I had a tough time with this decision. I'd say you should at least wait and see what kind of money Chicago throws at you. Living in Chicago could potentially save you up to 10k per year. Their placement also seems to be slightly better (small class size) and is also more national than NYU's (I heard 70% of NYU grads work in the NYC area). Clerkships might be easier to get from Chicago if you're conservative, but if you're liberal I think it's pretty much a wash.
self selection on the bolded.
Quote from: Miss Celies Blues on May 03, 2007, 09:55:34 PMself selection on the bolded.Not entirely. NYU's rep on the west coast trails Chicago's and is on par with Michigan's. I've heard that NYU students generally get a boost when applying to markets like Chicago and the west coast because so few students choose to go there, but even so its national reputation hasn't caught up to its US News ranking.