March Madness is upon us! I hope your NCAA tournament bracket is doing better than mine (c’mon Michigan State, really?). In keeping with the spirit of the season, this post is going to present a “mini-bracket” with different law schools facing off. To ratchet up the excitement, we’re going to start with a Final Four.
After you’ve combed through your stacks on stacks on stacks of acceptance letters, you’re on to one of the trickiest parts of the law school application process (after the Mauve Dinosaur game, of course): actually picking a school.
Among the myriad factors you’ll want to consider is location, location, location. Are you hoping to move back to your small town to practice after graduating? Are you dying to get out of suburbia? Itching to get to the Big Apple? Sunny California?
If so, it can be advisable to try and select a law school near your target area. For example, if you want to live and work in Los Angeles, then picking USC over Georgetown may make sense, despite the latter’s higher rank (lots to be said for the fickleness of rankings anyway — but you get the idea here).