I was recently admitted to Notre Dame Law School. I currently go to a T3. I have a full ride and finished 6th in my class, graded on to law review. Eventually, I'd like to get an LL.M. and maybe even try to teach. I'd also like to clerk after graduation. I know that most people on these boards are waiting to hear about some really top of the top schools. But if anyone has any advice on what they'd do, I'd appreciate it.
I would transfer. Although I agree that teaching from either school would probably be difficult, obtaining a judicial clerkship would be a lot easier. http://law.nd.edu/careers/judicial-clerkships ND had 3 SCOTUS clerks in the last 8 years and no offense, I doubt your T3 has the same stats. Good luck deciding and congrats on the acceptance.
I am faced with a very similar dilemma right now - think I want to have a federal clerkship and teach eventually. Currently full scholarship at a T3, top 2%, law review, very good regional reputation (southeast). I've been accepted to Hastings and waiting on Boalt or Stanford (which is a long shot). I don't know if I want to be East Coast or west (although family is east coast) and I will be about $150k in debt if I transfer. Is it worth it to go to Hastings?What about Boalt (assuming I get accepted). What about the unmentionable fact that I am a woman and may want a family at some point? Thanks