So, a few days before classes start, I get a call from Fordham that they accepted me for transfer. Here's the situation: I am currently at St. John's, where I am on the 2nd best journal (i.e., not law review), moot court, and am in the top 10%. I also get a very good scholarship.
At Fordham I would get no money, of course, and would have to do another writing competition, and try to get on moot court there. The plus is, it would be another shot at law review. The downside is who the hell wants to go through another writing competition.
Career-wise, I just did SJU's earlier interview week, and would be left with the second and third interview weeks at Fordham.
Part of the reason I am torn is that I want to be a public defender, so debt it a big factor. At the same time, I would like to clerk, which would definitely be easier out of fordham than St. John's.
Too bad NYU & Columbia scoffed at my transfer apps. That would have been an easy decision. This one is quite a bit tougher.