okay i'm still waiting on some schools but i think my decision is basically going to come down to cornell, northwestern or ut, which I am already in. Still waiting but without much hope on berkeley, columbia, nyu, and uva. Some background: completely committed to public interest work, probably international human rights, transitional democracies, refugee and asylum law, etc. Also a strong interest in critical legal theory, jurisprudence, and hermeneutics. Want to keep my options open for academia in the future. Don't know where I'll practice in the future, maybe east coast or internationally. Currently a Texas resident, which is the main reason for considering UT (price, convenience, awesome quality of life). Prefer a relaxed atmosphere with less competition and urban nightmare living. Suggestions PLEASE?? Oh, I'm not getting money anywhere.