There is a reason why there are so many different law school with different dynamics and different enviroments. Everyone is different and people are looking for different things out of law school. To me, "less competitive" is a good thing. Something I really want in a law school, along with "relaxed" and "fun." Not because I plan to slack off and party all the time but because I see no reason to be miserable for three years. I don't like highly competitive enviroments or constantly serious surroundings. To me, life is too short to torture myself for three years in the prime of my life. And the fact that Tulane is "far away from the big cities where legal jobs are difficult to get" is also fine with me. I don't want to be in the "big city" or care about BigLaw (though if you look at the stats, I think you will find Tulane places very well in NYC, the mother of "big cities".) This is not to say that your point of view on the school is wrong by any means. I am just saying that everyone is looking to get something different out of their law school experience. From the sound of it, Tulane is NOT the place for you. But the people who are on here touting this school are doing so because they know all the things you just said about it and they see those things as GOOD not bad.