So, I'm probably headed to Michigan in the fall. I've deferred, but now I'm ready to go to law school. Problem is, the thought of Ann Arbor is scaring me. When I had applied, I got in to Northwestern and GULC, and was waitlisted at Penn, Chicago, UVA and NYU. I'm a city person, and generally would like to live and work on the East Coast (NYC/DC). I'm not completely opposed to Michigan, but a minor part of me wants to reapply. I know, you all think I'm crazy. But I am considering academics, and at the very least government positions.
So, the question is. I know Michigan had a top reputation (on par with Harvard and Yale) thirty years ago. How much of that is still true. What kind of opportunities do I have if I rank highly at Michigan? East Coast or West Coast? Any insight?