I just spent a few days touring NY Law, Brooklyn, and Cardozo, but I'm still not sure where I should go.
NYLaw has offered me $15k and honors program deal that would put in automatically on the Law Review if I can place in the top %15 of the class. They have a communication law program which seems really interesting. The downside is that their tuition for next year is going to be $34k. The upside of that is that it will not increase during the 3 years I'll be there.
Brooklyn has offered me $10k. It's a higher ranked school, but it does not have a specific comm law program, although it does have enough comm law classes to get me excited. I'm not sure what exactly the tuition is going to be, but if it's around $30k or 31k then the amount of money I'll be responsible for is going to be about the same as it would be for NYLaw. Plus I only need to get into the top %30 to keep my scholorship, and it could increase the better I do.
I would really like to go to Cardozo, but they have still not accepted me. The communication law program there is very appealing. When I visited they just told me that they were giving me a good look. My GPA is higher than what they are accepting (3.61) but my LSAT is one point lower (162).
So any advice between NYLaw and Brooklyn? I'm not really interested in working for a big firm, communication law could take me to one of them, into a media (tv, radio, publishing, internet, music) company, or into government or public interest work. What school will offer me the most options? The amount of money I end up owing is a big factor mainly because the amount of money I make when I get out is not.