I remember talking on the tour with my guide who was from New York and mentioned that for her it was a great 3 year break from NYC. However, I have been in VA for the last 6 years and I'm originally from near Philly. I don't know how much longer I want to stay down in VA, let alone go to school in rural VA. I know it's a great school, but I feel like I've had my break from Philly. Would it really be dumb to pass up W&L to go back home and go to Temple/Nova/Rutgers?
The ASW serves two functions. First, it showcases the school. Second, it shows that people from all over and from all walks of life can survive and *gasp* even enjoy themselves in Lexington, despite how much people on this board portray it as one step removed from hell.I agree with Cooley, unless you're a nontrad, the re should be very little debate between W&L and UH.
I don't think it's so clear cut. Bar passage rates are about the same, and employment rates are higher for UH grads. Starting salaries are also the same. Instate tuition at UH will cost you half as much as tuition at Wash/Lee. The fact is that the legal market in Houston is hot. If one plans to work in Houston, UH is definitely worth an extended look. This is especially true if money is an issue.Don't throw Houston under the bus just because it slipped in the rankings. It's still highly regarded in the region. To be fair, I think Wash/Lee is a great school. But given your preferences, it seems like Houston isn't far off.