I was all set to go to Columbia and then Stanford called me this morning offering a seat (I got waitlisted back in April). This afternoon, the finance folks emailed an offer of roughly 5k per-year more than Columbia. Here's the catch: I want to do international arbitration with a good deal of human rights pro-bono or perhaps work in the public sector (NGOs or UN) and Columbia is legendary in both int'l and human rights law. That said, Stanford is more prestigious (and at this point, cheaper). You thoughts, please.