Nothing against T3 schools but.
This mantra was indoctrinated in me by a certain law school forum: "T14" or bust".
I didn't get a T14 offer this cycle so I'm retaking the LSAT (I hate this test with a passion).
Not sure how relevant this is but I scored a 178 on my last practice test (averaging 172+) so I'm pretty confident I can at least score high enough for guaranteed full ride offers to certain T20-30 schools which I would still take over my current offers.
In this case I'm not sure how going to a T1/T2 over a T3 would lead to a drinking problem.
I'm assuming drinking problems stem from having huge loans to pay off and Big Law being the only option to pay them back in a timely manner. If things go my way in October, I don't plan on having to pay any tuition for law school so my debt load would be the same going to a T1 or a T3 (room and board and food costs).