I have been accepted to Mercer and made the first seat deposit. I have been wait listed for Samford. I would really like to go to Samford as it would save tons of money since I already live in Birmingham. I am also familiar with GA and wouldn't have too much of a problem acclimating. I could see myself practicing in 'Bama or GA.
How long should I wait on the wait list? I recently got a new job working as a law clerk at a firm where both associates are Samford alum. Would a letter stating this help my chances? What about a letter from one of the associates?
From what I have seen Mercer and Samford seem to be essentially the same school...with Mercer ranked slightly higher and first in the nation in legal writing.
What should I do?