I am Canadian and have been accepted to Chicago, the University of Toronto, and Georgetown. I will say off the top that Chicago was my first choice--I am very interested in administrative law, particularly the tradeoff between rules and standards, and an economic approach to law is very helpful for that purpose. I also appreciate what I have learned about Chicago--the small class sizes etc. My goal is academia in Canada.
That said, I am struggling. U of T tuition is far cheaper than Chicago, and is highly regarded in Canadian circles. Chicago is as well, I gather. Though not as much as a Harvard or Yale. The cost of going to Chicago, even with financial assistance, would exacerbate my debt load.
At the same time, my heart says Chicago, even if my pocketbook does not. I think the experience of studying at a school like Chicago is once in a lifetime, an opportunity not many get.
I wonder if anyone can shed light on this predicament. I should say I am waiting on NYU Legal Theory, one way or another.
Thanks in advance.
[Edited by HarveyBirdman Attorney At Law on Mar 01, 2018]