I just wanted to say as a T-4 student, to not listen to all the things people say on this site. No school kicks out 25% of their class, the 25% attrition rate includes transfers. On LSAC my school had a 25% attrirtion rate, but we had 32 transfers out that ended up going to higher ranked schools after their first year. In reality only 8% or so got kicked out for academics and a lot of them were night students who were balancing careers and going to law school, which is really difficult to do.
No matter what ABA school you end up going to you will learn the same things, consideration in a contract is the same whether you went to Cooley or Harvard.
Certinaly employment from a T-4 will be harder for me than a Harvard student, but you are not unhireable. I found a summer job already that I am very satisfied with, but obvioulsy you are not going to have the same doors open to you as a Harvard Grad. However, once you start distinguishing between the 73rd and 101st best school does it really matter? It seems ridiclous to me.
My whole reason for writing this is that I almost made the worst decision of my life going to a higher ranked school in an area I had no desire to live in. Relying on what I read on this board I thought the T-4 I was going to would be horrible and kick me out, but that is far from the truth everybody is supportive, I made a lot of friends, and I have learned a lot. My main point is that go to a school in a location you want to live in as opposed to what it is ranked. I am not trying to say that my school is Harvard or Yale those schools will open doors that will probably be closed to me.
Bottom line if you want to be a lawyer and are willing to put in the work that law school requuires and you only get into a T-4 then go. If you like the law you will be happy, but as I said some doors will be closed if you aspire to be a U.s. Supreme Court Judge and you won't be satisfied with your career unless that happens then do not go toa t-4, but if you want to be a lawyer and are willing to put in the work it will work out. THE END.