Stanford v. Harvard?

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Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby golodreal » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:09 pm

Which would you choose and why?

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby TTH » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:20 pm

Really?

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Georgiana » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:24 pm

Easily SLS for me. Location, size, lack of general douchebaggery, immense success in things that aren't political.

I don't generally have good interactions with people who go to/went to H and can't imagine myself as one of them or enjoying my time surrounded by them. If I had any interest in politics, HLS would be the obvious choice, but I don't.

No offense to HLS students here, I'm sure there are some nice people, I just think the general "we're the best" vibe would bother me.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby MC Southstar » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:28 pm

Georgiana wrote:Easily SLS for me. Location, size, lack of general douchebaggery, immense success in things that aren't political.

I don't generally have good interactions with people who go to/went to H and can't imagine myself as one of them or enjoying my time surrounded by them. If I had any interest in politics, HLS would be the obvious choice, but I don't.

No offense to HLS students here, I'm sure there are some nice people, I just think the general "we're the best" vibe would bother me.


+1 to douchebaggery.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby TTH » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:29 pm

Ah what the hell.

+1 to douchebaggery

I've never met a Harvard grad I've liked, and I've met a few. These were all Harvard UG people, so maybe the culture at HLS is a little different.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby fortissimo » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:32 pm

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Georgiana » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:36 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:Ah what the hell.

+1 to douchebaggery

I've never met a Harvard grad I've liked, and I've met a few. These were all Harvard UG people, so maybe the culture at HLS is a little different.

I'm glad you were dragged into the discussion :lol:

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby TTH » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:39 pm

Georgiana wrote:
TipTravHoot wrote:Ah what the hell.

+1 to douchebaggery

I've never met a Harvard grad I've liked, and I've met a few. These were all Harvard UG people, so maybe the culture at HLS is a little different.

I'm glad you were dragged into the discussion :lol:


I'm not sure I am. :D

I think the smaller class size is in Stanford's favor, plus I imagine Palo Alto is a more pleasant place to spend three years than Cambridge.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby irie » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:44 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:I think the smaller class size is in Stanford's favor, plus I imagine Palo Alto is a more pleasant place to spend three years than Cambridge.


SLS, all because of this.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby treple » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:54 pm

HLS students are very different from Harvard undergrads with regard to general douchbaggery.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby golodreal » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:29 pm

what about other factors such as curriculum, job prospects, ease of making law review, facilities, etc.?

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby destrou27 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:39 pm

I'd prefer a JD/MBA from SLS over Harvard, easily, with no questioning involved.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby rayiner » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Blankfein
Stanford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

Out of the "best of the best", I picture Stanford being full of producers, while Harvard is full of overhead.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Vincent Vega » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:43 pm

HLS, because I am an east coast prestige whore.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:45 pm

rayiner wrote:Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Blankfein
Stanford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

Out of the "best of the best", I picture Stanford being full of producers, while Harvard is full of overhead.


Brin seems like an odd choice to bring up when comparing SLS to HLS.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby destrou27 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:46 pm

Halibut6 wrote:HLS, because I am an east coast prestige whore.


West Coast prestige seems more 'cool.'

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby rayiner » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:49 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
rayiner wrote:Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Blankfein
Stanford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

Out of the "best of the best", I picture Stanford being full of producers, while Harvard is full of overhead.


Brin seems like an odd choice to bring up when comparing SLS to HLS.


I'm talking about the general vibe I get from the two universities.

Is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Romero better?

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:53 pm

rayiner wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
rayiner wrote:Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Blankfein
Stanford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

Out of the "best of the best", I picture Stanford being full of producers, while Harvard is full of overhead.


Brin seems like an odd choice to bring up when comparing SLS to HLS.


I'm talking about the general vibe I get from the two universities.

Is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Romero better?


Presidency > ACLU directorship

I mostly agree, though. I had a professor who was Stanford UG and Harvard Phd who told me that Stanford produces people who make things and Harvard produces people who try to find ways to make money off of the people making things.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Georgiana » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:57 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Presidency > ACLU directorship

I mostly agree, though. I had a professor who was Stanford UG and Harvard Phd who told me that Stanford produces people who make things and Harvard produces people who try to find ways to make money off of the people making things.

This is a good distinction imo. I guess it depends on which person you want to be, I'd prefer to be the Stanford person :)

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby rayiner » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:58 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
rayiner wrote:Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Blankfein
Stanford: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Brin

Out of the "best of the best", I picture Stanford being full of producers, while Harvard is full of overhead.


Brin seems like an odd choice to bring up when comparing SLS to HLS.


I'm talking about the general vibe I get from the two universities.

Is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Romero better?


Presidency > ACLU directorship

I mostly agree, though. I had a professor who was Stanford UG and Harvard Phd who told me that Stanford produces people who make things and Harvard produces people who try to find ways to make money off of the people making things.


I LOL'ed.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:59 pm

ITE, HLS over SLS for me

cali's economy is horrible right now. and as a personal choice, i actually prefer a large class size broken down into smaller sections. more classes to choose from, and ive never been a fan of a small group kind of feel haha, just me.

tho id love SLS weather over HLS weather, i feel HLS will be more competitive, which is actually a plus for me lol.

i also had a professor who went to stanford UG and Harvard and made an interesting distinction. stanford is full of really smart ppl, but harvard is full of intellectuals. lol it made an impression on me.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby Kretzy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:59 pm

For me, SLS. Couple of reasons:

I like the small class size, though I went to a fairly small UG and dropping from 500 to 160 in a class will probably be a bit of a shock.

I like the quarter system (in theory): it lets you spend an entire 10-week period on a clinic if you'd like, and take more classes overall. I think the ability to take classes in other departments around Stanford is easier than doing the same at HLS.

SLS also has great placement rates for those who want to go into legal academia. Dean Kramer mentioned that SLS has the highest placement rate of any law school (Yale included) for aspiring academics over the past few years.

I think either school will open plenty of doors, and anyone choosing between both is in an amazing position.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby heyguys » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:06 pm

If you use the search function, you should find a lot of good stuff on this (I know I did when I faced this decision). You'll see my input on some of them--SLS seems the obvious choice, imo.

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby bahama » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:08 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I mostly agree, though. I had a professor who was Stanford UG and Harvard Phd who told me that Stanford produces people who make things and Harvard produces people who try to find ways to make money off of the people making things.


Aren't lawyers people who find ways to make money off of the people making things?

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Re: Stanford v. Harvard?

Postby im_blue » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:11 pm

They have equal prestige in law, so I'd pick Harvard for greater lay prestige.
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