What's more important for prospective law students, a school's rank or its cost?
Test-prep company Kaplan's latest pre-law survey tosses out the following hypo: Your mailbox is stuffed with acceptance letters and financial aid offers, three of which are particularly compelling: a top-tier school that is being stingy with scholarship funds, a mid-tier school on a discount, and a free ride (and maybe a pony) if you go to your local lower-tier joint (the legendary third-tier toilet or "TTT").
Prestige or paper? Penny wise or pound foolish? Profit potential with risky debt or a life philosophy of mediocrity?
Going solo out of school? Spend more time developing practice skills and leave the marketing work for the experts.