« on: March 27, 2008, 09:54:40 AM »
I posted this for the decider on another thread, but really i want some outside opinions, and i think he may be done. opinions?
If you are an in-state resident for one of the schools, let me know which one
If your parents are paying for a % of your law school, explain that. Be sure to include whether or not you care about your parent's spending excess money.
Let me know what you are like socially and what type things you enjoy
-collegial atmosphere important. I like to go out on occasion, and I like options when i do. but i'm more likely to sit around drinking and watching movies. I've lived in a little eastern european village for two years and can't wait to live somewhere where everyone doesnt know me and report on everything i do. college towns don't really appeal to me, because i like to live in places with normal people in addition to students and professors.
Where you want to practice, and what kind of law you want to practice (possible options include biglaw, midlaw, small firm law, public interest, clerking, government and business)
-NOT biglaw. that's the only certainty, but i'm very interested in working for a governmentagency. work-life balance and being proud of my profession is important to me.
Any other notably relevant information
-I'm mostly deciding between Michigan, Vandy, and WUSTL. I've asked Vandy for more money. Mich is the least appealing to me but obviously the highest ranked AND they have a great LRAP - it may very well be a better financial choice than Vandy is at the moment, based on financial projections. thus why i asked vandy for more money, bc i would really like to go there. also, i've never been to ann arbor so probably my negative reaction to it is unfair. i'm very anti-debt. vandy is 2 hrs away from my family, whom i haven't seen in almost 2 yrs at the moment, and it would be great to be near. StL is 7-8 hrs away, Michigan 10-11.
LSN below. Comments?