So the details are: I would be paying full boat at Columbia, got 11K per year at Chicago, 20K per year at Penn, and 18K per year at Michigan. Granted, I have only visited Penn and Michigan, but I really fell in love with UMich during the Preview Weekend (anyone else attend and really love it??)...Anyway, everyone has been telling me I should be going to the top school that I get into, and Columbia was always my top choice.
Now I think Michigan is the best fit for me, but I worry that I would be sacrificing career opportunities to attend over schools like Chicago or Columbia (or even Penn, which gave me more $$ than Michigan)...
One area of concern is that I am coming straight from undergrad, and certainly have not built up nearly the resume of most other incoming law students. This leads me to think that I might need the primo name on my diploma even more than the average student.
So any opinions would really be appreciated. Would I be crazy to attend Umich over Columbia and Chicago? How much am I sacrificing in terms of job and career prospects