Ok, I'm sure there are already threads on this, but how big of a factor is location for most of you? I just got into Cornell today which is by far the best school I've been accepted to so far. However, knowing myself I'm pretty sure I can't handle not being in a city - and so far I'm in at Brooklyn and Cardozo (w/ a full ride). So would it be crazy for me to choose one of those over a much more prestigious school? (If Fordham would actually get back to me on my application in the next century that would help matters too...)
going to cornell, even if it means sucking it up for a while and living in ithaca, beats a full ride at cardozo or brooklyn. fordham with significant money might complicate the question, but i say go to cornell and just learn to deal with it. sooner or later you'll have to learn how to handle not being in a city anyway.
I went to Cornell and LOVED Ithaca for all four years I was there. Unless you are really desperate to be in a city, I wouldn't rule Ithaca out. The law school is beautiful and so are the surroundings, and there is a pretty significant grad student community with their own bars and housing. Ithaca itself is a very cool atmosphere with nice restaurants, lots of wineries, and a good community feel. Also, the dining hall in the law school is AMAZING. The dining hall alone makes it worth it, trust me.