Depends on various factors.......
What do you want to do with your degree? Are you looking to practice in a big firm? Or do you want more regional, or local government type work?
Many may argue with me here. If your point is to make 6 figures right away, then you need one of the top schools. And at that point, go ahead and rack up big debt, because truth be told, a couple years making bank and your debt is paid back.
However, if you are like me, my interest was not in big law firms. I want to stay regional and my goal is to ADA or God-willing, be elected DA someday. I chose a regional school because of it's clinical program and the amount of face time I get with local lawyers. At my school, both the DA and the current Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice teach, so these kind of connections and face time are invaluable.
But what are your plans? How do you plan on using your law degree?