Stanford v. Yale

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notanumber
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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby notanumber » Wed May 12, 2010 1:26 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Both schools are roughly equally good, since they're peer schools, but Yale does much better in the arenas that it has an advantage in.

T.H. wins this thread.

OP: Deposit deadlines have long passed. Things don't add-up.

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby Tautology » Wed May 12, 2010 5:17 pm

Waitlist . . .

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neimanmarxist
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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed May 12, 2010 5:19 pm

which waitlist moved?

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kalvano
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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby kalvano » Wed May 12, 2010 5:19 pm

Aren't the odds of getting off the WL at either of those schools astronomical?

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed May 12, 2010 5:21 pm

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby sfdreaming09 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:23 pm

kalvano wrote:Aren't the odds of getting off the WL at either of those schools astronomical?


I presume you mean astronomically low?

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby Tautology » Wed May 12, 2010 5:33 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:which waitlist moved?


I'm going to refrain from saying until she makes her decision. Perhaps that's a little overly paranoid, but since it's not me I'm going to err on the side of caution.

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby jks289 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:38 pm

To attempt a serious answer to a question that has no wrong answer, Stanford wins on quality of life in a big way. Yale wins on SCOTUS clerkships and academia, by a smaller margin. Does this person have any family, friends, climate preferences, special interests, career goals, etc? Without any of that information all one can say is Yale is number one in the nation, so in a complete vacuum it may be the right choice.

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Re: Stanford v. Yale

Postby notanumber » Wed May 12, 2010 9:10 pm

jks289 wrote:Stanford wins on quality of life in a big way.

Gotta disagree here. Palo Alto is so bland and inane that Radiohead wrote a song mocking the place. At least New Haven has character. And I can't imagine that Stanford is much more academically relaxed than Yale - both schools are full of neurotic overachievers whose competitiveness is mitigated by the lack of substantive grades (in fact, Yale's grading system is a bit more 'relaxed').

But it is really just a matter of personal preference.

OP: Tell your friend, if possible, to hop on an airplane and visit the school she was accepted at. That's really the only way to be sure and a weekend trip costing, say $500, is a pittance compared to the kind of cash she'll be spending in law school.




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