Matthies, I don't think you are really getting into the difficulties that are presented by going to Tulane. Like you always say, if you are not going to a school where you are basically guaranteed a biglaw job, it is all about networking. Tulane has a good reputation but it is not one of those schools where you are guaranteed such a job, which means that the OP's prospects will be much better in NoLa than anywhere else, since it is much easier to network where you are during the year than to try to build up a network somewhere else. Medical school is four years, and then you have to do an internship, and a residency. There is no guarantee that OP's husband will be able to find a good residency in NoLa, and might have to move again. This means that when OP is getting out of law school, she won't really know where she should be targetting for jobs - since she might have to move in a year b/c of residency. It will be much easier to go wherever the residency is with the Columbia degree.
You guys have given me a lot to think about.And i do believe that my networking options are better in NY.Are those options bad in NO? What realistic salary difference am i looking at?