Is it better to commit to a lower ranked school and take a big scholarship award, or to a higher ranked school but is quite pricy?
- Jennie Rothman expert Zari, this is tough and personal question. For many students coming out of law school, debt is a big factor in determining what type of work they can do. For example, some students who would prefer to work in government or a non-profit take a corporate law job solely because of the amount of debt they have. So, the first questions you need to answer are what are your career goals and how you think law school debt will impact your future plans. Another factor to consider is the post-graduation employment statistics of each school. Will going to a lower ranked school make it much harder for you to get a job in the geographic area in which you want to work? In the end, would difficulty getting a job make it just as hard to pay back loans (even if lower) as it would be with higher loans from a more highly ranked school? In the end, these are questions that only you can decide. Let me know if I can be of more specific help.