Harvard v. Columbia $$

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Which one to choose?

Poll ended at Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:59 am

Harvard
51
69%
Columbia (half-tuition)
23
31%
 
Total votes: 74

hermione0901
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Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby hermione0901 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:59 am

Hey TLS,

Decision deadline in 7 days. Harvard because it's Harvard or CLS with half-tuition and a clinic in the type of law I want? I want to do PI and SCOTUS clerkship.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby GeePee » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:04 am

hermione0901 wrote:Hey TLS,

Decision deadline in 7 days. Harvard because it's Harvard or CLS with half-tuition and a clinic in the type of law I want? I want to do PI and SCOTUS clerkship.

Go to Columbia, if only because I'd rather not have people at HLS actively gunning for SCOTUS clerkships.

In all seriousness though, Harvard.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:05 am

Harvard v. Columbia full ride is a hard decision but skews to Harvard for most people.

This... yeah, not a hard decision.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby PoorOrpheus » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:06 am

Did you get no aid from HLS at all?

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby hermione0901 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:29 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:Did you get no aid from HLS at all?


Nope. My parents income skewed it against me.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby im_blue » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:26 am

hermione0901 wrote:Hey TLS,

Decision deadline in 7 days. Harvard because it's Harvard or CLS with half-tuition and a clinic in the type of law I want? I want to do PI and SCOTUS clerkship.

Harvard!

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby Dignan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:40 am

hermione0901 wrote:Hey TLS,

Decision deadline in 7 days. Harvard because it's Harvard or CLS with half-tuition and a clinic in the type of law I want? I want to do PI and SCOTUS clerkship.

Whatever you do, I suggest not making a decision based on the likelihood of landing a SCOTUS clerkship. No matter where you go to school, a SCOTUS clerkship is an incredible long shot that is dependent on many factors, including luck.

Yes, Harvard will give you a better chance at SCOTUS, but it's basically the difference between a 1% chance and a 0.3% chance. I don't think it's worth turning down $76K for that. (Which is not to say that there aren't lots of other good reasons to go to HLS instead of CLS.)

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby fortissimo » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:32 pm

Harvard. Columbia places not-so-well into clerkships in general, not just SCOTUS. Harvard is 2nd for clerkship placement and is incredibly strong in that department. Not to mention I know a few people CLS median who were locked out of biglaw. If you ever want to pursue biglaw (and who knows you might), you're much better off median at Harvard than median at CLS. HYS has seemed to really distinguish themselves ite from the rest of the t-14.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby hermione0901 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:06 pm

bump for any last input.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby apper123 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:18 pm

harvard

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby dutchstriker » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:23 pm


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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby DerrickRose » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:23 pm

NYU Full Ride

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:25 pm

Harvard.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby hermione0901 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:26 pm

dutchstriker wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114287


Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me. I'm more looking at what's going to put me in the best place after graduation. I'm trying to figure out how much the clinical experience at Columbia will help compared with Harvard's overall name, plus the possibility of MAYBE managing a higher class rank at Columbia than at Harvard.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby CKuleba » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:29 pm

I'd have to think that your debt from Harvard will be essentially a non-factor post graduation. Yea, the 1/2 scholly from CLS is nice, but for what your looking for (SCOTUS clerkship and whatnot)... HLS, I believe, is the way to go

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:30 pm

hermione0901 wrote:
Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me.


If that's the case, this post is retarded.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby apper123 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:35 pm

hermione0901 wrote:
dutchstriker wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114287


Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me.


lol

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby apper123 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:35 pm

tbh your odds of a SCOTUS clerkship at CLS and HLS are pretty much the same

50/50

either it happens or it doesn't

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
hermione0901 wrote:
Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me.


If that's the case, this post is retarded.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:42 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
hermione0901 wrote:
Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me.


If that's the case, this post is retarded.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby hermione0901 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:48 pm

FlightoftheEarls wrote:
APimpNamedSlickback wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
hermione0901 wrote:
Thanks, but money's not really a huge factor for me.


If that's the case, this post is retarded.


Sorry if you guys think so! I'm concerned about the other factor of the clinic, and the $$ is a nice benefit.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby adameus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:59 pm

are you just going to blow the money on shoes and purses?

what is the type of law you want? Harvard doesn't have any strengths in this area?

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby DerrickRose » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:28 pm

hermione0901 wrote:
hermione0901 wrote:
money's not really a huge factor for me.


the $$ is a nice benefit.


:?:

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby SaintClarence27 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:52 pm

If money isn't a factor, the solution is obvious.

Bribe the adcomm at Yale.

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Re: Harvard v. Columbia $$

Postby GeePee » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:53 pm

This thread makes little to no sense.

I'm also convinced that this is indeed a real person. And that scares me.




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