I'm in a similar position, and in my case I've tried to break down both schools on a number of factors.Hiring:Vandy - better in the south mid-west, but still reputable in NYC or DCCornell - solid everywhere but generally stronger at east coast biglawLocation:Vandy - Pretty Urban with a pretty campus, warm and friendly enviromentCornell - Ithaca seems both beutiful and isolated, I'll be visiting soonPrestige:Vandy - very strong in the south, but not as highly regarded on the coastsCornell - and ivy law school and a t-14Money:Vandy - still waiting to hear but I'm expecting a lot of loans and a cheap cost of livingCornell - the same, but Cornell also gives out need based grantsPersonal:Vandy - I have a long-time girlfriend who I could be with in a city Nashville's size, also I'm intrested in KY politics and Vandy seems pretty strong here. Importantly I really enjoyed the "feel" of vanderbilt.Cornell - I currently go to school in the east and Cornell would be an easy lifestyle transition. My girlfriend could work in NYC and we could travel, but a four hour drive every couple weekedns doesn't sound appealing. As I said before I'm still waiting to visit, we'll see.Comments?
i see vandy as a school that's gaining recognition while cornell can only go remain stagnant or go down, particularly if people start actually choosing vandy over cornell.
good luck. did you put down deposits at both schools, or is this thread no longer relevant?