Okay...so, my application cycle isn't over but I'm betting this will be my decision.
I have applied as a transfer from a T4 and have gained admission to a T3. I need some input on which to choose:
T4: Law review, moot court, five minutes away, low bar pass rate, provisionally accredited, will likely be 5% after everyone else above me leaves (which most of them are), a set regime schedule for all three years, not so good electives for my interest. 1/3 scholarship, starting salary $55,000 to $65,000. Will likely have to remain in area for a few years to get some good work experience.
T3: Lossing all ranking and special perks (law review, moot court, etc.), no scholarship. May have a conflict with my p/t job, at least a 30 min. commute by car and 30 min. by train, staring salary $70,000 to $85,000 according to my sources. May be able to immediately leave area, (important cause b/f wants to attend law school once I'm done). ONly two required courses for 2L and two for 3L the rest are from their electives, which are a lot.
Okay, guys, do your best!!! I have an idea of what I'm likely going to do, but would like some other opinions. I am not interested in biglaw, etc., but would like to work for a med. size firm doing tax law.