I sent in my deposit to Iowa on Friday, yet I've been trying to find the answer to "why not Iowa" myself. I have a good general impression of the school, but nothing in particular stands out to me. In fact, one of the reasons I chose Iowa is because of its legal writing program. But only this weekend, I opened the USNWR to find that on their first-ever ranking of legal writing programs, Iowa wasn't even listed!
It's a great program, so I really want to fall in love with the school, but something, I don't know quite what, impedes me.