Is there even a point in going to a T3 or T4 school? I see people and have friends that are applying to them but I also keep seeing many ex-law students saying the market sucks and that firms only really hire from T1 and sometimes T2 schools.
The debt is a problem and if you can get into a state school like CUNY or Florida Internatioanl or get a huge scholarship then it is much smarter to go to a tier 4 at a cheap price than a tier 2 at full price (Unless you get in-state tuition at the following T1-T2 schools: U. New Mexico, U. Georgia, Georgia State, Louisiana State U, FSU, U Flordia (Levin), U Alabama, U Tenessee, U Wisconsin, U Kansas, U Kentucky, U North Carolina.) . The debt numbers are outrageous at any school and is somethign to consider. You need to be real sure it is something you want to do before you commit, because that debt will not get rid of itself. However, if it is something you want to a tier 3/4 works fine.
I did not know all those schools had in-state tuition that is cool. I think getting a degree from a state school in a state you want to live in is the best decision you can make. With cheap tuition they can't rip your scholarship money away from you and that is pretty awesome.