TaipeiMort wrote:I don't have time to respond to everything above. However, I only wanted to attend Chicago and Yale, and didn't apply to Harvard, NYU, Stanford, or Columbia. I don't think Chicago students necessarily choose Chicago because they didn't get into Harvard. The school has a reputation of being more friendly to students with families, conservative students, and those who particularly enjoy ideological discourse/diversity of opinion. Also, students who want a more small-school feel really only have two choices: Stanford and Chicago (unless they get into Yale). Anecdotally, I have a good number of friends who chose Chicago over Harvard with about equal financial packages.
My points were simply that Chicago has objectively better biglaw placement, long-term biglaw success, better Supreme Court placement, similar top A3 clerkship placement, and a great, non-diluted faculty.
I would like someone to find me empirics that contradict any of these assertions.
So "I don't have time to respond to everything above" = "I'm not going to respond to ANY responses to my initial argument, post some personal stuff and then simply repeat my factually-questionable statements from earlier..." Chicago must be objectively better at teaching argumentative skills too!