice mid-sized city, but not overly attractive. I don't think it will matter, I'll be living there for three years then moving, and I will be pretty preoccupied with law school anyway.
My best wishes for you at GSU.
All in all, I think Gonzaga offers very good opportunities for a regional Tier 3 school, along with the potential for a rise in the rankings within the next 3-5 years (right when it would do you the most good). I'm 95% certain I'm going there.
New 2008 ranking came out and WVU is now tier 3 (they lowered their student/faculty ratio a lot). I like Gonzaga here, but if UALR or WVU can give me in-state tuition after 1L, I may choose one or the other. Any advice on these schools? Which school has better reputations, etc? Gonzaga and WVU are more tempting 'cause of their sports teams...
Where do you want to practice? You've mentioned nothing about that. That is a big factor between these schools, IMO