My situation is unique. I have already completed my first year of law school at Boston College. Due to some crazy circumstances I had to take a leave of absence (family situation). My grades during my first year were less than stellar. I worked at a firm after first year, but had to leave also due to leave of absencefrom school. My question is should I return to BC or attend Case Western Reserve which is close to hometown?
Pros and Cons:
1. I have two children and if I stay near home I will have family support and won't need to worry about baby sitting issues (no family in Boston).
2. My GPA will start over at Case.
3. B.C. is a higher ranked school and if I work my ass off, I can bring my GPA up before graduation.
4. If I go back to Boston, I may have to temporarily leave my family behind due to baby sitting issues.
--Do you think higher rank outweighs possibly better gpa at lower ranked school?