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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Tough one. I'd take the Butler.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby fluffythepenguin » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:34 pm

Hmmm... I wish there was a way to measure what edge, if any, HLS has over NYU in government/policy work. I would guess it's tangible, but have nothing other than intuition to base that claim on.

For just the Butler, I'd take HLS.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby timbs4339 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:29 am

Any government hiring is tough. Most people I know who wanted gov/policy work got something, even if it wasn't their first choice agency or organization. But Harvard has a leg up in federal government hiring and also a big leg up into DC biglaw, which is a prereq to a lot of government or policy positions.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby jselson » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:15 pm

I'm pretty much in this exact same position, similar goals, except I loved Boston after visiting. I'm leaning HLS, but haven't received finaid info yet.

For me, that extra 10% chance at a clerkship is worth the price difference (which is a little smaller than 85k because HLS's tuition is a few thousand less, and Boston isn't as expensive as NYC). And I'd rather wind up in DC than NYC after.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby LRGhost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:47 pm

Consulting like MBB? HLS is probably your best bet.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby LRGhost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:14 pm

RedShift wrote:
LRGhost wrote:Consulting like MBB? HLS is probably your best bet.


Yeah, MBB. I'm not committed to it, but it would be nice to have the option in case it really grows on me. As far as I know, a handful of students from each HLS and CLS went into consulting at one of the big 3 last year.


It's rare, yeah, but I think HLS is probably the best bet. You'd have to gun for it, though, or have the background in UG. But yeah, it's not a 'fallback' option. GL!

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby Ave » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:22 pm

LRGhost wrote:
RedShift wrote:
LRGhost wrote:Consulting like MBB? HLS is probably your best bet.


Yeah, MBB. I'm not committed to it, but it would be nice to have the option in case it really grows on me. As far as I know, a handful of students from each HLS and CLS went into consulting at one of the big 3 last year.


It's rare, yeah, but I think HLS is probably the best bet. You'd have to gun for it, though, or have the background in UG. But yeah, it's not a 'fallback' option. GL!

HLS is not necessarily the "best bet." At T6, he just needs to get the interview and ace the case interview; MBB aren't going to nitpick between HLS and CLS.

Go for the Butler or NYU (actually, I'd figure out what you really want to do before even going to law school because right now, it doesn't seem like you have a clear, set idea)

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby LRGhost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:24 pm

Ave wrote:
LRGhost wrote:
RedShift wrote:
LRGhost wrote:Consulting like MBB? HLS is probably your best bet.


Yeah, MBB. I'm not committed to it, but it would be nice to have the option in case it really grows on me. As far as I know, a handful of students from each HLS and CLS went into consulting at one of the big 3 last year.


It's rare, yeah, but I think HLS is probably the best bet. You'd have to gun for it, though, or have the background in UG. But yeah, it's not a 'fallback' option. GL!

HLS is not necessarily the "best bet." At T6, he just needs to get the interview and ace the case interview; MBB aren't going to nitpick between HLS and CLS.

Go for the Butler or NYU (actually, I'd figure out what you really want to do before even going to law school because right now, it doesn't seem like you have a clear, set idea)


You're right. I do think there is some advantage to HLS but it's remiss to go to LS with the intention of getting MBB. But you're most probably right.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:42 pm

Federal Clerkship and interest in Government work= HLS.
Any other aspirations= CLS with Butler.

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Re: Columbia (Butler) vs. Harvard

Postby LRGhost » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:Federal Clerkship and interest in Government work= HLS.
Any other aspirations= CLS with Butler.




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