Blessedassurance wrote:AtticusJimbo wrote: On that note, then, isn't Harvard something of a hospice for Yale rejects? To my understanding, the selectivity gap between Yale and Harvard is greater than that between Harvard and Chicago. Congratulations on your admission to HLS, but I hope you're prepared to be going to a school mostly composed of people who would've rather gone somewhere else. And that'll be the case no matter where you go, unless it's Yale. Certainly it'll be the case at NYU, where I'm headed, and certainly I'd have rather gone to Yale, but I feel reasonably well adjusted to that reality.
I'm sorry I hurt your feelings but I'm not one of those go-where-you'll-be-happy-let's-all-hug-and-sing-kumbaya types. I prefer cool heads over warm hearts. Discounting the fact that your assessment is inaccurate, hypothetically, it wouldn't bother me if my classmates would rather be somewhere else. People make the H v Y v S, H v Y, H v S, S v Y decision(s) all the time and people choose H,Y or S for a variety of reasons. Others go wherever they get in, some like it, some don't. In fact, Stanford has the lowest yield rate amongst the three but nobody professing sanity (or the semblance thereof) would conclude extrapolatory superiority based on shit that doesn't matter, except on TLS.
The whole irony is the fact that the preponderant sum of all the puppy-saving, PI-obsessed, competition-free, Médecins Sans Frontières-wannabe, happy-pilled masses are going to end up in BigLaw anyways.
Re: Selectivity. Y and H (and to a certain extent S) choose from the same pool. Yes, Yale is going to be more selective, their class is less than half the size of Harvard's class. Chicago, with its tiny class, still has to offer Ruby's to poach from the Holy Trinity. I understand they couldn't get enough people to take the Ruby's last year. Leiter's selective
statisticsbullshit concerning clerkship and academia has been discounted on this site and others. I can't find the link.
In a nutshell, HYS are interchangeable. People have reasons for choosing one over the other(s). It's a personal choice. HYSUchi isn't a thing, in fact, it's blasphemous. Chicago is however, a great, admirable institution. The silly trolling is unnecessary and counter-productive.
It's great that your tone's a lot more agreeable in this post, yet I really don't think that the bolded is true. H vs. S is a legitimate question/decision (personally I'd take S in a flash, but that's my own preference and not meaningful on a larger scale - but the OP should definitely choose SLS IMO ). H vs. Y is much less so, and the numbers bear this out. There's a reason why Y's yield is over 80%. If you get in, you pretty much don't turn it down. And I'd bet that just about every single (if not literally every single) Y admit also had at least one of H, S, Hamilton, or Ruby also to choose from.
I dunno, I don't have any vested interest in Yale trolling, I just have the strong perception that it isn't YHS but Y HS (and I'm hardly alone in this boat).