nyyankees wrote:I would for one absolutely turn down Harvard Law.
I have always been a bit of a educational elitist. I cared a lot in high school, went to what i think is a great university etc etc. I now go to WashU Law (admittedly a great but not elite school, by tls standards) and I feel like i hit the jackpot. I absolutely love it here. I havent seen teh idiotic gunning and self-righteous douches that you see at the harvards of the world. I get the idea that people have some sense of the world outside of higher education. There isnt the sense of im smarter than you, so I dont need to talk to you bullshit. I feel very comfortable here as opposed to jarringly competitive. I also really like small town midwest stuff. I dont know why, I would never have expected it coming from nyc, but its nothing short of incredible. I enjoy striking up conversations with the lady at the dry cleaners, or the doorman, and i dont feel like im wasting their time here.
To be fair, its week 1 and everyone has their pretty faces on, so maybe this will all change, but as of right now, if I finish top 5% of my class, I dont think I would transfer.
Im not saying this is for everyone. there are people who really define themselves by their educational background and anything less than a harvard degree is anywhere from mildly frustrating to highly disappointing. I am not that person and I would take this comfortable and confident version of myself over the nervous wreck i was in undergrad.
I'm really hesitant to respond to this post because I want this thread to sink back into the muck from whence it came, but even if I don't post anything that seems unlikely to happen today.
My question Yankees is how are you drawing this comparison? It's great that you like WashU, but is there any foundation for your apparent dislike of Harvard? It seems based on this post that you have an image of Harvard in your head and that is what you are railing against, without ever having firsthand experience with HLS. Obviously OP is a tool, but it seems unwarranted to generalize about the school because you've seen a few supposed Harvard students act like morons on tls. Anyway, here's hoping that you keep having fun and feeling satisfied with your current law school.