$$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

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Chicago $$$ v. Harvard

Chicago
43
53%
Harvard
38
47%
 
Total votes: 81

dafaz16
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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby dafaz16 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:25 pm

It's interesting how different TLS'ers feel about this question than about Yale v. Chicago. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153216

I wonder why that is.

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bk1
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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:28 pm

dafaz16 wrote:It's interesting how different TLS'ers feel about this question than about Yale v. Chicago. http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=153216

I wonder why that is.


That person expressed a desire to clerk which hands down is something that Yale has a significant advantage over every other school (even H/S though the gap is closing). At least that's why I voted Yale in that situation as opposed to Chicago in this one.

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Verity
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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby Verity » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:29 pm

I hate you.

Emma1
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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby Emma1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:19 pm

Go to Harvard, Chicago doesnt compare! $100,000 is nothing in the long term and you wont have trouble paying it back. If not, those Harvard kids will be beating you out of jobs.

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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby Emma1 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:22 pm

dafaz16 wrote:It's interesting how different TLS'ers feel about this question than about Yale v. Chicago. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153216

I wonder why that is.


People want your spot at Harvard!

USAIRS
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Re: $$$ at Chicago v. Harvard

Postby USAIRS » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:43 am

A couple of points: First, 100k is a big deal and not all public interest jobs entail loan forgiveness. Case in point, You'll be making 100k by the end of your third year at DOJ, which puts you beyond school-sponsored loan forgiveness as far as I know. Trust me, the 900 or so dollars you put towards loans every month will be felt.

Second, there are no prestigious PI or government jobs that simply going to Harvard over Chicago will put one in a better position to get. If a Chicago student/grad submits a resume and so does a Harvard one, no employer in their right mind is going to choose one or the other based on the school when there are classes, grades, resumes, writing samples, extra-curriculars, references, cover letters, and interviews. The binary kind of analysis implied by some in this thread simply does not happen. I scoff at the idea that Chicago students of equal rank to Harvard don't do as well. At either of these schools the top 1/3 has the whole world at their fingertips, the middle of the class can go to top firms or clerk, and the bottom of the class does just fine. The only difference exists in the minds of people on this forum who spend endless hours mulling over a couple points in USNews. In real life, students from both schools would get the same interviews and factors aside from school would be determinative.

Lastly, my observation was that Chicago students with Ivy-League-equivalent undergrad degrees did uniformly well at Chicago. For the OP specifically, the only thing one stands to lose in this scenario is 100k, opportunity costs that go with making job choices based on loan-repayment, and the experience of living in a new city.




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