dixiecupdrinking wrote:I don't understand how OP went from wanting something "that HYS will give a significant boost with" to "I don't care what I do after graduating." How are these ideas compatible?
You misquoted me. I said I care much less
about what I do after graduating than where I go to school. There is no contradiction. I have preferences, but I believe I would enjoy a legal career in almost all areas. My opinions/open mindedness may change as I begin to study law formally, and I recognize that if they do, HYS offers more options.
Okay, but the point remains. What is it that you want?
The reason to go to HYS over CCN is because it might open better job prospects. So if you are open to working in "almost all areas," then why would you want to move away from your significant other just to go to HYS? You can only have one job when you graduate, so if you're more or less indifferent as between any two
legal jobs, what benefit is there to going to the school that might give you the option of choosing between three
of them instead? I guess the issue is that it makes extremely little sense to care more about where you go to law school than what you will do when you graduate. It's professional school.
If you think that having "Harvard" on your diploma or whatever pleasures spending three years at a top-three rather than top-six law school will give you is worth moving away from a serious partner for three years, then do it. Personally, I think it seems silly unless you have more concrete reasons.