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Nobody should go to law school if it's just about the money.  It's a recipe for disaster - and there are a lot of other, easier ways to make a lot of money.

Such as? ;)

you could always just give up and manage a hedge fund.  everybodys doing it.
thats my plan b  ;)
the operable word in his first statement was "easier."  everybody's doing it.  not everyone is doing it well. 

I got dinged by national fuel today...  gas bill.

I'm in the same boat that it would basically take full tuition to change my mind.  My grandfather lives just across the river in Illinois, so I'll probably live with him for the first year.  What company do you work for?

Yeah, let us know if we miss anything important.  I think I'm just gonna go to Pitt's open house that same weekend...

This decision certainly depends on the individual.  It's hard for any of us to tell you which school you should attend, since we don't really know you all that well...  That being said... go to Michigan.

My wireless internet has just enough range that I can sit under the mailbox and wait for the mailman while checking my status/email online. 

Nobody should go to law school if it's just about the money.  It's a recipe for disaster - and there are a lot of other, easier ways to make a lot of money.

Such as? ;)

KappaOne, did you hear from case yet?  Unless they come through with a huge scholarship, I'll be at SLU as well. 

That admitted students thing may be a stretch since it's a 10 hour drive for me, and I miss enough class as it is.

I didn't get to sit in on a class as they're on spring break.  There were still a handful of students in the library, which surprised me, as I couldn't say the same for Wash U.  I asked two girls for directions to Barnes and Noble.  They looked it up on the Internet, and gave me their phone numbers in case I got lost.  I also saw a number of people studying in pairs or trios, which to me says not very competitive.  I'm sure sitting in on a class is just the same as any school, and the technology in the classrooms (and throughout the building) was up to par.

I thought the campus was AWESOME.  Before visiting, I really liked Case Western, although I have yet to hear their decision.  I don't know if you've ever been to St. Louis, but I really like it there.  The college is in a part of town called "Midtown."  It's not quite downtown, and not quite the suburbs.  Downtown is about a 5 minute drive, and Clayton (sort of a high-end neighborhood) is about 10 minutes away.  The campus is really nice.  There are fountains and little ponds and waterfalls all over the place.  I went to the student union for lunch, and the building seemed brand new. 
SLU seems like the type of school that just "tries harder" since they're not as highly ranked as they'd like to be.  The Dean of Admissions took me on a tour for about 2 hours.  Everyone that worked there seemed extremely friendly, and helpful.  The library is like any other law library, with wood and brass all over the place. 
Barring a huge scholarship offer from Case Western, you'll find me in St. Louis in the fall.
Of course, it all depends on where you'd like to practice.  Both WUSTL and SLU said they don't really compete with each other as Wash U places 64% of their grads outside of STL while SLU places most of it's students in this area (but still a lot in NYC, LA, DC, etc.)
St. Louis as a city is pretty similar to any other metro area.  Except the cost of living seems lower, and there are a lot of riverboat casinos.

Now it's just a matter of convincing my fiancee to move here...

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