I just spoke with U. Maryland Law School and have been admitted off the waitlist for their evening program. The adcomm said I can switch to the full-time day program after my first year. Is going to U. Maryland (ranked 42) over SUNY-Buffalo (ranked 80th) going to make a big enough difference in my law school experience, and career propescts, to justify the extreme inconvenience of attending UMaryland's evening program, taking summer classes to catch up with the full-time day students, and then switching to the full-time program for my second year. The adcomm told me to sleep on it, and call her tomorrow. Any advice or comments would be very appreciated.
Thank you for all the advice! I am a New York State resident, so would enjoy a significant reduction in tuition if I decided to attend Buffalo but at the same time am attracted to the reputation and opportunities at Maryland. Would it be absurd for me to call Maryland and ask for more time??