Okay, need some serious help here. I was recently taken off of both IU and L & C's waitlists and have until Thursday to let Lewis and Clark know. I am interested in environmental law, and Lewis and Clark has the best program. However, I have also been admitted into IU's SPEA Master of Public Affairs program, which is the best for environmental policy in the country and would complete the joint degree program.
As far as location is concerned, Oregon would be a kickass place to be for the next three years. I have lots of family and friends out there, Portland is only a drive away from the coast and I wouldn't mind living out there long term.
Indiana does not seem like quite as cool of a place (I'm a fan of corn, but it has its limitations), but I visited Bloomington and liked it. The law school as a whole is without a doubt a giant step ahead of Lewis and Clark, but will I be that far ahead in environmental law at Indiana? Should I even be basing my decision on the type of law I want to practice (I hear most people who go for env. law don't end up doing it). I'm also not confident that Indiana is where I want to be permanently located.
I'm from Minnesota so Indiana would be closer to home, but is still a good 16 hour drive away.