DoubleChecks wrote: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.
If such a distinction really exists, that's just one more reason for me to choose Stanford over Harvard. I just don't see law school as a place for so-called intellectuals.
Plus, I would much rather spend a few years socializing and surrounding myself with "really smart people" than with "intellectuals."
Oh... and +1,000,000 to those who have noted the personality traits of the average Harvard grad vs. those of the average Stanford grad.
EDIT: (braces for onslaught by self-proclaimed intellectuals)
haha just noting something a professor mentioned to me once. i dont know if it is true or not.
and of course, some ppl may prefer being surrounded by really smart people (who wouldnt?), but others prefer a slightly different environment
you ever have that friend who is really smart but they dont keep up w/ current events, dont have any deep or philosophical conversations, yet are clearly extremely intelligent? thats how i picture stanford to be, although i am almost 100% sure this is NOT how SLS students are OR how its general atmosphere is. i never claimed, however, that i (or any human for that matter) can always think rationally, so this personal bias has already formed for me lol.
regardless, i would not choose HLS over SLS for the above reason. thats more of a personal peeve that probably isnt even true, something easy to shrug off in the big picture of things. but there are just other things that make HLS a good fit for certain candidates, ironically for the exact opposite reasons why others prefer SLS haha, i.e. liking the small class size. and seriously, california ITE is scaring me haha.