CordeliusX wrote:To the OP: I find it bizarre you want to practice in the Bay area, incidentally, yet also spark this thread...
Many people don't realize that HLS is considered the so-called "degree mill" and I think on examination S and Y offer more pleasant experiences. Of course, yeah, I'd love to have gotten in myself and have a crack at H, but I don't get particularly "warm" feelings from the place.
I'd rather be miserable for 3 years at HLS and be able to live a lifetime off the prestige it carries that is unmatched by any other university in the world rather than be happy for 3 years at YLS or SLS and always be considered second rate to Harvard.
Having Harvard on your resume means that every person you EVER meet will be impressed by you. You can't say that about any other school.