Deposit deadlines are looming at law schools across the country, and thousands of admitted students are still grappling with the decision of which campus to attend in the fall. Should they pick the school with the highest graduate employment figures? The one with the smallest price tag? The lower-ranked school in their dream city?

We asked people involved in the selection process—a current student, an admissions dean, a law school dean and a law school consultant—for an inside look into the experience. They’ve provided insight on negotiating scholarships, working the waiting list, trusting gut instincts and more. Here’s what they said: