Capital really gets respect here in central Ohio, stats be damned. I told a bartender that I got into Ohio State, and she said "That's great! Capital's tougher to get into, though..." I just smiled and said, "Yeah, I know". If you want to be here in the Columbus area - which I do recommend as a great place to live - then go to Capital. It gets more respect than Marshall around here. And personally, I really dislike Cleveland. Don't ask me why I applied to Case. We all do crazy things when we fill out apps.Maybe they will give me a scholarship, a stipend and a MASSAGE. A massage would be a deal-maker for SURE.
It is true, Capital has a glowing rep in Columbus, it seems like people who don't spend the time applying to/researching law schools really don't know the difference, (i.e. Capital is considered by lots of people in columbus to be as good as Ohio State...truly baffling). Once I was in California with my friend and his grandma was in the car with us, we drove by Thomas Jefferson and she pointed it out and commented as to what a great law school it was. It sounded like she was talking about a harvard or yale, but it was Thomas Jefferson...kind of funny I thought